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#195629 27-Apr-2016 13:47
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Who's trying the WordFlow keyboard on iOS? Thoughts?


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  #1544931 1-May-2016 17:22
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I should try this. I can't type to save my life on the touchscreen keyboards. I'll report back if I get around to trialling it.





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  #1547020 5-May-2016 09:41
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Downloaded it, tried it. It's really good at the predictive words, but the keyboard is quite different to normal so I found it frustrating looking for the punctuation and whatnot. I guess that would come with time. 





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  #1547024 5-May-2016 09:52
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I've been using it for a few days.  I find the distance between the space bar and the punctuation button to be not enough, as I constantly put a full stop instead of a space.  The swipe functionality is pretty good, in fact it is better at knowing the word I'm spelling by default than Swiftkey or Swype were, as with those there was a period of training them on my writing style.  I like the one-handed function too.  But I still find 3rd party keyboards on iOS to be very clunky - doesn't matter if they're set as default or not, you often have other keyboards showing up in apps where the 3rd party one should be.  I realise iOS reverts to the default keyboard for things like password entry fields, but my frustration is outside of that scenario in a place where you'd expect to see the keyboard you've chosen and it just doesn't come up. 


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I have checked these all out. TouchPal wins. Swipe number keys (the QWERTY row) up for quick numeric. Swipe punctuation keys (ZXCV row) down for quick punctuation. Pulls up a usable numeric keypad in banking apps. Swype messed that up. GBoard and WordFlow don't punctuate, but of course that might be my problem, wanting to punctuate anything.

 

 

 

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  #1591022 13-Jul-2016 14:40
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Can't find it on NZ App Store.





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  #1592171 13-Jul-2016 18:39
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It's not in the NZ store, nor is GBoard which I've been using exclusively since it came out.  Liking Google's attempt a lot better - seems to handle my swipe method a lot better than some others.  Not that I know what's different about me that the others can't figure out :)


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That one handed mode looks really good, Wish Microsoft would bring it to Android and Windows phone. Was really interested in it when they released some prototypes for it a few years ago. I think it is a seriously innovative idea that nobody else has done.





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