Flex T9


Last Updated: 2012-10-09 14:23:36
  1. Adauth

    Adauth Well-Known Member

    I love the Flex T9 app. Even better I got it from getjar for free. If I ever have to pay for it I would gladly without hesitation. :)
  2. murrah

    murrah New Member

    Cant see it there. What's the link?
  3. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

    I love it too and when I found it free on Amazon and tried it for the 1st time I was like wow I would've gladly paid for this I liked it so much. I think speaking it's better than Google and I use this all the time. I just had an update also and now I see a clear dictionary button which I don't think was there before. Cause I've saved added words and have wanted to delete words and never could but I really didn't want to delete the whole dictionary just certain words I mispelled but oh well guess I'll start over adding words. But this works great on my Transformer Prime tablet I love it.


  4. Adauth

    Adauth Well-Known Member

    Not sure, it was a while ago. If I remember correctly it was in the "gold" app section.
  5. pinappu

    pinappu Member

    It is a golden app :D
  6. zaxxaq

    zaxxaq New Member

    The last update to flext9 cleared the entire dictionary from my phone! now it doesn't recognize any words at all!

    this sux because i paid for the app and cant find a way to re-download the dictionary.

    anyone have any ideas?:mad:
  7. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    I have done all the updates and mine still works fine. Is the entire dictionary gone or just the words you have saved? You could try removing and reinstalling the app and see if that fixes the problem.
  8. DesElms

    DesElms Member

    ...and I may open a whole new thread for this if it's okay with the mods, here, because it's a fairly troubling thing, and so needs a wider audience than this old thread.

    FlexT9 is dead. So even if a person paid for it (which we all did), we're screwed. The FlexT9 web page in the Google Play Store still exists; and by it existing, people who've paid for it can get it again if they ever have to reinstall everything on their phone... so, in that sense, we're not quite as screwed as maybe it might seem. However, it's no longer findable via search in the Google Play Store (or in Google, even using the "site:" operator to limit the search to the Google Play Store).

    FlexT9's page on the Nuance Mobility site still exists, but it's also both hard to find, and its links to download and whatnot are all dead. There's no mention on it, at this writing, that FlexT9 is dead.

    If you go to the Nuance support message form, though, the instant you select "FlexT9" as the product about which you're writing, a pop-up happens in which you're told that FlexT9 is dead, and that there will be no more updates or support for it. Then the message goes on to tell you that FlexT9's successor is the new SWYPE app, which, while still in BETA, is free.

    My concerns about all that are summarized nicely in the review of FlexT9 that I just posted on its web page in the Google Play Store, to wit:
    Posted by Gregg L. DesElms - August 1, 2012 - Version 2.0.2.0
    WARNING! FlexT9 discontinued! Replaced by SWYPE!
    I give it five stars because FlexT9 really is the hands-down best Android keyboard app out there. But Nuance (its developer) has discontinued it; and the replacement is the new SWYPE keyboard, which Nuance now owns (it bought the SWYPE company in October 2011). When they were separate companies, lots of people said, in forums and whatnot, to get FlexT9 instead of SWYPE, and they were right because FlexT9 was better. As long as the new SWYPE incorporates everything that was in FlexT9 (and I think it does), then that's fine. Here's the problem, though: For the moment (as of this writing on 31 July 2012) while the new SWYPE is still in BETA, it's free. And so if the new SWYPE is actually a better-than-FlexT9 upgrade, then, fine... free is good. However, why would Nuance purchase SWYPE only to give it away? SWYPE will, no doubt, when it's out of BETA, eventually be paid/commercial, just like FlexT9 was. And that, too, is fine, except that if FlexT9 is discontinued with no further support, then shouldn't paying FlexT9 users get a free upgrade to the new SWYPE? I only purchased FlexT9 six months ago! Need I pay, again, for SWYPE when it's finally out of BETA? Is that really fair? Really?​

    I think a complaining email campaign to Nuance may be in order. Before we do that, though, lets wait until I hear back from Nuance support pursuant to the support ticket that I just opened wherein I made all of these points... and better, trust me, than they're made here.

    Hopefully Nuance will tell me not to worry; that paying FlexT9 customer will get a free (or at least severely-discounted) permanent license for the new Nuance-made SWYPE app; and that those who want to just stick with FlexT9 will always have its page on the Google Play Store where we can download it again if we ever need to reinstall everything on our phones. If Nuance writes back with that kind of information, then I guess maybe it's not such a screwing, after all. Still, though... it just doesn't seem right... especially for those who've not even owned FlexT9 for a year yet!

    The only other concern is whether or not I'm actually correct that the new SWYPE app contains everything that the FlexT9 app contained. It certainly appears so; but I wonder if it's really a combination of the best of FlexT9 and the best of SWYPE, or if it's really just an enhanced and repackaged FlexT9 which only calls itself SWYPE (which Nuance gets to do since it bought SWYPE). The SWYPE name is far more well-known, so it's possible that all that's really going on, here, is that FlexT9 (with some enhancements) is now being called SWYPE (even though there's not really much old SWYPE code in it), and so all we old FlexT9 users will still be happy with it.

    [sigh] Let's hope that that's it, eh?

    Thoughts, anyone? Or does anyone know anything more?


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  9. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    Wow Gregg, this is disturbing! I went to Flex T9 because I did not like Swype, if the new offering is more Swype and less Flex then I will be looking elsewhere. Let us hope they are keeping more Flex and just re-branding it.

    Please keep us posted.
  10. Mamarosoft

    Mamarosoft Member

    I really like Flex T9 more than Swype.
  11. jennstall

    jennstall New Member

    I love Flex T9. I think if I were forced to abandon it I'd just reinstall Shapewriter which is what I was using before I got Flex T9. I have never liked Swype and it would take significant overall before I'd be inclined to use it.
  12. Corki2

    Corki2 Well-Known Member

    I keep installing others that have themes, etc. and every time I start out typing with one of them, I end up switching back to Flex T9 to finish whatever it was I was typing. I guess that says it all. I do wish it had themes and directional arrows.
  13. TinkerB3ll

    TinkerB3ll Well-Known Member

    Re. Using Swype:
    As a few people here have commented on issues they've had with Swype I thought I'd try to help.

    If you don't wish to see the toast tips you can switch them off in prefs.
    Once you have Swiped a word you can choose from the prediction bar to avoid erroneous input.
    If you Swype and press space, thereby getting the wrong word you can backspace to the end of the word to see the predictions for that swipe and just touch the correct one. If you're totally unhappy with the auto-correct you can switch it off in prefs.
    For those who said there was no help/tutorials for Swype see the prefs again as well as the Swype website and forums.

    As for Swype being slow, well that I have to agree on. It does seem to get more laggy with each update. For me personally that is my biggest gripe, along with the now missing "backspace whole word" (I now have to double-tap or use the Swype key to select each word), and missing "home" and "end" keys.

    I hope this helps.
  14. IlliniDawg01

    IlliniDawg01 Member

    I was planning to buy it when I switched to the Evo 4G LTE which I did recently only to find out that it was discontinued. I have Shapewriter on my OG Evo and loved it. I'm not a fan of Swype to be honest and really think FlexT9 would be perfect for me.

    Anyone know where to find the apk ? I have googled extensively with no luck...

    Thanks,
    DaveJ
  15. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    As far as I know it is not available anywhere and it is a paid app so there are ethical and legal concerns.
  16. Corki2

    Corki2 Well-Known Member

    I got it from Amazon App Store.
  17. DesElms

    DesElms Member

  18. IlliniDawg01

    IlliniDawg01 Member

    Well, I did find the .apk installer after continued searching, however the swipe functionality did not work on my Evo LTE for whatever reason. Seems to be a dictionary issue perhaps.

    In any case, I figured out that the swype version on my phone was not the latest one and redownloaded it from swype.beta.com and it is better... but still not the same as good old shapewriter.

    My main dissappointment comes from not being able to easily change the case of words after you swipe them like in shapewriter. Oh well. Dang my OCD...

    DaveJ
  19. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

    I had a friend who loved Shapewriter and I used Swype but then Flex T9 came along and I would use it to swype and speak my text and it was the best ever and I told people it was so good I would of bought it had it not been the free app of the day. But now with my EVO 4G LTE and the new google voice I can speak and it's just as good or better as Flex T9 and with HTC trace enabled I am good with that for now. But Flex T9 is still in my list of apps from Amazon and I do use it on my Transformer Prime tablet.
  20. TinkerB3ll

    TinkerB3ll Well-Known Member

    I may be recalling this incorrectly (so many keyboards!) but I think that in Swype if you highlight the word (tap Swype key) you can press shift key to show different cases. Also note that in Swype if you swipe above the keyboard after the first letter and then swipe back down and complete the word it will capitalise the word.
  21. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    I am using it with the Evo 4G LTE and it works flawlessly. It may be a corrupt apk or a bad installation.
  22. elsonjm

    elsonjm Member

    I tried to install this on a replaced HTC One X because the original phone had an issue. The new phone works fine, but can't get it to be the primary keyboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  23. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    Go to settings, language & keyboards, enable flex t9, click on swype and select flex t9.
  24. TinkerB3ll

    TinkerB3ll Well-Known Member

    As above. Also ensure your keyboard isn't on external memory. Must be internal to be default.
  25. elsonjm

    elsonjm Member

    I did this initially after download. Again, it doesn't give me the option in an area that can be typed in after a long touch (as such as a select all, copy, paste, ect.) to enable the FlexT9. I have been in the settings and I'm wondering if it is something else somewhere that I either need to enable or turn off with the HTC keyboard. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

    elsonjm

    AT&T HTC One X

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