In my last post, I joked about a WordPress app for my Kindle Fire and would you believe there actually is one! I’m actually writing this post on my Fire HD and its quickly becoming obvious that I need a lot more practice with the Fire’s keyboard. I’m not saying it’s better or faster than iOS but there are all kinds of hidden keyboards and shortcuts for entering and altering text. I still haven’t gotten the hang of selecting text to copy and paste either. With no apparent way to take screen shots on the Fire, I can’t show you the cool auto-correct bar that shows up as you type or how easy it is to find obscure punctuation and glyphs. There is one feature I like that’s not on iOS, if you accidentally capitalize a letter in a word and then backspace to it, the Fire doesn’t assume you still want to keep it capitalized. If you ‘re-type the letter, it will now be lowercase. Maybe I’m the only one who likes it that way but it seems to make more sense to me.
I also need to find someone familiar with Android keyboards that can show me what is going on when I hold down my finger and trace from the number/symbol key to the letter keys. There is an orange trail that follows my finger but when I release my finger, there is no effect except the screen saying “The again.”
Well, this about as much as I can type at the moment. Not saying I won’t use my Kindle to blog in the future, but it’s nice to know that’ll work in a pinch.