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BLazeD

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#82336 27-Apr-2011 13:58
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I've had my X5 for a month or so and as much as I try just can't get used to the swype.  Can anyone suggest a replacement keyboard (paid or not) that is comparable to the iphone?

Thanks

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  #463019 27-Apr-2011 14:01
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Hey,

Have you heard of AnySoftKeyBoard? It's pretty sweet and has support for different keyboard layouts and associated dictionaries...

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  #463020 27-Apr-2011 14:01
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BLazeD: I've had my X5 for a month or so and as much as I try just can't get used to the swype.  Can anyone suggest a replacement keyboard (paid or not) that is comparable to the iphone?

Thanks


Have you tried changing to the stock Android keyboard?

Just get to the stage where you'd be inputting text (in a message or email) and long press in the 'Type to compose' box and you'll get the "Edit Text' option where you can change the input type.

I find the stock Android keyboard excellent 

 
 
 
 


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  #463025 27-Apr-2011 14:10
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I found the Gingerbread keyboard pretty nice, big improvement over older Android standards, alot of people also recommend Swiftkey. I prefer the tap keyboards, used both Swype and SlideIt before but never got comfortable with using them.

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  #463055 27-Apr-2011 15:47
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I was going to suggest swype as I've been using it on a colleagues phone and it is the reason I will be getting a samsung andriod next

However I'm using 'better keyboard' at the moment and like it over the stock keyboard

certianly looking forward to hearing of other keyboard replacements people are using as it's a question people have asked me a few times.


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  #463063 27-Apr-2011 16:11
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Gingerbread keyboard FTW!

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  #463077 27-Apr-2011 17:01
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One of the best keyboards I have used would be the Gingerbread keyboard, love it.

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  #463088 27-Apr-2011 17:40
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How about swiftkey? It predicts your next word based on your history. It has a free trial but is a paid app at $2.50 NZD.

Cheers.




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  #463111 27-Apr-2011 18:40
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I just use the stock Gingerbread keyboard, any others just annoy me.




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  #463187 28-Apr-2011 02:06
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Myself and quite a few friends love swiftkey. Trial in the market.

BLazeD

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  #463210 28-Apr-2011 08:25
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Hey all, tried the stock, Gingerbread and Swiftkey - so far liking swiftkey, although Gingerbread is close behind

Cheers

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  #463420 28-Apr-2011 16:26
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Swiftkey is scarily accurate with its prediction engine. I run with that one on my smartphone but GB keyboard on my Galaxy Tab.

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  #463435 28-Apr-2011 17:01
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Gingerbread keyboard is nice. I've been using it since yesterday, but I think I'm going back to the swype beta. I keep sliding my fingers across...

BLazeD

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  #469551 16-May-2011 11:20
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Update on this - had been running Swifykey, now back to Swype though - just so much faster and liked Swiftkey even less.

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  #469619 16-May-2011 13:20
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I'm currently using 8pen. I like it though it won't be for those that do not like learning a new skill :P

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  #469638 16-May-2011 14:05
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I had a Palm Pilot back in 97/98? and got very fluent with Palm's Graffiti handwriting recognition system.  

Was very happy to find it on the Market last year :) and have been using it since.

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