Hi Chanelle, its not that I don't find performing a magic tap difficult, its more about the convenience of being able to perform actions with as little movement as possible. I believe that if you can exit the keyboard to send a message or an email without altering your grip as much would make it slightly quicker and reduce the possibility of you dropping your iPhone.
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That said, if there was no possibility of that happening I still would be happy with FlickType in its current form.
Just my thoughts anyway.
On 21 May 2018, at 14:05, Chanelle Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have a question and I hope that it is not offensive. Why is it difficult for some of you to hold the phone and perform the magic tap gesture with one hand? I have no difficulty, but could that be due to the fact that I don't need to look at the screen? Maybe typing in portrait also makes a difference.t I could hold my phone and type with one hand, but usually the phone is resting against me or a table. Quite often, I am lying down resting while typing since I struggle with fatigue. My right thumb holds the left side of the iPhone 7 while my second finger is used for typing, my third finger is in somewhat of a vertical position hanging wherever it chooses, and the other two fingers rest against the right side of the phone or case. For me, using thumbs to type would be incredibly awkward. Again, I am sorry if my question is offensive. It’s just hard to understand why the magic tap gesture requires two hands. I am not certain as to which gestures I would prefer for FlickType until I try them out. I hope that I wouldn't accidentally press a key or invoke another command with the flick and hold gestures. Remembering to find the typing style button is getting easier, but having the switch be seamless is more preferrable. The bottom line for me is this: I really don't know what I want, what is most useful or practical until I try it out.
On May 21, 2018, at 06:34, Chuck Dean <email@example.com> wrote:
My bad, yes, I do a three finger flick down to dismiss the keyboard. Because I never use my iPhone one handed, I guess a three finger gesture is not a big deal.
As I was explaining to Kosta earlier, the reason I stopped using Fleksy was a couple of the gestures were inconsistent in their operation and made the keyboard clumsy to use. I fear the same will happen to FlickType if one finger gestures are insisted upon. There just aren't that many one finger gestures and changing or dismissing the keyboard is such a small percent of the operation.
On May 21, 2018, at 3:00 AM, David Nason <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Chuck, what do you mean when you say you haven't needed to switch keyboards all day? Flicktype is full screen, so when you finish typing, you have to either switch to the iOS keyboard or dismiss the keyboard. Both of these are multi finger gestures, which Paul and others find inconvenient.
In terms of switching modes, after plenty of real practical use over the last couple of days, I would definitely reiterate the need for an automatic switch back to flick typing mode. The switch to touch typing is seamless and wonderful, but I constantly find myself trying to flick type after typing my manual word, only to find I'm in the wrong mode. Its a real irritation to have to remember to switch back, and really slows down the flow of typing.
That's my experience anyway.
On 21 May 2018, at 09:58, Chuck Dean <email@example.com> wrote:
The tap and hold for touch typing works very well. If I need a number a tap and hold in the lower left coner and I am in the numbers panel. I also have nothing against the style button to return to the FlickType screen. Its all working great for me.
So Paul, how often do you need to go to the iOS keyboard? I haven't needed it all day. And in those rare occasions when you need to switch keyboards with a child in your arms, couldn't you put your phone down to do the two finger double tap?
On May 21, 2018, at 1:31 AM, Paul Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hi all, after using FlickType whilst holding my 2 year old, I am definitely wanting some sort of single finger gesture to either dismiss FlickType or switch keyboards.