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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by makisupa79, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. makisupa79

    makisupa79 Well-Known Member
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    Swiftkey beta brings new keyboard, world class predictive text to Android -- Engadget


    Just search the market for swiftkey

    Didn't see any "EVO" specific threads about this so I thought I would share. Basically, it reads and predicts your text very accurately. I haven't used swipe, so I can't compare, but this is awesome. My only concern with it would be using credit cards or bank info...so I'd probably switch back to the stock keyboard if I was doing any mobile banking.
     

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  2. tsipa

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    I took a look at this keyboard but it doesnt appear to have a voice to text button like the stock keyboard. I find that feature to be useful while driving...
     
  3. Lyvewire

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    good application! I like the fast way it learns the way you type and also dumps all the words used into the predictive text dictionary immediately. Still getting used to not having a keyboard and this def.helps. Now if I can find the option for not putting an automatic space between words I'll be all set. *Thanks button*
     
  4. PyroSporker

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    Does this keyboard rotate when you turn the phone like other keyboards? I've searched around but all the promotional photos only show it in vertical position.
    Also, if it goes into horizontal mode how big do the keys get?
     
  5. Lyvewire

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    Didnt realize it didnt have that voice to text feature. Good info. Can always long press real quick in the message area and switch to back to Touch Input once your driving for whatever its worth. It is an extra step but I do like the fact you can change keyboards out pretty fast on this phone..
     
  6. skittlesV1

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    Yeah this keyboard seems good but it sends all your info to the developer, so no thanks.
     
  7. Doomstang

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    Yes it does, the keys do get quite a bit wider when in landscape. I just downloaded it this morning so I'm still finding out new things it can do but it does indeed go landscape and widen the keys.
     
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  8. NicksGarage

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    If you're talking about the message that appears when you go to enable the keyboard after installing, that is the standard Android message for every 3rd party keyboard.
     
  9. talz13

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    You mean a keyboard knows what I'm typing? The horror! THE HORROR!


    :p
     
  10. Headcase_Fargone

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    I just tried it and found it to be god-awful. It wasn't autocorrecting even the most obvious of mistakes. Keybird from keybord? Really?

    Sticking with Swype for now.
     
  11. stevetrang

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    Um, this is still inferior to swype and shapewriter...
     
  12. Neitherfanboy

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    Also tried it ... awful. Uninstall.
     
  13. djdisturbed

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    Or hit the menu button when this keyboard is up and use the voice to text button there..............
     
  14. Ubuntu Philosophy

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    Do you even know what you are talking about? This keyboard lacks that feature.
     
  15. PuRock

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    I actually really like this keyboard. It auto makes my sentences better than I can! Wish it did have voice to text capability though. Then it would be the best. I don't like drawing squiggly lines.
     
  16. ShoxV

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    I havent really used it but from what I read, it seems to get better as you use it, kinda like shapewriter
     
  17. coopdro

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    Yeah, I downloaded it and am trying it out. Seems to be pretty nice. I don't use the speech to text all that often so the missing button doesn't bother me. Swype was kind of a pain with the humidity in St. Louis making my finger drag across the screen. So far so good.
     
  18. rokclimbertx

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    As mentioned above (and yes he did know what he was talking about)... It DOES have speech to text...

    When the keyboard is on screen, press MENU then press SPEAK...
     
  19. ed33433

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    Thanks foe the quick change tip to stock keyboard. Works using Swype also.
     
  20. Snow Gator

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    Just installed Swiftkey. I LOVE IT speech to text what more can you ask for it rocks. I find the EVO keyboard VERY sensitive and I have big hands that press hard. Not a good combo. I spend lots of time sending text now I don't have to type WOW. The only thing I have found that I don;t like about EVO is it is so sensitive. And I don't know how to make it not so sensitive. Anyone know how?
     
  21. gx1400

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    are you doing this in handcent? cause i think thats a handcent feature.
     
  22. gear.h34d.2012

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    Amen to that humidity.
     
  23. mityman50

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    I don't get it... what's so great? I've been using the stock keyboard and it works just fine for me. Swype is neat, but not so great when horizontal- can't reach my right thumb to the left side of the screen without doing some time-consuming repositioning. And this... it just seems like the regular old stock keyboard, minus speech-to-text, which I use every now and then.

    Am I missing something?
     
  24. mityman50

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    Oh, OK, I see now. I watched the video.

    Even if the word I'm typing has been predicted and is right there on the screen, unless it's a long and confusing word, I'm more inclined just to finish typing it out. Just seems easier for me.

    So knowing that, this wouldn't be that big of a deal, huh?
     
  25. mynamewastaken

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    That's not a feature of the keyboard but what ever app you're using it in. The keyboard does not respond to the Menu key, it's passed on to your app.
     

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