- 03-29-2011, 09:36 AM #2
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- 03-29-2011, 10:02 AM #6
I change keyboards more often than I change my underware (so yeah more than once a day). I have always been partial to Smart Keyboard and it looks great with the Galaxy S or Android skin. That said, I'm even having accuracy issues with it on the TB, where it was great on my Fascinate. There's actually a keyboard called iPhone Keyboard Emulator in the Market that I've revisited in the last few days. At one point I loved it but ditched it because of its poor dictionary, which now appears to be a lot better. It actually does work as well as the iPhone keyboard does and I am not making near as many mistakes. So I would say give that one a shot too. In my experience this is my list from most to least successful on the Cory is able to use scale.
iPhone Keyboard Emulator - needs a bigger dictionary, but it has improved significantly
Smart Keyboard - cool settings like vibration duration for key presses. One of the more accurate.
Gingerbread - works great but is designed for GB. I think we will be pleased when it's official.
Swift Key - cool idea. My mistake level went up with this one though.
Better Keyboard - hmmm not bad, but not great either. Kind of a knock off of Smart Keyboard but not quite as good in terms of accuracy.
And I can't even use Swype :/
Keyboards are like gloves. You gotta just pick the one that's right for you, which means you need to try them all on first.
- 03-29-2011, 10:07 AM #7
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- 03-29-2011, 10:35 AM #9
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- 03-29-2011, 11:05 AM #11
I've been using swype for the longest, now I could never go back to a regular keyboard on a touch screen. It just takes too long to type without it. Soo swype and yea adjust those settings in it until its dead on with the way you use it. It probably takes me about a week or so every time I wipe my phone to retrain swype to understand the way I type, but after that its beautiful.
- 03-29-2011, 11:10 AM #12
I am having an issue with Smart and Swift. More often than not when using either keyboards, there is a hesitation/lag when typing the first letter regardless of which app I am in. The stock keyboard works fine.
It doesn't happen everytime. But it happens about 75% of the time.
- 03-29-2011, 11:25 AM #13
Big fan of Smart Keyboard here. All about customization for me, since I have issues previously mentioned here ... I miss the spacebar a ton so I have the period key turned off (still hit the "b" too much"). Once you get used to that long spacebar it's hard to turn back. Lots of other customization things though ... swiping to change layouts, backspace a whole word, minimize .. a all kinds of things that the Sense kb doesn't allow.
- 03-29-2011, 11:50 AM #14
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- 03-29-2011, 08:56 PM #16
Gang, thanks for cluing me into the Gingerbread KB - I hadn't even heard of it. Checking it out now. Lots of nice features I haven't even thought of, but it's missing one that I think has now become make-or-break for me - the full-word backspace. I use that constantly with Smart KB Pro.
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- 04-21-2011, 09:53 AM #22
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- 04-21-2011, 11:41 AM #24
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I'm glad I found this thread. I have been using Swiftkey for two weeks. It was a big step up from the stock keyboard but I could never go that fast. It was great at predicting my next word but I just want to type....I'd type a few letters, select word, type a few of the next word, select. Yes this saved me keystrokes but not time.
Just downloaded smartkey and it's a keeper. In landscape I can type like I did on my BB with two thumbs. The spacing between the keys is why this happens. If I could have two other BB like mods I'd be in heaven. Those being to hold the letter for Caps (instead of the alt) and have an alt key that acts like an alt key....
I like being able to go to numbers and symbols but I usually just need one symbol at a time. It's nice to be able to get and return to letters.
- 04-21-2011, 12:49 PM #25
If I had to pick it is a tie right now between SlideIt Keyboard and SmartKeyboard Pro. I love SmartKeyboard pro because of the customizability and the touch it just is very natural to me. However, since I have used Swype, I love that and the best swyping keyboard I think is actually SlideIt Pro. It costs $6 on the market which is a lot for a keyboard but I used the trial version and it was great. Personally I think it works and is more accurate than swype.