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  Reply # 728709 7-Dec-2012 19:14

eXDee: As a longtime swiftkey user, loss of swipe to backspace makes flow unusable for me. Still a neat concept.
I'd be nice if you swiped from backspace to delete, or it detected you were tapping rather than using flow and therefore backspaced your word.


Now you long press the delete key to delete the whole word.

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  Reply # 728790 7-Dec-2012 22:51 Send private message

I've tried Swiftkey, Touchpal, SlideIt, the 4.2 stock keyboard and others, but in the end have always come back to Swype. In the last 18 months nothing has come close for me - the user experience and features have suited me ideally. I loved the new beta when it came out with new features like themes and the ability to import data from other apps (well overdue), I revelled in its comfortable efficient embrace and continued on blissfully. I was happy.

But now?

I tried the new Swiftkey Flow Beta.

Wow!

Swype is dead, long live Swiftkey Flow!

I've finally been converted and am loving it. Apart from a couple of minor issues (already mentioned here) this new version blows Swype away. I love the fact that the long press delay is adjustable - anyone entering text and numbers will quickly appreciate that. The only thing I think Swype really beats it with is editing text. Swype normally gives me a good range of alternate words to use if I've made a typo a few words (or sentences) back, Swiftkey doesn't. For me, that's the only downside and is nowhere near enough to send me back to Swype.


Happily converted and not looking back,

Lee




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  Reply # 728971 8-Dec-2012 14:03

I am 42% more efficient at typing thanks to SwiftKey Flow! compared to +38% with SwiftKey 3.

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  Reply # 728974 8-Dec-2012 14:10 Send private message

SwiftKey is the bomb ! 


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  Reply # 728977 8-Dec-2012 14:11 Send private message

wakaridnnz: I am 42% more efficient at typing thanks to SwiftKey Flow! compared to +38% with SwiftKey 3.


How do you know? 

One thing that annoys me is that Can always ends up as cab. Cab is a much less common word so I think it should default to can and offer cab

swyype does it too!

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  Reply # 728978 8-Dec-2012 14:12 Send private message

Ok, so I've been using SwiftKey Flow since yesterday, and my initial thoughts are that, while it seems to offer a smoother swipe experience, Swype is much better when it incorrectly interprets its swipes. Swype offers more choices to correct with, and correcting a word after the fact is handled better in Swype. Every time I've tried that with SwiftKey, its left some letters in the word being corrected. FI, correcting "toes" to "toes" would result in "toyes".

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  Reply # 728984 8-Dec-2012 14:37

networkn:
wakaridnnz: I am 42% more efficient at typing thanks to SwiftKey Flow! compared to +38% with SwiftKey 3.


How do you know? 

One thing that annoys me is that Can always ends up as cab. Cab is a much less common word so I think it should default to can and offer cab

swyype does it too!


Long press on the 123 key> Settings> SwiftKey Flow stats

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  Reply # 729005 8-Dec-2012 15:17 Send private message

Hmm 73 percent for me

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  Reply # 729009 8-Dec-2012 15:25

Yeah sausage fingers me, any improvements a bonus lol

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  Reply # 729070 8-Dec-2012 19:28 Send private message

it's a winner on the tablet, swype's not so good there. but the split keyboard in landscape is great for thumb typing.

beginning to think I'll convert from swype on the SGS3 too.... very slick keyboard.




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  Reply # 729124 8-Dec-2012 22:41 Send private message

Thanks for finding this is a really liking it. Swype has some competition

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  Reply # 729928 10-Dec-2012 18:45 Send private message

Has anyone else noticed fairly heavy battery usage (due to data activity I think) after installing this?




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  Reply # 730004 10-Dec-2012 22:00 Send private message

mjb: Has anyone else noticed fairly heavy battery usage (due to data activity I think) after installing this?


Personally, no. After eight hours heavy use (32% battery left) Swiftkey is at 2%.

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  Reply # 730009 10-Dec-2012 22:05 Send private message

K1000716:
mjb: Has anyone else noticed fairly heavy battery usage (due to data activity I think) after installing this?


Personally, no. After eight hours heavy use (32% battery left) Swiftkey is at 2%.

Lee


Yeah, co-incidental timing I think - appears to be Google+ again.




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  Reply # 730021 10-Dec-2012 22:32 Send private message

mjb:
K1000716:
mjb: Has anyone else noticed fairly heavy battery usage (due to data activity I think) after installing this?


Personally, no. After eight hours heavy use (32% battery left) Swiftkey is at 2%.

Lee


Yeah, co-incidental timing I think - appears to be Google+ again.


Hmm. You're not alone in having battery issues: http://vip.swiftkey.net/index.php?/topic/5007-swiftkey-flow-battery-usage/




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