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  1. carlarcher's Avatar
    A couple weeks into phones, my main interest is texting. Been learning the swiping (or is it called gestures)? method and can see where it can be faster. Wondering which method you prefer or do you use a combination of tap and swiping?
    Thanks.
    04-03-2016 10:49 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I tap. My mind just can't get the hang of swiping to text.
    04-03-2016 02:34 PM
  3. carlarcher's Avatar
    I tap. My mind just can't get the hang of swiping to text.
    Yes swiping is certainly different from anything I've done. I'm finding the app SWYPE is good in remembering words and patterns. To practice swiping, I got a big photo of a QWERTY keyboard and practice on that when I'm away from the phone.
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    04-03-2016 03:24 PM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    Gesture typing changed my (mobile) life. I got big thumbs, and tap typing was an exercise in futility. Then, there was that fine day where I opened the keyboard settings and saw this mysterious setting called 'gesture typing via Swype'... And the clouds parted and a light shown down upon me.

    I took to gesture typing really quick. But it's not for everyone.
    04-03-2016 08:17 PM
  5. carlarcher's Avatar
    Yep, I really like using the Swype keyboard, I tried others but seems Swype guesses a bit more accurately and the more you use it, the more accurate it gets. I have a small 4" screen and tapping was like you said very frustrating for me.

    Also trying the Google voice, if you speak clearly and enunciate well, it's even faster than touch typing on a full size keyboard.
    04-03-2016 09:52 PM
  6. Billy Bob Jimmy Joe's Avatar
    I use Google's stock keyboard. I usually tap when I have both hands available and gesture when only one hand is available.

    Google Nexus 6P
    04-04-2016 12:01 AM
  7. carlarcher's Avatar
    Yeah my next device will be a larger screen towards 6" then perhaps I can try both hands.
    04-04-2016 12:37 AM
  8. Carrtman's Avatar
    I use Google's stock keyboard. I usually tap when I have both hands available and gesture when only one hand is available.

    Google Nexus 6P
    Same here, one handed I try to Swype but otherwise tap to type. I know tons of people who are really fast using Swype sadly I'm not one of them
    04-04-2016 12:40 AM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey and gesture typing (flow). Much better for one handed use and the prediction machine is more accurate than when you tap.
    04-04-2016 03:33 AM
  10. LeoRex's Avatar
    Yeah... I'm on the Google Keyboard. I've tried near every decent keyboard and they all get on my nerves at some point or the other... especially Switftkey... it starts out working great but after about a week, it turns to a puddle of goo. It starts to get laggy, the predictions/corrections go into the toilet, etc. Can't figure it. Plus, it can't do 'was'.... GK is the only gesture keyboard I've used that can do 'was'....
    04-04-2016 09:42 AM
  11. Javier P's Avatar
    Yeah, "was" can get a bit tricky. This is my trick.
    Attached Thumbnails Tap or Swipe?-1459781262629.jpg  
    04-04-2016 09:47 AM
  12. Tech-Newb's Avatar
    I've tried to use swiping method and i didnt like it. For me, tapping is better and faster.

    Posted with ❤LOVE❤
    04-04-2016 10:06 PM
  13. hallux's Avatar
    Gesture/swipe typing has been one of the reasons I prefer Android over iOS, even though iOS now has alternate keyboards available. I use the Swype keyboard on both my devices.
    04-05-2016 04:57 AM
  14. SandersJC1964's Avatar
    It took me a while to get the hang of swiping, but now I can't imagine not doing it. Of course, now I have major arthritis in my right thumb. Oh well.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-08-2016 08:41 PM
  15. Sizzers's Avatar
    Tap...tap...tap... on my T9 keyboard. Cant get on with swiping and its super quick for me.
    04-09-2016 01:31 AM
  16. Carrtman's Avatar
    Tap...tap...tap... on my T9 keyboard. Cant get on with swiping and its super quick for me.
    Could you please tell me the name of the T9 keyboard?
    04-09-2016 03:12 AM
  17. Inders99's Avatar
    Swiping was intuitive to me, I can swipe a text much faster than typing by a long shot. However, with my G4's touch-screen issues I wind up tapping more than I want.
    04-09-2016 06:01 AM
  18. tube517's Avatar
    I tap, swipe, or use a stylus since my phone is an LG G Stylo.
    04-09-2016 06:18 AM
  19. Sizzers's Avatar
    Could you please tell me the name of the T9 keyboard?
    This is the one I use here (paid for)...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...n&hl=en_GB*Its not been updated since July 2012 but works just fine on LL 5.1.1.

    Two others to mention are this one (free trial)...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l&hl=en_GB*and this...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...board&hl=en_GB
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    04-09-2016 08:05 AM
  20. Carrtman's Avatar
    This is the one I use here (paid for)...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...n&hl=en_GB*Its not been updated since July 2012 but works just fine on LL 5.1.1.

    Two others to mention are this one (free trial)...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...l&hl=en_GB*and this...https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...board&hl=en_GB
    Thank you very much
    04-09-2016 11:55 AM
  21. bitek's Avatar
    Coming from blackberry 10 swiping is my thing
    04-10-2016 09:20 AM
  22. JenniferPratt's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey and gesture typing (flow). Much better for one handed use and the prediction machine is more accurate than when you tap.
    Yes, I will also say that SwiftKey is easier and we can type using one hand. I use SwiftKey on my Android phone.
    04-13-2016 07:14 AM
  23. Woochin's Avatar
    Definitely swiping. More accurate then tapping when using smaller screens.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-20-2016 07:17 PM
  24. k3u's Avatar
    Tap all the way. Swiping gets too annoying and sometimes it guesses the wrong word.
    04-21-2016 01:03 AM
  25. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    My fat fingers reduce me to typing with one hand and tapping only.
    04-21-2016 02:57 PM
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