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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by goheat, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. goheat

    goheat Lurker
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    Hey guys, I've had my gsm Nexus for a month and I love it! I'm using SwiftKey x 3 and I also love that but I was wondering if I'm missing out on any other great keyboards? Any suggestions? I'm always looking to try new things so getting some options would be great. Thanks guys :D

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  2. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    i actually prefer the stock keyboard, maybe swype here and there. I wasnt a fan of swiftkey. but there are a few others, like better keyboard, but you would need to market search for a few of them
  3. edcooper714

    edcooper714 Well-Known Member

    Swype. I've bought them all. Swype is by far my favorite.
  4. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Stock keyboard.
  5. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Swiftkey is the one and only keyboard I'll use on ALL my devices. Really love it.
  6. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert

    I second this :p

    That's said keyboards are a VERY personal thing, the best I can recommend is try out different ones till you find that "special" one! Be sure to give a new keyboard at least a 2-3 days of decent use before you shrug it off also. It takes awhile to get used to the "feel"
  7. jbdan

    jbdan Extreme Android User

    Stock all the way. Tried them all extensively and nothing compares :)
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  8. balders

    balders Well-Known Member

    Stick...... I mean stock. :rolleyes:
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  9. rawness

    rawness Android Enthusiast


    I wish they just sold it in the market instead of the convoluted process one must go through.
  10. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast

    Used to have Swype on my Eris. Had to uninstall when I was running out of space. I thought it would be one of the first things I'd put on my GNex. So far I haven't felt the need because the stock keyboard is so good.
  11. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    I didn't realize anyone was still using stock. That keyboard is horrible. I only use SwiftKey. The more you use it, the more it learns what you say and how you say it and I find myself only typing 1 to 2 letters of each word when I use it before it accurately predicts what I'm trying to type. Swype was "cool" when I had my Incredible for a while, but with the real estate on the Galaxy Nexus it's not practical. (IMHO-of course) :)
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  12. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    Stock keyboard ftw. Only other one I use to use would be thumb keyboard. Simply awesome.
  13. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    I actually paid for flex T9, made by nuance. Nuance now owns Swype, and basically took flex T9 off the market and combined the two.
    So I paid $5 for nothing.

    I use Swype.
  14. GalaxyNexus

    GalaxyNexus Android Enthusiast

    Stock. I don't feel the need to PAY for a different keyboard that won't SIGNIFICANTLY improve typing.
  15. gale65

    gale65 Android Enthusiast

    I've been using swiftkey but for some reason it doesn't give any word predictions at all (or corrections) when I'm using it in a browser (I use the stock browser so far). Is there a setting I'm missing or does it work better in certain browsers? The predictions work great in Go SMS.
  16. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I like the stock...as well as the paid version of Perfect Keyboard...
  17. Zeinzu

    Zeinzu Well-Known Member

    Stock. Just wish the space bar was a tad thicker for my thumbs. I always be hitting b when I tries to space!
  18. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Used Swype when I had my Incredible and switched to SwiftKey after a while to see how the text prediction works. Now I'm using SwiftKey3 on my GNEX and am loving it. How's the word prediction for the stock JB keyboard work? I'd love to try out the stock but don't want to have my phone re-learn my tendencies when writing.
  19. Jomero

    Jomero Newbie

    I had a whole reply dedicated to my favorite keyboard of all time. And how it was far superior to Swype.

    The keyboard was called Shapewriter, and it was great. It was fast, smooth, it's word prediction and learning was superior to all other swiping keyboards, etc. Then, it went away.

    It was bought by Nuance and incorporated the code into their FlexT9 keyboard. And that is what I was using up until about 30 minutes ago. I was going to say "Swype isn't nearly as good as FlexT9!"

    But as I was looking for the appstore link to FlexT9, I couldn't find it. Why? Nuance also bought out Swype.

    So I installed the Swype beta. And, wouldn't you know it, it looks like they slapped the Swype brand name on top of Shapewriter/FlexT9! It's still as smooth, fast, great prediction/learning, etc.

    So, yes. My reply which was essentially going to be "Swype sucks!" is now "Swype rocks! Go get Swype immediately!"

    If any of you are not a fan of Swype (like myself) but haven't tried the app in the last few weeks (like myself) I STRONGLY recommend giving it another look. Like I said, it's a far superior software with just a more recognizable brand name slapped onto it.

    I don't know if it's just the beta that has the new software, but that's what I'm running. You can check it out at beta.swype.com
  20. Bren S.

    Bren S. Android Expert

    I luv Swype and it is 1 of the very 1st things I always install on new Android devices. :)
  21. JevyJav

    JevyJav Well-Known Member

    I really wish swype would allow for the install of themes. I hate the orange color. They need to update it to holo or at least give us the option. As much as i love swype i find found some faults with it using it on Jellybean so i have since reverted to the stock keyboard as well as swift key In my opinion the only real noticeable difference between the stock keyboard and swift key is appearance; swift key looks better but for some reason i seem to overall type faster using stock.

    Waiting for a updated version of Swype with THEMES
  22. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    people will theme Swype, post it, then it'll quickly get taken down. They're pretty serious about people not messing with their stuff.
    But yeah, orange doesn't match anything I've got going on here.
  23. Bren S.

    Bren S. Android Expert

    Awww that's too bad...I'd luv my Swype themed :)
  24. wickets

    wickets Newbie

    If you arent into the stock or swiftkey boards there is another that is quite brilliant but not often spoken about and that is adaptxt......try it out, you might like it
  25. nomarsgirl

    nomarsgirl Android Enthusiast

    Installed Swype Beta. I'll kick the I tires for a while and see how I like it. I had it a long time ago on my Eris but had to uninstall because was out of space.

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