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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by BBOOZE, Oct 26, 2010.


    BBOOZE Member
    Thread Starter

    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

    chawski Android Enthusiast

    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
    LickTheEnvelope and BBOOZE like this.
  3. Phoenix Zero

    Phoenix Zero Member

    Agreed. Tried like 5 different things before it and Smart Keyboard PRO is the best of them all. Nice skins, too.
  4. xtravbx

    xtravbx Well-Known Member

    I use shapewriter. I like it the best so far.
  5. braj

    braj Android Enthusiast

    I also like SmartKeyboard Pro the best of everything I've tried, including Swype and SwiftKey.
  6. Does smartkeyboard work with swype texting?
  7. sublow

    sublow Member

    SmartKeyboard Pro for me.
  8. mauiblue

    mauiblue Android Enthusiast

    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.
  9. saps

    saps Extreme Android User

    No swype is its own thing
  10. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

    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.
  11. saps

    saps Extreme Android User

    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.
  12. MJM128

    MJM128 Android Enthusiast

    Well if you are patient, you could just wait for google to incorporate blindtype into android! :D
  13. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    You have 24 hours to return. Did you not find that you didn't like these apps within that timeframe.
  14. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Android Expert

    Swiftkey is doing it for me, the predictions get better and better.
  15. BadKarma68

    BadKarma68 Newbie

    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.
  16. marvinrock

    marvinrock Well-Known Member

    I came here to say that, takeshi beat me to it.
  17. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled

    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.
  18. saps

    saps Extreme Android User

    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
  19. TheBrit

    TheBrit Android Expert

    Swype is the one for me. :)
  20. BBOOZE

    BBOOZE Member
    Thread Starter

    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!
  21. crewchief227

    crewchief227 Member

    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.
  22. Jetster220

    Jetster220 Member

    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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