Anyone using Better Keyboard?General


  1. hazeof3dd

    hazeof3dd Well-Known Member

    Is anyone else using better keyboard? I just downloaded it a few minutes ago, and it seems to work brilliantly, I'm using the dark grey skin, and using the regular QWERTY both landscape and portrait. I tried using T9 in portrait, because I used to be able to type extremely fast on that thing, but I guess I'm too far removed from that format now... Anyways, has anyone been using it a while now that can shed some light on things that may not work so well before my refund period expires? haha.

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  2. trekgraham

    trekgraham Well-Known Member

    I prefer smartkeyboard, has full multitouch support, which better keyboard doesnt yet
  3. hazeof3dd

    hazeof3dd Well-Known Member

    Hmm I'll have to look at that one too, any one having trouble with better keyboard remembering words? I tried to convince it to remember some choice obscenities that I use too frequently, and even after i long pressed the word in the autocorrect area right above the keyboard till it said saved, AND downloaded the user dictionary and added them there, it still wouldn't use them, even though I read soemwhere that it would use user dictionary words first...

    Edit: It won't even recognize let alone remember Haha Thats my most commonly used phase :p
  4. hazeof3dd

    hazeof3dd Well-Known Member

    BTW, I just noticed you have a Droid, and smartkeyboard does not support multi-touch on the Eris, its Android 2.0 and up.
  5. sonar

    sonar Member

    I'm pretty sure the motorola droid comes with 2.0.
  6. hazeof3dd

    hazeof3dd Well-Known Member

    Right, and thats why he said smart keyboard has multi-touch, and why it won't on my phone, the Eris, I guess my post was a bit on the wordy/confusing side, but this is the Droid Eris forum haha

    Also, after using ATK to kill better keyboard, it seems to have started to remember all my words, so... Yay?
  7. gtpdjw

    gtpdjw Well-Known Member

    Have you tried Swype it's really nice and free
  8. hazeof3dd

    hazeof3dd Well-Known Member

    Just tried Swype, its pretty cool, and much more accurate than I expected, but the lack of ability to swype custom words makes it not so attractive to me... I left it installed and may play around with it some more, but for now I'm sticking with better keyboard, I like it.
  9. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Hope you don't mine my posting a question that is not betterykeyboard-specific; what made you move away from the stock keyboard in the Eris to begin with?
  10. hazeof3dd

    hazeof3dd Well-Known Member

    I don't mind, thats a good question! Haha! Honestly, it was the added customization and the fact that if it wasn't that much better, I could return it within 24 hours. I also wanted to see how well the T9 worked, but in the end, I find the normal portrait QWERTY to be easier to use at this point, and I found the better keyboard to be slightly more accurate than the stock keyboard.
  11. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    I tried BK for a week. I think the stock Eris keyboard is better. Now that I have swype, it's my fave by far
  12. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Thanks, Hazeof3DD.

    Jbdan, you guys are talking about the swype, I just watched a video of its use and it looks quite fascinating. And fast!

    I'm not so sure I need that, though; the stock keyboard in the Eris, on its side (landscape mode) really works very well for me and I don't need to go real fast anyway.

    I got used to the keyboard in the Samsung Instinct, which resembles the Eris keyboard a bit. So I was ready by the time I got my Eris.
  13. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Since swype is free I thought I'd give it a whirl....glad I did....it's fast & fun!
  14. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Is that going to be the keyboard you use from now on?

    There's talk out there that the technology in swype is the wave of the future and will be what keyboards on devices like this all go to eventually.
  15. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Absolutely yes. It's great really. One handed txting has been really convenient for me :)
  16. trekgraham

    trekgraham Well-Known Member

    Lol sorry I guess I gotta pay closer attention to forum names, I wish the creator of better keyboard would add true mt
  17. How is this app for the individuals with fatter fingers? I tend to find myself making alot of typing errors due to this. I didnt have this problem on my last phone but on the eris keyboard I do.
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