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Topic # 66265 16-Aug-2010 13:51
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Has anyone applied their swype app ?
If so do they prefer swype or touch text and why ?

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  Reply # 368193 16-Aug-2010 14:00
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Con: Has anyone applied their swype app ?
If so do they prefer swype or touch text and why ?


I used Swype for a while and it was pretty good, but it's stil a beta and they have been using some kind of licensing that doesn't work sometimes......so I now use "SlideIt". 

SlideIt is a finished product and you can buy it. No betas and no re-download issues after you flash a fresh ROM on the phone. 

I was put off the swipe keyboards (generically) for a while as the first one I tried was "ShapeWriter"....and on my (then) HTC Magic it was slow and it was  difficult to type in passwords with numbers and mixed case.

SlideIt is much closer to Swype and I'm happy with it.

These keyboards make it easy to input words. It's that simple. I can hold the phone in one hand and "swipe" words in with the thumb of the same hand.  I like that. 

The more you use it, the faster you get. The faster you get, the more annoying it is when - on occasion - you find yourself using a non-swipe keyboard. 

It's hard to describe.....but the bottom line for me is that I now strongly prefer swipe keyboards...and SlideIt is top of my list.




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  Reply # 368194 16-Aug-2010 14:03
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I have used Swype for nearly a month, but ended up going back to my default HTC keyboard. The novelty of Swype keyboard wore off quickly and the gestures got a bit much, especially when one had to go back and forth from one end of the keyboard to another. I'm not sure if the Galaxy S version is different but the touch typing feature of my Swype was nowhere near as good as the default HTC keyboard.




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  Reply # 368196 16-Aug-2010 14:07
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On my touchscreen Tablet am finding that I am getting pretty  quick at "tap" typing using a stylus...have heard mixed reports about problems seperating words and punctuating with Swype...no personal experience though.....

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  Reply # 368199 16-Aug-2010 14:09
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I love Swype, i get fewer cockups than my usual hunt and peck style of typing.

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Reply # 368226 16-Aug-2010 15:23
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I love swype too...




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  Reply # 368235 16-Aug-2010 15:59
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I like Swype, works well for me, and don't really see it as an either/or when it comes to 'normal' typing, I can just hunt and peck or Swype at will on the Swype keyboard, so its win/win. Using Swype that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S.




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  Reply # 368242 16-Aug-2010 16:22
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neither - check out BlindType blindtype.com



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  Reply # 368245 16-Aug-2010 16:25
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khull: neither - check out BlindType blindtype.com




Where did you get a copy of blindtype from?

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  Reply # 368250 16-Aug-2010 16:41
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I also use swype, Its great, despite the occasional incorrect word.

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  Reply # 368267 16-Aug-2010 17:27
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Swype here too. Couldn't go back.

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  Reply # 368270 16-Aug-2010 17:36
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Where can we get Swype from?

Ive been wanting to try it but its not on the Market

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  Reply # 368273 16-Aug-2010 17:44
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I had to register on their website and got sent a link to download the (I think beta) apk. Used it for a week or so but could never reach the speeds I get when normal typing on the normal android keyboard so I gave it up and never looked back.

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  Reply # 368338 16-Aug-2010 19:56
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I used Swype and find it pretty quick and quite a bit of fun. I've also used SwiftKey (Beta) and it's lightning quick and very intuitive for SMS. To be honest I now only use SwiftKey. I'd recommend trying it out.

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  Reply # 368430 16-Aug-2010 22:58
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I used swype on samsung galaxy s.

I found it faster and more accurate than touch typing.

not sure what the other versions are like, but on galaxy you can touch type and swype on the same keyboard




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  Reply # 368445 16-Aug-2010 23:51
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I'm using Swype on the Samsung Galaxy S as well. It is excellent, especially for long words. I was amazed at how accurate it is.

Short words don't matter so much so I often swype the long words and quickly tap in the short words (short word = 3 letters or less).

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