So I have tried Swype, SlideIT. HTC mod keyboard, regular Android keyboard, Smart keyboard, and Swiftkey. Honestly all of them suck.
Swype has me correcting which word I typed too often
SlideIT CANNOT tell the difference between too and to which may not seem it's a big deal but when it comes down to it is.
HTC modded keyboard actually is a tad bit nice with theme maker. It just lags a little bit and is very error prone due to the smaller screen
Smart keyboard actually might be the best out of all of them. I really don't make many errors on it and when I do it picks up them very fast. I take back what I said about them all sucking, this one might actually be a win lol.
The standard Android keyboard is pretty nice actually. But it's very error prone due to the small screen
Down to Swiftkey. I know it's praised for its "intelligence" but after using it for a whole day I don't see the difference between this and the Android keyboard. There was one time though it predicted a whole 10 word sentence which was really cool lol. Other than the occasional glam it gives its not that good
My question to you all is, what keyboards are you using and what are your views on it.
Yeah I just realized I spelled keyboards wrong for the title. woops lol
Last edited by thexxoffspring; 04-15-2011 at 08:04 PM.
- 04-15-2011, 07:43 PM #2
- 04-15-2011, 08:03 PM #3Daydream Believer
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I like Swype, been using the beta for the past month now. The more you use it, the better it gets at recognizing your gestures. The important thing with Swype is to use it alot, and adjust the settings so the word window isn't always popping up on you.
I think an individual's usage is important here. I rarely type anything on my phone longer than a few paragraphs. I don't mind making corrections when needed, because let's face it, you make mistakes on any keyboard that need correcting. So Swype works well for me. If I was typing business related documents, or long blog posts on a regular basis, I'm pretty sure I would have reasons to use other keyboards as well.
I think what is more important here is the dictionary/prediction, and how it is implemented by various keyboards.
- 04-16-2011, 12:13 AM #4
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I use the gingerbread keyboard from the market for landscape mode and I manually switch to Swype for portrait mode. There a app to switch it for me on the market for 99¢ but I have too much going on to buy apps t the moment.
Swype is awesome if I have each kid in one hand trying to txt with the other. But when I need to type something Gingerbread keyboard has some small improvements over the stock keyboard.
- 04-16-2011, 10:11 PM #7
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I've tried them all but keep coming back to gingerbread kb. Can never get used to swype, swiftkey was my favorite on a slightly bigger screen but not so much on this smaller one. Smart & Better kb don't seem to benefit me more.Google+ Devices: HTC Mogul, Touch, TP, TP2, Samsung Moment & Intercept, Motorola Triumph, LG Optimus V & Slider, Nook, Iconia Tab, HTC Sensation
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