“Released about a week ago, Sax Software’s EasyWriter appears to solve most of the issues I’ve had with data entry on the iPhone — at least for email messages. It puts a wide keyboard in landscape mode with bigger keys and more importantly, more space between keys. With EasyWriter, I am confident to use both thumbs for entering text,” David Morgenstern reports for ZDNet.
“In addition, the EasyWriter supports the native multitouch pinch and zoom interface to increase or decrease text sizes. This really helps those of us whose vision deficits lead us to prefer bigger text,” Morgenstern reports.
“I note that the iPhone’s touchscreen text entry is the biggest worry that I hear from current BlackBerry owners. Most of them handle my iPhone with a wishful look in their eyes, and they sigh when handing it back to me. Then they say that with the amount of text they need to enter, a hardware keyboard is necessary,” Morgenstern reports.That argument looks to be in trouble with the arrival of EasyWriter.”
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BlackBerry users would do better than briefly handling an iPhone and actually use it for a few days for text entry, whereupon – even without EasyWriter – they’ll discover to their shock and awe that they’re faster with iPhone text entry than they ever were with a BlackBerry festooned with anachronistic plastic buttons.
The only people concerned about Apple iPhone’s virtual keyboard are those who’ve never really used an iPhone’s virtual keyboard.