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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ukrkoz, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. ukrkoz

    ukrkoz Well-Known Member
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    What do you feel is the best, easiest to work with typing app? Keep in mind, I have sausages for fingers. I am doing OK with latest TS keyboard, as it pops suggestions, but still do tons of errors. fingers simply press several keys..
     

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  2. kraisydave

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    There are some ways to adjust the touch quality of the screen, but that can get tricky and mess things up. My favorite is swype. It is fast, but if you make a mistake by touching an incorrect letter, yet you get all the others correct in the word the program usually fixes ur mistake correctly.

    The other option is to just turn the phone. Do you have a keyboard and app that permits you to use the phone on its side? The keys of the keyboard are much larger at that point and may help.

    Another option that does not always work is to use the voice to text built in from google. Hit that little microphone button and after that no fingers required. I use it often while driving when I need to text or navigate to somewhere.

    Do a search for Fat Finger Keyboards and a lot come up. The Droid Charge is a little sensitive to some programs, so be careful as keyboards are not as easy to install as a regular app in some cases.

    Dave
     
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  3. ukrkoz

    ukrkoz Well-Known Member
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    Thank you.
    I am trialing out SwiftKey. First time I managed to type with both thumbs! It does have very good predictability, even guesses next word I want to type. I tried Swype, but it's way too erroneous for me. Dictation is out of question, I have accent. None of those work with even slight one.
     
  4. tube517

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    Swiftkey is better than most of the keyboards out there.

    However, I use FlexT9 (Paid app) because it's a combination Swype/Swiftkey/Dictation/Gestures keyboard. It can do all of them. I got lucky and got it free when it was an Amazon Free App of the Day.
     
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  5. ukrkoz

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    Thank you. Too complicated for me. I'd give shot to a trial maybe, but they do not offer one, so I'll pass for now.
     
  6. Krazy E

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    I'll add in another nod for SwiftKey. I recently broke my elbow and only had one working hand. Downloaded SwiftKey trial and had it learn from my facebook, twitter, text and email. I could almost have complete conversations by just using the predicted text options. I bought the full version before my trial ended and have been happily typing with one hand.
     

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