This new version selects the 'down' character as soon as the key is touched, rather than requiring a slide. This makes input faster especially for frequent characters like the space key. It also has an enhanced interface to show which character is currently selected.
FleXslide combines the best features of a keyboard with character recognition methodologies. A character is input by touching within a text area and sliding in one of six directions. The result is a simple character recognition system that has the strengths of a keyboard.
FleXslide is simple to learn. While it may look a little strange at first, the horizontal ordering of a Qwerty keyboard is maintained. This means that there is very little searching for characters. After a few minutes the method becomes second nature.
FleXslide is as fast as using as using a small keyboard from the first time you use it. When you are using a keyboard you are constantly moving the stylus in various directions above the keyboard, FleXslide simply extends this natural motion.
The text areas themselves are big enough to allow fast input using the stylus. In fact FleXslide keys are larger that those on a full screen keyboard - but FleXslide uses only a small amount of screen space.
With small soft keyboards it is easy to tap the wrong key. This problem is eliminated with FleXslide. With FleXslide you can input characters without directly looking at the input method at all.
With FleXslide it is easy to use the nails of two fingers to develop a touch sliding technique This makes the method even faster. Note however, unlike the touch pad on a laptop, the touch screen is not designed for your fingers.
As with any input method accuracy is affected by speed. However with FleXslide accuracy can be improved by making strokes longer. This makes it easier to use in a situation where the hand is unsteady, like when using public transport.
Run the executable called FleXslide and it will download the program to your pocketpc. If everything went OK the program will have installed itself as a sip and should be ready to work.
Follow the following instructions:
- Open a word or note document on your Pocket PC.
- On the bottom right hand side of the screen there is a small keyboard icon.
- Click on this and a pop up list of keyboards will appear.
- Choose the one called FleXslide.
This should start the program.
There is nothing presently in the 'Program Files' directory. However if you look at the Windows directory there is a entry for FleXslide.dll. This is all the program requires. I'll try to figure a way to put a readme file in the program files directory, sometime soon.