After four double espressos, my thumbs shudder uncontrollably over the Android’s virtual keyboard like a woodpecker against a giant oak. My messages get so jumbled the people receiving them think I’m texting in from a car wreck. That’s why I’m always searching for alternative input methods. If you too suffer the java jitters, read on for some useful input tools. These apps are as fresh as this morning’s Macchiato.

Forget all the menus and tapping to navigate around your phone. With CircleLauncher, group your friends and apps into circles – maybe one is personal and one is business. Then, just use one tap from a circle to launch an app, or a web page, or your contacts. Depending on how you create your circles you could end up saving hundreds of taps over a long period of time.

This app first launched a couple of weeks back. But this 1.2 version, with some bug fixes, was just released. CircleLauncher is ready to roll.