1. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I personally have learned how to type on my iPad in the traditional style that I would use with a regular laptop computer. I used to do the two finger peck and had become really fast at that method. I started typing in the traditional style just recently. I was horrible at it at first, but with some practice I have become pretty good at it. What about everyone else? Are you using your thumbs? Traditional method? Two finger peck?


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    08-15-2012 10:47 AM
  2. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    Haven't had mine a week yet, but I have been using a Griffin Stylus pen and the two finger method. The kid uses her hands and types traditionally. But on that note, she has some tiny hands.


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    08-15-2012 10:55 AM
  3. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Haven't had mine a week yet, but I have been using a Griffin Stylus pen and the two finger method. The kid uses her hands and types traditionally. But on that note, she has some tiny hands.


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    I have big hands and I have learned how to do it. It takes some practice. I was persistent though. I saw someone else do it and they were quite fast so I wanted to learn.


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    08-15-2012 10:58 AM
  4. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    I have a mb pro and iphone so just being lazy I guess lol.


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    08-15-2012 11:01 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Sometimes I type/peck with my fingers using the onscreen keyboard and other times I use a stylus. Sometimes i like to use the Apple Bluetooth keyboard that I purchased specifically for my iPad.
    08-15-2012 11:22 AM
  6. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    I am still researching keyboards. Anyone know anything about the motorola bluetooth keyboard w/trackpad vs the apple one?


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    08-15-2012 11:23 AM
  7. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I am still researching keyboards. Anyone know anything about the motorola bluetooth keyboard w/trackpad vs the apple one?


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    I haven't seen the Motorola keyboard. But I have used the Apple keyboard and I really liked it. I just got tired of carrying it around with me. One of the reasons why I wanted to learn how to type on the onscreen keyboard. You should also look into some of the keyboard cases. My wife has one and she loves it.


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    08-15-2012 11:26 AM
  8. MRSBROWN2006's Avatar
    Thanks I will do that


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    08-15-2012 12:25 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Like on my phone. With my thumbs. And I don't split the keyboard. That actually makes it worse for me.
    08-15-2012 02:22 PM
  10. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Like on my phone. With my thumbs. And I don't split the keyboard. That actually makes it worse for me.
    Same here about the split keyboard. I was also wondering the purpose of the undocked keyboard setting.


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    Last edited by Dwaynewilliams; 08-15-2012 at 07:28 PM.
    08-15-2012 02:54 PM
  11. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Hunt and peck for me with my index figures.

    Good Luck
    08-15-2012 08:31 PM
  12. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Hunt and peck for me with my index figures.

    Good Luck
    I was doing that for a while and I had gotten really fast at it. It is an effective method.


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    08-15-2012 08:35 PM
  13. pilsbury's Avatar
    I'm a two finger typer on my iPad. Gotten pretty good at it too, except I keep hitting the m key when I try to hitmthespacemkey. Lol.
    08-15-2012 08:49 PM
  14. rayz336's Avatar
    Thumbs with the split keyboard or if I need to type a lot, I'll use my keyboard case


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    08-15-2012 09:00 PM
  15. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Thumbs with the split keyboard or if I need to type a lot, I'll use my keyboard case


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    What keyboard case do you have?


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    08-15-2012 09:12 PM
  16. felicityk's Avatar
    I have learned to touch type on my Ipad, with a bit of practice. However, the success of this depends upon how you're positioned relative to the iPad. If it's not properly oriented relative to your hands, for example if you're reclining in the favorite comfy chair, then typing is more likely to be a several finger typing method. Editing is another matter. I would like to see more apps offer an extended keyboard with keys for tabs, cursor movement etc. such as the one included in the most recent version of Notes Plus.
    08-16-2012 08:57 PM
  17. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I have learned to touch type on my Ipad, with a bit of practice. However, the success of this depends upon how you're positioned relative to the iPad. If it's not properly oriented relative to your hands, for example if you're reclining in the favorite comfy chair, then typing is more likely to be a several finger typing method. Editing is another matter. I would like to see more apps offer an extended keyboard with keys for tabs, cursor movement etc. such as the one included in the most recent version of Notes Plus.
    I cannot type well in traditional style unless My iPad is flat on a desk. In any other position I do the two finger hunt and peck.


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    08-17-2012 10:07 AM
  18. felicityk's Avatar
    Yes, the angle of the iPad relative to the hands is important for success in typing. I have also found that (at least for me) it's more difficult to type in landscape orientation than portrait orientation due to the key spacing.
    08-18-2012 09:01 AM
  19. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    Yes, the angle of the iPad relative to the hands is important for success in typing. I have also found that (at least for me) it's more difficult to type in landscape orientation than portrait orientation due to the key spacing.
    If I'm typing in traditional mode then typing in landscape mode is imperative. If I'm doing the hunt and peck then portrait mode is definitely faster for me. But I guess all of that is behind me now. I just picked up a bluetooth keyboard case yesterday and I'm loving this thing. Have not stopped using it since I've gotten it.


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    08-18-2012 09:08 AM
  20. LaneLester's Avatar
    I would like to see more apps offer an extended keyboard with keys for tabs, cursor movement etc. such as the one included in the most recent version of Notes Plus.
    My first iPad will not arrive until Tuesday, but I'm looking for tips. I'm sorry to see the above, because on my Android tablet I'm using Hacker's Keyboard, which gives you basically the same keyboard layout as your desktop: Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, and ARROWS). The arrows are great!

    OTOH, I like typing with two index fingers for the convenience in positioning the tablet. I touch type, so I know where the keys are and can go pretty fast.

    So it there a third party keyboard that provides a desktop-type layout?

    Lane
    08-18-2012 09:44 AM
  21. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    My first iPad will not arrive until Tuesday, but I'm looking for tips. I'm sorry to see the above, because on my Android tablet I'm using Hacker's Keyboard, which gives you basically the same keyboard layout as your desktop: Esc, Tab, Ctrl, Alt, and ARROWS). The arrows are great!

    OTOH, I like typing with two index fingers for the convenience in positioning the tablet. I touch type, so I know where the keys are and can go pretty fast.

    So it there a third party keyboard that provides a desktop-type layout?

    Lane
    Apple sells a really nice bluetooth keyboard, but it is detached (not a part of a case). I have used it and it is pretty cool.


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    08-18-2012 09:51 AM
  22. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I use my thumbs when in portrait, or my "T-Rex" fingers (2nd and middle fingers on both hands) when in landscape. Can't touch type on glass. I also use the Apple wireless keyboard if I have something long to type out.
    08-18-2012 11:53 AM
  23. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    Same here about the split keyboard. I was also wondering the purpose of the undocked keyboard setting.


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    Ditto on the thumbs down (pun intended ) for the split/undocked mode. Does not work for me at all and it makes the iPad impossible for me to hold. I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard for work but find that I rarely use it since most of my work involves actually using the broswer, the touchscreen keyboard is just more convenient. I type regularly on the iPad if it's on a desk, thumbs or pecking if I am leaning back and relaxing or lying down nd on the iPhone it's the thumb method, of course.
    08-19-2012 05:57 AM
  24. mhuggins41's Avatar
    i use the Rocketfish capsule case..... it has built in BT keyboard that automatically turns off and on as well as it makes my iPad look like a laptop.... i love this case
    08-21-2012 11:25 AM
  25. rayz336's Avatar
    What keyboard case do you have?


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    I have a cheap keyboard case I got from amazon.com.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005IS...mUvbUpU1902135


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    08-21-2012 12:21 PM
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