KeyStrokes Updated With Expanded Word Prediction

Niemeijer Consult has released an update for KeyStrokes, bringing it to version 3.1. KeyStrokes is an on-screen keyboard utility designed for persons with disabilities who cannot type on a standard keyboard. The update features expanded word prediction language support and improved Panther compatibility. According to Niemeijer Consult:

Niemeijer Consult today announced the release of version 3.1 of KeyStrokes(R), its popular on-screen keyboard with advanced PolyPredix(TM) multilingual word prediction for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

KeyStrokes 3.1 offers many unique, time and effort saving features allowing significantly easier and faster typing for people unable to use a hardware keyboard. It can be used with a mouse, trackball, head pointer, touch screen, or other mouse emulator to type characters into any standard Macintosh application.

The main new features in version 3.1 are:

  • Support for word prediction in languages with a non-Roman alphabet including Cyrillic and Eastern European languages
  • Adds Dutch and Italian pre-built word prediction dictionaries (US and UK English, French and German were already available)
  • Powerful AppleScript support to allow other developers and AT specialists to build integrated solutions
  • Automatic backup and restore of user dictionaries
  • Adds a numeric pad keyboard model
  • Improved Panther support

You can find more information about the latest KeyStrokes update at the Niemeijer Consult Web site. KeyStrokes 3.1 is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$250.00.

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