they removed it by purpose to get rid of an extra button, swipe left insteadthey could even remove the space buttons. as you can swipe right to add a space
A function to delete the Text in front of the Cursor like Delete in Windows would be nice. As far as I know its only possible to delete text left of the cursor.
"Dedicated single char delete button or gesture" (suggested by brao on 2020-03-01), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Button for deleting a single letter" (suggested by Jiri on 2020-02-22), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Gesture for a single character delete" (suggested by kamikasee on 2020-02-23), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
We are the users and we agree that the key should be added we like feature
"change the delete function" (suggested by martin on 2020-03-18), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Delete key" (suggested by Eduardo on 2020-03-17), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Botón borrar" (suggested by Eduardo on 2020-03-17), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I have been using your application for a week because I am constantly trying to get better
I am about to delete this because you all are SO ARROGANT to think your design is so perfect that people will not even need a BACKSPACE KEUc
Can I have the time you stole from me back'? Add a freaking backspace key|\""!
"FreakingBackspace" (suggested by Aaron. on 2020-07-08), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Hello awesome creators of typewise. I am a big fan of hexagonal design and I was THRILLED when I found out that you had reinvented the keyboard using such a layout for smartphones. I have been using this keyboard for the past week and it's definitely much easier to find the keys. I'm a tech founder myself and a part of a lot of hacker / founder communities. I am on the verge of recommending this product to all of my friends... except for one thing - the lack of a backspace yet... (to be cont'd)
Why is it bad that you don't have a backspace key? There are two major reasons:(1) The "back swipe" gesture is often captured as a keypress instead of a backswipe (at least for me). I'm definitely back swiping but I guess not enough for it to register as not just a key press. This creates an infuriating loop where you try to delete, accidentally type another letter, now you have two things to delete, etc. etc.
(2) The Back swipe motion is not ergonomic. Compared to just tapping something, it is much more strenuous and prone to creating RSI. Particularly trying to do multiple back swipes in a row is very uncomfortable. I know there is the hold and swipe method for deletion - I think this is good when you really need to delete whole sentences, etc, but it is a pain to delete anything between 2-10 characters.
Why a backspace Button? So we have more buttons like on a regular keyboard (probabely go back to regular keyboard would be the solution?)? I'm happy that there is no backspace button.
This would honestly be so nice as not every user has this keyboard so they can type as fast as possible. I think alt layoutsmare cool and i like learning new things so that's why i installed it. But a lack of any ability to easily backspace... i dint care about speed and tbh i'm glad i don't use a ton of puncutuation cause swiping is hard for me. It doesn't always hit my swipes so sometimes i end up adding in letters in this swiping game. Spoiler alert: i often lose. Just let us backspace button
Love the concept. I just cant reliably delete a single character. Just needs a simple backspace key.
add a dedicated delete/backspace button and facility to turn it on or off from setting.
Yes, please add at least the option to enable a button for backspace! It’s the only thing that keeps me from using it, a button is just so much easier than swiping.You could make it optional to:Replace 123 with deleteReplace 😃 with 123Add 😃 as swipe up gesture for enter button or just leave it, since all iphones since X already have a dedicated emoji button on the bottom left
"extra button for Capital letters and Delete" (suggested by Ark globo on 2020-11-06), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Swipe on left (1) spacebar for moving cursor and swipe on right spacebar (2)
I like the idea of Dominik"A function to delete the Text in front of the Cursor like Delete in Windows would be nice. As far as I know its only possible to delete text left of the cursor."You do not need that the gestures of both spacekeys operate in the same way. So one gesture to swipe from left to right on the left spacekey might really can do that, as long it is technicaly implementable.
I would add this in the top bar or in the lower left or right hand corner
I like to have a seperate del / backspace button on the numbers page. The reason is, that some websites use wysiwyg editors, which do not delete quote or code blocks with the usual back swiping. As an example you could check a forum which uses the Invision Community Software. At the moment I parallel use the hackers keyboard if this problem occurs.
"Cursor/Backspace Fiasco" (suggested by Typewise User on 2020-12-10), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I miss the backspace with typewise! This is an essential key to me and without it I'm just way too slow!Isn't it possible to make the button available as an option? So only the people who need the key would have the key and the others could use the keyboard as before...I would very much like to use typewise ... but without backspace the keyboard will not come on my device!
Die Idee mit dem wischen zum löschen ist eigentlich toll. Allerdings wäre eine Taste um nur einen Buchstaben zu löschen manchmal praktischer. Wie bei der normalen Tastatur.
I miss a delete button, almost giving up of typewise. It ends up being to sloow to swipe
Now: You can slide to the left and the letters on the left will be removed (backspace)
Slide to the right to remove the letters on the right (Del)
"delete slide also to the right" (suggested by Nelson on 2021-03-11), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Löschtaste" (suggested by Linda on 2021-02-04), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Button to delete one single letter" (suggested by Pixie Longlegs on 2021-01-29), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"Delete button" (suggested by Jeremy m Brown on 2021-01-24), including upvotes (2) and comments (2), was merged into this suggestion.
"back space" (suggested by Jim Itwin on 2021-01-15), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
A BACKSPACE key is imperative! The swipe action is great but doesn't cut it much of the time, I find. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Add this and I'll buy it for life!
the lack of a backspace key made me stop using the app. swiping is only useful to delete multiple words or whole sentences, bit it's a real f! pain for a single or few caracters. you claim that your keyword helps to type faster, but not without this key. that's the opposite actually... we enter an insane loop of adding new letters while trying to delete a few,that we have to delete as well. i'm shocked you did not not even think of adding this as an option. that's super user-unfriendly! it sounds like you're thinking too much here,it's a no brainer. uninstalled just because of it (and the single quote on long press that is stupid too)
How about swiping the top two rows for BACKSPACE and the bottom two rows for DELETE. Make it optional for power users.
"Add a delete key PLEASE!!!" (suggested by D on 2021-06-05), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Please add a delete key. The keyboard has yet to recognize my left hold swipe as a delete. Its easier to leave the typo than mess with it got 1-2 minutes trying to delete properly. You could ad it as a handicap/accessibility option. But it is awful without it. Although it is a blessing your dictionary is so good to compensate a bit.
Yes. Backspace key is essential. Rest is just cool.
You NEED to add a dedicated delete/back button to both keyboard options in the settings that can be turned on or off. It is just too frustrating to use without it!
I can't use the app if there is no backspace/delete key. The suggestion to "just swipe" is totally inadequate. Swipe what? In what direction? How can this gesture be precise enough to delete one character in the middle of a word? Simple solution: Add a backspace/delete key!
An erase-button would be nice, otherwise exact deletion is difficult.
Special signs should be posted on top of the letters.
Extra design with numbers included would would be a nice option.
Typewise learns words or my email adress much slower than for example swiftkey
Just added (and quickly deleted) this app. Still no single backspace key. Only swipe which is hit or miss whether or not you get a single or multiple character(s).Looks cool, but impractical.
An option to classic delete
Typewise Hexagon desperately needs a backspace button. It could be added to the unused half-hexagon to the right of the '?' button. And even possibly a delete button in the half-hexagon to the left of 'period' button.
"Delete key" (suggested by Levin Seitmola on 2021-11-13), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
"A need not a want" (suggested by Sara on 2021-08-25), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I would love the option to turn the left space (empty hex) into a backspace button. Or make a quick left swipe delete a letter instead of adding a space.But if I had my choice, a full delete button with swipe gestures. For instance the left hex on tap could backspace a letter, a left swipe from it could delete the previous word. a right swipe could delete the next letter. So if you get the cursor in the middle of the word you can delete left or right or the whole word depending on how you use the button.And again, this would be a feature you can turn on or off if you dont want it just dont turn it on. Make it a pro feature too.
"erase button" (suggested by qui on 2021-10-02), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Delete button / Backspace button. I need that. Give the option of switching one of the two space keys into a Delete button / Backspace button.I know the Backspace swipe, but a button would be better.
Please, let me change one of the two space buttons to a backspace. Swiping to delete is not good for me and I already use my right thumb to type backspace in my physical custom keyboard.
How about the ability to toggle the longpress on the space button between moving the cursor and deleting? I like the swipe, it just drives me nuts how many p I have to type before the delete function is finally triggered. How about: Longpress space button, then swipe the same finger moves the cursor. Hold space button then swipe with a second finger deletes.
I would love a dedicated backspace button. When I'm typing at 40wpm+, swiping isn't quick at all, and I've found it to be far less accurate than a tap of the finger because the keyboard doesn't always register that I've begun swiping, or it goes far beyond where I wanted it to, so I then have to spend time fixing what the app's erased.
"add a delete button the swipe can be cumbersome. and time consuming" (suggested by Joe on 2021-10-04), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
This app needs a tab key and a plain old backspace key
"Need 2 more keys" (suggested by Dan on 2022-03-04), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Backspace button would be nice for accessibility. My hand movements don't always cooperate as much as I want them to (a slight tremor), so I am having trouble getting enough precision with the swipe gesture to take out only the letters I want to. A lot of my typos are just one or two characters, so being able to hit a backspace button once or twice would be a lot easier for me than having to (slowly and carefully) swipe left and right to make sure I'm only erasing the letters I wanted to. Having both a swipe function and a 'precision' backspace key would make Typewise a lot easier to operate.
I would rather have only one space button and add a backspace key. The hold and swipe does not work on my phone. When i hold and try to swipe, i get the magnified/hold and drag feature ( to move my cursor). Also. Please put the space key at the bottom.
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