AssistiveWare on Wednesday published an upgrade to
KeyStrokes, the company’s onscreen keyboard for typing with a mouse or other input device in almost any Mac OS X application. The software can also auto-complete words as well as try to predict the next word in a sentence — efficiency of the latter has increased to 40 percent with this update to version 3.5. The new software also adds word prediction ability for those using hardware keyboards, and AssistiveWare noted that its forthcoming SwitchXS 1.7, which enables disabled users to access Mac OS X features with switches, will gain that feature too.
KeyStrokes 3.5 is free for registered users. The full software is US$299, with $249 cross-grades available for users of competing products. A 14-day trial version is available. Mac OS X v10.2 is required, although v10.3 is recommended. SwitchXS 1.6 is the current version of that product; AssistiveWare did not provide a date for the release of the 1.7 upgrade.