Bluestack App player is an easy to use app player for running Google Android Apps in Windows. I use BlueStack mainly to play Gameloft Asphalt 8 Racing game app on a computer with a keyboard by mapping the touchscreen controls to physical keys on my USB keyboard. I use an keyboard on-screen button mapping App called Game Keyboard which is available on Google Play Store.

Sometimes, it is more fun, and easier to use Android Apps on a big screen found on laptops, and desktops with a keyboard and mouse running Windows. I also experience fewer lag slowdown problems using Android Apps in Bluestacks even on my older computer running Windows 8.1 with a 1.86 GHz CPU, 3GB of RAM, 320GB storage, and Nvidia GT620 1GB video card.  Bluestacks requires at least 2GB or more RAM to run smoothly, and a faster video card and CPU to run 3D games.

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flit Keyboard

Flit Keyboard is one of the smallest file sized Google Android keyboard apps on Google Play. It is just 117 K in size which is smaller than a lot of picture files on websites. It is also very fast, and lightweight since it uses under 10MB of RAM when I check Google Android App’s Running Apps section. I seen it use as less as 5MB of RAM sometimes. Flit Keyboard also shows up very quickly when I tap on a text box like the address bar on web browsers, or text box on online login forms on websites. The low RAM usage of Flit Keyboard would let your other Apps have more free RAM and CPU resources which would improve your smartphone and tablets performance, and have better battery life because Flit Keyboard uses less RAM, and CPU resources. This keyboard is one of the best keyboards for older smartphones, and tablets with less RAM, and a slower CPU because this keyboard system resource usage is very low compared to other keyboard apps which may use 30MB or more RAM.

I also find Flit Keyboard one of the easiest to use onscreen sliding keyboards since I just need to slide my finger short distances to type out a  letter, number, or symbol.  The accuracy of the typing is pretty good. I’m able to type multiple words with few errors by sliding my fingers on the keyboard. The lines and arrows on the keyboard are useful for learning how to use it, and where to slide my fingers to quickly type out a letter or number. The Keyboard also never crashes when I used it, and I don’t experience any freezing problems when using the keyboard.

The maker of Flit Keyboard says this keyboard is good for smaller touchscreens like on cheaper 3-4 inch smartphones, and smartwatches.

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Null Keyboard

Null Keyboard is a keyboard app which is a blank keyboard which does nothing, and its main purpose for me is to hide the touchscreen keyboard. This keyboard app is useful if you use a real wired, or wireless Bluetooth keyboard to type on Android tablets, and smartphone, and don’t use the touchscreen keyboard. This keyboard app is good for cheap tablets which comes bundled with a keyboard case for $80-100, but may not come with the software and apps which hide the onscreen keyboard when you plug in a keyboard case into the tablet, and using this app instead of the regular keyboard app may make your cheaper tablet, and smartphone with less RAM, and a slower CPU run slightly faster than having the regular keyboard app running in the background. Null stops Google Keyboard and other Keyboard apps from popping up when you use a physical keyboard to type on your device. Using Null Keyboard could make your device run slightly faster, and use less battery life because of the low RAM of this keyboard app compared to other keyboard apps which can use 30MBs of RAM, or more. [click to continue…]

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