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Do you like typing on the ipads on screen keyboard?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Shayla, Aug 5, 2011.

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    Just curious, i like it and some people hate it
    Want to know how many people like it or hate it :)
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    I dislike it and much prefer to use a Bluetooth keyboard. But sometimes there's no option - say on a plane, where there's not enough room for the iPad and keyboard.

    What I really dislike is the lack of cursor keys - which is rectified by the Bluetooth keyboard.

    Tim
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    No. I don't much care for it. I agree with Tim: the AWK is the way to go for serious keyboard work. The on-board k/b works far better than I thought it would, but it's still just a 5HP emergency outboard on a sailing yacht.
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    I love the analogy!

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    I actually like it because the text recognition works really well, but the typing angle hurts my neck unlike typing on laptop
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    Not a fan at all typing on the 'virtual' keyboard - really dislike the lack of feel of the keys.

    I'll respond to e-mails only if I need to type a sentence or two; otherwise I use the BT Apple keyboard for more extended use. :)
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    i don't mind it for short periods but i prefer typing on my mbp.
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    I really love it. Use it all the time for sustained periods too. No complaints here.

    I just hate the text recognition software. Why can't it learn?
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    It's ok if I remember to only use a couple of fingers. It gets really messy if I forget and try to use them all. Oh, wait, that's a problem regardless of which keyboard I'm using. :p

    The onscreen keyboard is ok for short replies to emails, filling online forms or quick notes. Anything beyond that and I'm wishing that I had a regular keyboard.
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    works for emails,forums and chatting but i could never type a paper or anything like that on it. i need to invest in a btk i guess.
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    not so much I guess a blogger or other activities is better having a physical keyboard.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Don't like it one bit tbh.It was a novelty at first but it soon wore off for me.
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    I don't mind it - I use it for email and forums and the like, but I use my MBP for writing papers.
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    I like using it for forums, emails and FB etc and it is nice and clear, but I would prefer to type properly on a real keyboard for very long documents.
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    I'm one of the few so far who really love it! I didn't have great expectations for the virtual keyboard when I bought my iPad but I must say, I'm really surprised how good it is, no matter how long the document I'm writing. Ah, nearly forgot - I use it almost exclusively in landscape position. THIS makes all the difference IMO. I see no need whatsoever to go to the additional expense of a Bluetooth keyboard.
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    not anyone mentioned that iOS 5 will bring split screen keyboard, basically the keys will be closer to your reach.
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    For some unexplainable reason, I still find it pretty fun to type on the onscreen keyboard, even though I'm more used to touch typing. For longer documents, I have my laptop, but I don't mind using the onscreen keyboard for short comments, or when I'm too lazy to take out the laptop.
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    Barely better than nothing. I especially hate typing a whole paragraph without looking up only to find a mistake in the middle and having to go back and position that damn little magnifying glass just so between words or letters. Aaaarrrrgggg!!!
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    I like it. Perfect spacing for my two finger typing method.
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    Using keyboard in landscape mode makes typing very easy and I type for a living!

    Sent from Wales, using my iPad & iPF.

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