Graffiti On The Nexus 7

Like me, Rich Finck is a Palm PDA veteran. We both love and miss Graffiti on devices.

He recently bought a 2013-edition Nexus 7 and decided to install Graffiti for Android on it.

This is the unhappy result:

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It looks like ACCESS gave it a fixed height that’s tailored for phones, not optimized for tablets. Rich says that’s about three-quarters of an inch high — the usual height for Graffiti on Palm devices. I thought for a tablet it would be as tall as the keyboard it replaces. But it’s not.

Has anyone else installed Graffiti on a tablet? Is this the usual result?

Same-day update: Jonathan I. Ezor is another Palm vet and has a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. He reports that the Graffiti area is 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches high.

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Rich is running the free version of Graffiti, while Jonathan is running the for-pay Pro version.

I’m wondering if screen resolution might also play a part in this? The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is 1280 x 800 while the 2013 Nexus 7 is 1920 x 1200.

Maybe ACCESS should go back to the Graffiti on Newton days, with the Graffiti area as a floating pop-up. And make it dynamically-resizable by the user with pinch-in/out.

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