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Speech keyboard, talk to me keyboard & better keyboard?


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  1. mpovolo

    mpovolo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thoughts on which works better. I don't like the better keyboard voice integration as it does not have a dedicated button. I am really debating between talk to me and speech keyboard, unless there are others I am not aware of.

    thanks
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    It's all a matter of Personal Preference really :) What phone do you have BTW?

    I'm really looking forward to this Swype Keyboard but unfortunately it's not out in the Market yet
     
  3. darrenmc168

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    I have swipe on my Touch Hd and it is good, but the company are a nightmare to deal with when they upgrade etc, but if its as responsive as it is on WM it will be good.
    :)
     
  4. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    Cool , I would imagine it would be easy on Android with the Market etc though :)

    I'm just wondering how do you like Select a double character ? For example if I wanted to spell the word "Spell". How could I write 2 L's. One after another?
     
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    kokiangel Well-Known Member

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    I really like Talk To Me Keyboard. A bit of a learning curve for a southern drawl but other than that it is really sweet. I find it so much easier than better keyboard for filling out my grocery list.:)
     
  6. Agrajag

    Agrajag Well-Known Member

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    You don't. You just slide over 's p e l' and the app figures out the rest. Shape writer is already out and has a 30 day trial. I'm on it now. Swype looks better. Shape writer isn't terrible but it's not worth it in my view. Far too easy to make annoying errors amd I think that's due to the app and not the approach.
     
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member

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    oh right , thank you [​IMG]
     
  8. Sam Handwich

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    Actually, that's not quite right. I have Swype on my Droid now. To write a double letter, you do a little loop around that letter. Works very well.

    On another note, I really wish I could use Talk To Me Keyboard on the hardware keyboard and Swype on the on-screen keyboard without having to switch input method every time.
     
  9. Agrajag

    Agrajag Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I should have clarified that my example was for Shapewriter. I think I prefer to approach to Swype.

    I'm now tried:

    1. Default keyboard
    2. Better Keyboard
    3. Shapewriter
    4. Swype
    5. HTC Hero keyboard

    Of all of these the Hero keyboard wins hands-down for me. The problem is it's not written for the Droid and unlikely to get edited to work on it. It's mainly fine except that the correction bar is slightly in the way of the Send button and in wide mode it doesn't fully extend to the end of the screen as the Hero isn't that wide.

    Its ability, for example, to type a number but just pausing on a key to get to its secondary function is excellent. Better Keyboard has something similar but it requires an extra touch. Hold and then select. Don't like it.
     
  10. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member

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    Talk to me rocks.
    Just a long button with a mic at the top of the KB - now put that on top of the Swype KB and I might pop wood.
     

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