Back in January the Minuum keyboard received a version 1.2.3 update that brought a redesigned keyboard layout and a few other changes. Now an even bigger update is heading our way, as Minuum 2.0 has arrived and has officially dropped the “beta” tag found with past versions.
For those that are new to Minuum, the keyboard app basically takes an entire keyboard and scrunches it down to just one line. Such a layout is ideal for those with smaller-screened Android devices or for those that simply want to maximize their screen real-estate. The predictive capabilities of the keyboard involve a learning curve, but they really are very good. There’s also a way to quickly switch back to a full keyboard mode, for those times when you need it.
So what’s new in the latest update? While most of the changes have to do with minor visual improvements and reduced lag when using the keyboard, there’s also text sharing across apps and a quicker way to access emoji.
Here’s the full change-log, detailing what’s new in version 2.0:
- Reduced lag when keyboard is closing
- Visual improvements
- Download languages in setup activity
- Added PT-BR language
- Bug and crash fixes
The Minuum keyboard is a solid choice, but one of the biggest complaints is that there has been no way to try out the $3.99 app before buying. Thankfully, this has been rectified in version 2.0, as a 30-day free trial version of the app is now available! To grab the updated Minuum for existing users, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.
What do you think of Minuum, worth the $4 asking price or not?