Is ipad air more convenient to use lingq than laptop?
August 2014
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    Yutaka 15406 1621
    iPad does not have a shift key. You cannot use "shift and enter" to return the carriage without posting a message.
    August 2014
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    ColinJohnstonov 51559 7603 179
    Yes and no. There is an app for iOS, so you should give it a try. I don't use it on my iPad though. I read longer texts on the iPad with LingQ, but I prefer to create the LingQs first using my laptop and then read on the website using the iPad. It is pretty good.
    August 2014
    • jungleboy pt Portugal 15619 30880 17463
      I do something similar to this, though why do you read stuff on your iPad through the website and not the app? The reason I still use my laptop for my first read is that is that you can't create lingQs for phrases (i.e. multiple words) on the iPad.
      August 2014
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        ColinJohnstonov gb United Kingdom 51559 7603 179
        The app is too tedious. It takes forever to load and it crashes constantly. When reading a long text, if I want to change the status of a LingQ, half of the time, all of the words disappear from the screen for a second or two before reappearing (assuming the app doesn't crash). Also, it is very difficult to enjoy reading when every time I want to look at the hint for a word, a bar comes from the right side of the screen and covers half the text. The website is better in all of these respects, at least according to my preferences. I prefer the old version of the app.
        August 2014
        • jungleboy pt Portugal 15619 30880 17463
          Fair enough. I don't have the same issues with the app crashing, and I guess I a used to the way the hint is displayed now.
          August 2014
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            ColinJohnstonov gb United Kingdom 51559 7603 179
            Oh yes, and I forgot to mention that when holding the iPad in landscape mode, we are forced to look at a list of lessons on the left side of the screen (for some reason). The text that we are trying to read is apparently so unimportant that at times, it only gets given one third of the screen.
            August 2014
            • Ozemite au Australia 88 2050 3530
              that's true: I prefer to hold my iPad sideways, too - & would love an option to close that lesson list panel
              August 2014
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    keke_eo 15464 5534 9473
    For me, a laptop is easier for making linqgs. iPhone or iPad is great for reading and reviewing on the go.
    August 2014
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      keke_eo fi Finland 15464 5534 9473
      Using an external keyboard with an iPad doesn't work so well - keys 1-4 and arrow keys don't work at all. It's an issue with the browser I guess, not LingQ.
      August 2014
  • antom 30937 7 13436
    I prefer using a tablet for most of the activities. It's perfect for reading in bed. And in case you are wondering what kind to order, make sure you consider android tablets too, not just overpriced ipads :-)
    August 2014