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Are you the type that do a lot of writing stuffs from your Android phone and you realize one of the major challenges you face is your inability to do a Ctrl+z (undo) or Ctrl+y (redo) like it exists on Microsoft platforms?

Android is a brilliant mobile operating system, but it’s not without its flaws. Even 8 years after its launch, it doesn’t have one basic element: the ability to undo and redo text. A neat little app is here to fix that. That’s Inputting+.

Can you imagine not using Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y? Those are some of the ultimate keyboard shortcuts for Windows. But Android has had no built-in way to retrieve text you accidentally deleted, or go back to the original version of text that you rewrote.

Inputting+ is a free app looking to fill that void, with a paid version for extra features.

How Secure Is Inputting+?

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Once you download and install the app from the Google Play Store, you will first need to grant it permission in Android’s Accessibility settings. Naturally, you are probably worried that it will take your data and send it to a remote server. Don’t worry, Inputting+ does not have access to the web, it is a local app.

How Inputting+ Works

Once Inputting is running, you’ll see it as a little blue floating icon near your keyboard. The app tracks everything you type and everything you edit. Everything happens in the background and you don’t need to worry about it till you actually need to undo/redo what you wrote. In that case, tap the floating icon and Inputting+ shows up as a pop-up window.

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Undo and Redo: Tap the Undo or Redo arrows to find the text you had recently typed. It saves any major change to the text you were typing, so you might need multiple taps to get it right, but hey, it’s better than retyping a long email, right? Also, it works across apps, so something you wrote and erased in a Gmail message could then be used in a text message.

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