1. bones10's Avatar
    I used to love Swype. Once I got used to it, I was pretty fast taking notes on it. But with the latest update I found myself fighting with it - especially with words not in the dictionary. The other day, I finally gave up and went with Switftkey.

    Anyone else experience this?
    08-01-2011 11:39 AM
  2. ETW11's Avatar
    I tried Swiftkey and still have it on my phone in case I ever change my mind, but I think Swype is far and away the best keyboard there is. Also, the fact that I can't use Vlingo with Swiftkey is infuriating. I'm a very pleased Swype user.

    For words that aren't in the dictionary, you need only type the word once to add it to the dictionary and then it will always be readily available.
    08-01-2011 12:38 PM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I prefer Swiftkey - it's made messaging/typing a breeze. My only gripe is the voice option. As ETW11 mentioned you can't use Vlingo. I don't use voice so it's not an issue...but would be even better if I could use it.
    08-01-2011 12:49 PM
  4. bones10's Avatar
    I tried Swiftkey and still have it on my phone in case I ever change my mind, but I think Swype is far and away the best keyboard there is. Also, the fact that I can't use Vlingo with Swiftkey is infuriating. I'm a very pleased Swype user.

    For words that aren't in the dictionary, you need only type the word once to add it to the dictionary and then it will always be readily available.
    As for words being in the dictionary, the problem is with "words" that aren't words - email addresses, twitter hashtags, web urls. I don't really want to add these things to my dictionary.

    At one point I was trying to enter an email address that had a period in it. With the old Swype, I could let it insert the space, and then I could go back and delete it. The new Swype wouldn't let me do this.

    Maybe I just need to change my settings and try it again.

    For me the newer version felt like a downgrade in ease of use.
    08-01-2011 01:03 PM
  5. Kash76's Avatar
    Also, the fact that I can't use Vlingo with Swiftkey is infuriating. I'm a very pleased Swype user.
    Are you suggesting that Vlingo can be used when hitting the mic button within Swype? If so, how?
    08-03-2011 09:15 AM
  6. ETW11's Avatar
    Are you suggesting that Vlingo can be used when hitting the mic button within Swype? If so, how?
    Yes. In your phone's settings, go to Voice Input & Output and change it from Google to Vlingo. You may need to reboot the phone for the new settings to work properly.
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    08-03-2011 10:04 AM
  7. Kash76's Avatar
    Thanks! Do you find that Vlingo does a better job of text to speech?
    08-03-2011 11:17 AM
  8. ETW11's Avatar
    My personal opinion is that it does a much better job. I wouldn't go without it.
    08-03-2011 12:00 PM
  9. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I agree with ETW that Vlingo is a far better at voice than Google's very own. It might be personal preference, but I find it to be very true.
    08-03-2011 02:49 PM
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