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FlickType typed text lost when typing email with version 2000.3 #247

 

Hi List,

 

I'm a bit frustrated after twice trying to rply to an email and getting several sentences typed with FlickType and then when entering the first name of my signature, having the text disappear as soon as I swipe right after typing my name. Has anyone experienced something similar or have any suggestion so it doesn't happen again? This is the first time I've experienced anything like this with FlickType and I'm running iOS 13.3.1 on an iPhone 8.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Alan Lemly

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Jessica D
 

Hi,
I'm not sure if you guys saw this, but you're number 4, on the first list! :) 
Congrats, and keep up the amazing work! :) 
Thanks,
Jessica



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Re: FlickType celebration!

Field, S. (Scott)
 

Hi Kosta and Ashley
I would like to congratulate you on finding a way to monetise FlickType. I used it until the subscribtion model was introduced which is an issue for people in third-world countries with week currencies. Then when IOS 13 came out,I tried using the built in IOS keyboard including the slide to type feature that IOS 13 introduced. I simply don't understand how visually impaired people can not use FlickType as their iPhone keyboard. I imagine the VI community willing to pay for apps is too small to be sustainable, hence the great news that the watch app has been such a hit amongst VI and sighted folks alike.
Thank you for an absolutely brilliant app, I cannot describe how convenient it is to use your app as apposed to the extreme frustration I endure as a visually impaired person when having to make to with the built in option that come with iPhones.
Regards
Scott

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To celebrate this amazing milestone, we want to give away free copies of FlickType to anyone in the US.

To get one, you or a friend can send an email to promo@... - we only have limited availability so we'll give the codes on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you for your continued support, and please consider leaving us a short review on the App Store if you have not already done so - thank you! 🤗

Warmly,
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FlickType celebration!

 

Dear friends,

With the recent addition of the updated watch companion app, FlickType is currently the top paid app on the entire App Store! 🥳

To celebrate this amazing milestone, we want to give away free copies of FlickType to anyone in the US.

To get one, you or a friend can send an email to promo@... - we only have limited availability so we'll give the codes on a first come, first served basis.

Thank you for your continued support, and please consider leaving us a short review on the App Store if you have not already done so - thank you! 🤗

Warmly,
Kosta and Ashley

Re: Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

 

Chuck,

 

Thanks for refreshing my memory. I had forgotten about the two finger single tap to toggle between numbers and symbols. I thought I had found a new gesture with the two finger double tap and hold but I guess FlickType was just picking up the two finger tap from it.

 

Alan

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chuck Dean
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:49 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

 

Hello Alan and Gordon.

I do a two finger double tap to access the number panel. A two finger single tap will bring up additional symbol panel.

 

When I want to capitalize a letter I simply do a two finger single tap.

 

Basically, a two finger single tap is like a toggle of the shift key.

A two finger double tap is like a toggle of the number / symbol key. 

 

 

 

Chuck  (mobile)

Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.

 



On Jan 23, 2020, at 7:37 PM, Alan Lemly <walemly@...> wrote:



Gordon,

 

I use FlickType in full screen mode and I access the symbols differently than how you described. I do the two finger double tap to switch between letters and numbers but if I want to access symbols, I do a two finger double tap and hold when on the numbers keyboard. A regular two finger double tap switches back to the letters keyboard or back and forth between letters and numbers. When I'm on the lower case letters keyboard, a two finger double tap and hold places me in the upper case letters keyboard.

 

I hope that makes sense and is helpful.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gordon
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

 

You're going to want to double tap with two fingers to change to symbols. then explore the screen without lifting your finger until you have what you

re wanting to type. Then double tap with two fingers to return to letters.

On 1/23/2020 7:01 PM, Kat Hayes wrote:

I went through some of the video and am confused by the gestures. 

 

I am trying to access numbers and the symbols like @ # $ % * how is this done?

Thanks in advance

 

Re: Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

Chuck Dean
 

Hello Alan and Gordon.
I do a two finger double tap to access the number panel. A two finger single tap will bring up additional symbol panel.

When I want to capitalize a letter I simply do a two finger single tap.

Basically, a two finger single tap is like a toggle of the shift key.
A two finger double tap is like a toggle of the number / symbol key. 

 

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 23, 2020, at 7:37 PM, Alan Lemly <walemly@...> wrote:



Gordon,

 

I use FlickType in full screen mode and I access the symbols differently than how you described. I do the two finger double tap to switch between letters and numbers but if I want to access symbols, I do a two finger double tap and hold when on the numbers keyboard. A regular two finger double tap switches back to the letters keyboard or back and forth between letters and numbers. When I'm on the lower case letters keyboard, a two finger double tap and hold places me in the upper case letters keyboard.

 

I hope that makes sense and is helpful.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gordon
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

 

You're going to want to double tap with two fingers to change to symbols. then explore the screen without lifting your finger until you have what you

re wanting to type. Then double tap with two fingers to return to letters.

On 1/23/2020 7:01 PM, Kat Hayes wrote:

I went through some of the video and am confused by the gestures. 

 

I am trying to access numbers and the symbols like @ # $ % * how is this done?

Thanks in advance

 

Re: Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

 

Gordon,

 

I use FlickType in full screen mode and I access the symbols differently than how you described. I do the two finger double tap to switch between letters and numbers but if I want to access symbols, I do a two finger double tap and hold when on the numbers keyboard. A regular two finger double tap switches back to the letters keyboard or back and forth between letters and numbers. When I'm on the lower case letters keyboard, a two finger double tap and hold places me in the upper case letters keyboard.

 

I hope that makes sense and is helpful.

 

Alan Lemly

 

From: hello@flicktype.groups.io [mailto:hello@flicktype.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gordon
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:31 PM
To: hello@flicktype.groups.io
Subject: Re: [FlickType] Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

 

You're going to want to double tap with two fingers to change to symbols. then explore the screen without lifting your finger until you have what you

re wanting to type. Then double tap with two fingers to return to letters.

On 1/23/2020 7:01 PM, Kat Hayes wrote:

I went through some of the video and am confused by the gestures. 

 

I am trying to access numbers and the symbols like @ # $ % * how is this done?

Thanks in advance

 

Re: Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

Chuck Dean
 

Hello,
Unfortunately there are no additional characters available on FlickType for Apple Watch, only the letters you currently use. I find spelling out numbers works best for me... For example one hundred ten dollars. This works especially well when read by another voice over user.😎  

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 23, 2020, at 6:56 PM, Kat Hayes <kat.hayes@...> wrote:

For clarification, I am talking about using my AppleWatch to access these symbols. When I double tap the screen I do not get access to these, unless I am doing it wrong?
Thanks 

Re: Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

Gordon
 

I don't currently have a watch, so I'm not familiar with how that works. But Chuck should see this soon and can answer your questions for you.

On 1/23/2020 7:56 PM, Kat Hayes wrote:
For clarification, I am talking about using my AppleWatch to access these symbols. When I double tap the screen I do not get access to these, unless I am doing it wrong?
Thanks 

Re: Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

Kat Hayes
 

For clarification, I am talking about using my AppleWatch to access these symbols. When I double tap the screen I do not get access to these, unless I am doing it wrong?
Thanks 

Re: Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

Gordon
 

You're going to want to double tap with two fingers to change to symbols. then explore the screen without lifting your finger until you have what you

re wanting to type. Then double tap with two fingers to return to letters.

On 1/23/2020 7:01 PM, Kat Hayes wrote:

I went through some of the video and am confused by the gestures. 

 

I am trying to access numbers and the symbols like @ # $ % * how is this done?

Thanks in advance

 

Accessing special characters like $,%,*,@?

Kat Hayes
 

I went through some of the video and am confused by the gestures. 

 

I am trying to access numbers and the symbols like @ # $ % * how is this done?

Thanks in advance

 

Re: Apple watch app feedback

JP Shandra
 

Hello,
I agree that it takes a bit of practice. Now I get it every time. It’s almost center top on my Series 5.
Best,
JP

On Jan 23, 2020, at 9:37 AM, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:


Hello Jessica,
I have found that finding the upper left corner of my watch, placing my finger here until I hear send, and then double tapping works well for me. With a little practice, I am sure this will become second nature to you.
Good loch, 

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 23, 2020, at 10:14 AM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:


Hi,
I have some feedbacm regarding the Apple watch flicktype app.

I'm using an Apple watch series 4.

When I'm typing, and am ready to send it as a text-message, attempting to double-tap the send button results in unwanted characters.

As a result, may I suggest that you move the send button back to the force touch menu?

Thanks,
Jessica



Re: Apple watch app feedback

Chuck Dean
 

Hello Jessica,
I have found that finding the upper left corner of my watch, placing my finger here until I hear send, and then double tapping works well for me. With a little practice, I am sure this will become second nature to you.
Good loch, 

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 23, 2020, at 10:14 AM, Jessica D <jldail13@...> wrote:


Hi,
I have some feedbacm regarding the Apple watch flicktype app.

I'm using an Apple watch series 4.

When I'm typing, and am ready to send it as a text-message, attempting to double-tap the send button results in unwanted characters.

As a result, may I suggest that you move the send button back to the force touch menu?

Thanks,
Jessica



Apple watch app feedback

Jessica D
 

Hi,
I have some feedbacm regarding the Apple watch flicktype app.

I'm using an Apple watch series 4.

When I'm typing, and am ready to send it as a text-message, attempting to double-tap the send button results in unwanted characters.

As a result, may I suggest that you move the send button back to the force touch menu?

Thanks,
Jessica

Re: Combining touch and flick typing

Benny Barber
 

Randy, let me make sure I understand what you are doing. It appears that you are manually typing a word that is not in your dictionary. When you manually type a word, after the last letter that you type, you should flick right and the word will be entered with a space after it. If you flick right a second time, punctuation will be entered after the word rather than a space. Hope that helps.
Benny

On Jan 22, 2020, at 10:05 AM, Randy Borst via Groups.Io <Reborst1=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I use touch typing when I need to use a word but contained in the FlickType dictionary. But then When I flick right to put in In a space and ready the way for my next word to flick,. I get a punctuation mark. How can I correct that?


Combining touch and flick typing

Randy Borst
 

I use touch typing when I need to use a word but contained in the FlickType dictionary. But then When I flick right to put in In a space and ready the way for my next word to flick,. I get a punctuation mark. How can I correct that?

Re: FlickType question or suggestion

JP Shandra
 

Hey Randy,
Glad to hear you got it figured out. Happy typing!
Best,
JP

On Jan 19, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Randy Borst via Groups.Io <Reborst1@...> wrote:

I have solved my problem with being unable to bring up the FlickType keyboard. My error was that I wasn't holding down the second tap long enough to bring up the context menu. I have it now as went default keyboard...                                               


On Jan 19, 2020, at 10:57 AM, Harry Bell via Groups.Io <ubupanoramix@...> wrote:


I am using standard typing with FlickType and VoiceOver as I type this email.
Harry                

On 19 Jan 2020, at 15:02, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

Hello
touch typing or direct touch must be enabled for Flicktype to work. Use the rotor and select touch typing or direct touch   

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 19, 2020, at 7:01 AM, Randy Borst via Groups.Io <Reborst1@...> wrote:



Thanks JP,


I did verify "full access," though the Apple note under that setting indicates that it is for purposes of allowing the developer to transmit all the information I type, including passwords and addresses. That doesn't trouble me in this case, but still, I don't think that has anything to do with the keyboard's having access to the user.


Anyhow, it doesn't matter how I have that setting. I still can't get the keyboard up anymore. Once, when I tap the next keyboard button, the iPhone said "Flick type." The keyboard didn't come up though.


I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it, and that didn't work either.


I thought maybe the problem started when I installed flick type on my Apple Watch, but removing it from there didn't change anything either.


Does anyone have any more suggestions?



On Jan 18, 2020, at 1:36 PM, JP Shandra <blindambition777@...> wrote:


Hi Randy,
Check to see that Full Access is enabled in Keyboards under Settings. Also, make sure that you are either using Touch or Direct Touch typing. Restart device. HTH
Best,
JP

On Jan 18, 2020, at 10:29 AM, Randy Borst via Groups.Io <Reborst1@...> wrote:



I am new to the group, so please excuse me if I am asking a common question that is frequently repeated.


I have been a subscriber for some time, but hadn't used the app in a couple months or so. Now, suddenly, I can't get the Flicktype keyboard to come up. The "swipe up and hold" gesture doesn't work, and the keyboard is not in my keyboard rotor. The rotor just goes from the regular English keyboard to emoji keyboard and then back.


I have the latest production version and I keep my iOS versions up to date automatically.


Thanks,

Randy Borst

Amherst, New York


Re: FlickType question or suggestion

Randy Borst
 

I have solved my problem with being unable to bring up the FlickType keyboard. My error was that I wasn't holding down the second tap long enough to bring up the context menu. I have it now as went default keyboard...                                               


On Jan 19, 2020, at 10:57 AM, Harry Bell via Groups.Io <ubupanoramix@...> wrote:


I am using standard typing with FlickType and VoiceOver as I type this email.
Harry                

On 19 Jan 2020, at 15:02, Chuck Dean <cadean329@...> wrote:

Hello
touch typing or direct touch must be enabled for Flicktype to work. Use the rotor and select touch typing or direct touch   

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 19, 2020, at 7:01 AM, Randy Borst via Groups.Io <Reborst1@...> wrote:



Thanks JP,


I did verify "full access," though the Apple note under that setting indicates that it is for purposes of allowing the developer to transmit all the information I type, including passwords and addresses. That doesn't trouble me in this case, but still, I don't think that has anything to do with the keyboard's having access to the user.


Anyhow, it doesn't matter how I have that setting. I still can't get the keyboard up anymore. Once, when I tap the next keyboard button, the iPhone said "Flick type." The keyboard didn't come up though.


I tried deleting the app and reinstalling it, and that didn't work either.


I thought maybe the problem started when I installed flick type on my Apple Watch, but removing it from there didn't change anything either.


Does anyone have any more suggestions?



On Jan 18, 2020, at 1:36 PM, JP Shandra <blindambition777@...> wrote:


Hi Randy,
Check to see that Full Access is enabled in Keyboards under Settings. Also, make sure that you are either using Touch or Direct Touch typing. Restart device. HTH
Best,
JP

On Jan 18, 2020, at 10:29 AM, Randy Borst via Groups.Io <Reborst1@...> wrote:



I am new to the group, so please excuse me if I am asking a common question that is frequently repeated.


I have been a subscriber for some time, but hadn't used the app in a couple months or so. Now, suddenly, I can't get the Flicktype keyboard to come up. The "swipe up and hold" gesture doesn't work, and the keyboard is not in my keyboard rotor. The rotor just goes from the regular English keyboard to emoji keyboard and then back.


I have the latest production version and I keep my iOS versions up to date automatically.


Thanks,

Randy Borst

Amherst, New York


Re: Suggestion & Question

Chuck Dean
 

BTW do to Apple limitations text replacements do not work in the FlickType container app, they only work while using flicktype in other text fields. 

Chuck  (mobile)
Pleez x cuze enny tie ping or spelin air ores.


On Jan 19, 2020, at 12:42 PM, Shaun P. <shaunjp@...> wrote:

Hi, I'm new here so sorry if I'm posting in wrong place. :)
Firstly, I'm unable to get the text replacement function to work? I've set it to on in the settings and the text replacements I've already got defined work fine in the standard iOS keyboard, but not in FlickType.
Is there a trick to it? I'm tapping out the replacement shortcut a character at a time and then swiping to the right with one finger but nothing is replaced.

Thanks,

Now for a suggestion. I've noticed the 3 finger swipe to move forward or back a line at a time is inconsistant or just not working at all in some places. How about ditching the gesture altogether and simply have a 2 finger swipe and hold to jump through each word at a high speed? I think that when FlickType is in standard size mode there is more of a chance of pushing focus outside of the keyboard with 3 finger gestures. Just my 2 cents.

And while I'm at it... For FlickType on the Apple Watch, the swipe down to read what you've typed really throws me out. After using the iOS version for so long, swiping down for word alternatives is now muscle memory. Keeping as many gestures consistant between platforms would be cool.

Thanks and keep up the good work!