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  Reply # 730027 10-Dec-2012 22:36 Send private message

Haven't noticed battery problems, but I have noticed annoying notifications asking for feedback on a daily basis.

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  Reply # 731667 12-Dec-2012 23:00 Send private message

My battery life is shortened dramatically since installing this app. Shame, cos it's a great app. I hope they get it sorted.




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  Reply # 738044 28-Dec-2012 14:26 Send private message

mattwnz: Is this going to replace the regular swiftkey?


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Yes, it has been confirmed that it will be a free update for paying customers. I would have given them more. In part, I think that we can thank Samsung for that, since they liscensed Flow for the Note 2's keyboard.



I bring this up, as SwiftKey 3 is currently on sale at 50% off till the 31st.

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edit: not the 31st - the holidays. it was another app I was thinking of buying bought that was till the 31st.




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  Reply # 738056 28-Dec-2012 14:57 Send private message

mjb: 


Yes, it has been confirmed that it will be a free update for paying customers. I would have given them more. In part, I think that we can thank Samsung for that, since they liscensed Flow for the Note 2's keyboard.

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I paid the full price for it, so glad they are adding it. Don't think I would pay extra for flow, as swiftkey by itself is good. Flow works quite well, but it doesn't work in chrome when doing a search in the address bar. Certainly 100x better than samsungs own stock keyboard. Even the iphones keyboard is better than that.



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  Reply # 738167 28-Dec-2012 22:02 Send private message

mattwnz: I paid the full price for it, so glad they are adding it. Don't think I would pay extra for flow, as swiftkey by itself is good. Flow works quite well, but it doesn't work in chrome when doing a search in the address bar. Certainly 100x better than samsungs own stock keyboard. Even the iphones keyboard is better than that.


The issues with text entry into supposedly secure text boxes did my head in. Even worse the developers consider it a feature and are not going to change it. I've now switched from SwiftKey Flow to Kii Keyboard. It's highly configurable, accepts most themes and has optional extra number and arrow rows. I initially found it a little slower than Swype (still faster the Flow) but that has improved to near equal now. It's still in Beta but is on the market and I believe is well worth trying.

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  Reply # 741921 8-Jan-2013 21:00 Send private message

Anyone had problems installing the new version of the beta? mine is basically disabled... can't flow from one key to another. Only normal typing.

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  Reply # 741950 8-Jan-2013 21:47 Send private message

Unfortunately, the honeymoon is over for me with SwiftKey Flow.
It seemed like it was the bee's knees for a start, but after time, the tracing and prediction just wasn't even close to that of Swype.

In response to the previous person's post, I also did notice in some areas of Android the "Flow" function seemed to be disabled, and it was a regular tap and peck keyboard.

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  Reply # 742032 9-Jan-2013 07:20 Send private message

Yep I've gone back to Swype. The main sticking point was I couldn't find how to go back and get additional choices for an incorrect word at the end of a sentence. This is a great feature of Swype. Also Flow would arbitrarily turn off and I would have to restart the phone to get it back (no doubt a beta bug).




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  Reply # 742306 9-Jan-2013 15:02 Send private message

The battery usage thing only occurs during the first day or two of using it, I'm not sure why, possibly the heavy processor usage as it works with your predictions etc (purely speculation). After that initial period, it's never even popped up in my usage stats anymore.

I don't understand why people are having issues with the one thing that swiftkey (flow or not) excels at, its predictions. One thing you should do first after installing swiftkey (in any of it's shapes or forms) is have it learn your typing style through facebook/emails/sms etc.

The next step is important, setting the typing style to rapid as opposed to precise, this makes a world of difference. It's come to a point where I can blind type while I'm walking. I can be a full key off to the left for every single letter, but it'll still pick up exactly what I want to say, it's almost eerily good. I can't go back to swype or the stock 4.2 keyboard because it's so much less forgiving of my messy swipes and fat fingers.

Give those two steps a try again before giving it up, I'm confident that you'll be willing to give it a bit more time. Also, set your hold delay timing to something short, like 150-200ms, the default 500ms is horrible. That also applies to the hold backspace to delete last word, which should alleviate your woes of lack of swipe left to delete word.


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  Reply # 752673 29-Jan-2013 14:27 Send private message

In response to the previous person's post, I also did notice in some areas of Android the "Flow" function seemed to be disabled, and it was a regular tap and peck keyboard.


 

Got emailed link to update today, they have apparently listened to feedback regarding this and enabled flow in places like browser address bar.

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  Reply # 766710 20-Feb-2013 20:52

Just updated to Swiftkey 4.0.0.105 via the play store and it now includes Flow.

I stopped using the standalone Flow KB during the beta testing but I'll give it another crack now I reckon.

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  Reply # 766722 20-Feb-2013 21:12 Send private message

wakaridnnz: Just updated to Swiftkey 4.0.0.105 via the play store and it now includes Flow.

I stopped using the standalone Flow KB during the beta testing but I'll give it another crack now I reckon.


I've been using the stock keyboard on my samsung s3, via the new 4.1.2 update, and it has flow built in, and seems to be just as good as swiftkey. Plus the interface is nicer. May give swiftkey another go, but it was a bit laggy and crashed quite a bit.

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  Reply # 766724 20-Feb-2013 21:18 Send private message

I went back to Swype.

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  Reply # 766725 20-Feb-2013 21:19 Send private message

Anyone else having trouble with "ok" and "it's" ?

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  Reply # 766737 20-Feb-2013 21:48 Send private message

Isn't the stock KB in 4.1.2 done by Swiftkey anyway?




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