iPad On-screen Keyboard Typing
Since i have been a member here I have run across more than one person who says that he/she can type in an effective way using the on-screen iPad keyboard. Of course, everything is relative, so I don't doubt those claims. But my question is can one really learn to put down the words quickly using the on-screen keyboard of the iPad? And if so, then the next question is does one really want to do this? My answers are No and a BIG NO. :) The reason for the latter response is because it just feels horrible and I don't want to get used to that if I still have to use a regular keyboard.
I did do a search on Youtube and found one video of a lady comparing her typing speed on a MBP, the iPad using the Apple BT keyboard (full sized), and finally on the iPad using its on-screen keyboard. I admit to being quite surprised as she started pecking out words directly on the iPad screen (finally claiming to get 60+ wpm). Doing that to me felt quite strange. The lack of any kind of feedback was totally disconcerting for me, but she seemed to take to it as a fish to water.
I decided to do a little test. Using Display rec., Taptyping, and iMovie, I made a video of me typing on the on-screen keyboard of the iPad (2012) model. I'd like to hear, or see, how others do on this test. I normally type nearly 50 rpm which is plenty for me. I made no attempt to practice on for this, but I have been using an iPad nearly every day since March 11, 2011, so that is the sum total of my experience.
Here is my little vid:
As I said, if you regularly do much better I'd love to see it or hear your report. Do you type lots of words rapidly using the on-screen keyboard and, if so, doesn't the lack of any kind of tactile feedback bother you?