- 11-02-2010, 11:22 PM #2
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Its almost a good as a memory game, trying to remember where all the letters are at! In all seriousness, the keyboard would be easier to learn if the letters were in an order that made sense to new users. Also don't understand how a free demo trial version wasn't made available.
Back to Swype myself. Realized that in the same amount of "swyping time/distance" that it takes me to write a 5 letter word, 8pen potentially has only one letter finished. That is of course not including the pain in the *** part of looking for the letter, and looking around my finger to see which letter is showing up. Then, while keeping my finger on the center button, looking for the next letter and going through the same excruciating process. Not for me.
- 11-08-2010, 09:32 AM #6
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- 11-11-2010, 03:13 PM #11
1. Where the letter is located.
2. Which way to pick the letter (turn right or left)
3. How many "thresholds" to cross to choose the letter.
I gave up on it. I rather stick to typing the ol' fashion way.
- 11-11-2010, 04:26 PM #12
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I suppose 8pen will be useful to high-schoolers cheating on tests in class or texting while driving, if either of those things are useful to you.
- 11-11-2010, 05:57 PM #15
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For me ShapeWriter was the only Swype-like keyboard I could use. Swype's choice of words/suggestions/paths is almost always wrong for me. The dictionary handling is intolerable for my use and the number of commands it's added as words that then screw actual words up really gets annoying. Not being able to see the dictionary as a whole at once then makes it much harder to keep it 'clean'.
If ShapeWriter came back I'd be all over it.
For ~me~ this keyboard works well one-handed using my thumb. Nothing to do with driving, don't do that. And I'm not in exams to cheat on. That was over a decade ago.
I'm slower with it as of this moment than I am with Swype BUT I'm NOT making nearly as many word errors AND I'm less frustrated. With Swype if I had to be slow and deliberate I was _pissed_, because it still didn't buy me much word choice accuracy. With 8pen if I do slower and deliberate it is at least spot-on for me.
I'm giving it a month.... and hoping for ShapeWriter to return over Swype. I'm undecided but I'm not down on 8pen. -Pk
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