Idea about integrating touch typing and standard typing into one
Just wondering if some of you still think this is a bad idea. Just wondering...
Hi! I can see where you're coming from, wanting to combine the two typing modes in IOS so that you don't have to use the rotor to change from standard typing to touch typing and vice versa. However, speaking for myself, such a way of typing, swiping to each letter or number or symbol then double-tapping it, sounds even slower than standard typing mode. I have personally used touch typing mode for nearly three years, since I got my first iPhone: I tried standard typing, but double-tapping each letter or number frustrated me so much that I changed to touch typing mode within several minutes. That's just me, though, and we're not all the same, so maybe others out there will agree with your suggestion more than I do.
As said, just wondering about people's opinions
I disagree as well. Combining these two would make getting started very hard for novice users. I have used thouch typing since my first VoiceOver enabled device in 2010 and feel no need for the standard typing combination. My suggestion is also to take time and learn the keyboard, thus increasing as well the speed of typing. I can almost type now with out any feedback from VoiceOver. Also I know where the punctuation marks are, so dragging the finger around and exploring the screen to find some rarely used ones doesn't really take so much time.
Finally the emoji - I don't use this much, I prefer words, since they are imo way more sincere and better than some weird images and blablabla, as said before by many others, its a personal choice, but for emoji, you could do the following, wich doesn't take so much time:
1. switch to emoji keyboard.
2. tap the send/activate/whatever button which makes the keyboard go away.
3. Flick to the emoji you want.
4. triple tap.
5. Press delete once.
Honestly, if you prefer flicking, this takes lot of less time than switching to standard typing mode via rotor.
Hope this helps.
I use nothign but standard typing, ic an type at almost 3-4 or maybe even 5 wpm. I'm quite slower at standard now. And as for the imogy I use it to tell stores to my family and friends. lol!
I think its pretty cool that we all have a choice of how we would like to use our IIOS devices.
I also do not agree that the proposal would add all that much to utility or efficiency. Moreover, even though I like Fleksy and use it most of the time, I think it would be a serious error to add it to the typing modes available via the iOS. Why? Because an app can and usually is updated *far* more often than is the iOS. Hence, if there's an error, keeping Fleksy as an app rather than having it integrated into the iOS allows squashing of bugs far more rapidly than we'd otherwise see. I don't know about you guys and gals but I would like to keep my keyboard more-or-less immune from iOS bug creep.
So disagree, agree, whatever you like. This is a feature now in all touch typing elements. When touch typing in the messages, mail, and safari, a user can touch type, double tap to select a character or symbol or emogy, and hold and tap with second finger.
Actually ther's direct touch now. which is like fleksy in a way. I don't knwo as I can't right now dl the gm but give it a try.