alternate keyboard input

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tim Mathews, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Tim Mathews

    Tim Mathews Guest

    I've used an Android phone for a while and love a program called "Slide
    it" which allows one to tap and hold one key and slide the finger across
    the keyboard stopping briefly at each key to spell out the word one
    wants to enter. It works great and replaces the standard keyboard--if
    you set it up that way--so that whatever you're doing, you can use that
    keyboard input.

    With my iPhone, I've gone to the app store and tried a couple with
    variations of the name Swipe but neither worked worth a darn and neither
    seemed to have any sort of input setup so I wasn't able to modify or
    adjust either to make them work.

    Has anyone reading this found anything like what I've described and can
    you steer me in the right direction?

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
    Tim Mathews, Mar 6, 2012
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  2. Tim Mathews

    Guest Guest

    sounds like a swype clone.
    on an iphone, the best any of those apps can do is within the app
    itself. the systemwide keyboard can't be replaced.
     
    Guest, Mar 6, 2012
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    Wes Groleau Guest

    On an iPhone or anything of a similar size, the keyboard sucks no matter
    what you do with it. On iPad, I wouldn't like slide it because
    I prefer typing with all of my finger.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    “In the field of language teaching, Method A is the logical
    contradiction of Method B: if the assumptions from which
    A claims to be derived are correct, then B cannot work,
    and vice versa. Yet one colleague is getting excellent
    results with A and another is getting comparable results
    with B. How is this possible?â€
    — Earl W. Stevick
     
    Wes Groleau, Mar 7, 2012
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  4. Not an on-screen option, but ThinkGeek.com (and probably others) sells a
    case with a flip out keyboard and for large amounts of typing there are
    various companies selling Bluetooth keybaords, with or without an iPhone /
    iPod Touch / iPad dock.

    Helpful Harry :eek:)
     
    Helpful Harry, Mar 7, 2012
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  5. Tim Mathews

    Guest Guest

    you're right. i would be surprised. i tried swype and it's awful. i
    guess you could get used to it on a phone since the distances are short
    but swyping on a tablet? that's some serious rubbing.
     
    Guest, Mar 7, 2012
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  6. Tim Mathews

    Tim Mathews Guest

    Thanks for the tip. Seems like there is no such animal for what I want
    but, maybe, your suggestion will be even better. ;-)
     
    Tim Mathews, Mar 7, 2012
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    ZZH770 Guest

    Get the freedom pro keyboard. Gives a full size keyboard that works
    with the Iphone 4s.
     
    ZZH770, Mar 7, 2012
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  8. Tim Mathews

    Wes Groleau Guest

    And can't possibly be faster or more accurate than using all fingers the
    way I've been doing since the early 1970s. (Almost the same way--the
    keyboard is just a tad different.)
     
    Wes Groleau, Mar 8, 2012
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  9. Tim Mathews

    Wes Groleau Guest

    iPhone is not a tablet. If the above doesn't make it clear that I was
    referring to a tablet, how about the earlier post:

    me> On an iPhone or anything of a similar size, the keyboard sucks
    me> no matter what you do with it. On iPad, I wouldn't like slide-it
    me> because I prefer typing with all of my fingers.
    he> You'd be surprised how well slide keyboards work on smaller screens
    he> once you get used to them.

    By the way, here's someone else's claim to have a faster input method.
    I tried it on Palm 3 but found it no faster than the "graffiti" recognizer.

    http://www.fitaly.com/fitaly/fitaly.htm
     
    Wes Groleau, Mar 9, 2012
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