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  1. Vesbon

    Vesbon Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I need a better way to input text on my Sprint Hero. The stock keyboard is terrible. What are some good options? I've researched the forum, and most people swear by Swype. The problem, of course, is Swype beta is closed. I'd gladly pay $50 for this app, but that won't make it come to market any faster.

    I need something now. Are there any decent interim solutions while I anxiously await the release of Swype?

    Thanks,
    -v
     

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  2. funaki

    funaki New Member

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    you can try swiftkey available in Market SwiftKey Keyboard Beta - Android app on AppBrain

    or you can try

    Better Keyboard.

    I use swiftkey and i like it. it uses your old sms that you have sent earlier to predict what word you are most likely to use.
     
  3. CartOverlord

    CartOverlord Active Member

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    im sure you can find a download for swype on your phone on the xda developers forum
     
  4. kgrimm86

    kgrimm86 New Member

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    I use Graffiti. It works exactly like the text input on the old Palm Pilots. I love the app.
     
  5. TwiztedTD

    TwiztedTD Member

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    I love swiftkey, and i really like better keyboard. I like swiftkey i feel it has larger keys.
     
  6. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Graffiti
     
  7. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

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    I would email swype and tell them that you will give them 50 bucks. they might let you in.
    I use swype like crazy. but otherwise +1 for swiftkey

    if they combined swiftkey and swype I would put down alot of money
     
  8. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

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    I found swype worthless, it doesn't make sense to swype when your hand is in front of the letters/numbers.

    Uninstalled Swype and moved on.
     
  9. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

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    you didnt try enough then.. once you get it down you can swype way faster then individually pressing keys. i increase my texting speed by like 30 wpm
     
  10. m165

    m165 Well-Known Member

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    I used Swype for a few weeks. Got really used too it, though sometimes I thought I could type quicker normally... that was mainly for longer words though. Short words were very quick to type!

    I'm now using SwiftKey, its brilliant! It's actually predicted a full text a few times, which is impressive. I really like how it seems to learn how you text and often find it'd know what to say next before I've even thought about it!
     
  11. Weazol

    Weazol Well-Known Member

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    i actually find it the oppisite. i will type words like hey but long words i swype

    the only reason i didnt give swiftkey a full shot is because it creates its learning from your text messages when you start. (i use google voice so this didnt work)
    so the time i was trying it out it was never even close to guesses.
     
  12. matt72

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    have you tried slideit? I find it slightly better than swiftkey. I would say it is closest to swype but the keys are bigger.
     
  13. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

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    Your right, but I don't find Swype as good to use as Ultra Keyboard.
     

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