Minuum Keyboard updated: new look, improved predictive abilities

January 30, 2014
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Fans of the Minuum Keyboard will be happy to know that an app update has now arrived to Google Play!

For those that have never heard of Minuum, the app essentially takes an entire keyboard and scrunches it down to just one line. The idea is to fully maximize your screen real-estate, which could especially be important if you’re rocking a smaller-screened Android device. For those moments when you need a full-size keyboard, it’s easy to switch back and forth.

So what’s new in Minuum 1.2.3? The most noticeable change is the new keyboard layout, which has been redesigned to provide a cleaner look. While the change is mostly cosmetic, there are a few minor differences when it comes to keyboard spacing as well.

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Aside from the layout, the keyboard’s predictive abilities have been enhanced, adding a few new changes. First, there is a new ‘deletion-aware’ prediction system that sees when you delete an incorrect word and then offers a new (hopefully more accurate) suggested word to replace it. Second, the smart auto-spacing technology has been improved so it doesn’t get in the way of smileys. Lastly, Minuum 1.2.3 makes it easier to create new (made-up) words and custom suffixes.

For those that have never tried Minuum, it is a premium app with a $1.99 asking price and there certainly is a bit of a learning curve, but it’s still a pretty solid choice for those looking for a keyboard that takes as little space as possible. To grab the update or to learn more about the app, head on over to Google Play.

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