The on-screen legends are great, but I’d like the app to be able to generate a PDF file or something so I can print out a cheat sheet for use on devices that don’t explicitly support the software yet. I plan to try and use the TextBlade for everything once I get it, including with my Windows and OS X computers, so that might help with the learning curve.
Oh, I never thought of that! Good work, that’s exactly what I was talking about, except I need Dvorak instead of QWERTY. Did you use a particular software to generate that, or just cut-and-paste a bunch of images into Photoshop and align them manually?
Thanks, this is great!
Glad I could help. There is a paid version of the Stitch It! App, but I just use the free version.
Thanks for pulling those together and doing the various layouts!! Very much appreciated!
I am pushing myself to learn Colemak. I just got Keyboard covers and stickers to put on them to learn the layout. I am not a touch typist on a flat keyboard because I cannot gague the distance from one key to the next without looking. Nor do I have the manual dexterity to twist my fingers into the necessary positions. But I am hoping the reduced finger travel of the TextBlade will enable me to develop so I don’t have to watch the keyboard ALL the time.
Any increase I can get in my typing speed will help me work that much faster. So I am preparing to make the jump to Colemak on ALL my keyboards. I have four I use regularly throughout the day, not including my iPhone or iPad.
Are you trying to adopt correct fingering now with Colemak?
I was pseudo touch typing on qwerty,
The efficiency gains of Colemak, Dvorak, etc are relative to correct typing on qwerty. I would think hunt and pecking on them would lose most of the benefit.
Learning a new layout seems like the time you can learn correct fingering in parallel so effectively for free. It felt that way to me.
Nice one Jim.
If that question was directed at me, the answer is yes. I am hoping to learn the layout and touch-type with the TextBlade. As I’ve mentioned, I am too clumsy to touch-type on a flat keyboard. The only time I was able to type without looking was when I used to use a special ergonomic keyboard called the DataHand. [picture here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataHand#/media/File:DataHand_overhead_view.jpg ]
It’s unique format allowed me to touch-type.
This is one of the primary reasons I want my TextBlades so badly - the hope that it will enable my fingers to keep up with my brain!
Good plan. I think Colemak / Dvorak users will have a significant advantage when adapting to TextBlade - less than half the hits on the smaller adjacent keys so the device is a lot more like a conventional keyboard for us.
Adding maps for international QWERTY (UK) and Danish for @boototter: