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Ultra Keyboard or SlideIT

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by xsabrewulf, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. xsabrewulf

    xsabrewulf Active Member
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    I know Ultra comes with a lot of features. but I ONLY need the "swype" type features. and Money is not really an issue i know SlideIT costs more

    which one works better overall for the Swype Features

     

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  2. probinson

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    Seems like that's a personal decision. Why don't you try them both and choose the one you like the most?
     
  3. steveo24

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    I tried both out specifically for the swype features because IMO swype's newest update made the whole setup a lot worse. SlideIT is extremely smooth and accurate and waaaay worth the like $8 it costs. For swyping features alone Ultra doesn't even come close to SlideIT. The only thing I miss from swype is the numbers being on the main keyboard and the ability to drag from a question mark or any other punctuation to the space bar and its already spaced and ready for you to continue swyping. Its all preference but I'm pretty OCD and between SlideIT, Swype, and Ultra I'd have to say SlideIT for sure :D:D

    Another thing too about SlideIT is you can add or delete words directly to and from the library by using the plus and minus button on the left side of the suggestion tray, which is an awesome feature
     
  4. scoob55

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    yeah....slideit is the way to go
     
  5. chawski

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    anyone have a problem with crappy auto-correct with slideit? I bought it a while back and refunded bc of this.
     
  6. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member
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    Give 'em both a try. If SlideIt doesn't float your boat, it may be possible to customize Ultra to suit your tastes.
     
  7. NQuateman

    NQuateman Well-Known Member
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    I've tried Swiftkey ( excellent prediction, but no swiping and no shortcuts), and SlideIT ( good sweeping, good addition of words, and a great shortcut feature) on my Evo. I've also tried Swype on my wife's Epic (great accuracy on swiping, but apparently no shortcuts).

    By shortcuts I mean "tcw" gets you " telephone call with", for example.

    For me, the shortcut feature is the top requirement, so SlideIT wins.

    I've been reading alot about Ultra. Does it have shortcuts?
     
  8. NQuateman

    NQuateman Well-Known Member
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    In case anyone is interested, I got Ultra Keyboard, and yes it does have shortcuts (they call it Replacement). This is a _very_ impressive product. Lots of customizability and features. Unfortunately, in the first hour of working with it, there were quite few Force Closes. But, in spite of that downside, I plan to move from SlideIT to Ultra in the hopes that the devs will get the FCs sorted out.

    Now, if this program could get the 'next word prediction' that Swift Key has, so that the keyboard practically writes your sentence for you, we'll able to understand the true meaning of "delegation" (g).
     

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