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# 78663 5-Mar-2011 18:03
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For those of us that didn't have Swype supplied on our phones, it's now available for any Android phone as a free Beta:
http://beta.swype.com/
I installed it yesterday and am very impressed so far - much faster text input than other keyboards I have tried

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  # 445937 6-Mar-2011 10:23
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shk292: For those of us that didn't have Swype supplied on our phones, it's now available for any Android phone as a free Beta:
http://beta.swype.com/
I installed it yesterday and am very impressed so far - much faster text input than other keyboards I have tried


If you like to flash your phone with various ROMs, then the beta quickly becomes a problem as they verify each time your entitlement to the beta (or at least, they used to....maybe they have stopped that?) and if they see a different system, you lose the swiping capability....but keep the basic function on the Swype keyboard.

I got bored with that rather quickly and bought "SlideIt". It's better than Swype in many ways (no word fragments accumulating, hiding other words!) and it will happily load on any phone you login to with that GMail account.

The most recent version of SlideIt also allows you to add any word to the dictionary at any time...and it now also does all caps easily, combined either with sliding or not sliding.  Just about perfect at this point. 




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  # 446141 6-Mar-2011 22:59
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I'm really liking Swype (Huawei X5) but I have to admit, it took me ages to work out capitalising the first letter of a word, and I still can't get it right. It's still faster on a lot of occasions to just tap out the word.




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  # 446142 6-Mar-2011 23:01
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Linuxluver:
shk292: For those of us that didn't have Swype supplied on our phones, it's now available for any Android phone as a free Beta:
http://beta.swype.com/
I installed it yesterday and am very impressed so far - much faster text input than other keyboards I have tried


If you like to flash your phone with various ROMs, then the beta quickly becomes a problem as they verify each time your entitlement to the beta (or at least, they used to....maybe they have stopped that?) and if they see a different system, you lose the swiping capability....but keep the basic function on the Swype keyboard.

I got bored with that rather quickly and bought "SlideIt". It's better than Swype in many ways (no word fragments accumulating, hiding other words!) and it will happily load on any phone you login to with that GMail account.

The most recent version of SlideIt also allows you to add any word to the dictionary at any time...and it now also does all caps easily, combined either with sliding or not sliding.  Just about perfect at this point. 


I agree slideIT is just far better in almost every way, its more logical and has better features and you don't have to do that stupid loop around a double letter.

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  # 446144 6-Mar-2011 23:08
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I'm using FlexT9 Text Input, preferring that to Swype at the present time.




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  # 446161 7-Mar-2011 06:56
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If you like to flash your phone with various ROMs, then the beta quickly becomes a problem as they verify each time your entitlement to the beta (or at least, they used to....maybe they have stopped that?) and if they see a different system, you lose the swiping capability....but keep the basic function on the Swype keyboard. 


Thanks for the tip - I'm probably going to reflash my phone soon to get rid of McAfee Wavesecure, which for some reason came bundled with the custom ROM I downloaded.  I hadn't heard of slideit but will check it out

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  # 446178 7-Mar-2011 08:47
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I got on the beta version of Swype ages ago and have changed roms without issue. I don't recall having to re-verify it. I just restored it from a Titanium back up and re-enabled it in settings. Perhaps you have to re-verify if you have to download it again from Swype or wherever you get it from.

I like Swype and SlideIT about the same...and that other one that predicts words based on common SMS phraseology.

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