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    I'm having trouble getting a consensus on the preferred input method. I have swiftkey with flow enabled. I do a mix of swiping and typing depending on what I'm doing. But some of my friends say swiping is just a gimmick. Some say they couldn't go back to touch typing. And some haven't got the option silly iPhone

    So what is your opinion?
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    I type old school style.. Never got into swiping :P.

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    I prefer swiping. For me it's faster.
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    personal opinion, prefer to swipe....

    the input may not be perfect, but it's faster overall.... at least for me...

    also, it's way better to swipe a lot of bu*****t while drunk, having a better chance for it to have some sense XD
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    I hop back and fourth between two. Swyping may be a gimmick, but a useful gimmick haha. Comes in handy when I'm texting in class!

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    I always swipe. I don't think I could go back now lol

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    Swype is better than its competitors for, um, swyping. Try it...

    I like the stock Samsung keyboard for entering passwords, though.
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    Tappin my thumbs, keepin it old school.

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    i find that swyping is faster overall but it does get some words wrong. i read that you have to go around letters you don't want used. like if you want to swype top you need to go around the 'i' so it doesn't type tip
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    I despise the swiping method.
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    I prefer touch typing.
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    About 3 months ago I finally downloaded Swiftkey and haven't looked back. To me it looked too hard so never tried it, but damn it is so fast and easy to use!! I will use nothing else. Funny thing the other day I was looking up something for my wife on her iPhone and I was trying to swipe on her keyboard LOL, damn I hated tapping on it after that.
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    I find myself getting annoyed when I have to tap the when a word isn't in the dictionary
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    I have SwiftKey and prefer touch type over swiping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyshinta View Post
    I'm having trouble getting a consensus on the preferred input method. I have swiftkey with flow enabled. I do a mix of swiping and typing depending on what I'm doing. But some of my friends say swiping is just a gimmick. Some say they couldn't go back to touch typing. And some haven't got the option silly iPhone

    So what is your opinion?
    I tried swiping on my iPod Touch the other day. Super annoyed when I couldn't do it.



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    I touch type most of the time. I only swype if I have to use the phone while it's in my vent mount in the car, in which case I sometimes just do voice input.

    There are many who use swype and are very quick with it. But with swiftkey typing with thumbs is very very fast for me. The autocorrect works wonders and many times for longer words it already suggests the word and I just hit the space bar to enter it. Plus many times it predicts the next word as well. It's amazing.

    But I'm not going to say that either swype or two thumb typing is better. All it will say is that swype is like a single clutch paddle shifter transmission, while thumb typing is like a dual clutch. The moment you are done typing one letter, you already have the next letter ready to strike. No interruption of text entry.

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    Swyping and swiftkey with flow. I can't go back to touch typing . I added contacts to my son's iPhone and it drove me nuts .

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    I love swyping and show it off to all my iPhone friends and they love it

    Is not perfect, but neither is touch typing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bencpht View Post
    Swyping and swiftkey with flow. I can't go back to touch typing . I added contacts to my son's iPhone and it drove me nuts .

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    I can't swipe names so seems you would have to touch type anyway.


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    I do both but I'm more used to typing. Swiping is surprisingly accurate though

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnr_2 View Post
    I can't swipe names so seems you would have to touch type anyway.


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    Why can you not swipe names? I do it all the time.

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    I mostly do my typing by touch, but sometimes I swype too. I like touch better than swype, but maybe it's just I'm not use to swyping

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    Why can you not swipe names? I do it all the time.

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    Because names aren't standard so it doesn't know what you are trying to do.

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    Most names are in the Swype dictionary, at least common names. Those that aren't are easily added and will remain there for you to Swype in the future.

    I prefer Swype myself but SwiftKey is very close behind. Really I could use either. SwiftKey Flow sucks, though. The fact that you have to click on a word just to see other choices from your swipe is stupid, at least Swype lists everything along the to bar right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDDevil2112 View Post
    Most names are in the Swype dictionary, at least common names. Those that aren't are easily added and will remain there for you to Swype in the future.

    I prefer Swype myself but SwiftKey is very close behind. Really I could use either. SwiftKey Flow sucks, though. The fact that you have to click on a word just to see other choices from your swipe is stupid, at least Swype lists everything along the to bar right away.

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    lucky you to have friends named Bill Smith that live on Main Street. I have clients named Reema, Charla, and Mariska that live on streets named Van Ness, Windom and Tilden.

    Regarding SwiftKey Flow vs Swype, are you saying that the next words pop up while you are Swyping instead of the autocorrect for the word you are swiping?
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