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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mostly Harmless, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Mostly Harmless

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    I tried to install swype and got it so that the keyboard would come up but when I tried to start "typing" the keyboard would beep at me and wouldn't enter any text. So I did the next best thing and installed shapewriter and must say I really like it. It took a few minutes to get use to but I was flying through text messages after a little while.

    The only thing I don't like is that there is a warning that says it can track your keystrokes, so when I visit any site that requires a log in I switch over the input to the regular keyboard. Am I being too paranoid?
     

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    that happened with me on swype also, i long pressed the input and put it back to android. then long pressed again and went back to swype. worked. try it
     
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    The warning is a precaution. All alternative keyboards that you download will give you that message. I use the standard keyboard when I type in pw. Rather be safe then sorry right? :D

    Also, after using both Swype and Shapewriter, I prefer shapewriter since I find it more accurate, if I put 'id' it autocorrects to 'I'd'. This Swype does not do, which I found to be a tad bothersome. If you want Swype, there's a thread on this forum that'll have the Nexus version of Swype. Swype has a nicer UI and faster response then Shapewriter.

    Edit: here you go :)
    http://androidforums.com/nexus-one/41064-swype-works-landscape-no-errors.html
     
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    Shape writer is very good (and free), but it definitely remains second to swype.
     
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    Explain why you feel this way?
     
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