Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 21:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I bought 8Pen for my Nexus One last night, an alternative, and pretty revolutionary, input method for Android. But how does it stack against normal soft keyboards?
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Comment by kjmph
by kjmph on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 22:44 UTC
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2009-07-17

Did you try MessagEase? I had a quicker time picking that up than 8pen.

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RE: Comment by kjmph
by Eugenia on Thu 4th Nov 2010 01:55 in reply to "Comment by kjmph"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I installed MessageEase and while it's indeed easier to pick up than 8Pen, it's only just as fast, because it requires both taps and swipes. Meaning, that you need to lift your finger all too often, and then switching from one mode to another, and that takes time. Overall, I'd say that 8Pen is better in smaller screens than MessageEase, and could easily support blind-typing, something that's not as easy on Message Ease. On the plus side, MessageEase is simply easier to learn.

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RE: Comment by kjmph
by No it isnt on Thu 4th Nov 2010 12:49 in reply to "Comment by kjmph"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

After trying both for a few minutes, I have the opposite experience. I probably should have watched the tutorial first, but even then, MessagEase was just confusing.

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