So why did we invent Dextr?
There are many things that may make you go ‘grrrr’ about your cool new smartphone or tablet.
Touchscreen keyboards are the greatest usability FAIL. Ever.
- Why are the keys smaller than your finger-tips?
- Why are the keys so close together?
- Why do your typos auto-correct to something even more embarrassing?
We made this little video to explain further.
The QWERTY Question
Do you remember you first saw a QWERTY keyboard?
How long did it take to learn? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? Are you STILL learning?
Did you take lessons? Or did you just muddle through on your own?
Did you make lots of clumsy typos and embarrassing mistakes? Do you STILL make a lot of mistakes?
Let’s face it, QWERTY never made much sense. And it makes even less sense now on a tiny little touchscreen. It’s crazy – you can learn a new language faster than it takes to master QWERTY! Should you wish, you can find out more about the history of QWERTY on our blog.
Anyhow, the good news is that we invented something simpler, smarter and faster – based on the Alphabet we all know and love – and we called it Dextr.
The Dextr Difference
- Keys arranged alphabetically
- Vowels aligned vertically and highlighted
- Learning curve measured in minutes, not months
- Layouts adapt to the way you text
- Right and left-handed
- 1 or 2 thumbs
- 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 fingered
- And introducing the worlds’ first one-handed texting system for tablets!
- More function keys
- Dedicated number/math/currency screen
- Dedicated punctuation/symbols/smiley screen
- Multiple language dictionaries
- Advanced word suggestions
- Word completion
- Word correction + auto correction
- Next word prediction
- Learns your common words & phrases
- The more you use it, the better it predicts
- Reduces key-strokes by up to 70%
- Tracks your efficiency
- Finger-friendly keys:
- Fingertip sized
- Fingertip shaped
- Spaced one finger-width apart
- More space = higher accuracy = fewer errors = greater confidence = faster speed