by Kimberly Deas
Trying to type on a small smartphone keyboard can be very frustrating. The fingers just don’t fit.
To ease the frustration, several app developers have invented more efficient ways to type on mobile devices. Check out these options:
1. 8open replaces the keyboard you know with a revolutionary new paradigm that has a set of letters arranged on a plane. By using a figure-eight-like motion you can quickly type anything. The motion is said to mimic handwriting. It does take some time to learn, but it could be a real time saver once you master it. See for yourself at bit.ly/T1e3B4.
2. Graffiti for Android offers a Palm-like option for writing on your Android device and with a smart pen, you can write on paper and capture it on your phone at the same time. Check it out at bit.ly/HbIyR3.
3. ThickButton offers the same keyboard you already know, but with the button size-adjusted based on the frequency of use. The only downside is it removes the voice button. Find more information at bit.ly/LZsOUz.
4. Swiftkey3 uses the same keyboard and unlocks your typing potential by just knowing what you will type next. It understands how words come together and can even add spaces where needed. For less than $4 this app is among the best-sellers for a reason. Go to bit.ly/AbhNsP.
Kimberly Deas combines her 10+ years’ experience in telecommunications with a background in personal coaching and results-oriented training.