Typing On iPad--is this possible?

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  1. bkitchen0406 macrumors member

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  3. bkitchen0406 thread starter macrumors member

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    Does typing on the iPad hurt your hands more?
     
  4. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

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    That typing speed doesn't seem particularly unusual, maybe faster than normal but I'd guess that I get close when I'm on a roll. The iPad keyboard has full size keys which helps a lot when you're trying to type fast. I haven't noticed my hands hurting from typing on my iPad but I've never used it to write pages and pages of text.
     
  5. motoleo macrumors 6502a

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    It's very easy to type fast on the iPad. Anything can hurt your hands if you use it long enough. But it's an iPad.
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Depends on the person. There's no hard and fast rule. Some people pick up typing on the iPad easily. Some do not.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I caught on quick on my iPad 1. Pretty easy to type fast on, just not something I could write a book on.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it all depends on the angle. if you have a case/stand that sets it up right its pretty easy to type for a while with no problems.

    personally i still think if you're going to be doing a lot of typing on your iPad its probably worthwhile to invest in a BT wireless keyboard.
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I can type that fast on my iPad. Perhaps not for 10 minutes solid, but bursts like that I have no problem achieving.
     
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    Ya. Typing on the iPad2 screen IS possible, but not comfortable for someone used to using a keyboard all day long. I got the Logitech Zagg keyboard and LOVE it! Bluetooth connection, works as an aluminum screen cover for transport. Excellent. Also makes for extremely fast typing speeds.
     
  11. wilfried macrumors member

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    I was quite surprised at how easy it is to touch type on an iPad keyboard. I'm not quite as fast or as accurate as on on a physical keyboard, but pretty close. I can even do it without looking at my fingers (and auto-correct catches a lot of the errors). It's certainly faster than any thumb typing I can do. I wouldn't want to do it all day long, but it works well enough for any typing I might want to while on the run. I've used it with a Bluetooth keyboard, which is nice, but I've never felt the need to carry it with me. I might consider bringing the physical keyboard if I was traveling and the iPad was my only computer (and for my purposes, an iPad would be quite enough).
     
  12. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is so responsive on the iPad I find typing extremely easy, I can type as quick as that guy and make less mistakes lol
     
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    I have no issue at all typing. It takes a bit of getting used to, even finger typing like I do, but the board is responsive enough, and you occasionally get the odd typo is you hit another key, but no more than a normal keyboard, to be honest.


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  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's nothing. My guess is you've never learned how to touchtype fast in school.
     
  15. HERO XXL macrumors regular

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    ---especially in landscape. In portrait, the keys are ENTIRELY too small.
    ...imagine SWYPE though!!!! I've contemplated JB'ing just to have the opportunity!!
     
  16. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    And me. Not very impressed, to be honest, especially with the number of mistakes he made...

    Tiptopp
     
  17. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks pretty average to me. I do almost all my iPad typing one-handed and I'm about at fast (if I know what I want to say). Maybe I should make a video. :)
     
  18. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Is it possible? Sure. I can type quite fast on my iPad. Once you type a lot and get used to it, it isn't all that hard.
    No, it does not hurt your hand.
     
  19. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    I was expecting to see typing at blistering speeds, that's not very fast and he's making lot's of mistakes.

    I type much faster than that with fewer corrections, not bragging instead I mention it so people can know it's quite possible and not that hard to type much faster with fewer mistakes that shown there.

    As mentioned just practice, when I first started typing on the iPad I was sure I'd never get used to it ... now it's a breeze.
     
  20. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I didn't plan the video ahead of time. My friend was considering getting an iPad but was worried it'd be too hard to type on so I made a quick video to show him about how fast I could type. I wasn't planning on it being a public video or I would have prepared something to type instead of just rambling. I made a lot of mistakes and kept pausing because I didn't know what to type.

    But you're right. It's not hard to type that fast. If you're already fast on a physical keyboard and you trust autocorrect, you can type this fast by your first couple of months, depending on how much you use it. And obviously I'm a bit faster now considering I made this video a year ago.
     

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