Comments on: Instant Text Mobile for Palm OS

Textware Solutions has announced Instant Text Mobile for Palm OS. The new program offers a very fast and accurate solution for those who use a PDA for text-entry: composing emails, taking notes or preparing documents. The program makes text-entry so much easier that it is very likely to encourage many users to do a larger share of their text-entry work directly on the PDA, rather than on a desktop computer.
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Great application

trophyofgrace @ 5/23/2005 9:24:41 PM # Q
I was a beta tester of this product. It's great. I'm working on a review of it for my site, It's a lot like Google Suggest.

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sford @ 5/24/2005 12:03:01 AM # Q
How does this compare to TextComplete, QuickWrite, and all the other apps that do this?

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NeilG @ 5/24/2005 1:00:20 AM # Q
No comparison, give it a try.

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justauser @ 5/24/2005 2:00:23 AM # Q
First impressions are;

1. It slows down my graffiti recognition while it's thinking about alternatives. Just slightly, but enough to frustrate me.

2. My problems with this (and other) text input helps is that it forces you to look at your PDA while inputing text. One of the great strengths of graffiti is that you don't have to move your hand - you can look anywhere if you keep your hand in the right spot. ie at a presentation you can be looking at the speaker while jotting down notes.

3. I find myself constantly pausing to scan the bottom of the screen every second character to see if my word has come up. When my word isn't there, this kinda slows things down. I imagine with some training to the app, these pauses would be less frequent and a larger glossary would yield more exhaustive results.

I like the concept as it forces correct spelling. The feel of it is similar to auto-word completion in Openoffice (a feature that I like). For a new user to Palm struggling with graffiti, this application would be a God-send.

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grahamnind @ 5/25/2005 3:20:23 AM # Q
TextPlus seems to do the same thing but without the timelag and it's cheaper

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Not bad

neurojava @ 5/25/2005 5:15:29 PM # Q
Just bought Instant Text on an impulse. While I agree with a previous commenter on the fact that it initially has a tendency to slow you down - with a bit of practice - it does actually help a lot during fast input.

Was in a meeting today and had to make a bunch of entries in the calender. 5 times out of 7, Instant text recognized the phrase correctly - so I am not unhappy.

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