TouchPal (Android Version) (iPhone Version) which is quite amazing the more I use it.
Now I am not new to the third party keyboard. I had used a few, and was on one called Ginger which did most of the same things but it couldn’t cure my fat finger syndrome, which always made it impossible to hit the right keys. I just assumed that no matter what App I installed that would just be my cross to bear. Ginger would make this even worse because every time I bungled a word and hit the space, it would add that word to the dictionary, and over time the gobbledygook would just make suggestions impossible too.
Back to TouchPal, and basically the same interface I had gotten used to with all of the others, and the same “predictive word selection” choices. A very large difference was it wouldn’t let me bungle words. It was very quick and effective at autocorrect. Like most autocorrect you have to make sure that it isn’t changing your words to something unrelated, but I find this keyboard does that a lot less than all the others I used to. If you need to put a word in that isn’t in the dictionary whether it is because you made it up, or it just isn’t there to begin with, the word you have typed will be in the buttons above, and you can just click it to make it not change.
Aside from the really cute built in features (like all of the Facebook hidden icons), and the ability to actually suggest the right icon based on the words you are using, it also does the one thing that NONE of the other keyboard replacements I had tried could. It actually cured my fat finger syndrome. Beside all of those goodies, and a few more I am sure I will find along the way, I just want to tell you how fast the entire process of using your keyboard on your phone can be. For example I typed this entire blog on my Samsung Galaxy 4 in less than 15 minutes. That changes the whole game for my blogging mobility.
If you know of any other great keyboard replacement Apps please share them. I am always willing to try new things!
Thursday, February 12, 2015
It's All About the Text
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)