Better support for Swype and 3rd party keyboards on iOS 8

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January 21, 2015

swype-logoIf you use Swype, you can now hit enter and it will create a new line, as expected. Enjoy Swyping!

Update: Unfortunately, we have had to disable this change. It created a serious bug in the normal iOS app, causing hitting delete with one character left in an item to also trigger a “return” event, and thereby wreaking all sorts of havok (you don’t expect hitting backspace to create a new item, right?). We’ve looked into a better way of doing the fix, and are hoping to implement it soon.

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George
George
6 years ago

Great guys, thank you! But the Swype delete key still doesn’t work to Remove a new line – any chance of a fix on that too? Thanks again.

Jesse Patel
Jesse Patel
6 years ago
Reply to  George

Unfortunately, that is quite a tricky bug that we’ve decided to punt on. Basically, swipe gives us no information about what it is doing, so its really hard to figure this kind of thing out, and it relies on hacks. There’s no good hack for the backspace, that doesn’t mess other things up.

texafornia
6 years ago

Thanks for all the hard work, Jesse! Is there any news on when Due Dates will be coming? Is it coming at all?

Jesse Patel
Jesse Patel
6 years ago
Reply to  texafornia

No news. It is something I’ve started looking at again, but have done nothing concrete.

isnamorg
isnamorg
6 years ago

is there any chance you add workflowy to firefox marketplace. so it works on desktop separately.

Lorenzo Peroni
6 years ago

Could you look into SwiftKey as well? I have the same problems that you describe with Swype.

Simte
Simte
6 years ago

Hello,

I’m trying Worflowy IOS app, and I must say unfortunately it doesn’t have the same great user experience of the web app. I think this is due to the fact the Iphone screen is smaller and the touch screen requires different way to interact to be effective.
Do you have any project to build up a native Ios App with specific user interface?
Right now this is my main concern in using Workflow, since mobile use as the same impact as web.
Thanks

Dan Rosenstark
6 years ago

There are tons of known problems with 3rd-party keyboards on iOS, including my favorites, SwiftKey and Fleksy. You’ve got tons to focus on without worrying about this madness IMHO

LTJG. Iroquois Pliskin

Btw, Swype functionality works beautifully in android! Ty for that!

(every time you hit return, it actually makes a space also, so every new line has a space in front of it. I’m sure you guys knew already. It’s not bad actually, ’cause when I return to the webapp it’s plain to see which items were added by my phone.)

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