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Old January 13th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Your thoughts on Swift Key Flow vs Swype

I have been using Swift Key Flow since the beta came out. Before that I was a dedicated Swype user. I have also used SlideIT and Swift Key. Briefly I also tried TouchPal and The Jelly Bean Gesture keyboard.

My personal choice has come down to Swift Key Flow or Swype. And I am leaning now towards Swype.

After using SK Flow from the day the beta launched. I have switched to swype just the other day and I found it much more intuitive to me for the following reasons:

- I don't have to ever think about whether or not I can swipe or have to tap.
- editing and correcting is easier when you don't have the word suggestions change constantly depending on where you click on the word you want to edit
- Word suggestion in swype, while inferior to SK Flow, is not significantly worse. (And on a side note, I swapped to regular SK the other day and I found the word prediction significantly better than Flow. Perhaps because I am using suggested words more often when tapping?)
- voice to text is about a tie between the two
- accuracy of letters for my swiping patterns is very slightly better in swype


I am going to switch back to SK Flow for a bit. And the 4.2 keyboard also. But it looks like I am going to settle on swype with SK Flow (I own regular SK and therefore will get Flow once it is out of beta) as a fall back.
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