Hacker's Keyboard

Four- or five-row soft-keyboard

There are about thirty different languages covered, which can be enabled in the settings.

For the five-row layout, the keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places; tab, ctrl and arrow keys.

It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multitouch for the modifier keys.

Completion dictionaries are only possible via plug-in packages, available from the website, though there is no template for building these from source. Anysoftkeyboard dictionaries don't appear to work.

The permissions requested by the application are those needed by the underlying Gingerbread keyboard.

It uses the contacts information for completion of names and email addresses, and audio recording for the voice input feature.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version v1.39.3 (1039003) - Added on 2016-12-15

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 1.2 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.READ_USER_DICTIONARY
    • android.permission.WRITE_USER_DICTIONARY
  • Version v1.39.1 (1039001) - Added on 2016-11-26

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 1.2 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.READ_USER_DICTIONARY
    • android.permission.WRITE_USER_DICTIONARY
  • Version v1.33 (1033) - Added on 2012-07-12

    This version requires Android 2.2 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 1.2 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.READ_USER_DICTIONARY
    • android.permission.WRITE_USER_DICTIONARY
    • android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG