SnapKeys SI has launched for Android as of today. SnapKeys SI, for those unfamiliar is a keyboard replacement. More specifically, a keyboard replacement that is said to be social, simple, fast and intelligent. And as you will likely see in the image and video included in this post -- SnapKeys SI is a keyboard replacement with a rather unique look.

Touching on that look, the folks at SnapKeys note that because the keyboard has only four keys and a few letters it becomes a simple and intuitive way to enter text. For right now we are going to have to take their word. As of right now, the SnapKeys SI app has launched and is available only as a private beta.

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The keyboard shows four vowels; A, O, I and E along with eight other letters that you use most often. You will begin your typing by hitting one of the boxes that contains the letter you need. And if for some reason you need a letter that is not shown, you tap in the middle, between the boxes. The space bar is on the right-hand side and the back space key is over on the left side.

Of course, as one would assume given the limited keys displayed, SnapKeys SI will predict your words as you type. Word suggestions appear on the right-hand side with the word you are typing appearing in blue. Special characters can be accessed by pressing and holding the space or back space keys. And similar to other predictive solutions, SnapKeys SI will learn your typing style over time.

With that, those looking to give SnapKeys SI a look will need to head on over to the SnapKeys website, click the blue Download Beta button and fill out the short form. From that point, it looks like you will be added to the beta list

  • Alex Stewart

    Has anyone tried this yet?

    • trustnoone

      Downloading now, once you fill up the form you are given the download link to the apk straight away, might be worth a look at 🙂

    • Trustnoone

      Just had a go now, incase anyone is looking at trying this, my initial impression is that it looks nice, I like the idea that its pretty compact and gives you a lot of the screen back. Problems I see is that you need to set it up properly first, this may be fine for people who use all english words normally, but for people who cut down words and stuff like me, you need to add them in. This is kind of expected as it relies on prediction quite a bit, and most keyboards are the same anyway. The deal breaker for me is the keyboard floats on top of everything, so for a tablet it might work but on my phone it covers my message area and I can’t seen my message, or at least when I use GOSMS I can’t see most of it :(. Can’t wait for it to be polished though, if it fixes that up I would deff change from using the SlideType Keyboard

      • Brian

        Do I need to download on my phone from the browser after I’ve filled out the form? How did you get it to your phone?

      • jojo

        you can move the keyborad up and down on your screen , and all the slang words you have to register them 1 time and after its also predictive , i try it its amazing ….

    • jojo

      yes its simple , fast and amazing …

  • Lewis Jones

    Seems like more of a hassle than a help really, can’t you achieve their main goal by designing a transparent keyboard ?

    • jojo

      just try it and you cannot go back to your qwerty !!

  • UncleFan

    I hope these guys aren’t planning on following the same lame business model as Swype. Use the Google Play Store and let the PEOPLE decide if they want to buy your product!

    • jojo

      is it free ….

  • Brian

    I signed up – but how do I get it to my phone? I’ve got the GS3 and a MacBook – help?

  • Liaw Kim Poh

    looks like it will take longer time to learn and get use to it. In the other hand this is another great creativity on what you can do with soft keyboard implementation

    • jojo

      i download it 5 minutes for learn it no more and just amazing !!!