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  1. parout66's Avatar
    Just got my Evo last week. Still in 30 day window to change to Epic if I wished to. Went by Sprint today and played with Epic. Very nice screen. I was also intrigued by the keyboard. However, after playing around with the demo I could not but help think that there is no way that slider is going to hold up over time. Coming from a Pre, I am well aware of the "Oreo" effect. Something about moving parts on the Epic worries me. I am not overly impressed with the stock keyboard on the Evo. I played with Swype on the Epic and found it to be very responsive and could see myself getting quite efficient using it. Thus, I am leaning on keeping my Evo and hoping Swype comes out of beta sometime soon. Any suggestions on keyboards until Skype comes out of beta?
    08-31-2010 01:43 PM
  2. ReggieTee's Avatar
    You can have Swype on your evo right now. Google it and you can easily find a download link.

    Sent my HTC Evo 4g
    08-31-2010 01:47 PM
  3. sasha's Avatar
    I need a good keyboard suggestion too. Love my Evo, but trying to type with any speed, or accuracy with nails is murder! LOL
    08-31-2010 01:50 PM
  4. sasha's Avatar
    You can have Swype on your evo right now. Google it and you can easily find a download link.

    Sent my HTC Evo 4g
    Anybody have a link for Swype cause I tried to google it and found nuffin!
    08-31-2010 01:51 PM
  5. seraphemz's Avatar
    Whats your email? Don't want to post cause some people get mad.

    Sent from my precious..
    08-31-2010 01:56 PM
  6. sasha's Avatar
    teasem@gmail.com and thank you in advance
    08-31-2010 02:06 PM
  7. parout66's Avatar
    parout66@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance
    08-31-2010 02:10 PM
  8. sasha's Avatar
    It didn't work but thank you anyway, I think it may be because they closed their Beta?
    08-31-2010 02:23 PM
  9. drjb74's Avatar
    I also have a link that I used for Swype, even though the beta is closed. PM me if you want the link.
    08-31-2010 02:34 PM
  10. Cubfan's Avatar
    I am using Smart Keyboard Pro, which is a wonderful alternative keyboard with tons of options. Costs a few bucks, though. Since trying it, I don't miss a physical keyboard at all.
    08-31-2010 02:34 PM
  11. VDub2174's Avatar
    Swype is in closed beta right now and posting the .apk file is against forum rules (understandable).

    Have you tried SwiftKey? It's kind of like Swype with some differences.
    08-31-2010 02:38 PM
  12. kinster02's Avatar
    I recommend Swiftkey which is the next best thing to Swype/ShapeWriter and its available in the Android market.
    08-31-2010 02:47 PM
  13. akarol's Avatar
    I like the HTC IME keyboard the most. Definitely the most full-featured of the bunch.
    08-31-2010 02:51 PM
  14. Gimik's Avatar
    grrr just a sec

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-evo-4g/28228-problems-swype-2-2-froyo-just-want-cool-skin-click-here.html
    08-31-2010 02:53 PM
  15. sasha's Avatar
    I am using Smart Keyboard Pro, which is a wonderful alternative keyboard with tons of options. Costs a few bucks, though. Since trying it, I don't miss a physical keyboard at all.
    I did try smart keyboard, however not the pro version cause I didn't seem to type any better on the smart keyboard then the stock one is there a big difference in the pro version as far as typing then in the free version?
    08-31-2010 02:53 PM
  16. sasha's Avatar
    About to try out swiftkey wish me luck! LOL
    08-31-2010 02:56 PM
  17. dfine1966's Avatar
    You can try Shapewriter, which is similar to Swype. I know it is not on the market when you search but it actually is still on the market through a back door.

    Here is the a link of a thread that has the QR Code for Shapewriter. Look for the #2 post.

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/andr...tml#post224637
    08-31-2010 02:59 PM
  18. Cubfan's Avatar
    You can try the pro version... I think there are additional features in there that make it much better. Return it within the time period if you don't like it. I find it better than Swiftkey, which I also liked.
    08-31-2010 03:03 PM
  19. sasha's Avatar
    Should I be afraid when it says the app can gather keystrokes and credit card info sounds a little scary?
    08-31-2010 03:06 PM
  20. NicksGarage's Avatar
    Should I be afraid when it says the app can gather keystrokes and credit card info sounds a little scary?
    No, Android warns of this for every third-party keyboard you install.
    08-31-2010 03:25 PM
  21. sasha's Avatar
    No, Android warns of this for every third-party keyboard you install.
    Okay thanks bunches!
    08-31-2010 03:34 PM
  22. Runnin_it's Avatar
    I am a huge fan of smart keyboard pro. I also use shapewriter sometimes, but usually just to show off what my EVO can do. Swiftkey is another one you might find interesting, as it tries to predict not only the word you are typing, but the next word in the sentence as well.
    08-31-2010 03:48 PM
  23. dwanc23's Avatar
    Can I get the link for swype, the one that works
    08-31-2010 03:59 PM
  24. dwanc23's Avatar
    My email is dwanc23@aol.com
    08-31-2010 04:00 PM
  25. dcfella's Avatar
    Just installed swype today. I never had problems with the stock keyboard(and I used voice to text a decent amount), but swype is pretty cool. It's a bit more accurate for me so far. I dont have to backspace and retype as much it seems.
    08-31-2010 04:14 PM
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