1. mikeyboy80's Avatar
    Im liking the M8, but one thing i miss is being able to type fast with little errors with my iPhone. I've tried alternatives to the stock HTC one such as swiftkey but i still can't get the speed as i did with the keyboard on my iPhone.

    Just wondered if anyone has any suggestions on what keyboards they use for 'fast' typing/good accuracy?
    05-13-2015 10:39 AM
  2. dty06's Avatar
    I've never had issues with typing fast with SwiftKey. There's a way to calibrate SwiftKey so that it learns your typing style and can make good corrections, maybe try that?

    From my relatively limited use of the iPhone keyboard I can honestly say I greatly prefer SwiftKey, but that's a matter of personal preference.
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    05-13-2015 10:55 AM
  3. mikeyboy80's Avatar
    Many thanks, i'll try and investigate.

    So you're saying swiftkey eventually learns your typing habits, so in the long run it will be easily typing?
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    05-13-2015 12:15 PM
  4. dty06's Avatar
    Yep. But you can also calibrate it. I think there's an option in Settings to configure the way SwiftKey recognizes your typing, but I honestly forget off-hand since I've been using it for years.
    kct1975 likes this.
    05-13-2015 01:46 PM
  5. mikeyboy80's Avatar
    Thanks, I'll have a look. So All in all, it does improve once it gets to know your behaviours?
    05-13-2015 02:21 PM
  6. dc52ltr's Avatar
    If you`ve used Google or Facebook you can let Swiftkey learn from them your typing style and predictions I believe?
    kct1975 likes this.
    05-14-2015 08:14 PM
  7. mikeyboy80's Avatar
    Thanks, I've actually managed to calibrate the stock keyboard and must say it's greatly improved. huge relief. Much appreciated.
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    05-15-2015 01:32 AM
  8. msm0511's Avatar
    Thanks, I've actually managed to calibrate the stock keyboard and must say it's greatly improved. huge relief. Much appreciated.
    I'm still using the stock keyboard on my M9 and it took forever to start learning my typing style. Even still, sometimes it remembers words and other times is asks if I want to add to dictionary. My biggest gripe though is that it doesn't remember capitalization the way my iPhone did.
    05-15-2015 07:38 AM
  9. TarekElsakka's Avatar
    I am not sure which version of Sense you're on, but the Sense 7 keyboard is the best I have ever used (and I own an iPhone 5, btw). I've also tried SwiftKey but my favorite 3rd party keyboard is most definitely Google Keyboard, so give it a shot.
    kct1975 likes this.
    05-16-2015 06:53 AM
  10. pard0ned's Avatar
    I'm throwing a vote in for Swype keyboard. Swiftkey has a very annoying bug where if you select a word it automatically inserts a space - every time! So annoying. That was actually the main reason I use Swype now. Great keyboard.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-16-2015 08:52 AM
  11. kct1975's Avatar
    Personally, I love the stock HTC Sense keyboard, which is a version of SwiftKey.

    I find it very responsive and easy to use. Plus, I like the arrow keys at the bottom of the keyboard.
    05-17-2015 03:25 PM
  12. mikeyboy80's Avatar
    Yeah not sure on swift key myself. Really liked it on other devices I've tried but on here I tend to make mistakes a lot
    05-17-2015 04:31 PM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    I really liked the version that came with Sense 6 on my M8, but for some reason it doesn't seem the same on my M9. Lots of weird autocorrects. For the longest time on my M9 it "corrected" thanks to Thanes.
    05-17-2015 04:35 PM
  14. mikeyboy80's Avatar
    Yeah I'm starting to think this device isn't really handling the speed of how I type. Not a huge frustration though per se
    05-17-2015 05:09 PM
  15. Lok52's Avatar
    Personally, I love the stock HTC Sense keyboard, which is a version of SwiftKey.

    I find it very responsive and easy to use. Plus, I like the arrow keys at the bottom of the keyboard.
    One reason I went with SwiftKey is the variety of keyboards, including arrows along the bottom to navigate around the screen.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-19-2015 10:31 AM

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