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General HTC sense trace keyboard vs other touch keyboards

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  1. doogie88

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    I swear I created this thread, don't know where it went.
    I've switched from BB, and though I like HTC One, still having a hard time adjusting to the touch keyboards. I'm getting used to the trace keyboard, but it gets really frustrating messing up a word and not realzing it until after you hit send.

    I have a question, is their stock swipe keyboard on par with other keyboards like Swype, or paid ones? Or are there better keyboards like this available? I do kinda miss my full keyboard on BB.

    Thanks
     

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  2. El Presidente

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    I bought Slide-It cheap when it was on sale, that's pretty good. I also hear very good things about SwiftKey-X. I've bought it, but never installed (don't know why). I'm currently using Perfect Keyboard because you can theme it and I can space the keys out a bit more. It's not free, but there is a trial version you can use which gives you all the features of the paid version for a limited time.
     
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    Last time I used Swype was about a year ago. My impression is that their version is pretty close in terms of accuracy and quality.

    I was using Swiftkey-X on my last phone (the HTC Rezound) and I *really* liked it. I'm torn now because I also really like the HOX default keyboard tracing.

    To me the key difference is this: The SwiftKey approach works VERY well if you tend to repeat similar phrases over and over again, because it learns them and then entering an entire sentence takes a few moments. For example, if you frequently text "Should I get anything for dinner on the way home", after one or two times, you'll just type the S then h, and each word will then be suggested and you can complete the sentence with a few more taps.

    On the other hand, SwiftKey is not as effective as the Swype approach if you don't repeat common phrases as much. In that case tracing is more effective because SwiftKey's next-word guesses are just not as accurate.

    So, if you find yourself texting the same set of phrases frequently, get SwiftKey immediately, it'll be great for you. Otherwise a Swype-like approach may be better.

    Either way, give it a try just to be sure!
     
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    Thanks. I think swype might be more what I would need. I think I'll try that.
     
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    Another +1 for Swiftkey. Im using the Beta3 and it really is a fantastic keyboard. Ive tried most of them out there but I just keep coming back to this one.

    However, like the previous poster said, Im a user of common phrases over and over again. So this works great in that sometimes all I have to do is enter the first word and keep hitting "space" as it will automatically predict the next words Im going to say.
     
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    swift key here as well, trying it out but I am pretty sure I will buy it when my time is up. Predicts my text so well its awesome.
     
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    thumbs up to SwiftKey-X I just download it yesterday and love it... finding myself repeating the same thing over again so it's very convenient. I hadn't tried anything else- lucky me this is working out perfectly.
     
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    I'm on SwiftKey 3 beta, which is, in my opinion, the best keyboard out there.

    It's predictions are scary good once it gets used to the way you type. It can also learn from your Facebook, Twitter and Gmail if you allow it to, so it gets a better feel for your style.
     
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    Are you guys using Swiftkey as a swipe keyboard or regular keyboard? I downloaded it but it seems only like a regular keyboard?

    I downloaded Swype a couple days ago, and it is much much better than the HTC one. I was really getting tired of the HTC one. I would go to the letters slowly and wouldn't even give me the word I want, and wouldn't even be on the list, very annoying. So far Swype has been perfect.
     
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    I use since ever SwiftKey. For me it is the best keyboard. It learns as you type :)
     
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