• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • 'Octopus Keyboard' Makes Typing Even Better On iOS


    Typing on a small mobile screen like that of the iPhone can be very cumbersome, so why not decrease the workload and let the software help you with the typing? A new jailbreak tweak called Octopus Keyboard by iOS developer Mario Hros will allow the keyboard to guess at the words you are most likely trying to spell so you don’t have to manually type those words all the way out. With the way the keyboard works, you might feel like you’re typing like an Octopus – hence the name.

    The Octopus Keyboard uses the power of a dictionary to start auto-spelling words based on what you are typing into the text field. Any suggestions that the tweak can come up with are displayed above the letter that would be the next in the sequence of spelling a word. For example, if you type "nex" the word "next" would appear over the letter T as shown above. To have Octopus Keyboard automatically spell out a word suggestion instead of you having to type a word manually, you can swipe up on the key with the word suggestion above it – this is what might make you feel like you are typing the way an Octopus would.

    Even though the word "next" is a small example and most people wouldn't mind tapping on the letter T instead of having Octopus Keyboard spell out the word next for you when you have "nex" already in the text field, the tweak works wonders with longer words that could save you anywhere between two and ten keystrokes per word. After some long use, Octopus Keyboard would save you a lot of time in typing. It also works in just about every application where you can enter text – both in Apple's stock applications and in third party applications.

    Octopus Keyboard comes with a preferences pane that you will find in the Settings application where you can adjust the options of the tweak to make your own use of the tweak as personalized as you would like it to be:



    The tweak comes with a kill switch that allows you to enable and disable the Octopus Keyboard on demand. You can also:

    • manage your dictionaries (U.S. English by default)
    • adjust how the text above the keyboard letters will appear
    • choose how far you need to swipe up on the keyboard before a recommended word is typed out for you
    • change the threshold of the recommended words
    • adjust options for how the keyboard will learn the words you use


    As a great tweak with a ton of options, Octopus Keyboard does a great job of making typing a lot less cumbersome from iOS and the recommendations are extremely accurate from our testing with the tweak. It supports most major languages except for Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Anyone that is a slower typer would want to give this tweak a try because it can increase your typing speed if you are constantly text-messaging people or writing on social networking sites.

    Name: Octopus Keyboard
    Price: $4.99
    Version: 1.0.4-11
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Mario Hros
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    Sources: Mario Hros
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Octopus Keyboard' Makes Typing Even Better On iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. mwhite67's Avatar
      mwhite67 -
      This is the best thing I've ever put on my phone.
    1. Anarchy23's Avatar
      Anarchy23 -
      I'm using all the time three languages. So that means 4.99 for the tweak + 9.98 for two extra dictionary's. That's 14.97 $. And I am even not sure that I can switch between dictionary's using the " globe "-key as I do now.
    1. gabiballetje's Avatar
      gabiballetje -
      I installed this, and it didn't work.
      I also use Manual Correct Pro.
      So i uninstalled Octopus, and my Manual Correct Pro doesn't work anymore either.
      I even completely cleaned out my iphone, reinstalled all apps and Cydia and reinstalled Manual Correct Pro, still no joy.
      Somehow something gets left behind anyway that's still mucking about ?
      Any ideas on how to fix this ? Since now i'm having to correct everything myself and that does kinda suck balls big time.
      BTW at install it listed some dependables, which it also installed, but with uninstalling didn't show removing those. That just might be the kink here, but i cannot find the dependables anywhere so i can check or manually remove ? I also had the dutch dictionary, which in the settings menu didn't show up at all.
    1. thomaspeter's Avatar
      thomaspeter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Erm, why? Don't you pay more than $5 for a dinner at a restaurant? It takes a lot longer to code a tweak like this than to cook a meal.
      Now thats a great reply, in terms of wisdom! We would happily pay hundreds on meal but for the app that need so much effort of the programmer we somehow start thinking so much whether to pay or not. The programmers deserve to be paid more than that for this app, thank them for not setting the price even higher!
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      So far I love. 4 bucks was a little high if you compare it the average application on Cydia, but I am not disappointed. Thanks for all of the hard work.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      LOL at folks who own Apple products complaining about spending $5.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      So, for those that have this; Do you still like the keyboard? Are you used to it, now? Is there lag or errors?

      Just curious since this has been out for a bit...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      So, for those that have this; Do you still like the keyboard? Are you used to it, now? Is there lag or errors?

      Just curious since this has been out for a bit...
      There was no lag from the start. It's pretty easy to get used to, but you have to train yourself to get used to using it and it's ultimately user preference.
    1. MountainCubX's Avatar
      MountainCubX -
      so.. texting on iOS would be more like typing on Google search bar... lol
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by MountainCubX View Post
      so.. texting on iOS would be more like typing on Google search bar... lol
      I don't understand the connection you're trying to make.
    1. soidroidios's Avatar
      soidroidios -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I don't understand the connection you're trying to make.
      Have you tried searching through google? it tries to predict the whole search too. You would see a dropdown of all possible searches that may complete full sentences of searching.
    1. MountainCubX's Avatar
      MountainCubX -
      Quote Originally Posted by soidroidios View Post
      Have you tried searching through google? it tries to predict the whole search too. You would see a dropdown of all possible searches that may complete full sentences of searching.
      that is exactly what i was trying to say.... google can predict what a person is trying to search, especially trending topics.
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      Did I see on Twitter that an update was coming up for this?
    1. jps1012's Avatar
      jps1012 -
      How is this keyboard?
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      Does this work with color keyboard?
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      Love this tweak! Takes a little bit to get used to, but it works well or should i say very well. So happy to have it back on my iPhone 5!! Thanks for super fast keyboard typing.
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      Ok this tweak has just stopped woking. Any ideas how to fix. I am on 6.1.2 iP5 worked fine for a couple of months now it just stopped.

      When I click download license, I get an "Unexpected error! Please reboot the device and try again."

      Ok got just had to add the right repo to get the latest version. http://k3a.me/c/