It might sound like a playground insult but this is the device for all fat-fingered Android users.
Thick Buttons Review
by on April 15, 2010
If there’s one thing the majority of Android phones don’t have compared to the iPhone it’s a big enough screen to text away without making clumsy mistakes with your even clumsier fingers.
Thick Buttons is on-hand to help the fat-fingered to text on an Android device. Don’t be put off by the rather complicated installation process (it involves going into the Settings menu and everything) as once Thick Buttons is activated, you’ll wonder what you did without it.
At first using Thick Buttons is a little disconcerting. You start typing and the size of the letters on the keyboard change, predicting what you are about to type. So, letters commonly used after other letters will get bigger so your oversized thumbs hit the right key.
And the great thing is that the prediction element of the app really does work. We guarentee you’ll notice after a while.
We did find there were a number of niggles using it with other apps. For instance, using it with Handcent – which in itself is a text overlay for your messages – the phone did start to seize up.
On the whole, though, Thick Buttons is a blessing for those who aren’t that well endowed in the screen department.
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