View Full Version : MessagEase for TX
10-28-2005, 07:46 AM
exideas.com has released a version of MessagEase for the TX. This is a major relief for me. So far it is running stable on my device.
I would definately recomend doing a trial of MessagEase if you haven't already. MessagEase has sky rocketed my text entry speed. I was a profficient G1, Jot, G2 user, but my text entry speed has recognizably increased with ME.
I also use ME on my TabletPC. Also here. None of the other text entry methods are as fast for me than ME.
ME is also the only single tap keyboards that lays out well in landscape as well as portrait.
10-28-2005, 03:25 PM
I agree! I'm good with G1 and G2 and I've tried MobileWrite -- but I still always gravitate back to my favorite text input program ó MessagEase (www.exideas.com). Since the time I came across MessagEase in my M515 days, I got hooked! I even used those actual overlay template stickers one would attach over the Graffiti writing area. With my TX now, Iím using the virtual overlay. Itís very much like FITALY ó but there's no T|X support for that. Also, MessagEase seems to feel better and more intuitive for me. I could maintain a steady speed of around 30 to 35 WPM with MessagEase with bursts up to 45 WPM. Try it, practice it, give it some time, and you'll be great at it!
Thanks guys, I'll give it another shot. I was able to install MessageEase on several occassions but always got turned off by the learning curve.
10-28-2005, 07:43 PM
I followed the recomended learning steps HERE (http://www.exideas.com/ME/FastMessagEase.html) and was up and running very proficiently in a few days. I found it easier to learn than a qwerty. I can't enter text as fast with ME as with a qwerty, but it sure beats my speed on graffiti etc.
I am also a fan of MessagEase. Nothing else comes close to its speed and power.
Yes. It does take a bit to get used to it. But the time you spend coming up to speed with it is well worth it. Remember you spent hours practicing QWERTY (or you should have!).
Besides, it is the only keyboard that works in landscape, as well as portrait!
11-01-2005, 09:57 PM
At first I realy did like FITALY. FITALY was the first single tap optimized keyboard that I used. I though that it looked a lot "simpler" than ME because every letter was a straight forward tap. ME looked like it would have had a much larger learning curve. What innitially gave me more confidence in learning fitaly was actually fitaly's downfall on my device.
Because fitaly represents every letter by a tap, FITALY makes it much more difficult for me to be able to work with numbers (which I do a lot of number crunching) and symbols (those too). FITALY required pop ups to access a lot of the symbols that I use, and if the symbol wasn't in a pop up then it was in half of a very small cell shared by a number. I never obtained good speed and accuracy with numbers and symbols.
If text was the only input that I had to enter then I think FITALY would have been a better contender on my device, but on the overall my text input speed was hindered by the numeric and symbol point of view.
Both FITALY AND ME are way better than G1, G2, Jot, TealScript for me. But my brain works better with ME.
11-02-2005, 02:29 AM
MEST is great. Saied's support is excellent & he is responsive. Inside of a week of probs being posted on the MEST Yahoo Group there was a TX fix.
Yes, there is a learning curve, but it is much more efficient as the letter locations are grouped by frequency of use & there is a robust macro & memory feature as well. Be sure that you get & read the manual for these features. They even pass on commands w/in macros & there is complementary functionality between the two sides - when the same portion of the the square i.e. when letters are on the left & numbers are on the right, if you drag fm the A towards the end of that letter's square, you get the special symbol that is in the corresponding location on the square on the numbers side. I believe it is a dash.
All the best,
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