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DOTKey the next generation of typing without keys . Free for iOS on AppStore
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Posted 12th Apr

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I think this is interesting whether it is useful, not certain.

The description of DOTKey

STOP HUNTING FOR TINY FAKE KEYS! STOP DEPENDING ON AUTO-CORRECT TO GET ANYTHING DONE! Embrace the capabilities of your touchscreen! Experience the freedom of typing with gestures!

DOTKey is:
Fast: Up to 65 words per minute or more!
Sight-free: Look at WHAT you are typing, instead of the keyboard you are typing it on!
Comfortable: Automatically calibrates to your hand-size and positioning!

FINALLY! - True touch-typing for your touchscreen!

Connect DOTKey to your computer as a wireless keyboard!


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tHis w0rks reaLly w3ll, takEs a bit oF g3tting usEd tO.
The idea for this could have come from the microwriter of the 80’s. I actually owned one.

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Free on Android too.
Has anyone used it?
Only just heard of it.
Edited by: "Dembe" 12th Apr
It’s worth a punt - even better if it improves ‘auto correct’ ...saves you getting yourself into a whole!
The idea for this could have come from the microwriter of the 80’s. I actually owned one.

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Tried it.
Can't understand it.
tHis w0rks reaLly w3ll, takEs a bit oF g3tting usEd tO.
Someone's trying to reinvent the wheel.
I'd rather someone just invent a predictive text model that realised in more likely to write a than s in the middle of s sentence. That would be hot.
Cranberry
Pear skin
Works well for me, takes a bit of getting used to though.
I've just spent almost an hour on the Android version out or sheer curiosity. I'm all for new things but this really does feel nonsensical.

* Unless I'm missing something, the fact that you need three digits to type literally anything means you can no longer use your phone one handed. You either need to hold the phone with one hand and type with the other, or put the phone down entirely. Either way feels a significant step down from standard thumb-typing.

* You either need to learn an entirely new typing scheme, and learn it really well to be able to type efficiently, or rely on the cheat sheet backgrounds that are harder to decipher than "tiny fake keys" and then execute them in a process that would be way slower than simply typing on a regular keyboard even if you do struggle with tiny boxes.

* Whichever way you want to do it, you're going to need to learn to override years or decades worth of muscle memory from using qwerty keyboards.

* Accuracy picking up taps and gestures outside of the three main buttons feels very patchy. Even after spacing out my buttons pretty well, it would consistently read an "upper middle finger" tap as a "lower ring finger" tap, for example.

* Is this really a problem that needed solving? Are people really struggling enough with modern phone keyboards that an entirely new system of text input needed to be invented?
Edited by: "ElGofre" 12th Apr
ElGofre12/04/2020 13:04

I've just spent almost an hour on the Android version out or sheer …I've just spent almost an hour on the Android version out or sheer curiosity. I'm all for new things but this really does feel nonsensical.* Unless I'm missing something, the fact that you need three digits to type literally anything means you can no longer use your phone one handed. You either need to hold the phone with one hand and type with the other, or put the phone down entirely. Either way feels a significant step down from standard thumb-typing. * You either need to learn an entirely new typing scheme, and learn it really well to be able to type efficiently, or rely on the cheat sheet backgrounds that are harder to decipher than "tiny fake keys" and then execute them in a process that would be way slower than simply typing on a regular keyboard even if you do struggle with tiny boxes.* Whichever way you want to do it, you're going to need to learn to override years or decades worth of muscle memory from using qwerty keyboards. * Accuracy picking up taps and gestures outside of the three main buttons feels very patchy. Even after spacing out my buttons pretty well, it would consistently read an "upper middle finger" tap as a "lower ring finger" tap, for example.* Is this really a problem that needed solving? Are people really struggling enough with modern phone keyboards that an entirely new system of text input needed to be invented?


Well said!

The fact there are no reviews and no ratings for the app in the App Store speaks volumes to me too.
ElGofre12/04/2020 13:04

I've just spent almost an hour on the Android version out or sheer …I've just spent almost an hour on the Android version out or sheer curiosity. I'm all for new things but this really does feel nonsensical.* Unless I'm missing something, the fact that you need three digits to type literally anything means you can no longer use your phone one handed. You either need to hold the phone with one hand and type with the other, or put the phone down entirely. Either way feels a significant step down from standard thumb-typing. * You either need to learn an entirely new typing scheme, and learn it really well to be able to type efficiently, or rely on the cheat sheet backgrounds that are harder to decipher than "tiny fake keys" and then execute them in a process that would be way slower than simply typing on a regular keyboard even if you do struggle with tiny boxes.* Whichever way you want to do it, you're going to need to learn to override years or decades worth of muscle memory from using qwerty keyboards. * Accuracy picking up taps and gestures outside of the three main buttons feels very patchy. Even after spacing out my buttons pretty well, it would consistently read an "upper middle finger" tap as a "lower ring finger" tap, for example.* Is this really a problem that needed solving? Are people really struggling enough with modern phone keyboards that an entirely new system of text input needed to be invented?


I agree that is why I said this when I originally posted the deal. “I think this is interesting whether it is useful, not certain.”
Edited by: "lupo_yellow" 12th Apr
ElGofre12/04/2020 13:04

I've just spent almost an hour on the Android version out or sheer …I've just spent almost an hour on the Android version out or sheer curiosity. I'm all for new things but this really does feel nonsensical.* Unless I'm missing something, the fact that you need three digits to type literally anything means you can no longer use your phone one handed. You either need to hold the phone with one hand and type with the other, or put the phone down entirely. Either way feels a significant step down from standard thumb-typing. * You either need to learn an entirely new typing scheme, and learn it really well to be able to type efficiently, or rely on the cheat sheet backgrounds that are harder to decipher than "tiny fake keys" and then execute them in a process that would be way slower than simply typing on a regular keyboard even if you do struggle with tiny boxes.* Whichever way you want to do it, you're going to need to learn to override years or decades worth of muscle memory from using qwerty keyboards. * Accuracy picking up taps and gestures outside of the three main buttons feels very patchy. Even after spacing out my buttons pretty well, it would consistently read an "upper middle finger" tap as a "lower ring finger" tap, for example.* Is this really a problem that needed solving? Are people really struggling enough with modern phone keyboards that an entirely new system of text input needed to be invented?


Even standard qwerty keyboards have been improved on.
mrcrypto12/04/2020 13:54

Well said!The fact there are no reviews and no ratings for the app in the …Well said!The fact there are no reviews and no ratings for the app in the App Store speaks volumes to me too.


At one point all apps had no reviews or ratings.
CoeK12/04/2020 16:30

At one point all apps had no reviews or ratings.


Exactly. On average, apps with few reviews will probably be worse than apps with many. But that's just on average and not a reason to dismiss a new app trying to do something differently.
CoeK12/04/2020 16:30

At one point all apps had no reviews or ratings.


Ok but this app is 2 years old and has no reviews or ratings.

Anyway I’ve tried it and really don’t like it, but if I ever want to slow my typing down to 0 words per minute then this will be my go to app.
mrcrypto12/04/2020 22:44

Ok but this app is 2 years old and has no reviews or ratings. Anyway I’ve t …Ok but this app is 2 years old and has no reviews or ratings. Anyway I’ve tried it and really don’t like it, but if I ever want to slow my typing down to 0 words per minute then this will be my go to app.


Qwerty isn't the fastest way to type but if you only try faster ways for an hour you won't see a difference.
CoeK12/04/2020 22:53

Qwerty isn't the fastest way to type but if you only try faster ways for …Qwerty isn't the fastest way to type but if you only try faster ways for an hour you won't see a difference.


QWERTY is plenty fast enough for my needs and has been for decades. Moving on.
mrcrypto12/04/2020 23:06

QWERTY is plenty fast enough for my needs and has been for decades. Moving …QWERTY is plenty fast enough for my needs and has been for decades. Moving on.


Which is fine. People often stick with what they know.

But then what is the point in trying this app at all if you are happy with good enough?
CoeK12/04/2020 23:12

Which is fine. People often stick with what they know.But then what is the …Which is fine. People often stick with what they know.But then what is the point in trying this app at all if you are happy with good enough?


Because it was free and piqued my interest. Is that okay with you?
mrcrypto12/04/2020 23:16

Because it was free and piqued my interest. Is that okay with you?


Bit defensive really.
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