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Best Keyboard Applications for Android?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by fmshaon, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. fmshaon

    fmshaon New Member
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    I would like to use some advanced and user friendly qwerty keyboard application in my newly bought HTC desire. I have already seen some good reviews on "Swype", "Better keyboard", "Ultra keyboard" etc. I would like to have your feedback in this regard. Please share with me, whether you are using default keyboard or some custom keyboard application. :)
     

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  2. MikeekiM

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    Now that I am used to Swype, I am not sure I can go back to the soft screen keyboard pecking...

    My vote is Swype!
     
  3. Eddie_Brock

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    Swype all the way. Takes a little bit to get used to, but once you've got the hang of it, its far superior.

    I also used the HTC_IME modified keyboard before swype, and quite enjoyed it. It would take my vote for second best! (At least for my device)
     
  4. dguy

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    Smart Keyboard Pro. Tried Swype, Droid X Keyboard, and Better Keyboard. SKP is my favorite by far. It's the only keyboard besides Swype that I feel comfortable with typing in portrait on my Incredible and you don't have to deal with all the quirks of Swype.
     
  5. Harry2

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    +1 for SmartKeyboard Pro.
    And when you don't like the Desire trackball, SmartKeyboard has 4 way arrow keys :D

    Harry

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
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  6. fmshaon

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    Can you please tell me, what's special in "HTC modified keyboard" than default HTC keyboard? And also where I can get "HTC_IME modified keyboard"?

    Thanks for your help. :)
     
  7. fmshaon

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    Brother, can you please tell me from where I can buy Smart Keyboard PRO? I wanted to find it from Android Market from my HTC Desire. But I didn't find it in the market. Isn't it available for HTC Desire?
     
  8. SukDeezNutz

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    +1 for Swype
     
  9. Swype's my favorite
     
  10. Harry2

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    Hi fmshaon,
    I have HTC Desire with SmartKeyboard Pro installed.
    In market I have seen the app just a moment ago.

    Harry

    Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
     
  11. Eddie_Brock

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    Here is the info for HTC_IME.

    My vote still remains for Swype
     
  12. celton

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    Of all the ones I've tried, I prefer the Droid X keyboard. The black one.
     
  13. Khaelum

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    Swype all the way. It's still in beta and will only get better.

    Sent from my HTC Evo using Tapatalk + Swype
     
  14. thepinkc

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    Swype is cool but my spelling is horrible. I like stock for its suggestions as I type.
     
  15. swb

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    Anyone try Touchpal (Cootek)?
     
  16. Super Noob

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    I used to prefer Better Keyboard but now use Swype.

    For those that don't like Swype, Better Keyboard has great spelling predictability and correction, and also there are many skins for the keys. You also can switch from QWERTY to T9 (if you're into that kind of thing).
     
  17. lakeside

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    Unfortunately for those of us new to the android experience, unable to bet Swype at this time.:(

    I tried SlideIT Pro but opted out before purchase became permanent (24 refund period from time of purchase). The sliding effect was not as functional for my usage. Additionally, the file was quite larger than I expected (almost 2mb).

    I'm trying SmartKeyboard, free version. I'll comment on it later.
     
  18. MDbandit

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    shapewriter is better than swype
    i just dont like that when in landscape the keyboard doesnt get wider

    im using slideit now. its pretty good. when you go landscape the buttons get bigger (to make it easier to type like its supposed to be)
    plus you can make short cuts, like type WFB and its type whats for breakfast if you got that programmed.

    pretty cool
     
  19. pwabbit

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    I have tried all the traditional keyboards and the sliding types (shapewriter, swype, etc). I finally have chosen the Smart Keyboard Pro. It is very user friendly.
     
  20. wmtoandroid

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    TouchPal is my keyboard of choice for Android (and it was for Windows Mobile as well).

    The killer feature for me is the keyboard layout that doubles keys up (i.e. one key for "q" and w"). It allows you to type much faster without worrying about hitting little keys (although they have a layout with single keys as well).

    The only issues that I've been having with their beta is the fact that my default keyboard layout changes on it's own from time to time and when clicking on a predicted word, no space is put after the word.
     
  21. SLAPHAPPY

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  22. jakson

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    Hands down, Smart Keyboard. Different themes and customizations make it crucial. I like swiping left for characters, right for numbers, and up for arrow keys.
     
  23. midge37

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    New keyboard out today apparently, SwiftKey, not tried it yet but Engadget like it.
     
  24. t0ph0id

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    SwiftKey is amazing. Get on it.
     
  25. marquisdee1018

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    I have both swiftkey and swype installed.
     

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