There are several items more frustrating than typing in information again and again – only to get a message saying, “ACCESS DENIED!”

It happens when we need to type in a WIFI password, register for a new account, or try to buy something from a store online. Human minds do not build for manually inserting remote codes, and all too often, typing mistakes mean that the moment you think you’ve finished, you are back to square one!

But a new mobile innovation is set to make these tasks far easier – specially designed Keyboard apps that replace tying all together.

1. How Keyboard apps work

Keyboard apps save the user time by letting them replace typing with another form of data capture. New keyboard apps used voice dictation or AI to predict the text you want to write. But both methods are prone to failure and can lead to more mistakes and time lost than typing!

However, a new Keyboard app launched by Anyline uses your phone camera to scan and read the text you want, with even higher speed and accuracy. It looks just like a standard keyboard that you use on any application on your Smartphone. The distinction is that you can click a ‘scan’ button to capture data instead of typing.

Using the app, you can scan things like your WIFI password, passport, US driver’s license, and bank number (IBAN), as well as many other codes, barcodes, and QR codes.

2. When are daily tasks more comfortable with a Keyboard Scanner?

With five different scanning functions, the Anyline Keyboard app can make many time-consuming tasks quick and easy.

Streaming TV: People are spending more time indoors, and especially watching their favorite series through streaming services like Amazon Prime, ESPN, and Youtube. The Keyboard makes it easy to view on multiple devices; merely scanning the pairing code on your TV screen can instantly connect your device and stream shows in moments.

Getting online instantly: If you are in a familiar visiting a friend’s home, it’s easy to get the WIFI credentials wrong again and again. With a Keyboard application that incorporates an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Scanner, you can scan the credentials and enter it instantly!

Holiday bookings and check-in:
Using a Keyboard Scanner application additionally makes it possible to book flights and hotel rooms in a fraction of the time. By simply scanning your passport information or driver’s license, you can complete your booking faster and without mistakes.

When you need to check-in, it’s easy and fast to scan your data to fill in the necessary information without typing a single word.

3. What should you look for in a Keyboard application?

A keyboard scanner application should give you max adaptability: joining OCR scanner technology with barcode scanner specifications. For example, if you are using a banking app, you might need a QR code scanner as well as an IBAN reader.

When booking services such as a flight or hotel reservation, you will want features such as Passport and ID readers. The key here is flexibility – a “one-stop-shop” application that gives you the most options for keyboard scanning.

Speaking about identification documents, If you want to collect the information from an ID,
The Keyboard needs to be capable of reading the MRZ (machine readable zone) at the bottom of your passport, or PDF417 (the funny looking barcode) on the back of your driver’s license (the US only).

It’s best to check beforehand that the Keyboard has these functionalities before downloading to get the most out of this type of application.

4. What about data privacy and security?

The topic that has risen in popularity over the past years as we have learned more about the data we have out in the open. From personal information to credit card and banking details, we are always second-guessing the data we share with others – now more than ever.

So, what about these Keyboard Scanning apps; what happens to the information we are taking pictures of, and who has access to it?

While we strongly encourage users to look into each keyboard scanning app’s privacy policies, the main thing to look for is details on how the captured data is processed. When it comes to the Anyline Keyboard app, the captured data is wholly processed on the device thanks to smart coding built directly into the application.

This indicates that when you choose an item to scan, say a Passport, the text is automatically processed on your phone. The data is digitalized without the need for any internet or mobile data connection.

Why is this important? Simply put, your data stays completely secure. With the Anyline Keyboard app, your phone does all the magic, and you will never need to worry about data privacy again.

5. How much do they cost?

When you go into the application store and search for Keyboard Apps, you will see a wide variety of options. Some keyboard apps are ‘freemium,’ while others are available at a fixed cost. Some applications feature a few scanning capabilities while others solely focus on one thing: a barcode or QR scanner.

However, the Anyline Keyboard app is entirely free for anyone to download and includes a full and impressive variety of scanning features. From various ID documents to banking IBAN numbers, Voucher codes, and the most useful, a Universal Serial Number reader, which is life-changing for those random and long numbers – like car VIN numbers or WIFI passwords.