Microsoft Garage has become a well-oiled, app-producing machine and one of their latest inventions is a useful app called Hub Keyboard. You can now use Microsoft’s Hub Keyboard on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and benefit from full integration with Office 365.
Not to say the popular Microsoft apps are not quality products but Garage projects seem to deliver some innovative features aiming to revolutionize the app market in more ways than one.
The Hub Keyboard app is an excellent third-party keyboard for iOS, and we’re going to analyze how it works below.
Use Microsoft’s Hub Keyboard on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
You can install the Hub Keyboard app on your iOS device by visiting the link below (by the way, it’s also available on Android).
Download Hub Keyboard (iTunes)
After the keyboard finishes installing, you need to enable it. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use it. To do this, navigate to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards, tap on the Add New Keyboard option and select Hub Keyboard in the third-party keyboard section.
To continue, return to the Keyboards screen and tap on the Hub Keyboard entry, and toggle on the Allow Full Access option then tap on Allow when prompted to apply the new setting.
Hub is a simple keyboard, unless you have an Office 365 account since it integrates flawlessly with the services included in the subscription. To benefit from the related features sign in with your Office 365 account which you can do by selecting the Login option from Hub’s main window.
Once you’re signed in, you can easily attach Microsoft Word, Excel (and other Office documents) as well as contact info directly from Hub Keyboard.
You can press the globe icon on the current keyboard to switch to Hub Keyboard whenever you need it. The app has nothing special to offer regarding typing options but if you tap on the grid icon, you’ll be able to quickly attach links to Office documents and share contact info that’s stored in your Office 365 account.
As you can see, it’s pretty easy to use Microsoft’s Hub Keyboard on your iPhone. Since Microsoft acquired the popular SwiftKey app not long ago, perhaps the new Hub Keyboard will borrow some of its outstanding features and become a more versatile app.