General What are the best keyboards for this phone?

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  1. ssjChris

    ssjChris Well-Known Member
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    I'm just wondering because this phone refuses to install the Swype Beta for whatever reason. I attempted to install it twice and I even uninstalled the app just to try again, but I keep getting the error: "Parse error - There is a problem parsing the package."

    What keyboards do you guys use? This stock keyboard isn't cutting it for me...
     

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  2. hdv1990

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    I've got the Swiftkey beta going. There's a few issues every now and then because I don't think its really 100% ready for ICS but it gets the job done

    http://vip.swiftkey.net/index.php?/topic/4281-30th-may-update-to-swiftkey-3-beta/
    (You need to make an account, just use facebook)
     
  3. ssjChris

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    I think I tried Swiftkey a while back. Does it have a pro version? I think I remember getting it as the free app of the day on the Amazon app store. I remember not liking it very much.
     
  4. hdv1990

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    The beta is free (for now) but yea otherwise you'd have to pay $2 for the version on the app store
     
  5. gary93

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    I saw a YouTube video said the evo 3d stock keyboard comes with Swype function. Not sure is that also comes with evo v or not.
     
  6. izander

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    I'm using a Swype Beta that I had installed on my SD from back when I had my Triumph, its working beautifully. My Evo V didn't have any keyboard besides the HTC Trace Keyboard pre-installed. I just wish it was decluttered, stupid pointless buttons can get annoying, but the trace on swype is unparalleled.
     
  7. thebryceee

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    I use A.I. keyboard pro.
     
  8. ssjChris

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    That's actually not a half bad idea. I still have my Triumph, so I might just switch SD cards and see if I can install it on the sd card via the old phone and then pop it back in the Evo.

    EDIT: Did the same crap on Triumph. Wow, this sucks. And I liked Swype a lot too. Guess it's in beta for a reason.
     
  9. izander

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    want me to e-mail you the installer apk? PM me your email if so.
     
  10. mastersoup

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    big fan of thumb keyboard. on my phone i have a standard layout, and i have it split on my tablet. i use it because you can customize just about anything. works nice.
     
  11. Darkencypher

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    Smart keyboard pro is amazing on my OV and I've heard similar praise on other bigger devices.
     
  12. wigginst

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    Replying now with Swype. Still had apk on sd card from the triumph. Also been using swiftkey.
     
  13. kevindroid

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    super keyboard for me. swype didnt work try slideit closest thing. hope this helps you
     
  14. ssjChris

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    Yeah, I found the installer in my Amazon apps account for Swiftkey. Went ahead and installed that and I threw all of the other ones you all mentioned in a notepad file and I'll probably download/try them all tomorrow before I head out to work.

    Oh, and I don't have trouble installing Swype, it's just when you login to the beta and get to the screen where it asks what version of Swype you want (Beta or Beta Japanese), I get the stupid error. The apk is not the problem... =S But if you think you got something on your phone I can work with, you're more than welcome to upload it to Mediafire and let me try out your version of Swype.
     
  15. izander

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    just rooted my phone, and now I'm having trouble installing it -____-


    parsing the package or whatever.... looks like its back to ICS Keyboard for me
     
  16. Kilo70

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    which one
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    Any more keyboards that work.Im not caring for the Keyboard on this phone.
    I preferred the Gingerbread keyboard on the Optimus V .
     
  17. Leslie Ann

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    I just put in the Touchpal keyboard (free), I like it much better.
     
  18. Darkencypher

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    Its been fixed :D
     
  19. OverByter

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    Depending on my mood I usually use Swiftkey X or occasionally A.I. Type. Been using Swiftkey since my Intercept days, A.I. is a more recent find.
     
  20. trippin

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    Been using SwiftKey X for over a year, works just as good on the Evo V as the optimus V.
    It was kind of weird at first, but after linking my SMS and Facebook it can reliably predict my sentences nearly every time. I use the "rapid" typing style, and I can make HUGE errors tapping the keyboard, but it still figures out the right word when I press space.

    My stats say I am "27% more efficient at typing", I guess they base that on how many typos they correct.
     
  21. ssjChris

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    Tried Swiftkey for a few weeks but I kept making too many typos with it so I switched Perfect Keyboard free a few days ago and it seems okay so far. Not perfect as it's title claims but who knows... I got a notepad file here with a few others you guys suggested. I might just try a new one every week until Swype decides to stop being crap with its broken installation file.
     
  22. Leslie Ann

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    Swype has issues with Firefox, that was one reason I left it.
     
  23. Palmetto Fellow

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    I've been trying out TouchPal for two days now. I like it, but I've noticed that my CPU usage maxes out when in use. I monitor my CPU and memory use with the seepu app.
    Does this seem normal?
     
  24. Watagump

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    Swiftkey 3
     
  25. phw8558

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    Stock aosp keyboard with swiping
     
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