Hacker's Keyboard APK

Version v1.41.1 - org.pocketworkstation.pckeyboard
Last updated: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 0:22:33 UTC

A full 5-row keyboard including arrow and Esc/Ctrl keys, intended for tablets.

Hacker's Keyboard apk

APP Information

Download Version v1.41.1 (1041001)
Apk Size2.57 MB
App DeveloperKlaus Weidner
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packageorg.pocketworkstation.pckeyboard.apk
Website https://github.com/klausw/hackerskeyboard

Download Hacker's Keyboard v1.41.1 APK

App Description

Hacker's Keyboard is pocketworkstation,pckeyboard,productivity,hacker's,keyboard, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.59 by 34 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Klaus Weidner website who developed it. org.pocketworkstation.pckeyboard.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of v1.41.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 115040+ times on store. You can also download org.pocketworkstation.pckeyboard APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Are you missing the key layout you're used to from your computer? This keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multitouch for the modifier keys.

This keyboard is especially useful if you use ConnectBot for SSH access. It provides working TabCtrlEsc keys, and the arrow keys are essential for devices that don't have a trackball or D-Pad.

HAVE FEEDBACK, QUESTIONS, OR BUG REPORTS? Please check https:code.google.comphackerskeyboardwikiFrequentlyAskedQuestions or email me. It's difficult to track issues reported through review comments.

Completion dictionaries are provided by plug-in packages, see the "other applications by this developer" section for the currently available list. The keyboard also supports use of dictionaries (but not keyboard layouts) provided by AnySoftKeyboard language packs.

For more information, please see the documentation:

In case an updated version is not working for you, you can download older releases here:

Known issues include:

- Localization for the keyboard layout is incomplete, currently the Spanish, Finnish, Lao, Romanian, and Thai are only localized in 4-row mode and show the English QWERTY layout in 5-row mode.

- Some languages and layouts may not be usable on your phone if it lacks the necessary fonts.

- Right-to-left languages (Arabic, Hebrew) are apparently not fully supported on pre-Honeycomb devices. Your mileage may vary.

- Many applications don't react to additional keys since they aren't programmed to handle them.

The supported keyboard layouts include:
- Armenian (Հայերեն)
- Arabic (العربية)
- Bulgarian (български език)
- Czech (Čeština)
- Danish (dansk)
- English Dvorak (language "en_DV")
- English (QWERTY)
- EnglishBritish (en_GB)
- Finnish (Suomi)
- French (Français, AZERTY)
- German (Deutsch, QWERTZ)
- Greek (ελληνικά)
- Hebrew (עברית)
- Hungarian (Magyar)
- Italian (Italiano)
- Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
- Norwegian (Norsk bokmål)
- Persian (فارسی)
- Portugese (Português)
- Romanian (Română)
- Russian (Русский)
- Russian phonetic (Русский, ru-rPH)
- Serbian (Српски)
- Slovak (Slovenčina)
- Slovenian (Slovenščina)BosnianCroatianLatin Serbian
- Spanish (Español, Español Latinoamérica)
- Swedish (Svenska)
- Tamil (தமிழ்)
- Thai (ไทย)
- Turkish (Türkçe)
- Ukrainian (українська мова) 

App ChangeLog

  • Try 3 for fixing popups on pre-O versions, tweak transparent and Material light themes.
  • Fix 4 for popups on Android O MR1 (8.1). (Android P is still misbehaving.)

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

read terms you added to the dictionary
Allows the app to read all words, names and phrases that the user may have stored in the user dictionary.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

add words to user-defined dictionary
Allows the app to write new words into the user dictionary.

Older Versions

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Google Play Reviews

  1. adekanbi oluwaseun-avatar

    adekanbi oluwaseun


    The app is great and i love the fact that it has the feel of a complete computer keyboard but they could still be an upgrade for example the suggestion keys only suggest when you type a word and doesn't suggest your last words typed I think that should be worked on and also the keys should able to be adjusted, and well integrated it would be nice if you can integrate the BlackBerry keyboard settings for suggestion it's a very good one other than that the keyboard is a very excellent idea

  2. happysmash27-avatar



    So pleasant to use in the 5-row layout in portrait, that even when writing many long paragraphs on Reddit or elsewhere, I do not feel much need to use a physical keyboard. I've written essays with this thing! And even taken notes when I couldn't get my physical keyboard fast enough! I use it for the terminal all the time, too. I'm using it to write this review. For most of my lifetime on Android, this has been my keyboard of choice. It is great, even perfect! I have no complaints at all!

  3. Rob Anderson-avatar

    Rob Anderson


    So glad this exists! Having a great user experience. And you can add different languages and dictionaries. Customizeable and brilliant! My only recommendation. Make the space bar larger (at least for the 4 row keyboard) and make the enter button smaller. When I type I accidentally.will.put.dots.in.between. my words because the space bar is just not quite wide enough. So if the enter button was not as wide, the space bar could be a better width. Otherwise, fantastic app! Loving it

  4. Adam Kautz-avatar

    Adam Kautz


    Amazing. A keyboard with all the functionality of a desktop keyboard! Ctrl, Alt, Esc, and Fn keys!! Perfect when using Microsoft apps on Android. Ctrl Z to undo, Ctrl Y to redo, etc. Microsoft has missed the boat in so many ways on Android, but this keyboard should have been a no-brainer for them to release.

  5. E. Annie Schmidt-avatar

    E. Annie Schmidt


    This keyboard is a lifesaver on mobile devices. It's much more like a normal keyboard, with ctrl, alt, F1 thru F10, 4 arrows, the normal symbols on number keys, all punctuation, basic, double-tap shift=caps lock, all on one SCREEN! No more Searching! It has at least 20 languages and layouts. It's super easy to configure and activate. It serves as a noteworthy app in the mobile World!

  6. Austin Carter-avatar

    Austin Carter


    I love this keyboard. I make typos on mobile often, so it's nice to be able to increase its size. I'm a little disgruntled that it has no built-in emojis (not including the selection of like 7 emoticons that you can type yourself) and it would be perfect if it had some. Otherwise, this is flawless in my opinion.

  7. Lucano Guerra-avatar

    Lucano Guerra


    Hands down the absolute best keyboard available for AOS. No permissions required, arrow keys, function keys, and plenty of hot key shortcuts. Just like driving a computer.

  8. Timo Autiokari-avatar

    Timo Autiokari


    Helps keyboad input immensely. Read the _UsersGuide_ from _github_ it is short and very informative. Among many other gives Crt+(c, v, ,x, z, etc), Arrow leys, selecting using Arrow keys (during Shift pressed), Tab, Home, End, Pg(Up/Dn). Option for notification, have it on and you can easily activate the kbrd even when an app does not provide it. A wish: Ability to store commonly used phrases with variables like date, time, etc, under the F1 ... F12 buttons.

  9. Arick A4-avatar

    Arick A4


    It could be 5 stars, but because this still works as an app and not plugin, it would revert back to my system input because the task manager on my phone is able to kill it. i wish this would work as a plugin like Gboard and any plugin keyboard do. So that the keyboard would stay as default input

  10. ChakatAssassin2-avatar



    Just phenomenal on every front—ESPECIALLY considering how holding the dash key allows you to select an em dash, which is a feature I find myself getting quite a lot of use out of. This said, if it's possible, I'd like to have the option to remove one particular key—the "change fields" key. Being wedged on the right side of the spacebar, all it does is get in the way, all the bloody time. I love this keyboard, but I can't stand that horrible key.

  11. Devesh Mehta-avatar

    Devesh Mehta


    I often needs to code on phone in apps like Dcoder and Termux and this app is a lifesaver. And apart from that using ctrl+z in phone is next level satisfaction Though 2 things i would like to see in it in future 1. Clipboard that remembrs atleast last 10 Copies 2.Having the shift key and its combination like shift+home, end arrow keys, then we won't have to leave keyboard even for selecting anything.

  12. Stephen Haslam-avatar

    Stephen Haslam


    Samsung Tab S4, SM-T835, Android v9. This has been an excellent keyboard app. For a while now, it randomly does not pop-up, and specially in SansungDEX mode, will not pop-up at all. I have reported problem many times. Temporarily fallen back to factory app, bummer!

  13. E \E-avatar

    E \E


    I like the keyboard, not really much of a hacker, but I like how the keyboard has a gingerbread theme, as I liked the android gingerbread keyboard. I also like how it is easy to set up and I had no confusion with any of the settings. I do have some suggestions, though. Firstly, I dont use emojis myself, but I think users would like it if the keyboard had emoji support. Also I would really like a feature to customize the typing sound. I would really appreciate it if you added these features.

  14. Spirou-avatar



    For some reason escape button on the keyboard doesnt work but the esc function is instead mapped to the phone 'return' softkey key which gets rid of the keyboard when pressed

  15. Habibi Zulkarnain Amir-avatar

    Habibi Zulkarnain Amir


    I love this keyboard, because All function is like in the PC keyboard, and this keyboard is very useful when use on any office word app, or text editor app, or when writing in your blogs. Very recommend this

  16. Justin-avatar



    It wants me to grant it permission to possibly steal my passwords and card numbers via key logging. To even get it to work after you enable it it want you to reset the phone and type in your password... Just seems a bit too sketchy to me. I mean it is literally labeled hackers keyboard..

  17. Abdullah Shimi-avatar

    Abdullah Shimi


    This keyboard is awesome. Since I began to use it, it helped me a lot in coding and pentesting. The only problem I have now is that it only writes English. I choosed the input languages that I want and when I slide on spacebar, the language name on the spacebar changes but the letters don't change. Kindly reply to me with the solution if possible because I don't want to change to the devices keyboard every time I want to write in Arabic, and I don't want to stop using this keyboard either.thanks

  18. Richard Muenzer-avatar

    Richard Muenzer


    Very happy with it has control alt delete what's your two of my favorite Keys even though they don't work on Android they will work on something.. has all the function keys... I am still working with it so I will be back for this review but right now I am very pleased with what I have thank you Richard....

  19. Clay Pearson-avatar

    Clay Pearson


    I really tried to make this work as an alternative to Google's offering, but I seem to get 10x more uncorrected typos. I don't get an option to correct mistyped words even after selecting the setings that seem like they should enable that function.

  20. Loh Shi San-avatar

    Loh Shi San


    I love this keyboard, great interface and easy to use. The most important is, there is no tracking & tracing which no matter what you type, no one will know. This will be a perfect alternative for GBoard & Swiftkey as they are own by Google & Microsoft (which famous for online tracking). Better change it for privacy reason. NO REGRET!!!!

  21. Behnam Ashjari-avatar

    Behnam Ashjari


    The slider doesn't work; all 5 choices do the same thing! This keyboard doesnt have glide typing. The suggestion bar gets turned off automatically in many situations. There is a right arrow to the left of the spacebar that is useless and is occupying good real-estste. There is an annoying crosshair that appears over the keys and can not be gotten rid of. The user guide (even on the poject web page in Github) doesn't explain all functionalities.

  22. arcadios-avatar



    Perhaps the most accurate android keyboard. I wish it also had greek language prediction dictionary. Hopefully in the near future. The keyboard is by far the best experience in android phone... Touch is really exceptional. The responsiveness lightning fast. I really like that enter key is "only" enter, without popup smilleys or other menu on delay touch. Very nice that you can assign functions on hardware keys...for example vol.down hide keyboard, or vol.up..change layout. Also CTRL is PC fast!

  23. Luis M. Betanco M-avatar

    Luis M. Betanco M


    Just great. It could be better, like adding emojis or another row just for numbers without changing layout, but it has way more buttons that are so needed.

  24. John-avatar



    Thanks, need this to build Wordpress pages on my phone. It is essential as the stock and many other keyboards just don't provide the appropriate spacing. Excellent solution. Please keep it emoji free since it wouldn't be as appropriate.

  25. CollX Gaming-avatar

    CollX Gaming


    Good keyboard I only use it to paste on textboxes, that don't allow me to paste 😂 But really the keyboard is good enough for typing letters, messages, etc.

  26. Kalä Pō-avatar

    Kalä Pō


    This used to be good, now apps can switch to number pad and you can no longer use ctrl+p to paste a number string from this keyboard. Really breaks the keyboard

  27. Remi Labul-avatar

    Remi Labul


    This keyboard is very helpful. It has help me to play games very easily as in the typing of cheat codes.

  28. Molefe shope-avatar

    Molefe shope


    Issue with horizontal mode keyboard. Multi button operations dont work as smoothly (like shift + downkey or any combination). No problems when keyboard in vertical mode

  29. Ankit Roy-avatar

    Ankit Roy


    I have an issue with the pop up on keypress But i have to tell that the developer is very responsive.

  30. whybother757-avatar



    I like the simplicity of this keyboard and that it doesn't violate my privacy. Only things I'd like to see are a) a means to lock the number keyboard on for data entry, and b) a means of completely disabling the emoji button, as adults don't need it at all, but DO need a return button for paragraphs.

  31. Infinity & Beyond-avatar

    Infinity & Beyond


    perfect. esc, f1, ctrl, tab, arrows etc. this has everything. with height adjust. and so much more. i love you.

  32. Michael Delathor-avatar

    Michael Delathor


    Keyboard needs to have wider key setting. I miss keys often sometimes. I always hit that -] button to the right of the spacebar all the time. Skips everything I am trying to type in a window. At least give option to turn that key off. Otherwise in general it is better than the LG KBD.

  33. Ewco Englishworks co.-avatar

    Ewco Englishworks co.


    Clean software , good privacy. Recommended highly, multipurpose, endless options.

  34. wÂř Èń-avatar

    wÂř Èń


    Very great keyboard, especially for using vm apps, sometimes it glitches and has bugs but overall the best keyboard to use for desktop class controls.

  35. Amanda Herman-avatar

    Amanda Herman


    Probably not a great daily driver for most, but when you need the full functionality of a full sized keyboard, this is a must have.

  36. Nikunj Bhatt-avatar

    Nikunj Bhatt


    I m very thankful to this app as it provides facility to do dome text editing actions (like Undo) which is not possible through other keyboard apps.

  37. Dennis Yields-avatar

    Dennis Yields


    'Input languages' is oddly conceptualized so if there is selected just one non-us layout, then it won't switch to it from standard us-layout (featured from os locale). This is really big bug. PS: Positive review and support only because of Google "inc." polipy.

  38. Diep Wing-avatar

    Diep Wing


    I really like this app and its concept. It can be soo useful in some situations since I am used to pc. However I, like a lot of other users/reviewers am in doubt that this app may be logging my every keystroke, despite I used it to write this review. Until I get a reply confirming that this is not the case my rating won't go up. Again don't get me wrong I love the app.

  39. Abdullah Fakih-avatar

    Abdullah Fakih


    Wish it could be in different colour keyboards Please make option to enter alphabets in different section and numbers,others in other section

  40. McAga Arior Guesti-avatar

    McAga Arior Guesti


    useable for playing retro gamenthat need physical keyboard (arrow keys), or typing some data in excel

  41. Rammkopf-avatar



    There's a problem in the latest version, whereby the key pop-up hints do not appear correctly or not at all, when pressing keys from the top two rows. Seems like there is a draw boundary set, so pop-ups are not drawn past the top of the keyboard anymore. Please, fix this. Other than that, it's still a great keyboard!

  42. Kris Long-avatar

    Kris Long


    Great design. Some performance issues. I have used this keyboard on multiple devices and it has done well, but it hangs terribly on my Fire HD 10 to the point that I have to type slowly and still wait to see whether it actually takes what I type. Love the arrow keys but I won't be using it on this device for now.

  43. jak svrcinovec-avatar

    jak svrcinovec


    I really like the app but I really hate the tab button next to space, when I use gmail or somw other apps. Is it possible to block to display tab button when I.use gmail? Thnak you!

  44. G. Glenn-avatar

    G. Glenn


    This app seemingly has it's quirks until you realize that it doesn't pretend to be something it isn't. If you're looking for a keyboard that holds your hand and coaches you, this isn't the app for you. However, if you want to just input text... No frills... No quirks, and you're willing to take the time required to understand the app, you can't go wrong here. The key is in the name. Figure it out and make it work for you!

  45. JR CASH-avatar



    Love this keyboard if the spacebar was just a little wider and emoji button it would be by far the best keyboard period!!!

  46. Saarah Nisaa-avatar

    Saarah Nisaa


    Speedy I couldn't go back to my old system keyboard after this app. It loads so quickly, no lag. I've been using for over a yr w/ success! Would suggest having a layout that means no F1-F12 Keys as those aren't always needed. And trace-typing/Swifty/Swiping would be good. Strange thing I've noticed is that when I'm on some apps regardless of device orientation, suggestions don't show. Nor the symbols I've customised. For instance, not on play store now nor on homescreen. Don't know why...

  47. kdsdata-avatar



    It's a great helpful app. And I would like to give 5 stars, but there is one issue. In Youtube the "Go" (enter) button doesn't work on the keyboard. It simply does nothing. The identical issue exists in Android browsers Internet, Puffin, Dolphin, Chrome, and Opera. Anyone else with this issue?

  48. meg jus'-avatar

    meg jus'


    Just installed & very happy - simple, you're in control of what you need on keyboard. Download keyboard today. Thank you developer for thinking of users (no ads).

  49. Twarik Afroj-avatar

    Twarik Afroj


    Useful . I used it to type cheat codes on GTA VICE CITY . Very very very useful.

  50. Shafayat Hossain-avatar

    Shafayat Hossain


    Awesome keyboard 1. Small in size 2. Smart in typing 3. UX and customizable functions

  51. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    best keyboard I love it. 😁 only if I could avoid switching to another keyboard all the time for emoji characters... 🙄 then it would be perfect. maybe the social geek person is a rare thing ? 🤣 is it possible to have a language file which is dedicated to emoji ? still i use it as my main keyboard ! :) ^_^ thanks for this awesome keyboard, awesome for ssh sessions, and editing text jumping around with ctrl, shift, arrow keys and shortcuts, faster than tapping and holding I love it. :D

  52. Superpowers04-avatar



    Extremely good, I use it on almost every device I use due to it being a full keyboard and acting alot like one, If you don't understand the keyboard then thats because this isn't a normal "phone keyboard" this is a full computer keyboard that uses the same controls as a normal keyboard although having a shift toggle is nice. Overall if you need a keyboard that does not have autocorrect(optional), is very customizable and you need a full keyboard with ctrl, shift, etc then I would 100% recommend.

  53. Ebuka Nwakanma-avatar

    Ebuka Nwakanma


    Nice keyboard but lacks clipboard management and also the auto suggestion dont appear in some input text area.

  54. Sebastian Ramirez-avatar

    Sebastian Ramirez


    It needs create a layout similar to android keyboard, because the letters are some away from the normal place agoinst the android keyboard. I know the keyboard has more keys, however it could improve. In addition the prediction tool can be more precise about the word you are typing. it gives you too many options, but all so far from your desired word.

  55. Adnan Kamal-avatar

    Adnan Kamal


    The keyboard is good. However, I use the screen in landscape mode very rarely so not very useful to me. That is my personal preference. But as a keyboard, this is very good.

  56. Taeler Watkins-avatar

    Taeler Watkins


    Great for terminal apps. Also has a small memory footprint, 7mb or so. By comparison, Gboard uses some 100mb RAM (always) which you feel on some devices. It's also private, no internet access, or any other permissions for that matter. All that said, using it for your main keyboard feels a little unpolished compared to others. I think heavier keyboards implement "intended key detection", and it's far easier to mistype on this one. Still one of the best out there! Keep up the good work! 👍👍

  57. Paul Muir-avatar

    Paul Muir


    This is the only keyboard I've found that's similar to a physical one. Great features! Suggestions: 1. I use Del a LOT. I'd really like the Del button added next to the End button on the 6th row (the Function Keys row); PgUp & PgDn could be put on that row, too. The F keys could be squeezed together and more buttons could fit on that row, since F keys are rarely used. 2. In landscape on my tablet, the keys are spread horizontally quite far, and I think typing would be faster and more convenient if the Num Pad was squeezed in to the right of the letters, with all keys laid out exactly like a full PC keyboard layout. I think there's room. 3. I use Ctrl a LOT. Move the Ctrl key to the bottom-left corner, and move the Esc key from there to the upper left (left of F1). Currently, Esc and Ctrl are in BAD locations that will mess me up a lot.

  58. Mr T-avatar

    Mr T


    Such a useful app in such a small package, I don't use it often now just if accidentally deleted something do ctrl-z or if gboard playing up switch to HK - type anything and switch back fixes.

  59. Fahmi Natayuda-avatar

    Fahmi Natayuda


    Cutted off at the right side while in landscape mode on the Zenfone Max Pro M2. That makes the key difficult to use. I hope Hacker's Keyboard can also adjust the width of the keyboard in settings just like the keyboard height, so users can solve this thing by themself. BTW, thank you for creating this great app :-)

  60. Brostermac Swager-avatar

    Brostermac Swager


    I love this keybord man, i can play rpgmaker without problem but the new update the icon in notification doesnt pop up making it hard to me to play my game. I just realised that i have restart the program of rpgmaker to make the keybord work. I dont if this have to some game. Overall need more work because its lock the icon for the keyboard. If you have any idea on fixing this problem, please share to the other user of this app

  61. Franz Holtzhäuser-avatar

    Franz Holtzhäuser


    I love this application/tool as a replacement for whatever came with my phone --highly customisable and with a good amount of useful options! Greetings from Scandinavia. Heill auk Sæll!

  62. Mazur Alex-avatar

    Mazur Alex


    Not 5 because it would be great if you could add the ability to add custom key"popups" in "popup mini-keyboard contents" . For example when I hold "s" for 99ms, then " [ " is printed. It would greatly speed up the process of coding while using the usual mobile keyboard. Also, try to implement as in "Dcoder`s keyboard" (when you swipe in any direction, cursor is moved on text in accordance with your swipes(as it would on a PC)(speeds up editing). If you can do these, i'll donate, and not only me

  63. B. R-avatar

    B. R


    EPIC, helps with writing programs. Just like an actual keyboard!

  64. C Schuh-avatar

    C Schuh


    Best keyboard, hands down!! 4 arrow keys allow you to navigate all over what you're typing, making additions and corrections a breeze... CTRL key works just like a computer keyboard X/C/V Cut/Copy/Paste, and make your selection by holding SHIFT+(arrows)... Forget about dragging the two little green dots around... If you can operate a full-size keyboard, then this one is a MUST for you... I've been typing for over 30 years, and this keyboard SMOKES all others... Thank You, Devs...

  65. Lonita Fraser-avatar

    Lonita Fraser


    Have loved and used this app for years, but the latest update makes it impossible to use long-press key characters. Yoj can't see them at all for the top/fifth row (number row) unless you double-tap the up arrow key to lock them visually, the qwerty row is only partially visible, the rest seem okay.

  66. Amy Pagnozzi-avatar

    Amy Pagnozzi


    Note: you have to DL a separate spelling/completion suggestions dictionary! No prompt tells you to do this. 5 stars for app, 0 for documentation to use it. If you have a large screen phone the full layout is superb. I wish there was a help file to ID some of the keys with unfamiliar fuctions like the diamond to left of space bar (or the ability to hide the ones I won't use). Love that it truly disables auto correct when you uncheck it and doesn't force capitalization after a period. Thank you.

  67. J. Mulinix-avatar

    J. Mulinix


    Really good keyboard with every key in easy reach. Very precise. Almost all the bad reviews are completely mistaken. Still works on Android 10, and still the BEST keyboard you can have for Android, if you're not a fan of swiping. The slash button is right where it should be. The circular symbol is not the degrees symbol, it's the meta key. And every keyboard worth their salt used to warn you of the dangers of using a keyboard to enter sensitive data, including factory/stock ones.

  68. Ryker Bowen-avatar

    Ryker Bowen


    One the best keyboards in terms of compatibility and privacy. No unnecessary permissions, like location? (Seriously? Come on Swiftkey.) I see no battery drain while using the app. I love how this keyboard has the function keys. Hackers Keyboard is great for apps like VNC Viewer, that require a lot of "Windows keys", (e.g.) Function keys, CTRL, ALT, Windows key, ect.. I appreciate how this app, unlike others; doesn't have a delay whenever I click on a text box. With other keyboards (like SwiftKey), I have a noticeable delay, before the keyboard actually pops up, sometimes the keyboard even getting stuck; very annoying. With Hackers keyboard, whenever I click on a text box, the keyboard immediately pops up; no issues with the keyboard getting stuck; that's how it should be. The only thing I'd ask the developer, is to make his Dictionary add-in (plug-in?); usable in other apps. It seems as though it's only ever available when using my default SMS/texting app. A more sophisticated spell-check, which auto-corrects words without user input, would be a welcomed addition as well.

  69. Itai Nelken-avatar

    Itai Nelken


    Great keyboard, especially fir tablets and when typinv in landscape orientation on phones.

  70. Alan B. Cohen-avatar

    Alan B. Cohen


    I really like the way this keyboard works, especially the arrow keys. one requested Improvement, the microphone he does not start voice dictation in the Google search. it instead displays an error message. link directly to the Google microphone and keep on going.

  71. Archis Marathe-avatar

    Archis Marathe


    Great keybboard with great settings, except for sound and vibration. That is why I don't use it.

  72. ronda m-avatar

    ronda m


    Install the dictionary for better word suggestions ♥it is not easy to switch keyboards on my new phone (moto) & the accessibility icon covers the shortcut. so the option on hackers keyboard to have notification on is perfect! I do switch between this & another keyboard that has better autocomplete/word select depending on what I'm working on. ✌️PEACE 💜 BLESSINGS 👼

  73. John DoDo Doe-avatar

    John DoDo Doe


    Greatest PC style touchscreen keyboard with most of the keys needed for technical work. A stable classic with a technical name to scare away non-technical users. Supports almost all languages.

  74. demiancrtr-avatar



    Great app. Love the design and layouy. I however only have one complaint. Or maybe a suggestion. I need a keyboard that can be opened via hot key (i.e volume up, down, etc). The keyboard app I used to use no longer suppsorts current android versions and from appearances will not be updating anytime soon either Please add a funtion to open the keyboard in any app via hot key and I would be greatly satisfied.

  75. Rob Mamede-avatar

    Rob Mamede


    Great easy to read, very customisable with a full 5-row keyboard in landscape. The arrow keys are really helpful in terminal emulators. Custom gestures can be saved and used. It doesn't have glide typing, but only takes two-tap to switch back to which other keyboard or keyboard you might often use. It even leaves enough screen on landscape, improving the quality of experience, by not having to chase a line of text that pops in and out of view with most in landscape mode. Thanks for a useful tool

  76. Shuttitt Uppitt-avatar

    Shuttitt Uppitt


    (1.40.7) It has Fn, Crtl, Alt, & such. But it needs some other options. 1) Let us hilight a word & press shift to switch between lowercase/ capitalize/ uppercase. 2) Add an ABCDE layout option. With those things (& what it already has), it will be a 5 star keyboard. Without those things, it will be a keyboard that entered the race & then refused to finish it. UPDATE: Look at the last time it was updated. Can you say abandonware? I knew you could.

  77. Onat Ribar-avatar

    Onat Ribar


    One of the best keyboard apps ive ever used. My only complaint is that I cant seem to use emojis, or any other language that isnt English.

  78. lost russian-avatar

    lost russian


    Would love for it us to be able to use arrow keys in portrait mode, then you'd get that last star

  79. 100 subs with no videos challenge-avatar

    100 subs with no videos challenge


    I really enjoyed the keyboard but the only problems I have is that the alt x combinations dosen't work and I really want it to work

  80. Graeme Van Rooyen-avatar

    Graeme Van Rooyen


    Been using this for years and is still the best available. Works perfectly on all my android devices, but they are all google devices, NEXUS 7, PIXEL C and PIXEL XL. Even on the latest Android 9 version there has never been an issue. I paid for the full version, and has been the best app I have paid for.

  81. daksh sharma-avatar

    daksh sharma


    Keyboard is nice but I hope this keyboard is heading toward the best possible keyboard for computer manipulation on android "screen". suggestions : - I want window(super) key in the layout. - Design keyboard layout in such way that all the possible keyboard shortcuts is easily accessible on the layout in order to use all keyboard shortcuts supported by Window\Linux operating system. One Last thing I can see, how this keyboard fit with situation like projector where phone become the powerful to control the computer. Great work!

  82. AL DESIGNS-avatar



    The best keyboard that gives you the feeling of using a desktop keyboard and I've been using for almost 5 years maybe... my only downside is that it doesn't have any theme that suits my taste... maybe a minimalist or modern theme like google's keyboard edit: the developer of this app is great. it listens to its users for improvements. I now rated it 5 stars and hoping for newer updates and features. thumbs up to the developer :D

  83. Derek Osadchey-avatar

    Derek Osadchey


    Unbelievably seamless. Every app can use this VK as if it were a full ASCII hardware keyboard and even use compose key combinations! Absolutely fantastic for any power user, developer, and anyone else who hates having to switch from numbers to letters to characters. The bigger the device the less likely the full ASCII keyboard is to be too small. Very configurable too!

  84. Laureen-avatar



    I have been using dis since 2015 and its d best, & if u're a programmer & do a lot of coding on ur phone dis 1 does it's thing. But in Android 9 it seems not that responsive to tap on some app and seems ok on other apps I can tell because Gboard is working well. I understand tho that it can be a bug so I hope it can be fixed on the next update. I really love this app and I always makes dis a system app. More power & TY. Also please add a material dark theme (one that is pure black (#000000) bg)

  85. David Marino-avatar

    David Marino


    Very happy with this keyboard. There are display issues on android 9 causing the keys popup in the top row to pop under the display. Also the setting dialog that pops up after you press on the settings key is not visible unless you flip into landscape mode. Minor nuisances but they could harm the experience of this keyboard for new users.

  86. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Good no frills keyboard that isn't invading your privacy under the hood. With that said, the space bar is flat out not wide enough and I find myself constantly hitting comma or period by accident. The persistent smiley button where "Return" should be is also annoying, and I find myself inserting smileys by accident while trying to hit enter. The former should be changed and the latter should be configurable.

  87. SᴇᴘSᴏʟ-avatar



    It's ok. It needs better design. The thing annoying me is that the android 10's home bar is always white on this keyboard.

  88. Jean Gagnon-avatar

    Jean Gagnon


    Nice layout. Has language options (I have English, French, Greek). The English keyboard has accentuation.

  89. Jack Hu-avatar

    Jack Hu


    Awesome. Love it. Thanks a lot. As for reviews that mention permission issues... Of course the keyboard has a potential for knowing everything you type. That's its job? All keyboards outside of gboard give this warning when you try to switch to them in android. That's a stock android warning, and not specific to this keyboard in particular.

  90. Hoasd1 Roman-avatar

    Hoasd1 Roman


    It's a nice pc-like keyboard functioning as I want with some important settings like resizing the landscape and portait scale also it's good for using it in playing Cataclysm dark days ahead a hardcore survival game.

  91. Daniel McCord-avatar

    Daniel McCord


    Open-source, and gives you the full power of a physical keyboard. Great for terminal use. You can make it cram all the keys in portrait mode on your phone. It has an option to manually open the keyboard from anywhere. It's not the best for writing text messages though, so toggle back to your regular keyboard app when you aren't using this one.

  92. Jan Paleček-avatar

    Jan Paleček


    Best keyboard. BUT the button with horizontal arrow which appears based on certain situation should be optionally possible to remove. I always hit it accidentally.

  93. Josh Nelson-avatar

    Josh Nelson


    Red flag right out the gate with the permissions. When attempting to enable the keyboard the following alert comes up regarding the permiasions: "Attention Hacker's Keyboard may be able to collect all the text you type, including personal data such as passwords and credit card numbers." Honestly, I am not sure if any other non-stock phone keyboards require this permission, but it's absolutely not happening, sorry.

  94. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This is the keyboard that I've used for years. It works on every android device. It has a simple design with an easy to use dictionary and useful advanced settings. Developers will love this keyboard with it's arrow keys ability and control key functions. Pair this keyboard with Termux and you have a winning combo for anything and everything.

  95. nratzrawsome-avatar



    It's a great keyboard. Put it on the side whenever I need a full size keyboard. Only thing I have issues with it is the config button to the bottom left I alwas end up hitting trying to hit shift or comma. But to be fair, it does have some pretty good config options. It's a pretty decent keyboard all in all.

  96. Juliana Foremniak-avatar

    Juliana Foremniak


    Excellent app, the one and only touchscreen keyboard I wouldn't immediately toss out into the garbage collector (yes, no exception for glorified Gboard should be made). HK meticulously recreates all time-proven desktop keyboards typing practices and seamlessly adapts to touchscreen with a little help of granular settings. Shortcuts for select/cut/copypaste are truly priceless.

  97. big daddy truth-avatar

    big daddy truth


    Terrible does not work , cant get off the test screen and after youve typed a code no way to activate the txt !!?????

  98. Mike Ozmer-avatar

    Mike Ozmer


    I used to used this for controls during streamed gameplay, f keys no longer work, alt and ctrl don't function well, using shortcut keys doesn't work and much of what I want to do with navigation did work but now doesn't. I'm sure for other things on the android it works great but that's not what I want this to do, and I don't see the need for PC functionality to be present if you don't actually want it to be used on PC.

  99. Wesley Thaeron-avatar

    Wesley Thaeron


    Tried gboard after the update and was very happy. Recently however, it hasn't been performing. I switch back to my go-to board The Hacker's Keyboard. This is like the Model M of softboards. When you absolutely, positively need a professional grade board, accept no substitutes!

  100. Tangobaldy-avatar



    Fxed an unresponsive keyboard on virgin telly tab. got fed up miss typing nearly every word. was considering buying a new tablet. Then i found this appby chance. It is amazing. Would be great if couold change keyboard colour but apart from that it is in my oppinion the keyboard standard that should be adopted. Great to have keys with their own islands. Thank you delevelopers for a wickedly good app

  101. David Holman-avatar

    David Holman


    I'm trying it to ssh into a Raspberry Pi running Direwolf APRS igate. Yes it works until I want to come out of the screen command. To detach from this and return to the command line I must send CTRL a then press d. I get the About window and can't detach. This action is the reason I installed the keyboard. Is the app set up so it only works when I buy the premium edition or plain doesn't work for any of the ctrl a commands?

  102. mohit Kumar-avatar

    mohit Kumar


    Don't installed this ..it is very dangerous for any device ,,it brings lots of virus ,,after installing this app you can feel your mobile start to more hot and slow.. and also it can leak your private data from your device.. totally worst..

  103. Имя Фамилия-avatar

    Имя Фамилия


    On the 4-row layout(which is the only layout usable on small screens in portrait mode) there's no Ctrl key which means this keyboard is not hacker's at all.

  104. Tu Bui-avatar

    Tu Bui


    This app is great except the telex typing method in the vietnamese keyboard doesn't work. Really like this but have to uninstall.

  105. Kris Occhipinti-avatar

    Kris Occhipinti


    Absolutely a great keyboard. Just wish it had swipe features, but I think that might require some non-free parts if using currently existing libraries (correct me if this is not the reason). This program, like most good programs, can also be found on Fdroid.

  106. Ilfar Drachadi-avatar

    Ilfar Drachadi


    Tab key next to the spacebar, and taking up a third of that space, in portrait mode when filling out webforms is a deal-breaker. Hit that while typing and you hop out of the text box, the keyboard goes away, and you'll suddenly find yourself hitting the link or button you just tabbed onto.

  107. Pacomatic-avatar



    I love it! My only question is:WHY IS THE ENGLISH DICTIONNARY M FOR MATURE?!?!? Other than that, I also have a feature request: Add glide typing. Glide typing is where you can slide your finger across letters and doing it across the right letters will then make the app (hackerskeyboard) guess what you are typing. Then, when you release your finger the word that was guessed of what you tried to type will then be putinto thep text field. I also want to type by writing it. Thanks for making this

  108. Anthony J. W-avatar

    Anthony J. W


    Works well with terminals flawless for my usages. Might be the best keyboard ive found. After getting familar with it noticed alot of customization. Definitely 5 stars !

  109. Stuart Bruce-avatar

    Stuart Bruce


    This app is as indispensable as oxygen to me. I can't recommend it highly enough. Do you use modifier keys? You've found the right place. This is, quite literally, the second app I install on every new system. Nova Prime, Hacker's Keyboard, & Xplore. ALWAYS. No hyperbole here. New device, new ROM, whatever. I tried 2 Bluetooth keyboards, they couldn't compete at all. I've been using this since the first Galaxy Tab out! I used it the first time I gained root so I could install my first ROM.

  110. Ritchie Gerona-avatar

    Ritchie Gerona


    One of the best keyboard for me. Very simple ui but very precise and accurate in terms of touch keys. I have no problem with this keyboard and you can change the theme also.so its nice! I prefered to use this keyboard when im using terminal app like Termux, because it has a lot of functionality compare to other keyboard when it comes to terminal typing.

  111. 2742 12 Abu Rifat Muhammed Al Hasib-avatar

    2742 12 Abu Rifat Muhammed Al Hasib


    womderful application, can we expect more language support like Bangla. Then, I can use this keyboard as my primary keyboard. One more issue, It would be better for me to get only punctuations(fixed) on the suggestion bar instades of word suggestions. Thank you

  112. Zachary Nelson-avatar

    Zachary Nelson


    Its such a good keyboard and its almost ruined by the fact that the space bar doesn't work sometimes.

  113. Kevin Chadwick-avatar

    Kevin Chadwick


    Great app with useful arrow and ctrl keys immediately accessible. Same layout as pc too, so when the fat key hw limitation of capacitive multitouch is overcome then the right kb is in use. One issue, the £ sign is missing on the 5 row layout and not shown in small on the full layout. Would also be helpful if the word suggestion bar said to download dictionary if unavailable.

  114. Arjun Singh-avatar

    Arjun Singh


    I like it very much. I wish in future version hindi language will be added .i want an keyboard by which i can write hindi by english keyboard

  115. DogeisCut-avatar



    Absolutely amazing however i have one suggestion: can we get a setting to have to hold down shift ctrl and ect instead of it being toggle. and maybe an emojis button. thanks!

  116. Rob Roberts-avatar

    Rob Roberts


    Screenshots show a delete key. There's no delete key. Predictive text is gone. Basically just doesn't work.

  117. Mia Atcheson-avatar

    Mia Atcheson


    no dedicated return key, so this keyboard, like Gboard and many others, allows many apps to hijack the enter key and replace it with Send, so a newline character cannot be entered. would love this keyboard if it had a user option to either ignore app requests to display a Send key over the return key, or if it had a dedicated newline key that could not be hidden by apps, but as it stands, newlines are crucial functionality for a keyboard and this one is missing that function sometimes!

  118. Kate Dobson-avatar

    Kate Dobson


    Works. Not good for swype typing, but let's me cut and paste into resistant websites like Blackboard. (I'm a professor, need to be able to paste into Blackboard.)

  119. Aritrya Ghosh-avatar

    Aritrya Ghosh


    I did not get f1 f2 f3 keys plus no Esc key plus no insert home end etc. Keys no shift keys no ctrl no tab no punctuation keys no scroll lock keys. I wanted to use this keyboard for remote controlling a PC using TeamViewer application.

  120. Nick-avatar



    Pros about this keyboard: 1. No pay-to-unlock garbage; 2. Extremely customizable; 3. One of the only keyboards I've ever seen rock a full QWERTY layout with alt, fn keys, arrow keys and ctrl shortcuts; Cons: 1. No sound or vibration feedback, at all. 2. Most of the fn combinations are useless, since they mostly act as empty buttons a macro like functionality would be neat; This is up there as one of the best keyboards out there, topped only by Gboard, by fixing these problems you would be golden

  121. Ron Evans-avatar

    Ron Evans


    Great keyboard, but there are a few features/keys that I don't know what they do (like the 4 squares at 45 degrees next to the Space Bar, and the circle next to the Fn key). Are there any user docs that can be downloaded to explain the use of some of these extra keys? BTW, the ₤ symbol is in the Full 5-row layout, press and hold on the 4\$ key for a list of currency related symbols. A couple of other symbols that would be nice are Ω (on the letter o key?) and Σ (on the letter s key)

  122. The Player-avatar

    The Player


    I love it so far. Probably my favorite keyboard on android. The only thing i hate is the "next" button right next to the space. I always hit it on accident when i am going for the space. I wish there was a way to take it out because its getting really annoying.

  123. Muhammed Abdulmalik-avatar

    Muhammed Abdulmalik


    The game is usually stopping and exiting when I am playing it. What's causing it

  124. Agent 1110-avatar

    Agent 1110


    Happy happy with this. A suggestion -- make bottom row (w/ spacebar) settable as to it's height (or just make it a bit taller), it is too easy to fat-finger a lower-row letter when spacing. ... ONLY... why does the character-set available change from Portrait to LS? (Also, I need full Greek/Scientific/Math.)

  125. Phillip J Fry-avatar

    Phillip J Fry


    I love this keyboard but it's only missing one thing, vibration on key touch, that's all it needs and gets five stars from me also instead of different National languages, how about making predictive add-ons for developer languages Such as, Python Java C family so on and so on since this is a "hacker's" keyboard

  126. tr een-avatar

    tr een


    Recent update screwed up the number typing via key-hold, making it effectively useless for me as i was used to the old way and now have no idea how to get it to register a number. really screws up password entry. please fix

  127. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It's BACK! When it disappeared from the app store I tried Gboard, but it lacks too many of the capabilities I'd grown accustomed to in using Hacker's Keyboard for the last several years. Please don't ever vanish again.

  128. richard kusi-avatar

    richard kusi


    I am using this app for termux. And when i press the Enter key,it rather move to the next line

  129. Martin Evald-avatar

    Martin Evald


    The best keyboard by far is finally back on Play Store, and with an API level 26 update at that -- thank you! Seems to have fixed the issue of long-press popups not displaying outside of the main keyboard area, for me.

  130. DEV D-avatar

    DEV D


    Super keyboard than expected in my phone I use the full 5 row layout for portrait and use Material dark theme which is super.I hide hint labels so the keyboard looks perfect and they show up when I press shift key.Everything is perfect also Iam saying that we need to show the keyboard by touching a point in screen or by shortcut phone keys.We can use it for operating the whole android.I use the keyboard in whatsapp but keyboard automically hiding. we need the keyboard need to show all time.

  131. Jan Lunge-avatar

    Jan Lunge


    this is the only keyboard for terminal emulators and ssh server maintanance, as you can use all the keys of the normal keyboard and arroe keys the dev now added themes will probably make this my full time keyboard also it has the neo2 layout that is often not a part of the layout list. best keyboard for developers by far

  132. Joy Garner-avatar

    Joy Garner


    hesitantly I d/l this, it was Not the keyboard shown n the Preview! Not even close! I wanted a keyboard w Control key; this was not present. Was looking for 'Samsung keyboad' like on my SG Tab2 which I love, unable to find for my Ellipsis 8. will just keep what I have and continue to Gumble! [gumble] I did Notice in the Sure of Use note, it warned that my keystokes would be copied, and my Passwords were @Risk,so I guess it's best I Uninstalled it & ran a deep invasive/security scan.

  133. Angel Vladev-avatar

    Angel Vladev


    The application is good! As soon as absence of other asian languages like Japanese and Chinese is fixed, I give you 5 stars. I extremely need those languages. I'm sure that I'm not the only one. And I'm also sure that people who also need them are NOT looking forward to constantly switching keyboard apps.

  134. Rasheed YUSUF-avatar

    Rasheed YUSUF


    the spell checker started messing up 3 days ago. Example i type 'gppd' but it's not guving me good as an option anymore. very many examples abound. i had to re-install. it worked fine for some time but reverted. tx

  135. Sam Bradley-avatar

    Sam Bradley


    Great keyboard, but would love it if a Cherokee keyboard was added, as I can't find any good Android keyboards for that language.

  136. GreatDevil 321-avatar

    GreatDevil 321


    Just awesome And can't find any malfunctions Runs smoothly It's the best

  137. J Ocasio-avatar

    J Ocasio


    The "Hacker's" part is not entirely true (or is it?). Either way, this keyboard has many options that helped me do incredible things that the normal keyboard couldn't do (maybe I'm not talking about hacking...). Good stuff: 5 shrimps for you 🦐🦐🦐🦐🦐

  138. nori li-avatar

    nori li


    Functioning ctrl-v, custom long press time, and a layout that provides far easier access to symbols than the competition while keeping essentials like the space bar near and rarer keys like arrows and functions in the bottom corners. I love it. The learning curve is worth it. 10/10

  139. Alan Robinson-avatar

    Alan Robinson


    Have used this for a few years now, great you can get a full keyboard, i'm used to it now. Love the arrow keys and best is the key for google assistant, I use it for transcribe speech to text for apps and sms. Love your work!

  140. Tomasz Kowal-avatar

    Tomasz Kowal


    That's the best keyboard out there for Android, for people who actually write something using letters, and not smileys, and use productivity tools. I stand by my word, since Android Eclair. edit: It's time to update this review after several years. It's still the best keyboard out there.

  141. Eric Jones-avatar

    Eric Jones


    The only app which is 100% indispensable on Android. It's literally a computer keyboard, on your phone. And if you use terminals then it's even more useful. It even supports all your favorite shortcuts -- ctrl+c, ctrl+v, etc. Only wish there was a donation option.

  142. Juan Álvarez Lozano-avatar

    Juan Álvarez Lozano


    Extremely useful for writing longer texts. Ctrl+ funcionality available in landscape mode.

  143. Yomarumon Dreams-avatar

    Yomarumon Dreams


    It is used for virtual machine like computers to connect the keyboard from input device. I able to type the document and whatever I want too. I keep it as much as I wish. Hacker's Keyboard uses for an apps like Bochs, LimboPC, and ANDOSBOX.

  144. Tomos Halsey-avatar

    Tomos Halsey


    I'm writing this review with the hacker keyboard and love it so far! It's easy to use and all the characters are present, even the "?" symbol as this review demonstrates.

  145. Mauricio Andretta-avatar

    Mauricio Andretta


    Great keyboard for terminal apps. Full QWERTY, with arrows, home, end, PgUp, PgDn, esc, tab, etc. It has dictionaries available, but completion can't be compared to GBoard or even AOSP keyboard.

  146. Sherri Troppello-avatar

    Sherri Troppello


    I was hoping this was available! it's very easy to use. For the person that's looking for the question mark, you will see the question mark when you click on the key with numbers, look at the bottom on the right side of the keyboard after you click on the key with ?123 and you will see the ? question mark

  147. natib0islim brothadre-avatar

    natib0islim brothadre


    As much as I love this app, I have to give it a low rating. Why? Because something has happened to the word suggestions at the top of the keyboard. There not showing up and hasn't been for weeks now. Please fix this...(S8+)

  148. OffGalaxies-avatar



    I know this is an amazing one but it doesnt work. When i tap a key it just says its not responding. Please fix this. Most games are designed for pc so i need a pc keyboard and this is the only one. If you see this please fix it. Bye

  149. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I love it but it conflicts with my Amazon Workspace. It causes AWS to shut down. I already wrote to the developer. Hopefully this can be fixed soon.

  150. It's Me-avatar

    It's Me


    Clean look, Lightweight with option to install language dictionnary for word prediction. My complaint is how small the "Delete" and "Spacebar" keys are. Is it possible to dedicate a whole line for space and a decent amount of room for delete?