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  1. HoochieCoo

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    I'm new to Android and think it's pretty freaking awesome we can replace the keyboard.

    I thought the HTC keyboard was ok. I ended up buying swiftkey because I liked it so much. I played around with swype in a Verizon store today, and could see myself liking that... maybe. Hard to say by just playing with it for 10 minutes. I will probably try some of the others just for kicks.
     

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    Ultra for me....
     
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    Been swyping since eris, Im sold
     
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    The new swype beta installs on my phone but when i try and use it it tells me that its not made for my device and it wont work.
     
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    that site is win
     
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    SwiftKey for me
     
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    8pen is a cool idea, but i find myself having to constantly look down at the next letter im going to type. Then my fat finger gets in the way of see all 4 quadrants...

    Swype all the way.

    SwiftKey, for when swype crashes...
     
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    I have the following keyboards installed on my phone; smart keyboard, swype, shapewriter, swift keyboard and the 2 stock keyboards that were included on Sky Raider ROM. Why do I have 6 keyboards? I like options and I usually rotate between them every few days. My favorite at the moment is Shapewriter.
     
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    I have been using The SwiftKey Trial, and it is alright. I like most of it, especially prediction, but the layout (aka the blocky letters) make me want to go back to the stock Sense keyboard..
     
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    ShapeWriter! It's not available on the market anymore but you can find the .apk on XDA if you want it.
     
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    I currently am using Swype. I loved it when I first got, but the new car smell has worn off some. The pop-up tips toolbar is annoying and comes up every time I text. There is no way to disable this and the developer's said it's a low priority fix, just like making Swype available to everyone on the Incredible. I might look into some of the other Swype-esque options mentioned.
     
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    If you can get Shapewriter, I preferred that to Swype and currently have it installed. Loved it for a while, but then installed Swiftkey and rarely switch back.
     
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    I've used ShapeWriter for months and love it, except for the lack of a MIC button.

    Are there any Swype/Shapewriter/SlideIT keyboards that have a MIC button?
     
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    I loved Shapewriter but it hasn't been updated since it was purchased and removed from the marketplace.

    I am using Ultra Keyboard - it has a voice command button. It can be overwhelming at first because it is so customizable but once you figure out what it can do I think you will be impressed.

    I paid for SlideIt but I think Ultra Keyboard is actually a much better deal that SlideIt - cheaper and much easier to use.
     
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    I personally love Swype. It's fast, efficient, and customizable to your style of "swyping"
     
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    do we need to be rooted to use this link?
     
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    Compact qwerty built in, ftw!
     
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    i regularly use swype
    i tried swift and 8pen but i always find my self going back to swype
     
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    I love Swype but I can't stand the fact that you can't delete words permanently out of the dictionary. When I try to type "can", "c&n" pops up, and I can't delete it permanently. I've read that this is a bug, but it's been like this for some time.
     
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    Another Swiftkey user here. Rarely do I ever type a sentence anymore, it seems to know what I'm thinking at times.
     
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    Anyone know of an update/fix to my post from above (11/23)? I love the idea of Swype, but I'm growing increasingly frustrated w/ the fact that you can't delete words. Going back to the default keyboard doesn't excite me either.
     
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    Just use Gimpsta.jet or whatever it is and create your own custom keyboard. At least if yu hate the keyboard you cann hate it while it is easy on the eyes.
     
  24. BoulderAndroidFan

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    To delete a word, highlight only the word then tap on the swype key to get the removal dialog.
     
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    Nexus s keyboard
    then Droid 2
    then stock for incredible is how I rank it
    Each have great features aalthough as I type right nowci am getting major lag with the nexus keyboard. First time I have ever experienced it and it might be because of the browser
     

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