InPage Launches Urdu, Pashto, Saraiki & Sindhi Keyboard for Android & iOS

InPage has just released its first stable version of a Smartphone keyboard app for all Pakistanis.

Formerly known for its unmatched Urdu (and other Right to Left Languages) input and editing tools, this is the company’s first foray into apps. It is common knowledge that the desktop variant is used commercially throughout the world and is the best tool for Urdu, Arabic, Persian, and several local languages in Pakistan.

Let’s take a look at what the app offers and how to get it up and running.

First of all, the app is available for download for Android and iOS users and developers have put in a lot of effort to make the keyboard bug free despite being the first stable version.

The Inpage Keyboard

While there are several keyboards which allows users to type in Urdu, i.e. Go Keyboard, SwiftKey, TouchPal and some of them even let users type in Sindhi and Pashto, Inpage has come up with its own unique feature set which could let it match others.

InPage Keyboard comes with 10 different keyboard layouts, 4 for Urdu, 4 for Pakistani provincial languages and 2 for Arabic and Persian. Each layout is specially designed for each of the languages while Urdu’s different keyboards can work as training wheels if you are just starting Urdu typing. Take a look at the layouts below:

Urdu Aftab

Inpage Urdu Aftab

Urdu Monotype

Inpage Monotype

Urdu Muqtadra

Urdu Phonetic

Inpage Urdu Phonetic

InPage Balochi

inpage-urdu-balochi

InPage Pashto

inpage-urdu-pashto

InPage Saraiki

inpage-urdu-saraiki

InPage Sindhiinpage-urdu-sindhi

InPage Arabic

inpage-urdu-arabic

InPage Persianinpage-urdu-farsi-persian

Unfortunately, InPage Keyboard doesn’t support word prediction yet and despite offering so many input options, it is the only let down. On the other hand, the app is snappy and light since there isn’t much going on in the background.

InPage Keyboard doesn’t support all local languages yet, but if their desktop software is any indication, future updates will not only bring support for more local languages, allowing Pakistanis to type in their local languages, but also let them create documents in right-to-left languages.

How to Download and Set Up InPage Keyboard App

You can download and install the Inpage keyboard app from the following links:

For Android: Play Store

For Apple iOS: iTunes Appstore

To set up the app after installation, you’ll need to go to Language & Input section in Settings and tap the InPage Keyboard to open its options and enable extra keyboards (Settings> Language & input > InPage Keyboard > Select Input Language).

Once there, uncheck “Use System Language” and enable any of the keyboards you want. This will enable the keyboards in the keyboard quick selection menu which appears while typing as a fourth button on phones with on-screen buttons and a notification in phones with capacitive buttons. Using these, people can switch amongst the different keyboards on the fly.

Image via Abdul Majid Parveen

He is the Editor-in-Chief at ProPakistani. Reach out at aadil.s[at]propakistani.pk


  • I thought inpage is brought by some Pakistani company buts its an Indian company

    Concept Software Private Limited
    12th Floor, JMD Regent Square
    M.G. Road, Gurgaon, Haryana
    India – 122001

  • after utf-8 support why Urdu …..why we need inpage anymore……………after install urdu keyboard you can easily write urdu in Ms office in my view it is better solution because we daily use Ms office..

  • What siraeki? I always thought it’s a direct language xD how come they invented letters for it? There aren’t any.

  • ProPakistani informed to huge number of users regarding their new keyboard app but strange they have complained to google allegedly infringes upon the copyrights .
    lumendatabase . org/notices/14643382

    :P


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