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Swype Keyboard

Mobile Apps Productivity
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You might not remember it now, but once swipe typing wasn’t a preloaded feature on Android or a one that came with the majority of third-party keyboards for smartphones. Invented by the same guy who i...nvented the T9 keyboard over a decade before it, Swype is both a concept and a polished app that remains popular today. Sadly, this application is no longer available for new users, and is unsupported for everyone now. The company has chose to end development and support of consumer applications. There are many alternatives, such as Swiftkey, but this particular app is no longer available. Read moreless
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Swype Keyboard Reviews

We have 1 review for Swype Keyboard. The average overall ratings is 4.0 / 5 stars.

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My Opinion on Swype Keyboard
written by grex on 2018-03-02 04:26:11
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Overall Opinion: The first thing you’ll want to know when installing the original swiping keyboard is how well it does Swype typing, and I’m here to tell you it does it near perfectly. Gesture typing inherently depends on text prediction, so my first expectation was for it to fall short to Google’s keyboard in that area, but honestly didn’t. I’d say perhaps if you try a lot of words produced with similar gestured, Google might have a slight advantage by a tiny margin. However, what surprised me, Swype tends to predict when I mean to type “to” and when to type “too” better than Google. However, if we venture off gesture typing, I would personally say Google’s voice recognition is superior to the included one from Dragon. Of course, this is all anecdotal, but such was my overall experience. Swype’s claim to the crown of gesture typing keyboards doesn’t end at its ability to spell words. Above that, it utilizes gestures for commands, such as copying, cutting, pasting, holding the shift key, changing layouts and languages, handwriting, and selection. As a polyglot, I especially learned to appreciate its seamless approach to multilingual typing where it lets you switch languages instantly, by just changing the way you swipe. Right now, it can only support typing in two languages spontaneously, but that still saves me an incredible amount of time otherwise wasted on pressing my way through a button, or buttons even. Many of the alternatives even have limited support for gesture input for less Internet-present languages when compared to Swype. Additional features vary in quality. I’m not exactly a big fan of the themes offered in the Swype Store, and I’ve never been all too enthusiastic about all the different emojis. However, on Android at least, the keyboard integrates seamlessly with the system’s accessibility features. It could be considered a feature that the keyboard itself installs on a variety of operating systems, from iOS, Android, Windows Phone to even Windows 7 and Symbian. Available features and updates, however, vary. iOS version, although I haven’t been able to test it myself, appears to be riddled with bugs, so much that they dedicate the main page for the iOS version to addressing them.

Pros: Support for over 100 languages and dialects. Gesture commands enable an uninterrupted input style. Great word prediction and error correction capabilities. Learns from your typing habits and adapts to them to include new words. Arguably the best at determining words from gestures.

Cons: Visual customization options are lacking compared to more visuals-oriented keyboards. Costs more than several competitive, free of charge alternatives. Known issues running on iOS, usually caused by limitations in the OS itself.

grex is using Swype Keyboard every other week recently.

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Swype Keyboard Videos

Youtube Video: Swype | App Review

Today's Review and Walkthrough Features the Swype App by Nuance Communications. Download Swype IOS ~ goo.gl Android...

Disclaimer: This video was not made by us, but we found it interesting enough to embed it here.

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This page was composed by Alternative.me and published by Alternative.me. It was created at 2018-04-28 15:48:55 and last edited by Karl Royle at 2020-06-11 18:37:01. This page has been viewed 5153 times.

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