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


SlideIT or Swype

  1. SlideIT

    30 vote(s)
  2. Swype

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

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

    12 vote(s)
  5. ShapeWriter

    30 vote(s)
  1. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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

    Whats wrong with ShapeWriter?
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  3. stanglifemike

    stanglifemike Well-Known Member

    SWYPE!!! Love it
  4. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Android Enthusiast

    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

    blip01 Lurker

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

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Does shapewriter have a built in mic button?
  7. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

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


    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

    edlex Android Expert

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

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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 Member

    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

    nu2android Well-Known Member

    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


    Per OP, added Shapewriter...
  14. Evoixmrftw

    Evoixmrftw Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. 06g35meister

    06g35meister Newbie

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

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    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.
  17. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

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  18. Roymus

    Roymus Well-Known Member

    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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  19. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

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

    Can you explain why you prefer it?
  20. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    speech to text is governed by Google, so it's your VOICE not the keyboard...
  21. edlex

    edlex Android Expert

    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.
  22. Evoixmrftw

    Evoixmrftw Well-Known Member

    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.
  23. Raekwon

    Raekwon Well-Known Member

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

    edlex Android Expert

    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.
  25. monterj

    monterj Lurker

    SlideIT is great! Accurate, fast, has a direction pad, and has the voice-to-text button. Oh, and the best thing, I can actually purchase it and not have it expire on me! Swype better be listening, because they will be losing a lot of customers to SlideIT.

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