Tips SwiftKey pre market release

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BoulderAndroidFan, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. BoulderAndroidFan

    BoulderAndroidFan Well-Known Member
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    Been using SwiftKey beta since Swype stopped working consistently and I got a notice this to upgrade to a final version for 99 cents (instead of $3.99 full price) directly in advance of the Market release next week. It's definitely worth 99 cents and it's learned my input habits so I hit just one button for most words. Just thought I'd let other users know.
     

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  2. Autonomy

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    Yeah I've been using swiftkey for a few months now and I love it, I too just bought the full version

    Edit: Also I love now how you can just "swype" left across the keyboard and delete the last word, that was a nice touch
     
  3. JoeIncredible

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    For 99 cents I went ahead and bought it right away, well worth it in my opinion.
     
  4. Old Member

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  5. BoulderAndroidFan

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    When you download and install the full version, it doesn't overwrite the beta so it's probably a good idea to uninstall the beta manually once you've bought the full. Too bad Swype isn't available in the same way. But glad there are great alternatives such as this on the market.
     
  6. NilsE

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    I tried it and one thing I liked for sure was being able to change the haptic duration. Other than that I don't like predictive text and could not turn it all off.

    It also offered me the update but for $2.99 (maybe $3.99) and not the .99 option. It did show in the market for .99 before the 30th but I opted not to use it.

    So the bottom line was that it looked and felt like a really nice keyboard but I gained nothing for my usage other than the haptic change.

    EDIT: I should add that if I was able to completely turn of the predictive bar at the top I may have bought it.
     
  7. SeattleYanksFan

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    I went ahead and bought it. The lag was driving me nuts, but SwiftKey used to be my fav keyboard, so we'll see if it's improved since I reverted back to Swype/Stock.
     
  8. BoulderAndroidFan

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    I found an annoying bug with the purchased version where numbers stored in the Google Voice application do not enter into the box when selected. The stock keyboard works fine. I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling to see if that fixes the problem.
     
  9. SeattleYanksFan

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    Please do share what you find... thanks.
     
  10. TeddyHeisman

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    Elaborate on this, please. I am not familiar with this feature.
     
  11. SeattleYanksFan

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    Neither was I til I tried what he said. Type a word or two, then swipe your finger from right to left across the keyboard and it'll delete the whole word. Pretty awesome!
     
  12. TeddyHeisman

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    Ya I should have tried it first lol.

    Very nice addition!
     
  13. aw1974

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    SwiftKey beta was awesome and now the full version is that much better!
     
  14. BoulderAndroidFan

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    I'm going to wait until after the twenty four hour full refund period is over to uninstall. I don't want to lose the 99 cent discount offer. I sent the developer the bug report though.
     
  15. Steven58

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    I tried it and realized that I'd never use it over my swype and multi-touch so I uninstalled with refund.
     
  16. BoulderAndroidFan

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    The problem with Google Voice and SwiftKey is still occurring for me after installing and reinstalling both apps. The dialog box to enter who to send a text to doesn't accept listed numbers using the SwiftKey keyboard. Other keyboards work fine. Anyone else seeing this issue? I use Google Voice for all my texting so this is a major bummer.
     
  17. SeattleYanksFan

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    I just tried it and had the same problem. Pain in the ass. We should both email the devs so this gets taken care of.

    I also still notice some lag. Annoying, but I'll deal with it for now...
     
  18. BoulderAndroidFan

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    The developer site has a support forum that has lots of posters with this issue. I added mine to the comments. I'm sure they know about it. Or I hope they do.
     
  19. Joshuahist

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    I don't get it. how is this an alternative to Swype or SlideIT? All it does is try to guess what word you are typing. The stock message keyboard does that.
     
  20. BoulderAndroidFan

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    I've found that it's much more intuitive and learns your phrasing over time and the predictive text is eerily accurate in many cases. I also like the bigger keys. It just got updated today but the Google Voice contact input issue is still there. They're very responsive and seem to be working on fixes.
     
  21. Musky

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    As I said in a previous thread, I could never get the hang of Swipe, so I have been using Swiftkey for a while now. As BoulderErisfan mentioned, it's very intuitive. I went back to the stock keyboard for a while because I have an app that for some reason doesn't work with Swiftkey, but I felt handicapped. I had really gotten used to having to type less with Swiftkey.
     
  22. mauiblue

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    For 99 cents I figure I'd give it a try. I also was getting tired of Swype expiring and was willing to try something new. Wow, it is cool how Swiftkey is programmed to be so intuitive. It is easy to use and becoming one of my favorite text input apps. Shapewriter is an okay alternative to Swype' style of text input. I've been hearing good things about Smart Keyboard Pro and just might give it a try.
     
  23. SeattleYanksFan

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    The ONLY potential deal breaker for SwiftKey is the lag. It just gets SO BAD in some apps that I can't even type. It would be a shame if they can't fix this, because otherwise it's such an awesome keyboard. I hardly ever have to type more than two letters in a word before it knows what I want to say.
     
  24. BoulderAndroidFan

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    The developer seems pretty responsive to issues/complaints. They haven't fixed the contacts input issue in Google Voice, but if you post on their support forum, they let you know they're on it. I agree that it does get laggy in some apps, but I'm confident that updates will address the issue. I have no dog in this app, just happy to have it since I got tired of Swype's on-again, off-again betas.
     
  25. Casbah

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    Same here or might not uninstall and instead just disable it, at least until they get the lag and contacts input issues resolved. For $0.99 though it's a nice keyboard over stock. Then again there is the IME_Mod on XDA which I have too and is really nice and fast and FREE! :D
     

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