Of the 5 days of TREG I've had 3 full working days on it. Things are starting to feel natural to me. Editing is so much faster with home row navigation and editing.
It really is a dream of a keyboard! Feels better than the nicest keyboards I've put hands on, yet is more portable than any other "portable" keyboard yet more usable than a full size. It's small, super productive, and comfortable to use. It's the keyboard I've been waiting for my whole life.
I hope the WayTools team knows how much of a difference TextBlade has made for me. The amount of thought and care, innovation and pragmaticism, and how it serves its user, are incredible. It has allowed me to work anywhere, with whichever device I choose, and without any hassle or interruption. I never thought a keyboard could be such a joy to use.
The WayTools team has taken so many engineering challenges and learned from all the real-world use cases, and made something that will work for anyone who uses a keyboard.
I doubt I will ever carry a laptop again. I want to be at the top of a local mountain, taking in the spectacular view, and writing code. A TextBlade and an iPad (or maybe even my iPhone) are the only things suitable for that kind of lightweight travel. TextBlade is the only keyboard that lets me work with any device without interruption.
Here are some things I did in the past 5 days:
- remote access into my work PC, write code
- at camp: copied some poems from a book so I could read them out during a rainy campfire
- pair programming with my colleagues (using the WayTools Air-In dongle)
- switch between apps on my iPhone without taking fingers off the keyboard
- work off an iPad mini 3 when my Mac mini was out of commission
- coding on a Raspberry Pi with my Cub Scouts (we meet in a school gymnasium, so everything must be portable)
- the aforementioned mountain hike
- traveling to Nepal
Got lots of useful tips from Mark, and was wondering if in the future the TextBlade app might be able to make optionally observe user habits and offer suggestions. "Did you know about tap-shift..." as I certainly appreciated the anecdote about a record-setting typist bracking capitals with Caps Lock instead of holding down shift. The TextBlade beats even that.
Someone else from my tech incubator suggested that if you have a TextBlade app on every platform, whether it could provide cross-device and cross-platform copy and paste.
Thanks to the WayTools team! The TextBlade is unbelievably great and when it is ready, there will be many grateful hands waiting.