Painful experience!!!

July 16, 2017 5:40am CST
I have been visiting mylot for about 6 days in a row now using my smartphone. And it's turn out to be a slightly painful experience. Nope, nothing's wrong with my experience here in mylot forum. People here have been very nice to me since I came. And once in a while I'm still encountering nice personalities here and there around mylot. I was talking about my painful typing experience. As you can see in the image that I have posted, I have a very small on-screen keyboard. I know one can make it appear larger by using the mobile in landscape mode and all that, but it still is a mess as your view has now been squeezed down. I have a laptop, however, but I keep it for my blog related works. And I try to keep my professional and personal life separate by using mobile for my most personal use and laptop for work related use. And so it turns out that my poor thumbies have to do all typing when using smartphone, which becomes painful in the long run. What about you??? Have you been using smartphones to visit mylot? If yes, then, Have you experienced the same?
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@topffer (34199)
• France
16 Jul 17
I am from an old generation that has not learned to type with the thumbs at birth, and I find always painful to type on a phone. I have used it a few times for myLot, the interface is not bad, but I am not comfortable with anything else than a true keyboard.
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16 Jul 17
Agreed! it's a lot painful on a virtual keyboard than a physical one. And the typos and lame checker suggestions you get, make your typing all the more difficult.
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16 Jul 17
@topffer I have one keyboard app, called funkey. But the outcome is always same. But thank you for your help
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@topffer (34199)
• France
16 Jul 17
@shikharava It can help only if your phone is an Android phone.
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@deorahul (230)
16 Jul 17
I am addictive to my smartphone.I can say it is my half girlfriend.So I don't feel anything like that.Actually I have three girlfriends music,smartphone and now books too.Should I make one more?
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16 Jul 17
yeah, y not?
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@deorahul (230)
16 Jul 17
@shikharava then please suggest any name.
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16 Jul 17
@deorahul why not make poetry or prose your new girlfriends. They'll be honest about your feelings...Don't you think?
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
17 Jul 17
I can understand your problem while mylotting through your smart phone. It could be problematic to go for mylotting through smart phone, therefore, I avoid it and would do it occasionally. I prefer to do mylotting either through PC/Laptop or Tablet. Moreover, smartphone adds more strain and stress to your eyes.
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17 Jul 17
Yes, that's true. But I have got to do it using a smartphone. I have my laptop for professional work. And smartphone is the only option left for more personal use. And for the eye strain part I use a very good eye lubricant, so I have one less thing to worry about
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
17 Jul 17
@shikharava You could think of buying a second laptop for your non professional work. . I have no idea even a good eye lubricant helps in reducing strain on our eyes. Using smart phone for longer hours could trigger a pain in your neck and fingers.
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17 Jul 17
@dpk262006 thanks for your suggestion. I shall see to it
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@mandala100 (43676)
• Hong Kong
16 Jul 17
@shikharava I'm using a laptop my friend and it's hard for me to see those letters in a smarthphone.
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16 Jul 17
Do you wear glasses?
@mandala100 (43676)
• Hong Kong
17 Jul 17
@shikharava Yes my friend and yourself?
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17 Jul 17
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@Hannihar (36533)
17 Jul 17
I can sympathize with you on that. I try not to use my smartphone because it uses up my battery and do not bring a charger with me. I prefer my desk top computer because for me it is easier to type things.
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17 Jul 17
Yes, it is.
@Hannihar (36533)
18 Jul 17
@shikharava Do you have a destop or laptop you can use to save on your fingers?
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18 Jul 17
@Hannihar yes, I have a laptop, but mostly for writing articles... I keep it for professional use..
@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
16 Jul 17
Now, i am using my phone since i don't carry my laptop when i am travelling
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17 Jul 17
So you're alternating your smartphone and laptop use! That's a good way to minimize damage (aka thumbie pain)..
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
17 Jul 17
@shikharava haha. laptop is faster for me :))
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17 Jul 17
@Lucky15 agreed. For all, it is...
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
16 Jul 17
When I'm office or home I use the laptop but when I'm on field I prefer the mobile phone in mylotting.
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16 Jul 17
I'm mostly mobile for mylot...
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@ilocosboy (34325)
• Philippines
16 Jul 17
@shikharava my production is lesser in mobile phone but I think I can deal with it, at least I can do mylotting even when I;m on field.
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16 Jul 17
@ilocosboy I guess I'm being mostly unproductive
• United States
16 Jul 17
Thats why I use my laptop only. Those small screen on my tablet sucks and hurts too.
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16 Jul 17
Agree
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• United States
16 Jul 17
@shikharava I luckily do not have a smartphone.
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16 Jul 17
@TiarasOceanView lucky, indeed.
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@Miria44 (100)
16 Jul 17
It's excruciating to go through that.
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16 Jul 17
Yep, it is, dearie, but I have to do it...
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@Miria44 (100)
16 Jul 17
@shikharava I get it
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@spaceseed (2893)
• India
17 Jul 17
I tried smart phone and had similar issues as you do. now I do most of myloting through my laptop
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17 Jul 17
Good to hear that. Laptop keyboards are way better than these virtual keyboards!
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@MrPearl (54)
• Pune, India
17 Jul 17
Hi Shikha... Sorry to hear about your painful experience... I am also using my smartphone to be here.. And it's not as convenient as it would be using a computer. It's good to keep the personal life separate from your professional one, and yet I would recommend you to use your laptop until you find another way. It's not necessary that this will mix your professional and personal life. Not just that but it will increase your speed and amount of responses. And it will be better for your fingers too... Thank you!
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17 Jul 17
Thanks for your valuable suggestions. I shall see to it if possible
@Rianne009 (187)
17 Jul 17
Yes i am using my smartphone. I rest my hands from time to time. Like after spending for an hour or two. It's more better in laptop or computer with normal keyboard.
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17 Jul 17
I agree. I guess, I'll have to do that too. Thanks. That seems a more viable option now.
@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
16 Jul 17
I haven't tried using MyLot on my phone, I don't think I could use the keys and the keyboard, it takes way too long for me to type with my phones teeny-tiny keyboard. I make more mistakes as well. So typing on the computer is more my preference.
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16 Jul 17
I agree with you. Typing on a virtual keyboard is really a hassle. Every now and then it turns out that you're relying more on the spell checker that works along with the keyboard. Also because of its very small size, we are prone to commit a lot many mistakes. This all becomes quite a labor in my opinion. It's better we stick to the more tangible keyboard rather than sticking to this. That's my take on this. Enjoy your day! Peace
@quantum2020 (9261)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
16 Jul 17
I have been posting to Mylot from my smartphone and it is more complicaated than using the computer. There is a little window that apppears blocking the sight from the words I´m wiriting and closing it each time, results tiring
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16 Jul 17
I agree.. We're on the same page
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 17
Lately I've been using my phone. It's less comfortable than using it from the computer but I don't spend that much time here so it's still okay for me.
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16 Jul 17
Okay...
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@rona07 (1665)
• Philippines
16 Jul 17
Yea i am using smart phone. As laptops are too big for me. And i can carry my phone anywhere. I do have the same keypad. It doesnt bother me mch tho. But maybe because i havent spend 6 days straight typing.
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16 Jul 17
Okay...glad you could do it...
@franxav (5078)
16 Jul 17
Sometimes I use my tab to myLot. It's a pain no doubt. Moreover I can't post image with it.
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16 Jul 17
Yes, that's true....
@LLSummer (588)
• Guizhou, China
16 Jul 17
I have a same problem as u. but only just one time.
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16 Jul 17
I can relate to you...
@Kandae11 (37200)
16 Jul 17
I hope I never have to use a smartphone for mylotting - but of course, anything can happen.
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16 Jul 17
Yes, anything can happen in a nick of time
@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
16 Jul 17
yes. I too have the same problem. So I use it only when I take up a tour. Otherwise, i use only laptop.
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16 Jul 17
Good to know that