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Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

 

Hi Chanelle,

I agree that hyphenated words seem to be going the way of the dinosaur so
this is no big deal. Camel case where words are made compound by putting
them together with no spaces and making the first letter of each word upper
case is replacing hyphenation in my opinion.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 1:08 PM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

Hi Alan,
In my experience, adding a hyphenated word to the dictionary doesn't work.
It's not a big deal since hyphenated words are generally used infrequently.
Chanelle

On Apr 26, 2018, at 12:20, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Chanelle,

Thanks for these entry details. I followed your method to enter a
hyphenated word and FlickType does enter the piece following the
hyphen correctly and with correct spacing after you've manually
entered the first part including the hyphen. The thing it doesn't do
is allow you to enter that correctly typed hyphenated word into your
dictionary. Or if you can, I've not figured out how to do it.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:36 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

On a related topic, is there a way to write hyphenated words without
typing the first part of a word followed by a dash? If I use FlickType
normally to write the first part of the word and flick right to accept
the suggestion, I will manually input a dash followed by the second
part of the word. When I go to review the text, however, I find that
there is a space between the dash and the second part of the word. If
I manually enter the letters for the first part of a word followed by
a dash and then use FlickType normally to write the second part, the
word appears correctly without a space. The same scenario is truefor
words with a slash such as and/or. I also experienced the same problem
when trying to type apostrophe s before it was included in the
punctuation options. I almost wish that entering a space required two
right flicks while adding punctuation could still be accomplished with
one flick or using the keyboard. We have gotten so accustomed to the
one flick gesture for space that making a change now would probably be too
confusing and /or troublesome.
Chanelle

On Apr 26, 2018, at 10:16, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Alan,

Many thanks from one Alan to another. I thought I had come across
something like that at some point in the past but couldn't remember
where it was for the life of me.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Macster
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

Hi Alan,

I'm happy to say there is already a shortcut to add an apostrophe S.
At
the end of the word you want the apostrophe S to accompany, swipe
right to add the full stop and then just swipe down a few times and
the apostrophe S is in there. Sorted.

Alan










Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

Chanelle Allen
 

Hi Alan,
In my experience, adding a hyphenated word to the dictionary doesn't work. It's not a big deal since hyphenated words are generally used infrequently.
Chanelle

On Apr 26, 2018, at 12:20, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Chanelle,

Thanks for these entry details. I followed your method to enter a hyphenated
word and FlickType does enter the piece following the hyphen correctly and
with correct spacing after you've manually entered the first part including
the hyphen. The thing it doesn't do is allow you to enter that correctly
typed hyphenated word into your dictionary. Or if you can, I've not figured
out how to do it.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:36 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

On a related topic, is there a way to write hyphenated words without typing
the first part of a word followed by a dash? If I use FlickType normally to
write the first part of the word and flick right to accept the suggestion, I
will manually input a dash followed by the second part of the word. When I
go to review the text, however, I find that there is a space between the
dash and the second part of the word. If I manually enter the letters for
the first part of a word followed by a dash and then use FlickType normally
to write the second part, the word appears correctly without a space. The
same scenario is truefor words with a slash such as and/or. I also
experienced the same problem when trying to type apostrophe s before it was
included in the punctuation options. I almost wish that entering a space
required two right flicks while adding punctuation could still be
accomplished with one flick or using the keyboard. We have gotten so
accustomed to the one flick gesture for space that making a change now would
probably be too confusing and /or troublesome.
Chanelle

On Apr 26, 2018, at 10:16, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Alan,

Many thanks from one Alan to another. I thought I had come across
something like that at some point in the past but couldn't remember where it
was for the life of me.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Macster
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

Hi Alan,

I'm happy to say there is already a shortcut to add an apostrophe S. At
the end of the word you want the apostrophe S to accompany, swipe right to
add the full stop and then just swipe down a few times and the apostrophe S
is in there. Sorted.

Alan










Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

 

Chanelle,

Thanks for these entry details. I followed your method to enter a hyphenated
word and FlickType does enter the piece following the hyphen correctly and
with correct spacing after you've manually entered the first part including
the hyphen. The thing it doesn't do is allow you to enter that correctly
typed hyphenated word into your dictionary. Or if you can, I've not figured
out how to do it.

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Chanelle Allen
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:36 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

On a related topic, is there a way to write hyphenated words without typing
the first part of a word followed by a dash? If I use FlickType normally to
write the first part of the word and flick right to accept the suggestion, I
will manually input a dash followed by the second part of the word. When I
go to review the text, however, I find that there is a space between the
dash and the second part of the word. If I manually enter the letters for
the first part of a word followed by a dash and then use FlickType normally
to write the second part, the word appears correctly without a space. The
same scenario is truefor words with a slash such as and/or. I also
experienced the same problem when trying to type apostrophe s before it was
included in the punctuation options. I almost wish that entering a space
required two right flicks while adding punctuation could still be
accomplished with one flick or using the keyboard. We have gotten so
accustomed to the one flick gesture for space that making a change now would
probably be too confusing and /or troublesome.
Chanelle

On Apr 26, 2018, at 10:16, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Alan,

Many thanks from one Alan to another. I thought I had come across
something like that at some point in the past but couldn't remember where it
was for the life of me.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Macster
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

Hi Alan,

I'm happy to say there is already a shortcut to add an apostrophe S. At
the end of the word you want the apostrophe S to accompany, swipe right to
add the full stop and then just swipe down a few times and the apostrophe S
is in there. Sorted.

Alan






Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

Chuck Dean
 

Hello, I think changing gestures at this time would be counter productive. I use the flick right to space constantly, but hardly ever use a / or a hyphen.
Think back when using the iOS keyboard, and how long it took to type anything, and the small amount of time it takes you to manually input those words won't seem so bad.

Chuck

On Apr 26, 2018, at 9:35 AM, Chanelle Allen <chanellem.allen@...> wrote:

On a related topic, is there a way to write hyphenated words without typing the first part of a word followed by a dash? If I use FlickType normally to write the first part of the word and flick right to accept the suggestion, I will manually input a dash followed by the second part of the word. When I go to review the text, however, I find that there is a space between the dash and the second part of the word. If I manually enter the letters for the first part of a word followed by a dash and then use FlickType normally to write the second part, the word appears correctly without a space. The same scenario is truefor words with a slash such as and/or. I also experienced the same problem when trying to type apostrophe s before it was included in the punctuation options. I almost wish that entering a space required two right flicks while adding punctuation could still be accomplished with one flick or using the keyboard. We have gotten so accustomed to the one flick gesture for space that making a change now would probably be too confusing and /or troublesome.
Chanelle

On Apr 26, 2018, at 10:16, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Alan,

Many thanks from one Alan to another. I thought I had come across something like that at some point in the past but couldn't remember where it was for the life of me.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Macster
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

Hi Alan,

I'm happy to say there is already a shortcut to add an apostrophe S. At the end of the word you want the apostrophe S to accompany, swipe right to add the full stop and then just swipe down a few times and the apostrophe S is in there. Sorted.

Alan







Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

Chanelle Allen
 

On a related topic, is there a way to write hyphenated words without typing the first part of a word followed by a dash? If I use FlickType normally to write the first part of the word and flick right to accept the suggestion, I will manually input a dash followed by the second part of the word. When I go to review the text, however, I find that there is a space between the dash and the second part of the word. If I manually enter the letters for the first part of a word followed by a dash and then use FlickType normally to write the second part, the word appears correctly without a space. The same scenario is truefor words with a slash such as and/or. I also experienced the same problem when trying to type apostrophe s before it was included in the punctuation options. I almost wish that entering a space required two right flicks while adding punctuation could still be accomplished with one flick or using the keyboard. We have gotten so accustomed to the one flick gesture for space that making a change now would probably be too confusing and /or troublesome.
Chanelle

On Apr 26, 2018, at 10:16, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Alan,

Many thanks from one Alan to another. I thought I had come across something like that at some point in the past but couldn't remember where it was for the life of me.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Macster
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

Hi Alan,

I'm happy to say there is already a shortcut to add an apostrophe S. At the end of the word you want the apostrophe S to accompany, swipe right to add the full stop and then just swipe down a few times and the apostrophe S is in there. Sorted.

Alan






Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

 

Alan,

Many thanks from one Alan to another. I thought I had come across something like that at some point in the past but couldn't remember where it was for the life of me.

Alan

-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Macster
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 9:54 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType-alpha] Version 1.0-45 Request

Hi Alan,

I'm happy to say there is already a shortcut to add an apostrophe S. At the end of the word you want the apostrophe S to accompany, swipe right to add the full stop and then just swipe down a few times and the apostrophe S is in there. Sorted.

Alan


Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

Benny Barber
 

The apostrophe s if listed under the period.

On Apr 26, 2018, at 9:42 AM, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Hi List,



I find that whenever I'm typing an apostrophe, I'm following it with an s to
express possession. I've found the easiest way to do this is to hold a
single finger on the keyboard, select the colon from the new line that pops
up above the keys, and single finger swipe down until the apostrophe is
listed. It would be nice if an apostrophe plus an s could be added to one of
the available selections under one of the special characters that pop up
when this top row is invoked. Has anyone found an apostrophe s anywhere else
as a selection or do you have workarounds for entering it? I try to add
names with a trailing apostrophe s to my dictionary especially for names
that I often type but FlickType still only speaks apostrophe s after
manually entering a possessive name and I'm still not quite sure what gets
entered into the dictionary.



Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.



Alan Lemly




Re: Version 1.0-45 Request

Macster
 

Hi Alan,

I'm happy to say there is already a shortcut to add an apostrophe S. At the end of the word you want the apostrophe S to accompany, swipe right to add the full stop and then just swipe down a few times and the apostrophe S is in there. Sorted.

Alan


Version 1.0-45 Request

 

Hi List,



I find that whenever I'm typing an apostrophe, I'm following it with an s to
express possession. I've found the easiest way to do this is to hold a
single finger on the keyboard, select the colon from the new line that pops
up above the keys, and single finger swipe down until the apostrophe is
listed. It would be nice if an apostrophe plus an s could be added to one of
the available selections under one of the special characters that pop up
when this top row is invoked. Has anyone found an apostrophe s anywhere else
as a selection or do you have workarounds for entering it? I try to add
names with a trailing apostrophe s to my dictionary especially for names
that I often type but FlickType still only speaks apostrophe s after
manually entering a possessive name and I'm still not quite sure what gets
entered into the dictionary.



Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.



Alan Lemly


Re: Comment on Flicktype 1.0-45

George Cham
 

Hi list,
I also got the testflight notification about the new build.
I don't know about copy and clear on exit, but I found that when I go to help and support in menu, I'm taken to the website.
I think this was changed in previous builds.

Kind regards,

George Cham





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From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io <alpha@flicktype.groups.io> on behalf of Alan Lemly <@walemly>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:55:51 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Comment on Flicktype 1.0-45

Hi List,



I got a notification from TestFlight that this version was available so I'm
assuming it's an alpha version. The one thing I noticed and this may have
been the case since the very beginning is that if you have the copy and
clear on exit setting turned on as I do and you choose the Help & Support
option from the menu, that you'll be taken to a web page in Safari for the
help info and when you return to FlickType, any text you had typed will have
been cleared. This isn't a very big deal for the way I use FlickType but it
could be very annoying for someone who goes to the menu often and is
attempting to check something in the help. I don't know if it's even
possible but if choosing the help option could disable the clear setting
until returning back to the menu, that would be less surprising.



Alan Lemly


Comment on Flicktype 1.0-45

 

Hi List,



I got a notification from TestFlight that this version was available so I'm
assuming it's an alpha version. The one thing I noticed and this may have
been the case since the very beginning is that if you have the copy and
clear on exit setting turned on as I do and you choose the Help & Support
option from the menu, that you'll be taken to a web page in Safari for the
help info and when you return to FlickType, any text you had typed will have
been cleared. This isn't a very big deal for the way I use FlickType but it
could be very annoying for someone who goes to the menu often and is
attempting to check something in the help. I don't know if it's even
possible but if choosing the help option could disable the clear setting
until returning back to the menu, that would be less surprising.



Alan Lemly


Re: Single word spell

Chanelle Allen
 

Hello,
At first, I thought that the single word spell feature would be a great idea. It would be useful if FlickType continues to be a self-contained app; however, FlickType is being developed as a system-wide keyboard. So, if we are not sure about hearing a word correctly, we will be able to return to the text area where VoiceOver commands may be used to review what has been written. Still, if developing a gesture or method for hearing the spelling of one word is feasible and doesn't conflict with anything else, the feature would be useful. On the other hand, for me, a gesture that could read back the last few words or a phrase I typed would be extremely helpful. I think that each of us wants a little something different from FlickType. Right now, FlickType is a wonderful app that will only keep getting better. I am glad that it is in the App store available for many to enjoy and utilize.
Chanelle

On Apr 25, 2018, at 13:35, Ed Worrell <ed.worrell@...> wrote:

Hello All,

I agree with this idea. I have found that sometimes when typing with FlickType and I pause just long enough the spell feature takes over and it is spelling words when I am typing. This is very distracting. Maybe a two finger double tap on the keyboard could invoke the single word spell option. This is a very common gesture for VO users, and it would be a great place to use it.

Ed

On Apr 25, 2018, at 9:56 AM, Benny Barber <rebelben@...> wrote:

Kosta and Ashley,

This may be a silly and unfeasible idea. I am not fond of having the spell words feature on, but sometimes it is difficult to know if you have entered the correct word. This is because some words can sound very similar. Would it be possible to have a gesture to spell just the one word that you just entered? Just a thought. Thanks.

Benny






Re: Single word spell

Ed Worrell
 

Hello All,

I agree with this idea. I have found that sometimes when typing with FlickType and I pause just long enough the spell feature takes over and it is spelling words when I am typing. This is very distracting. Maybe a two finger double tap on the keyboard could invoke the single word spell option. This is a very common gesture for VO users, and it would be a great place to use it.

Ed

On Apr 25, 2018, at 9:56 AM, Benny Barber <rebelben@...> wrote:

Kosta and Ashley,

This may be a silly and unfeasible idea. I am not fond of having the spell words feature on, but sometimes it is difficult to know if you have entered the correct word. This is because some words can sound very similar. Would it be possible to have a gesture to spell just the one word that you just entered? Just a thought. Thanks.

Benny




Single word spell

Benny Barber
 

Kosta and Ashley,

This may be a silly and unfeasible idea. I am not fond of having the spell words feature on, but sometimes it is difficult to know if you have entered the correct word. This is because some words can sound very similar. Would it be possible to have a gesture to spell just the one word that you just entered? Just a thought. Thanks.

Benny


Re: Build 45

Paul Sutton
 

Thanks ☺️

On 24 Apr 2018, at 01:40, FlickType <@FlickType> wrote:

Thank you Paul. The current setting named "Echo entered characters" is confusing at best. When you tap and hold to find a particular letter, you will hear what character your finger is currently touching, and when you release, that character will be entered. With that setting on, you will also get character feedback on release.

We'll improve on this soon, thank you for the feedback.
- Kosta



Re: Build 44

 

Thank you Paul, we are indeed thinking of adding a gesture that will perform the read back function without having to move your device to your ear.
- Kosta


Re: Build 44

 

Hi Ed, we will consider that as an option in the future. We are first going to investigate how feasible it is to have the full screen size be the core way of using it.
- Kosta


Re: Build 45

 

Thank you Paul. The current setting named "Echo entered characters" is confusing at best. When you tap and hold to find a particular letter, you will hear what character your finger is currently touching, and when you release, that character will be entered. With that setting on, you will also get character feedback on release.

We'll improve on this soon, thank you for the feedback.
- Kosta


Re: Build 45

Paul Sutton
 

Hi, I'm not sure if this is a bug or I am doing something wrong but weather I have echo entered characters turned on or not, it doesn't echo when I type. Cheers, Paul.


Re: Previous builds link

Benny Barber
 

Alan,

Sounds great. I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

Benny

On Apr 23, 2018, at 9:56 AM, Alan Lemly <@walemly> wrote:

Benny,



1. From the TestFlight Redeem page, place focus on the FlickType
Keyboard version 1.0-45 app and double tap (the open button will be to the
right of where you want focus to be).

2. Single finger swipe right until the previous builds button has focus
and double tap.

3. On the previous builds screen which opens, the first line says 1.0
six builds and is the only thing listed here. Double tap on it.

4. You'll be given a list of the available previous builds each with an
install button to their right. Double tap on the install button for the one
you want.



Hope this helps.



Alan Lemly



-----Original Message-----
From: alpha@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:alpha@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Benny Barber
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 9:32 AM
To: alpha@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: [FlickType-alpha] Previous builds link



Hello,



I don't see a link on my test flight app to load a previous build. Any
thoughts? Thanks.



Benny