Well, I think they basically mean the same. They both express the same idea, that is 'to use.'
However...the difference between 'progressive' and 'simple', in my opinion, is like...that between 'a movie' and 'a photo.'
'progressive' - watch the movie or video (of somebody typing at the keyboard)
'simple' - look at the photo (of somebody typing at the keyboard)
I hope you can see what I mean.
I'm not a native speaker of English, so please forgive me if I'm wrong.
I'd strongly recommend you wait for native speakers to respond to your query.
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