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Old September 21st, 2010, 09:24 PM   #51 (permalink)
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just tried ultra, not a fan. All i want of slideIT is long press keys for symbols and then I will 100% buy it.

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I saved my version of shapewriter when I switched to swype.
I prefer swype but am learning to deal with shapewriter.
I may try the ultra keyboard trial a try.
I would ,works like swipe all you do is enable trace in settings works great!
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He's NOT in the beta, so I'm guessing they turned off all the previous versions after the recent update.
He stated he was in the beta and swype no longer works.. I have had swype for about 4 months now with no issues.

about a week ago they emailed me telling me to upgrade.. Maybe thats what everyone is missing.
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I was not a "beta" user... but there are links from XDA for swype, incase anyone wants to search there...

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He stated he was in the beta and swype no longer works.. I have had swype for about 4 months now with no issues.

about a week ago they emailed me telling me to upgrade.. Maybe thats what everyone is missing.
No, he said he wasn't in the beta.
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there's also an HTC hero skin for the Ultra Keyboard that works beautifully

search the market for ultra keyboard; it's the second one down
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i am giving ultra a run, i think i like it too, lots of great customization
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UGH! Tried Ultra, not for me. Can't deal with that shared keys business. Makes pecking out username and passwords take fo'eva! I'm already back to SlideIt. That at least has been more intuitive for me. If it doesn't know the word in it's inner dictionary I just peck it out hit the + button and next time it's there. I feel it is more like a swype/swiftkey combo. Perhaps it's just me, I dunno.
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Man, I am happy about Ultra keyboard! I think it works as good as Swype and has more customization. I was having Swype withdrawals too...tried SlideIT and it just seemed inferior in most aspects. But, Ultra works great, liked the trial so much that I bought the full. Swype really messed up, they could've made a TON of $ in the market had they released a full version a while back...by the time they do now, no one will care.
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I saved my version of shapewriter when I switched to swype.
I prefer swype but am learning to deal with shapewriter.
I may try the ultra keyboard trial a try.

thats exactly what i did. i like shapewriter and the only thing that i liked more about swype was the menu with the directional arrows and the copy/paste buttons. if shapewriter had that i wouldnt even consider switching back....but ultra is downloading now, so ill see how i like that
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I bought Ultra after trying it for 20mins. Never going back to Swype again.
oh and the best thing about Ultra is that you can use any of the Better Keyboards skins on Ultra just search for them in the market.
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FYI if anyone is interested, there are working versions of Swype on XDA.
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Just downloaded Ultra Keyboard 5min ago...sorry Swype, you were my first and I will never forget you. Thanks Forum for the great suggestions/discussion!
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Why do you guys like Ultra Keyboard so much?
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Why do you guys like Ultra Keyboard so much?
I don't know. I didn't like it at all.

Swype isn't my favorite either because so many times the wrong word comes out. I also hate that when the last word of the text brings up the list of words to choose from, if you hit send without picking one it leaves out the word completely. I can't tell you how many texts I've sent without the last word being there.

I bought the full version of SwiftKey last night for a wopping $.95 since I always enjoyed the beta, except for the lag. So far the full version's been good and I definitely find I type the fastest with SwiftKey once it learns my typing style. I often only have to type the first letter of each word to get out full sentences.
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it does the same as swype but has some different themes and a nice tool bar with handy functions (smileys, copy paste, voice to txt etc)
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figures... I just bought swiftkey and now I am loving ultra keyboard. For those who don't like the combined keyboard, you can get rid of that.
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I am in the Swype beta as well, and just got tired of having to uninstall/reinstall and change input every single time I reboot. Sometimes I'd have to change input even if I didn't reboot.

I tried Ultra, and love it! To the poster above that didn't like the shared keys, you don't have to.. you can choose your keyboard. I prefer the full QWERTY also. Pretty much everything is customizable on it, and it makes far fewer errors than Swype. $2.79 is worth it for all the customization and not having to deal with the aggravation, imo.
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I like shapewriter, I 'type' faster on shapewriter than Swype...and for some reason...I've never been able to re install the new versions of Swype (beta tester).

Q: does Ultra keyboard require internet permission?
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I love Swype, but it really is becoming more trouble than it's worth. I have to reselect it every time I turn off my phone. Going to check out Ultra and SlideIt.
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I've been a long fan of Swype and got so used to it that I could practically text without having to look at the keyboard or hit the right keys and it would still get the words I was trying to type. Gave Ultra a shot after having Swype expire and while it's quite customizable and has lots of options, it's just not as accurate when predicting what words you're trying to spell and it sometimes comes up with words that are hardly even used at all. I find that you have to practically land right on the letters that you want or it won't get the word right. I've messed with the settings but find myself still having to correct many words which I didn't have a problem with on Swype.

For example, I just tried to quickly type: "What are you doing today" which swype gets right almost all the time, Ultra got: "Quay are toy ding tarry".
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I've been a long fan of Swype and got so used to it that I could practically text without having to look at the keyboard or hit the right keys and it would still get the words I was trying to type. Gave Ultra a shot after having Swype expire and while it's quite customizable and has lots of options, it's just not as accurate when predicting what words you're trying to spell and it sometimes comes up with words that are hardly even used at all. I find that you have to practically land right on the letters that you want or it won't get the word right. I've messed with the settings but find myself still having to correct many words which I didn't have a problem with on Swype.

For example, I just tried to quickly type: "What are you doing today" which swype gets right almost all the time, Ultra got: "Quay are toy ding tarry".
Important question...Are toy ding tarry?

I think Ultra has a great amount of potential, but it's not there yet.
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For example, I just tried to quickly type: "What are you doing today" which swype gets right almost all the time, Ultra got: "Quay are toy ding tarry".

LMFAO!!!!! Sounds chinese if you say it real fast....
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UGH! Tried Ultra, not for me. Can't deal with that shared keys business. Makes pecking out username and passwords take fo'eva! I'm already back to SlideIt. That at least has been more intuitive for me. If it doesn't know the word in it's inner dictionary I just peck it out hit the + button and next time it's there. I feel it is more like a swype/swiftkey combo. Perhaps it's just me, I dunno.
You can change that setting. I thought it would be cool at first, but that was the first thing I changed. I like that Ultra is ultra customizable, but it ran like a snail on my phone. And it did not help that it rarely knew what I was trying to type.
I like SlideIt. I would probably get shapewriter if i could find the APK.
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I am a beta tester of Swype, also growing VERY sick of the expiration, uninstall/reinstall, stuff. I invested in ShapeWriter, SwiftKey (full), and Ultra. I have all of thise plus HTC's IME mod keyboard, Vlingo and Touch Input Keyboards. My two favorite methods other than Swype are SwiftKey and Vlingo. Vlingo's is free, SwiftKey's was not. Both are accurate and fast. If Swype doesn't get their act together and soon, I won't be buying it when it comes out. Soon enough the BlindType Keyboard will be available and everyone will be saying "Swype Who?"
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I like shapewriter, I 'type' faster on shapewriter than Swype...and for some reason...I've never been able to re install the new versions of Swype (beta tester).

Q: does Ultra keyboard require internet permission?
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A: Yes it does.
I'd allow most apps to have access to the internet...except a keyboard app...I might be a bit paranoid but I don't trust a company/developer with access to all of my inputs including passwords.
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I'd allow most apps to have access to the internet...except a keyboard app...I might be a bit paranoid but I don't trust a company/developer with access to all of my inputs including passwords.
net access is for the Speech-to-Text functionality...can't work without it.
that goes for the built in HTC keyboard as well or any app that uses this functionality for that matter. but other than this a keyboard app shouldn't need net access. i would be paranoid too.
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Still using Swype.

Reselecting Input mode every time I reboot (maybe once a week) is better than using Ultra, for me anyways. Gave Ultra a solid go for the 24 hour refund period. I like the customization, but it just didn't have the same accuracy or feel as Swype, plus I love Swype's easy 1-9 digit keyboard and it's punctuation tricks.

I might try Shapewriter again sometime.
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I love SlideIt, swiftkey and ultra keyboard. I switch between all 3 depending on my mood and how much i'm going to text. I use swiftkey when i'm giong to type something long because since it learns from your SMS texts, i barely have to type anything...the word prediction is so good that i can just type and then click the rest of the predicted words to finish out a good 2 sentences before i need to type something. mostly it's swiftkey, then slideit/ultrakeyboard are tied for 2nd.
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Man, I am happy about Ultra keyboard! I think it works as good as Swype and has more customization. I was having Swype withdrawals too...tried SlideIT and it just seemed inferior in most aspects. But, Ultra works great, liked the trial so much that I bought the full.
EDIT...Well, thanks to Brian Tong, I'm swyping again...it is just superior, wish they would just let me buy it.

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EDIT...Well, thanks to Brian Tong, I'm swyping again...it is just superior, wish they would just let me buy it.

Already been posted here--> http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/183448-here-new-swype-download.html and already deleted and closed: FAIL
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I use Swift and love it. But based on this thread I'm going to try Ultra right meow.
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I have tried all the major tracing / swyping based programs and at first did not like Ultra. It was getting a lot of words wrong.. until I realized that in its settings there is a calibrate feature. Once i did that, it has worked great for me with the hero keyboard theme. I wrote up a more detailed report in another thread on the same topic, but one of my favorite features is that if you hover over a letter for a split second while swyping it gives haptic feedback that you definitely want that letter. The reason this helps is that there are just some words on all of these that it constantly guesses wrong (swype / shape write / etc). The fact that the "u", "o", and "i" keys are all next to each other causes that.. but this little feature helps to ensure on those tough words it chooses the correct one. I quickly have encorporated it and I'm liking it much more than swype now. Not to mention that you can turn on multi-touch and flip the phone the landscape and the thumb-typing is a better experience than the ported droidx multitouch for me. The voice to text has been really accurate for me, and it also has a bunch of other little features (which I do not use but show that they are trying to think of everything). It seems like they took the best aspects of all the popular keyboards and encorporated it all into one. I'd advise anyone having problems getting the correct words to calibrate and see if you get a better experience as I have.
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I bought Ultra Keyboard after trying the demo for 10 minutes... tons of options including a "toolbar (cut, paste, left, right, etc)" over the keyboard!! It's says it's .99 cents only until 9/30.. so hurry!

The "swiping" works great too!

edit: err... actually, that was SwiftKey for .99 cents, Ultra is $2.79 which is still good.
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The "swiping" works great too!

edit: err... actually, that was SwiftKey for .99 cents, Ultra is $2.79 which is still good.
Looks like Swiftkey dev needed to make rent.
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Just tried the Ultra keyboard Trial. I really liked it and will be purchasing the full version. Screw swype and their inability/unwillingness to actually offer a working product for purchase so they can stay in bed with the OEMs.
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first off, i have went back and forth between swype and ultra for a few weeks now, and I STILL dont see how you guys like ultra. I was told to try calibration or adjust for accuracy, but these options are nowhere to be found (in trial version at least), and it's so innacurate. Especially for words with double letters. I wish I could find how to make ultra a useable keyboard, but it's just god-awful, IMO.
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love swype! i tried out slideit when my other swype expired, but i just don't like it very much. imo, slideit is fugly, clunky & inaccurate. luckily, i've found & been using a nicely skinned, still-working version of swype on xda-devs
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When will Swype be available for dinc?
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Been using Swype FOREVER, including with my Omnia 1. Really miss the microphone and the new version seems inaccurate.

Test driving Ultra now - so far so good. AND it has a mic. If it continues to test well, I don't mind paying a couple bucks for it.
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It won't be! The company business model is to OEM only.
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might be posted elsewhere but google just bought Blindtype (I requested beta testing awhile back).
It looks pretty awesome, they had an android app in testing, hope google releases soon , maybe it will be added to gingerbread?

http://www.blindtype.com/
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might be posted elsewhere but google just bought Blindtype (I requested beta testing awhile back).
It looks pretty awesome, they had an android app in testing, hope google releases soon , maybe it will be added to gingerbread?

BlindType - Touch typing the way it should be
pretty cool stuff right there
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now that will be awesome, maybe even awesomer than swype
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I gotta say Ultra is faster, and easy to use. And already has a HUGE dictionary. Thanks for mentioning it!
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Anybody using SlideIt know how to change it so that the return key sends the message on BeeJive instead of making a new line? I can't send any messages...
Didn't have this problem with swype.
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