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Swype V SlideIT V ShapeWriter

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TF1984, Oct 8, 2010.

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SlideIT or Swype

  1. SlideIT

    30 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Swype

    93 vote(s)
    44.3%
  3. I Haven't used both so I can't vote...

    45 vote(s)
    21.4%
  4. Neither, I'm over the slidin' it deal

    12 vote(s)
    5.7%
  5. ShapeWriter

    30 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. TF1984

    TF1984 Well-Known Member
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    So, Just wanted to see if we could get a poll going here on Sywpe versus SlideIT. I don't intend to get a vote for the best keyboard in the world, but rather a vote for your preferred of these two.

    So, please vote. Personally, I've gone to the darkside... SlideIT.:D
     

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  2. Evoixmrftw

    Evoixmrftw Well-Known Member
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    Whats wrong with ShapeWriter?
     
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  3. stanglifemike

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    SWYPE!!! Love it
     
  4. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, put Shapewriter in your poll. It's better than both. I was using Swype then changed back to Shapewriter. Tried SlideIt and went back to Shapewriter. Shapewriter FTW:) I put Shapewriter on my EVO, my Wife's EVO and my Daughters Samsung Moment.
     
  5. blip01

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    ShapeWriter should be an option in the poll.
     
  6. TF1984

    TF1984 Well-Known Member
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    Does shapewriter have a built in mic button?
     
  7. TF1984

    TF1984 Well-Known Member
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    Have you guys tried slideIT? It's the best sliding keyboard out right now, IMO. How recently did you try it?
     
  8. marctronixx

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    make up your mind... ;)

    seems if you want to actually do a poll with some substance, perhaps you should add the other option... #imjustsaying...
     
  9. edlex

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    Another vote for shapewriter! I'm much more accurate with it than I ever was with swype.
     
  10. TF1984

    TF1984 Well-Known Member
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    I like that most of you are answering as if this poll isn't balanced simply because it doesn't have shapewriter.

    In all of my perusing over time I have repeatedly heard the masses criticizing Shapewriter. Everyone always wants Swype, and that's fine. But I found SlideIT for the first time two days ago and personally I think the UI, options, shortcuts and many more items blow Swype out of the water. Shapewriter isn't even a memory compared to these.

    So we could add Shapewriter, but then should we add the other four slider keyboards also available on the internet? then it becomes a poll about all keyboards, and as mentioned I really only wanted to compare the big guns. Swype is the most widely known at this point, SlideIT has the tweaks, thought and development to become the big boy. Blah.
     
  11. kegacide

    kegacide Well-Known Member
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    i used shapewriter thinking it was good, but Swype killed it once i got that... i have the new 2.44 i think it is and its quick, accurate, and easy to use... i cant go back to shapewriter now... haven't tried SlideIT yet though so I wont vote
     
  12. nu2android

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    I tried slide it but the demo does expire and you have to pay $8.99 at the end if you want it. Shapewriter, although I heard goo things about it, is not on the market. Swype we're not supposed to have because the developers never intended it for the evo market.
     
  13. marctronixx

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    Per OP, added Shapewriter...
     
  14. Covert_Death

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    although this may be true it doesnt really say much since all i did was sign up for the swype beta, got an email and downloaded swype onto my evo. if they didn't want it on this phone they should have blocked it for the EVO.

    i truly enjoy this app on the evo, although i have not tried slideIT. so i will not vote till then.
     
  15. Evoixmrftw

    Evoixmrftw Well-Known Member
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    I have tried all 3, and found swype to be the most accurate, then ShapeWriter, and far in last place slideIT. Swype on average requires 0 corrections, shapewriter 1-2, and slideIT 4+. Also I find the speech to text largely inaccurate as well, so that option on slideIT doesn't do anything for me.

    I guess I could spend a little more time with slideIT and get to know it a little better.
     
  16. 06g35meister

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    where is the effing underscore in shapewriter? I cant find it!!! I miss swype :(.
     
  17. AndroidSPCS

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    Are you sure that's true? I'm using Slide it and so far no expiration.

    Out of all three I use Slide It the most because it seems to be the most accurate.

    Swype is accurate after that, and shapewriter is last.
     
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  19. Roymus

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    I've tried most of the above and wound up with Ultra Keyboard. Prefer Swype but the beta ran out, and Ultra is the closest to Swype IMHO. Wondering why it's not one of the options...a month or so ago it was highly recommended on this forum
     
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  20. AndroidSPCS

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    I looked up ultra keyboard but read some unfavorable reviews here and elsewhere.

    Can you explain why you prefer it?
     
  21. TF1984

    TF1984 Well-Known Member
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    speech to text is governed by Google, so it's your VOICE not the keyboard...
     
  22. edlex

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    Ok so after all this talk about slideit I downloaded the free version to check it out. I'll use it tonight and give my honest opinion tomorrow.
     
  23. Evoixmrftw

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    I'm not blaming the keyboard, I'm just saying that I don't use the voice feature, so it isn't a benefit for me.
     
  24. Raekwon

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    9 bucks for a keyboard app? Does it bring me drinks and stroke my taint region?
     
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  25. edlex

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    So I have to admit, after down loading it yesterday,I really like it! Works very smooth with very few errors. I'll need to use out for a few more days before I decide to buy it but it looks very good so far.
     
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