How can we improve SwiftKey?

Condensed mode for one handed operation (slide all keyboard to one side).

Single hand mode will reduce the size of the keyboard and justify it to the left or right (depending on settings).

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    Daniel WesterdaleDaniel Westerdale shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Jason Berry (fourtywater)Jason Berry (fourtywater) shared a merged idea: Make a one handed keyboard for oversized phones.  ·   · 
    Doug ElfmanDoug Elfman shared a merged idea: Let me move keyboard inward so my left thumb can reach the letters A and Q and the shift arrow  ·   · 
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    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: condensed layout (entire keyboard on one side)  ·   · 
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    Anonymous shared a merged idea: one handed operation for galaxy note. 2  ·   · 
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    Neil McKinnonNeil McKinnon shared a merged idea: condensed /narrower  ·   · 
    AaronAaron shared a merged idea: Condensed layout (slide keyboard to one side)  ·   · 
    Brian KBrian K shared a merged idea: one handed (condensed) layout option  ·   · 
    BrianBrian shared a merged idea: Left or right handed (condensed) layout for larger screens  ·   · 
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    Carissa C.Carissa C. shared a merged idea: Condensed layout (for one-handed operation)  ·   · 
    JasonJason shared a merged idea: One handed typing on large screen  ·   · 
    Samantha SemperSamantha Semper shared a merged idea: left / right handed - one hand operation (condensed)  ·   · 
    Eric HonakerEric Honaker shared a merged idea: Condensed mode for one handed operation  ·   · 

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      • SarahSarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How do I get rid of the smaller keyboard for one handed operation?

      • Jeff Jeff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great. The lack of this feature is why I stopped using the app and went back t to Swype.

      • John MaxwellJohn Maxwell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this might be the one. Good work, Swiftkey.

        I'd like it better if it were a little squatter. I'm running it "Compact" sized to the second-largest setting on my Galaxy Note II, and it's a good width, but at that size, it seems a little taller than the layout I had with the previous version. I'll likely get used to it, though.

      • IanIan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just upgraded to the galaxy note 3 and I miss SwiftKey, but I just can't use SwiftKey on the note 3, keyboard is just too big

      • Julio MacielJulio Maciel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also have the same issue. I have an Xperia Z Ultra and it's impossible to swipe with one hand due the size of the phone. I really need the condensed mode. The stock keyboard has this option, but the main reason I use android nowadays is the swipe type of keyboard.

      • Brian ThompsonBrian Thompson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My guess is the reason they are not putting this feature in is because samsung uses the technology of swiftkey in there keyboard. Can be my only guess considering many other keyboards are already adding this feature. However I need the prediction of swift it works so well. Please add this I have been wanting since I got my not forever ago.

      • DeanDean commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this is huge didn't even know it existed until I picked up a LG g2 it's a brilliant idea especially with the phones getting so large. And the swipe left or right is awesome as sometimes I want to use 2 hands and sometimes 1. I currently go back and forth from the LG keyboard to swift key just for this one handed feature

      • Scott wilsonScott wilson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have been wanting this for about 6 months now for using on my note 2 similar to how the default keyboard puts the keys slightly to one side so you can reach all keys with your thumb and use the phone with only one hand

      • Daniel Gerson Daniel Gerson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Sarah Reynolds. What's taking so long to implement this? You already support changing key sizes, so shrink the keys sufficiently and the gaps between them, and right/left adjust their positions. I can't imagine this would take more than a week to implement, and another 2 weeks to test. This issue has been open since Oct 2012 !

      • LXLX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really on note2 this sensational swiftkey keyboard can only be comfortably used either both hands landscape or backing the phone up with the second hand in portrait mode. single handed even with my gorilla hands is still a risk of dropping it! And I love my note2 -> maybe soon note3 - and those phones have a single hand modus built in out of the box! But with a much worse native typing behaviour than swiftkey ...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't use this keyboard without this feature... you guys really need to seep it up and implent it like now!

      • Natasha LucasNatasha Lucas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just purchased it for my note2, got it refunded within the first fifteen minutes because it didnt have the one handed operation. that realllly sucks!

      • Teresa Tunnell Teresa Tunnell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've just installed this on my galaxy note 10.1 and I can't believe this isn't an option. The keyboard is just too big for swiping, especially in landscape mode.

      • andreaandrea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can only add that I'm happy to see that so many people voted for this.
        To be honest, I really missed the Samsung "side keyboard" when I started using the note2 (I came from a S2) so I really wanted to have it on SK, but after a week I realized that I still use the note 2 with two hands most of the time, so it was less than a problem. However, in situation when you have only one hand available, typing is practically impossible - without risking the phone to slip out of your hand.

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