ZoomBoard

ZoomBoard 2.04

Make typing on the Pocket PC easier

I don't know about you but I find typing on my Pocket PC a real chore. I don't have particularly fat fingers and yet I still have trouble hitting the right keys on the keys. Even when I'm using the stylus I find it difficult to type more than about 10 words a minute. View full description

PROS

  • Three different zoom modes
  • Supports a wide range of keyboard layouts
  • Two elegant keyboard skins

CONS

  • No Help system

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I don't know about you but I find typing on my Pocket PC a real chore. I don't have particularly fat fingers and yet I still have trouble hitting the right keys on the keys. Even when I'm using the stylus I find it difficult to type more than about 10 words a minute.

Step forward ZoomBoard, an application designed to make entering text on the Windows Mobile touchscreen a pleasure rather than a hassle. The software provides you with a choice of two new keyboard skins designed to facilitate quicker, more accurate typing.

It does this by offering three different types of keyboard zooms that enlarge the part of the keyboard that you're moving over. The zooms on offer are: Full, which simply zooms the whole part of the keyboard as you move over it; Glass, which pops up a semi-transparent window in the center of the screen displaying a close-up of the area of the keyboard you're over; and Float, which is like Glass only it floats just over the keyboard area. Of the three, I found Full the easiest to use because it doesn't intrude on other areas of the screen you may wish to see, and it make it easier to hit the keys immediately around the one you're currently hovering over.

There are plenty of settings and options you can tinker with in ZoomBoard including support for 'Smart Zooming', along with support for a huge range of different keyboard layouts, which can be selected using a scrollable menu interface (annoyingly though you have to scroll right to the bottom to exit this menu).

If you regularly have difficulty typing on your Pocket PC, ZoomBoard provides a genuinely more intuitive way of entering text.

ZoomBoard

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ZoomBoard 2.04