iPad Do you mostly thumb or finger type on your ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Misskitty, Dec 19, 2013.

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  1. Ipad 1/2/3/4 owner and i mainly finger type

    16 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. Ipad 1/2/3/4 owner and i mainly thumb type with one piece board

    6 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. Ipad 1/2/3/4 owner and i mainly thumb type with split board

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  4. Ipad air owner and i mainly finger type

    21 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. Ipad air owner and i mainly thumb type with one piece board

    13 vote(s)
    15.5%
  6. Ipad air owner and i mainly thumb type with split board

    4 vote(s)
    4.8%
  7. Mini owner and i mainly finger type

    9 vote(s)
    10.7%
  8. Mini owner and i mainly thumb type with split board

    7 vote(s)
    8.3%
  9. Mini owner and i mainly thumb type with one piece board

    7 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Misskitty, Dec 19, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013

    Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    Just curious. I think full size ipads are better meant for finger and propped on a lap or desk. And the mini, thumb for handheld experience.

    If you own both, then go by the one you use the most.

    Tell me how you mainly type.
     
  2. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing you don't have anything better to do. R u shooting for 40 threads created in 30 days????
     
  3. JGWolven macrumors regular

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    Is this a post about how the world is in a frenzy over thumb input devices rather than crazy coocoo full sized tablets that require both hands and proper homerow finger placement?
     
  4. v0lume4 macrumors 68000

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    I see what you did there. :p
     
  5. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Jeez, that's 14 words to say what can be expressed with just one: LAPLETS. :D
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    She is clearly making this thread so that she can tell all of us that do anything different than her that we are wrong. :)
     
  7. patseguin macrumors 68000

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    I always just hold my Air with one hand and type with the other. It's not like the older revisions that were so heavy that I had to prop them in a keyboard cover and rest in on my lap or belly.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I do one-handed thumb typing on my Mini while holding it with the other hand.
     
  9. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Two hand typing all the time for me on my Air. Love it. Never got into thumb typing. It's annoying.
     
  10. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

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    I could never get used to two hand typing on an iPad. the full size keyboard is still too cramped and the angle of the iPad itself is odd.

    The most comfortable typing experience for me is the iPad mini with split keyboard and typing with thumbs.
     
  11. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    I've actually used the split keyboard since the iPad 2 through iPad 3, Mini, Air and now rMini. I type fairly long business email messages on a daily basis, and of course forum posts.
     
  12. Misskitty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will admit that feels great. Have you tried split on the air with thumbs?
     
  13. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    On the 4 I use split keyboard with thumbs. On the mini it's full keyboard with thumbs. I do have really large hands though, men's XL gloves tend to be a tight fit (to give you a clue).
     
  14. patseguin macrumors 68000

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    No thumb typing for me either though. I can't see 2 handed typing though. I hold my Air in my left hand and type with the right. To type with 2 hands, I'd have to put it on my lap or some surface. I've gotten pretty used to 1 hand typing.
     
  15. Misskitty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It takes more skill to thumb type IMO. I dont get why so many want to finger type on airs as you have to prop it on something all the time. What are they gonna do when theyre out somewhere? Look for somewhere to rest it to type?

    I dont know about you but i much prefer the keyboard size on the mini when one piece, mainly caise the keys arent stupidly huge. Smaller keys, less finger travel, results in faster typing for me. Like seriously, is it really nessecary to have the keyboard that huge on the air?

    Like szu on here said,the mini is a true tablet and the air is a laplet.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If you are sitting down, it is possible to rest the full size iPad on your lap and finger type. I don't do it myself (I thumb type) but I know people who do.

    Well, I, for one, find the mini's keyboard too small. The keys are too close together, making me hit the wrong ones all the time. It just shows that people are different, and what works for you doesn't necessarily work for me, and vice versa.
     
  17. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    How'd you know? :D
     
  18. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Like I said, my hands are huge. That being said, the mini is harder to type on because my fingers are huge as well and I tend to hit 2 keys at the same time which messes me up. The iPad keyboard size is perfect for me. I split it from time to time but can work either way. In landscape mode, I finger type with all 4 fingers of each hand (much like the regular computer keyboard) and have never had an issue.
     
  19. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but isn't the positioning of your iPad awkward as a result?
     
  20. patseguin macrumors 68000

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    How do you get a split keyboard? I though only Android did that.
     
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  22. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Seems to be a pattern. Next week she'll make the same thread with the opposite opinion. :)
     
  23. patseguin macrumors 68000

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    Holy cow I never knew it did that! I can get used too thumb typing
     
  24. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Welcome to Apple's amazing feature discoverability! There are tons of hidden features you'll never learn unless you stumble upon someone mentioning them.
     
  25. big samm macrumors 65816

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    Thumb on the iohone and ipad mini, and fingers on the full size ipad
     

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