Results: Tap vs Swipe vs Voice: How do you type?

Results: Tap vs Swipe vs Voice: How do you type?
Last week, we asked you what input method do you use for your typing needs – tapping, swiping, voice or a combination of the above. And the results are now in.

It appears that the majority of you prefer the classic Tap method, since it racked in 43.46% of your votes. Combined Tap + Swipe followed in a close second with 33.13%. The top three is completed by the Swipe option, which was voted for by 20.04% of you.

Unsurprisingly, Voice and Others have only managed to get 1.84% and 1.53% respectively. This only makes sense, considering the speech recognition is often slightly inaccurate, and a lot of people would rather silently type, than say their private messages out loud for the random bystanders to hear.

How do you type?

Tap
43.46%
Swipe
20.04%
Voice
1.84%
Combined Tap + Swipe
33.13%
Other (Comment)
1.53%

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17 Comments

1. Alter

Posts: 220; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Voted swipe which I almost always use but I tap when I need to and use voice every once in a while. Swype is my preferred keyboard.

2. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Good 'ol tap for me.

3. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I do swipe and voice. When swipe broke on my old LG G2, my thumbs got all achy having to tap.

4. askarak

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

Swipe master race! It's like 3 times faster, no need for correcting errors. Autokeyboards (i.e. SwiftKey) don't do well, imo - I use too much slang, which it doesn't know, especially in non-English languages.

5. JunN_Vai

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

what is "other"?

6. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Tap + Swipe + Voice? Which I guess would be more than just 15 people.

7. Jeremy8000

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Article incorrectly cites combined tap & swipe at 20.04% when the stats below show it at 33.13%

10. Damian.M

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This has now been corrected. Thanks for noticing and letting us know. :)

8. Pitrich

Posts: 239; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I'm surprised more ppl don't Swype. I love it. I text so much faster. I think alot of ppl were intimidated by it maybe

9. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Who the hell uses tap anymore? i haven't used that crap for over 5 years, swipe all the way baby.

11. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Hmmms

12. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

After all it nothing

13. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I`m bored

14. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Hope this would end soon

15. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Voice is not so comfortable as you think.

16. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

First - there may be very loud noise in the place you are.

17. AlexKorv

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Second - saying to the voice assistant, or for text printing usual is slower than typing it.

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