iPad Tip: Speeding Up Your Typing & A New Apple iOS Feature Called “iThink”


Time for another excerpt from my eBook iPad Academy: Tips, Tricks and Clever Techniques

Double Spacing

No, not inserting a second blank line after each line of text, or worse yet, typing two spaces after every period that ends a sentence. You don’t, do you? We’re talking here about having the iPad finish your sentences. Instead of typing a period at the end of each sentence, just double-tap the space bar. You’ll get a period followed by a space and be ready to start the next sentence. The iPad will automatically capitalize the first letter you type to begin the new sentence.

(I expect I’ll soon receive a cease and desist letter from Apple for this comment about the iPad finishing your sentences. Something about a new iOS feature code-named “iThink.” iThink will watch what you type, learn from it and then suggest not only words but entire phrases, thus actually finishing your sentences for you. Like a best friend or domestic partner or spouse of many years. Or beloved computer company.)


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons