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Old Jan 5, 2013, 11:52 AM   #26
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What if you could get a laptop with a keyboard like this that could use Swype? Would you use it? Would you use it over a normal keyboard?
My inclination is to say no. The iPad keyboard dimensions are nowhere near as big as a regular sized keyboard. On such a large keyboard, I'd likely type regularly unless I only had one hand free.

It's this simple: If Apple allowed both options, typing and swiping, it'd make both worlds happy. I'm not saying swipe should eliminate typing altogether.

I often use my iPad on the bed or on the couch with one hand because the iPad is leaning or propped against something. And it's almost always used in portrait mode (I sort of hate landscape mode and usually turn off the screen rotation). It'd be natural to swipe instead of use both hands to peck. Other times, when I'm using my iPad with both hands, I can peck then if it's too laboring to swipe, which, in my opinion, it isn't. It's so much more natural and faster.

This is all without even mentioning the basic improvements the iOS keyboard needs first and foremost (the failures of auto-correction, the lack of control over dictionary, no suggestion bar, etc.)

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Would be nice for my iPad Mini.
The update has actually made Flowing a serious method of typing. Whereas before, it was just an added feature, an almost 'backup' way to type. Now, I'm finding I'm Flowing more than I am pecking, especially when I'm using it one handed.

It's a thing of beauty.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 08:57 AM   #27
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My inclination is to say no. The iPad keyboard dimensions are nowhere near as big as a regular sized keyboard. On such a large keyboard, I'd likely type regularly unless I only had one hand free.
What about on a 11" MacBook Air? Its keyboard isn't much bigger than an iPad's keyboard.
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It's this simple: If Apple allowed both options, typing and swiping, it'd make both worlds happy. I'm not saying swipe should eliminate typing altogether.
That's fair enough. I really don't understand the appeal though, Swype feels really uncomfortable and strange. You have to preplan your route, and if you have a large device, travel quite a distance between certain keys that can be done far faster with normal typing. I gave it a shot and it never began to feel more comfortable after a few days, plus I wasn't prepared to invest any sort of significant time into learning and adapting to a form of typing that, at the moment, can't be used anywhere else (bar other Android devices and a small selection of Windows 7 slates).
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Old May 22, 2013, 05:23 PM   #28
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You can just open this link on your phone to download and install the app.

http://bit.ly/skflowbeta

Tablet version: http://bit.ly/skflowbetatab
I will not download on the mini ipad. Suggestions?
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Old May 22, 2013, 05:31 PM   #29
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I will not download on the mini ipad. Suggestions?
This will only work on Android OS devices.

I'm sure if you are able to jailbreak the iPad mini there are swipe keyboards available in Cydia, but you cannot change the keyboard on stock iOS ... another feature
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I will not download on the mini ipad. Suggestions?
Like Alfuh said, this isn't meant for iOS devices.
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