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  1. BBOOZE

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    Well after flushing $$ down the toilet on Swiftkey I decided to flush some more on Ultra Keyboard and I can't even express my disappointment enough. What's the deal with these "suggestions"? I go to write a quick text message to someone and when I type in "Hi" the Ultra Keyboard 'suggests' that I meant "Highman". WTF?

    I with there was a way to just have these auto-correct spelling mistakes instead of trying to predict what I'm going to type because they are just terrible at it.
     

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  2. chawski

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    Im sure you dont care to spend any more money on keyboards, but after stock, swype (and all the swype ariants), better keyboard...the list goes on, I have been using SmartKeyboard Pro for a good few months and i like it the best. It has 5 different skins to suit your needs/style and IMO has the best autocorrect of any keyboard. There might be a trial in the market, but if not, id say its definately worth a shot
     
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    Agreed. Tried like 5 different things before it and Smart Keyboard PRO is the best of them all. Nice skins, too.
     
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    I use shapewriter. I like it the best so far.
     
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    I also like SmartKeyboard Pro the best of everything I've tried, including Swype and SwiftKey.
     
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    Does smartkeyboard work with swype texting?
     
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    SmartKeyboard Pro for me.
     
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    I've just about forgotten about Swype as the other input methods has worked out well with me. I have Shapewriter, Smartkeyboard Pro, and Swiftkey. I was able to get Shapewriter for free and I feel that for the price I've paid for the other input methods was well worth the price. I use all these apps frequently and I've not decided solidly around one particular app.
     
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    No swype is its own thing
     
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    The longer you use swiftkey the better it gets as it learns from your previous typing...

    I have found its prediction is spot on, It suggests the correct word over 75% of the time, and anyway, you dont have to use the suggested words, you can just complete the word yourself or pick one of the alternatives.

    I recommend that you give it another chance, its really very good.
     
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    FWIW I used Swype for the past 6 weeks and only now am giving a look at things like Smart Keyboard Pro and SwiftKey. SKP seems decent enough. Swifykey's prediction is good and gets better with use.
     
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    Well if you are patient, you could just wait for google to incorporate blindtype into android! :D
     
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    You have 24 hours to return. Did you not find that you didn't like these apps within that timeframe.
     
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    Swiftkey is doing it for me, the predictions get better and better.
     
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    Glad this thread was started. The stock keyboard just did not work well for me. I downloaded the trial of Smart Keyboard and tried it for a little while. Liked it so much I went ahead and bought the full version.

    The letters I hit are actually what shows up now.
     
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    I came here to say that, takeshi beat me to it.
     
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    I'm digging the hell out of SwiftKey. It's not perfect but it's the closest to perfection I have found. Bummer you didn't like it.
     
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    I do love the size and payout spacing of SKP but the prediction of Swiftkey. I keep going back and forth when I should just settle on one
     
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    Swype is the one for me. :)
     
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    Smart Keyboard Pro did the trick. I love it. As much as I don't want to resort to replicating my iPhone experience the Smart Keyboard's iphone keyboard option is nice, making the transition easy. So far, so good!
     
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    I am giving SwiftKey a try right now and love it so far but right before I installed it I made the mistake of clearing out all of my text messages so it is going to take awhile for the predictive text to learn the way I type.
     
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    Another Smart Keyboard Pro user here and I prefer it the best. Ive tried Swype, swiftkey, and some others, but SKP keeps coming back as the best.
     

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