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Old February 9th, 2012, 07:55 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I really like SwiftKey, but for a physical keyboard I have a mini bluetooth keyboard that doesn't work. I've been trying to get it working for close to a month now, but it's not like I have that much time...

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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Confused swype beta

i'd been hesitant to type this reply, as swype beta is root-only (perhaps ROM too ?) ... but ... this is silly

this vid about swype beta - being both amusing and informative, i figured i'd share it.

apologies in advance if "don't ever mention anything about root/ROM" is the rule here. i mean... i dunno if it's a black and white thing, here vs All Things Root. Do tell.
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I think it might be, I get yelled at from time to time for violating that.
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Talking Favorite Keyboards

I really do like the Swype feature, but sometimes just want a regular keyboard that can handle my fat fingers. I like "big button", pretty accurate, but very plain and no predicition in free version (I never checked paid version). I currently use "Perfect Keyboard", tried free version, loved it and then bought the paid version $ 2.99 in the andriod app store. I love that I can change the skin, color, resize the keys and prediction is pretty accurate. I can save words it does not recognize and also short cuts. One of the best keyboards I could find.
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I keep hearing good things about it, might have to try it out.
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If you want to type with one thumb on big keys, but don't want to spend a lot of time learning how to use a new keyboard, try the Portrait Keyboard in the Market.
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I've tried a bunch, but preferred SlideIT.
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I've tried a bunch, but preferred SlideIT.
Visually, SwipeIT is a big improvement on Swype. But for functionality, it just doesn't do much more than Swype to justify paying 5.99. Really?

The best thing about SwiftKey hands down is it's word prediction. It does it well and learns words, so you'll be typing fast, but it makes mistakes too. Also the slide to dismiss is neat.

I haven't even tested the Gingerbread keyboard, but now I plan to!!
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I still prefer FlexT9.
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I still prefer FlexT9.
Me too, though I don't know alot of people that use it. You and Jerry are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head. I've been a fan of FlexT9 for a good while, it's a great product.
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It's word predictions aren't as good as SwiftKey X, but in every other aspect it's a better keyboard.
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Me too, though I don't know alot of people that use it. You and Jerry are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head. I've been a fan of FlexT9 for a good while, it's a great product.
I've been dying to try it but I don't want to pay for it just yet

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I got it as a Free App of the Day from Amazon. You may be able to find it on getjar, but I've never been able to get their market to work (but I never put in any effort on it, either.)
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Old April 13th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #64 (permalink)
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I like Swype! but dislike how the company works (why root? Why have all this registration and such), but mostly it has issues with Firefox.

I hated Slideit when I tried it a year ago or so, they have made some changes and it's a lot better. It only needs the carat for editing.

TSwype-Pro is a new one (at least I hadn't heard of it before, but while a bit big and busy, is what I'm, using at the moment.



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The solution is to use 2 keyboards.

I use the ICS KEYBOARD when I'm sitting at a desk in landscape mode, using a stylus, writing a long doc.

I use the PORTRAIT KEYBOARD when I'm outside, typing with my thumb. This is probably the easiest, least stressful keyboard.

I find the Swype-type keyboards the most stressful.
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Old April 17th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I love the free "Big Buttons" keyboard. Now after reading what bealc79 said, I downloaded the Free Perfect Keyboard app. Might just have to spend the big bucks on the paid version later!
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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #67 (permalink)
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I've always liked the layout of the swype keyboard that comes with the phone. I don't use swype, just like the ease and speed in which I can type with it. TSwipe-Pro gives me this plus a perdictive text bar. The predictive text doesn't auto type anything, it just displayed the text that you can select (No more predictive text errors and frustrations).
Keys are same size as the stock but have more options when longpressed. Symbols registry has even more functionality then the stock.
It's has now allowed me to straight out type faster with one finger than with any other keyboard I've used.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #68 (permalink)
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I've really been liking Hacker's Keyboard lately:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.pocketworkstation.pckeyboard

Lots of options, including size of keys.
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Old July 21st, 2012, 08:17 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I like it when I'm typing shell commands and used to run it full time until I found TSwipe-Pro.
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No mentions of TouchPal?

Free swype style, I only switched because the stock swype kept giving that annoying pop-up that I don't remember all the details on now...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cootek.smartinputv5
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