Prokeyboard it’s a complete multilingual typing keyboard. It has many features designed specifically for iPad intensive professional users like:
– Advanced gestures for faster typing.
– Thesaurus to improve your writing.
– A complete math keyboard with symbols, a big numpad, subscripts, superscripts and Greek alphabet.
– Embedded calendar.
– Editable common phrases panel.
– Emoji toolbar.
– Editable user lexicon.
– 9 vibrant styles and two different layouts.
– Split layout.
Apart from the previous features, one of the most interesting characteristic is the physical keyboard layout, with numbers on the top row, and an ALT key to access to special characters and the keyboard functions.
For people with big hands there is also an upgraded ios-like layout with al the man features, the alt key, and a quick access to the #+= symbols.
Let’s now describe with more detail some of the main features of this keyboard.
First, the layout, it’s amazing how many thing can fit in this keyboard without looking overloaded. With one click, you have access to numbers, your favorite emojis, and all the symbols you are used to with your windows or mac desktop keyboard.
If you need it you can also have cursor arrows just by swiping over the alt key … But I Prefer to have the keyboard more clean and usually have them hidden.
The multilingual typing feature it’s very impressive, it accept six simultaneous languages. Sometimes it works even better than the apple multilingual typing feature.
With this features activated, and the emojis toolbar, you don’t really need to have activated more keyboard on iOS settings panel. One of the things I didn’t liked of the iOS keyboard is that, if you have more than one language, you have to go thought all of the keyboards to show the emoji keyboard.
The emoji toolbar it’s also very useful. It has 60 emojis accessible by one click and it’s completely customizable. Just press slightly the emoji and a new big panel will open with all the emojis for you to select.
If you need uncommon emoji, you can always show the complete emoji panel by swiping up on the favorites toolbar, or by click on alt+o.
Another interesting feature are the gestures. All the keyboard it’s flooded with them. The most used it’s the “swipe down to delete the last word”. Once you use this gesture for more than two days it become completely natural, to the point that I can’t use no more the default iOS keyboard. Another helpful gestures are swipe left to delete last sentence, swipe left to undo, press during 0.5 second on any key to see special characters like subscription or superscript of the key, swipe left on the alt key to show/hide cursor arrows, swipe down no any toolbar to hide… And many more.
If you want to insert a date, or simply need to see the calendar, you can open the calendar panel by tapping alt+m. Once opened the panel you tap on the day you want and the keyboard will insert the date. To select the date format simply press during 1 second the day and it will show you four different formats.
PROKEYBOARD has many more features, a good settings panel, and works without “full access” so you don’t have to worry about privacy.
In short, PRO KEYBOARD is one of the best keyboard available on the apple store. It’s clear that it has been designed with care and with professional users in mind. It’s very complete, yet really easy to use. It’s definitely a good buy.
I’m a civil engineer from Spain working in Westinghouse Nuclear. During my free time I’ve been developing this keyboard. I started this app by necessity. I write very fast and hated a new feature of the ios keyboard. When you type with two fingers, all the sentence is selected, and if you write very quick you type the next letter without nothing it and delete the complete phrase .. Very frustrating.
Raul Monterroso Cabello