The iPod Touch is wonderful for many, many things. But, one downfall that a lot of users, even those who are highly dedicated to their Touch, is that the touch keyboard can be somewhat awkward and difficult to manipulate. Not only is it pretty tiny, but the fact that the touchpad is so sensitive leaves even the most proficient texters and typists frustrated at times. Luckily, there are some things you can do to make typing on the iPod Touch a bit easier.
Firstly, if you’re in Safari and need to type a lot for your email, your blog, or whatever else, turn your iPod Touch sideways. This will make the keyboard bigger, which will make it easier to maneuver and not constantly press the “r” when you mean to tap the “t.” Also, when you’re looking at the browser in landscape mode like this, type with two thumbs instead of pecking away with just your fingertip. While this will generally make it easier to type in whatever mode your Touch happens to be in, it’s especially helpful when you’re in landscape mode.
Want a shortcut to typing on your iPod Touch? When you’re typing out sentences, you can add two spaces after a word. The iPod Touch will identify this as being the end of a sentence and will place the period, and the appropriate space, after the last word for you.
And to save even more time while you’re typing, the iPod Touch is also pretty adept at recognizing when an apostrophe is needed. So if you’re in a hurry and need to type “don’t”, just type “dont”, and the iPod Touch will realize that you missed the apostrophe and will insert one for you. This is a great timesaver, because it will keep you from going back and forth between the alphabetical keypad and the symbol and numerical keypad.