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Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
nnj00
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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
willanaya
Contributor

GunnyD wrote:

i have really fat fingers.  I find using landscape mode so much easier.  Not sure which phone you are using but there is an App called swype floating around.  It uses swipes instead of types.  You basically slide you finger to the letter and it knows what letter you are trying to select.    Doesn't work on the Eris though.  I hope it works after the next major update.


 

there is the crocodile keyboard but as of late it has some issues like to predictive text

 

but the triangular keys in landscape mode allow people with larger fingers to type better.  but like i said, it has some issues right now.

 

its in the market

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
fezzik
Contributor

My fingers are size 16 pretty much all of them since my hands are basically squares to put this in prospective my index finger's tip is 3/4 inch wide.  Personally I do alright with the Droid's on screen keypad.  I almost never use the physical one. 

 

If you have the Eris even my wife had trouble using its keypad.  My understanding is it will get a little better (more sensitive or more accurate) when the OS gets updated finally.

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
nnj00
Newbie

I do have the Eris, and I hate the keyboard! I make mistakes all the time. I was thinking if they had a bigger keypad app, that might help! Thx for the reply!

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
TheGreatOne
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I make a lot of mistakes too on the internal keyboard. :smileymad:  Try looking through the market & go to search. Type in keyboard . See which comes up.You can view the comments that people have mosted on that particular app to see if it is any good.

 

You could also consider making your own android keyboard app

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
GunnyD
Newbie

i have really fat fingers.  I find using landscape mode so much easier.  Not sure which phone you are using but there is an App called swype floating around.  It uses swipes instead of types.  You basically slide you finger to the letter and it knows what letter you are trying to select.    Doesn't work on the Eris though.  I hope it works after the next major update.

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
bob2
Enthusiast

I didn't use the physical keyboard to begin with but am finding I make a lot less mistakes using it and am using it more and more.

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
TheGreatOne
Master

 


bob2 wrote:

I didn't use the physical keyboard to begin with but am finding I make a lot less mistakes using it and am using it more and more.


 

I guess practice does pay off

 

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
bkfist
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The current beta version of sype isn't a limitation of the software of the Eris, it's due to the screen resoluiton.  The version of Swype that can be installed on the Droid is the first beta of the software, and I'm sure they will be coming out with a version for the lower resolution screens, it's just that they had to choose a resolution, and the Droid having the single largest installed user base was the logical choice for them to separate the hardware from the software for testing.

 

 

By the way, I love the app, it's great!

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
somegirl
Contributor

 

If you are unable to find a suitable keyboard app, maybe a stylus is the way to go for you.

 

You might check these out:

 

Pogo iPhone Stylus - Designed for the iPhone, works for capacitive touch.

 

Pogo Sketch iPhone/MacBook Stylus - Longer, thinner version of the original.

 

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Re: Anyone know of a qwerty keyboard app for big fingers?
willanaya
Contributor

GunnyD wrote:

i have really fat fingers.  I find using landscape mode so much easier.  Not sure which phone you are using but there is an App called swype floating around.  It uses swipes instead of types.  You basically slide you finger to the letter and it knows what letter you are trying to select.    Doesn't work on the Eris though.  I hope it works after the next major update.


 

there is the crocodile keyboard but as of late it has some issues like to predictive text

 

but the triangular keys in landscape mode allow people with larger fingers to type better.  but like i said, it has some issues right now.

 

its in the market

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