This final release of Fitaly version 2.0 comes after several months of beta testing. Version 1.0 was already - and by far - the fastest input method on the Palm Organizer. Version 2.0 is even faster! Two major interface changes are responsible for this speed increase.
First, the systematic use of sliding to quickly achieve certain effects, for example to get capital letters and digits. Sliding is done by tapping on a key, holding the key down, and releasing it in another key. Experience has shown this to be very fast, much faster than a tap on a modifier key (such as shift or 123) followed by another tap. So this works very well for addresses and any text with a mixture of letters, capital letters, and numbers.
The second major speed increase comes from not having to do housekeeping actions such as opening/closing dialogs (in other methods) and relocating windows (in version 1.0). This is made possible by the new scrolling feature of this version 2.0.
SCROLLING OR DODGING
One of the most important improvement introduced in Fitaly 2.0 is a Scrolling mode as an alternate to the current Dodging mode where Fitaly automatically repositions to dodge the cursor.
Note that the Move key is marked differently to indicate this scrolling mode. You can still use it to move the Fitaly and you can also position it at the top or anywhere in-between.
Toggling between dodging and scrolling is done by a menu option or by a double-tap on the move key. In any case, you can still use the version 1.0 dodging mode which works very well with applications that have many fields, for example, Datebook. On the other hand, the scrolling mode is likely to become the preferred mode for MemoPad and for heavy text entry.
THE FINAL RELEASE OF FITALY 2.0 ALSO INCLUDES:
All features defined in the Fitaly 2.0 - Detailed Description. In particular:
ALSO, IN RESPONSE TO BETA-TESTING COMMENTS...
The following features are implemented in direct response to several comments made on beta releases of Fitaly 2.0:
As always, we are interested in getting your feedback on this new version and on what you would like in future versions. Your comments on version 1.0 and the betas of version 2.0 have allowed us to make the fastest input method even faster and we will continue to improve it.
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last modified 3 February 2000