This is why I hate Swype, despite my friends constantly asking me why I don’t use it: it’s faster for me to type with two thumbs than it is to slide my finger across the screen.
I would love to figure out how to reconfigure my keyboard to support one of these new layouts.
I think the author would love Keybee. It’s a hexagonal keyboard where letters are arranged by popular n-grams. “the,” “ing,” “air,” are close together, for example. I’ve used it for almost a year and type much faster than I ever did with QWERTY.
great post, I wonder what other mundane things could be heavily optimized like this.
It’s like Dvorak for the age of virtual keyboards.