Touch browser - tedious ?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ps56k, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. ps56k macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2005
    finally got to play with a Touch at a local Apple store today.
    They had an Internet AP so the WiFi worked,
    and we could surf to the outside world...
    Checked all my usually sites.

    I'm wondering if using the browser
    and having to go thru the various finger "exercises"
    will get tedious after awhile ??

    I mean - after going to Yahoo & Financials...

    1 - zoom to make the page readable
    2 - pick an area or headline
    3 - go to that page
    4 - zoom to make it readable

    well - you get the idea...
  2. LouTreize macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    #2 can always double tap the section on the page you want to zoom in to. Once you're done, double tap again and you're back to normal. Either way, you won't realize whats going on, once you start getting used to do the movements on the screen.
  3. JWest macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    It's a little more tedious than a standard browser, but it's still a joy to use, and it's the best mobile browser out there in my opinion.
  4. Nexxus macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    To be honest I felt the same way after trying Safari for the first time. Once I truly got the hang of it, it all became second nature and not tedious at all. What I still have to work on the is flicking. I still hit links and bring up new pages all by accident, but I'm working on it. :)
  5. DataThief macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Somewere in Washington State
    Oh yea I also have that problem, while trying to read this post on my iTouch I have (by accident) visted 3 other posts and just about every ad on the site - lol
  6. Mercury7 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2007
    I still look for mobile versions of is difficult sometimes to navigate around the end, if I have a computer available I will surf there....but I find that I am using the touch all the time in the kitchen...out in the garage etc....I don't dread it at all and am even getting use to typing.
  7. Xcolored macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2007
    It is tedious at the beginning (first week or so), but right now I'm flying. I type very fast on my iPod touch as well, faster than I've typed on any other mobile device.

  8. nimicus macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2007
    Planet Earth, Milky Way
    I would have to agree with you, it is fairly tedious to browse around wth the touch. I have had the thing for a couple days now and while I do love be damn thing, I don't think it will ever completely replace my computer. Too much pinching and doube tapping etc. It is a joy to use though and by far the best mobile browser out there hands down.
  9. Nexxus macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    This is how I like to type and get the best mileage out of typing.
    Hold the touch with your middle, ring and pinky fingers then
    type with your two index fingers. I can fly through posts with
    the greatest of ease. As matter of fact I'm on my touch right now.

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