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Big Buttons Keyboard Standard for Android

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Key Details of Big Buttons Keyboard Standard

  • Note - this is a SAFE keyboard app.
  • Last updated on 11/28/2018
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

You've got plenty of options when it comes to virtual keyboard apps for your Android device, including some far-out concepts, but we always come back to those layouts with the most familiar look and feel. Big Buttons Keyboard Standard is a free Android app by Chicago Logics based on their Delta II mobile keyboard technology. With a modified QWERTY layout (and other choices) as well as options like click sound, vibrate on tap, and a resizable keypad, it kicks other keyboards' buttons. We tried it on a Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android 4.4.1.

When you install and set up Big Buttons Keyboard Standard, you may receive a warning message that more or less calls the app out as a keylogger, but the developer insists it's not and says to ignore the warning. Big Buttons' icon opens its setup page, which includes the aforementioned options to click or vibrate on key press as well as a Two Spaces option that inserts a period and activates the Shift key; the ability to choose between Android and iPhone-style button legends; and our choice of QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY layouts. We set Big Buttons as our default keyboard, closed all the settings, opened a new message, and tapped the address field to open the virtual keyboard. Big Buttons' keyboard took up about half of our phone's screen. Its buttons are not only indeed bigger than the typical virtual keyboards' buttons but also better rendered. The modified QWERTY layout groups one line of keys from a full-size keyboard into two compact rows and includes much-needed extras such as @ and .com keys. We really like how the Delete key's "Del" label made it difficult to miss.

Chicago Logic claims its keyboard designs can increase your data entry speed significantly, and our experience suggests that's no idle boast. The buttons are large and clear, and the vibrating key option provides welcome tactile feedback in less-than-ideal conditions (got mittens?). We keyed faster and with fewer mistakes using Big Buttons than with our phone's usual keyboard. The clincher? We briefly restored the default keyboard but went right back to Big Buttons.

What's new in version 1.8.4

Fixes delete key issue in browsers.

Previous release:

Adjustable Keyboard Height.

Long-press the '?' button for short-cut to BB menu.

Taller bottom row for better accuracy.

More Alternative Characters.

Android 4.0 compatible installation.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
November 9, 2018
Latest update
November 28, 2018
Version
1.8.4
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Android
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
6,176
Downloads Last Week
8

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Developer's Description

Note - this is a SAFE keyboard app.

Note - this is a SAFE keyboard app. We do not collect data. Please check our permissions.

Avoid those tiny, frustrating buttons on your smartphone keyboard and enjoy the most advanced smartphone keyboard layout in the world.

(attn. devs - the patented Delta II keyboard matrix can be licensed - see below*)

Big Buttons Keyboard also has bigger number & punctuation buttons, making EVERYTHING you type on your smartphone EASIER and more ACCURATE! Bigger buttons are easier to read too.

But the MAGIC is in the patented Delta II modified-QWERTY keyboard layout that is surprisingly fast, accurate & EXTREMELY quick-to-learn!!

A more powerful version of Big Buttons Keyboard is available - Big Buttons Keyboard DELUXE ($2.99) includes themes, emoji, voice-to-text microphone, word prediction, large cursor keys & more.

Note 1 - Important - Big Buttons will NOT work until it is installed!! Press the blue & green BB icon, then press "Installation - Important" at the top of the menu and do both installation steps - it's easy.

Note 2 - All Android keyboard apps scare you with this warning: "Attention - This input method may be able to collect all the text you type..." Don't worry. Big Buttons Keyboard is a safe app that requires no risky permissions to run. Big Buttons Keyboard does not collect any of your data, nor can it access your emails, internet, text messages, etc. like most apps do, so type with confidence.

Note 3 - If any download from the Android Market hangs, go to your: Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Market: Then Clear data and Clear cache. Then try to download again.

Ideal for senior citizens and anyone with diminished vision and other eyesight issues that affect the elderly.

About the Delta II Keyboard matrix:

Skydiving equipment designers consider the user's muscle memory reflexes to make their products consistent and quick to learn & operate.

Chicago Logic uses the same muscle memory consideration to create a superior mobile keyboard having big, easy to read, accurate to press buttons - arranged in an ingenious layout that is learned almost instantly.

The patented Delta II tm modified QWERTY keyboard layout appeals to your muscle memory reflexes. Every letter is in proximity to where you already look and reach for it on your PC (QWERTY) keyboard.

The result? Your muscle memory reflexes cause you to learn and type on the new keyboard extremely fast.

With way fewer typos.

Whether reaching for emergency handles on a parachute harness, or reaching for buttons on a keyboard - you want your muscle memory reflexes working with you, not against you.

Delta II - Born for Mobile.

Welcome to Big Buttons Keyboard for Android.

* Attention mobile developers, manufacturers, integrators - don't force impossibly small QWERTY on your customers. Give them a superior, proven mobile keyboard layout - designed for humans. License Delta II for use in smartphones, TV remotes, portable medical equipment, automobiles, aircraft cockpits, etc. Delta II is compatible with touch screens, hard button keyboards, next word predictors, swiper's, stylus, handicapped accessibility, senior citizens and more.. US Patent 7,658,562. Contact: bizdev@chicagologic.com