I’ve found another unique solution to the QWERTY keyboard problem: the W10 Keyboard.
If you’re like me and think of letters as individual characters, it might be hard to grasp how this keyboard works. It might help to imagine that each letter itself is made up of a couple of strokes. You assemble a letter by swiping the strokes together (or tapping on them in sequence, if that works better for you).
- l + c = k
- c + j = g
- – = e
- l + – = r
- c + j + l + – + – + – + l + c = greek
If it still feels greek to you, this video might help explain the concept better.
The W10 Keyboard adopts the Korean way of texting, which might be familiar to you (or completely alien, depending on what side of the planet you’re on). I’m still wrapping my head around the concept and I’m guessing you are too. I suppose it might work for those not weaned on the Latin alphabet, but for me putting together words using letters is tough enough as it is.
A few of its adopters have sworn to the increased speed and accuracy of their typing though, so I guess it does work as long as you persevere through the daunting learning curve. And if you want to take a break, you can always cheat by going into landscape mode and using the QWERTY keyboard instead.
If you’re curious and want to try it out, you can get it for free from the Android store here.
Do you think the W10 deserves a 10 for an inspired solution? Or do you give it a 0 for making texting even harder than it already is?