View Poll Results: Which is your favourite keyboard

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  • Stock...

    3 5.36%
  • Gingerbread...

    11 19.64%
  • Swift key...

    13 23.21%
  • Swype

    19 33.93%
  • Other...

    10 17.86%
03-19-2012 04:03 PM
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  1. RUSH's Avatar
    I'm curious to know which keyboard you use?

    I love and adore Gingerbread. Fast and accurate - and the suggested strip/display is to die for. Work flawlessly on my EVO.

    Check the box above to indicate your favorite.
    01-23-2011 04:37 PM
  2. Chrisy's Avatar
    Subscribed. This will be helpful! The Favorite app/widget/weather polls were a great help when deciding which to check out.
    01-23-2011 04:40 PM
  3. netposer's Avatar
    I like Smart Keyboard since it's the only one I have found that has a true "Auto text" feature on par with the Blackberry version.

    I enter a word and then enter a word or phrase to replace that word to save keystrokes later.

    For example:
    When I type "msa" it replaces it with the number and street name of my address.
    01-23-2011 05:59 PM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Swiftkey does the job for me. Gingerbread has a really good keyboard as well, used it off/on for a few weeks when it was released.
    01-23-2011 09:35 PM
  5. heyitssteve429's Avatar
    smart keyboard. i think its the best one
    01-23-2011 10:05 PM
  6. igobytony's Avatar
    Ultra keyboard. It's fast and accurate; has a great swype-like tracing feature; can create shortcuts like was mentioned above; the punctuation is as easy as long pressing a key, and not as much of a pain to get to as on other kbs (looking at you, gingerbread). And it is fully customizeable in about anyway you can imagine. I've got the sickest looking keyboard, and the key sizes even were changed to maximize screen space and still be big enough to hit. Hell, it even has gimmicky stuff like turning on the back camera so you can see through the phone like in the Engadget article the other day.

    I keep trying new keyboards, and have five on my phone right now, but ultra is the one I always go back to. And quickly; I can't usually go much over three tweets or a couple ims before I'm jonesing for it.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
    01-23-2011 10:27 PM
  7. UltraDroid's Avatar
    I usually stick with the stock keyboard, since most of the roms and themes I've tried lately do a pretty good job of theming the stock keyboard to match the overall theme. I've tried Better Keyboard too, and that one has a number of really nice skins for free, on the market. I'm rather OC when it comes to having my keyboard match my theme. he-he...
    01-24-2011 12:26 AM
  8. irish22022's Avatar
    i'm a smart keyboard fan. i love the transparency, and auto text, and touch points.

    Random question: does anyone play what the doodle with smart keyboard? I can't seem to actually type a guess in the field. It's very frustrating. Anyone have advice?
    01-24-2011 03:59 AM
  9. ectoren's Avatar
    Right now I'm in between gingerbread KB and Swiftkey.
    01-24-2011 12:52 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Smart Keyboard Pro. Mostly for the fact that I can have a longer space bar and avoid
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    01-24-2011 02:01 PM
  11. fred72matt's Avatar
    SwiftKey hands down is my favorite
    01-24-2011 02:15 PM
  12. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    SmartKeyboard Pro.
    01-24-2011 02:18 PM
  13. Roustermiller's Avatar
    The GB keyboard is hands down the best one out there I love it on my Evo
    01-24-2011 02:32 PM
  14. prjctchris's Avatar
    SwiftKey seems to remain my favorite but I've really been liking the Gingerbread keyboard recently.
    01-24-2011 09:20 PM
  15. Aspiring Developer's Avatar
    I tried 8pen. I didn't like the constant circling. It's best feature was define a gesture to output any text you want.

    I tried Graffiti. It's probably good on something other than my Nexus One. (It keeps getting a "started touch from some place I haven't touched" bug)

    Right now I'm checking out SlideIT. I don't slide with slide it, but I like this Keyboard the best. Mainly for it's dictionary. Adding and subtracting words is as easy as setting your cursor in the word and choosing + or -
    I don't have to choose between microphone and comma, both are on the main keyboard screen. It has many smileys to choose from. Long press raises the alternate key (no need to shift)
    01-24-2011 10:54 PM
  16. JuniorWWT's Avatar
    Shapewriter! I'm pretty sure I've tried them all. Definitely have tried all the popular ones and Shapewriter is the faster and most accurate.
    01-25-2011 03:45 AM
  17. galatians51's Avatar
    I like Messagease. It is super fast once you learn it, and has voice recognition now, so I am loving that...
    01-26-2011 08:45 PM
  18. kcrave22's Avatar
    What's the name of the gingerbread keyboard y'all use? The one I had was simply called "gingerbread keyboard". I LOVE the layout of the keyboard but that particular app was buggy IMO.
    01-26-2011 10:44 PM
  19. Disaster's Avatar
    What's the name of the gingerbread keyboard y'all use? The one I had was simply called "gingerbread keyboard". I LOVE the layout of the keyboard but that particular app was buggy IMO.
    In Market it is called "Gingerbread Keyboard Nexus S", by Popfizz. On the phone is it called GingerKeyboard version 2.1. No bugginess so far on Sprint Optimus S. Biggest issue is size....4Mb and must stay in internal memory.

    There is also "Keyboard from Android 2.3" by Stevin Lin, but I haven't tried that one. It says it's 4.27Mb, version 1.0.10, but can be moved to the SD card (woops...removed from recent update because of issues.)
    01-27-2011 09:34 AM
  20. Xopher's Avatar
    Portrait - Swype
    Landscape - SwiftKey (Smart Keyboard a close second).

    In portrait mode, I prefer Swype. Some of the qwerty keyboards are a little to small for my fingers in portrait mode, but my fingers can fly using Swype.

    In landscape mode, my fingers don't seem to flow as well with Swype. I guess it is finger-memory on the smaller (portrait) Swype keyboard. I do a lot better just typing things out with my thumbs. I keep going back and forth between SwiftKey and Smart Keyboard. With SwiftKey, I keep watching the word bar and can move pretty quickly. With Smart Keyboard, I tend to watch my fingers more, so that slows me down a tiny bit, but autotext does help to speed up typing.

    I haven't rooted yet, but once I do, I'll add in Keyboard Manager so I can have keyboards switch depending on orientation.
    01-27-2011 02:11 PM
  21. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    Smart keyboard pro for me too. I like the compact QWERTY mode in portrait. It makes the typing experience that much more enjoyable.
    01-28-2011 07:23 AM
  22. milominderbinde's Avatar
    SwiftKey always wins in the surveys of paid keybaord and has a 30 day trial. Swype is a popular stock keyboard. Most people use whatever keyboard came on their phone never knowing they can change it.
    09-24-2011 09:56 AM
  23. dyep1988's Avatar
    Perfect Keyboard
    09-24-2011 03:56 PM
  24. balaji906's Avatar
    i like touch pal
    10-10-2011 06:37 PM
  25. cadzilla74's Avatar
    I recently picked up ThumbKeyboard as Amazon's App of the Day. I haven't tried any others so not offering a comparison to anything but Stock on my TBolt. I really like it. It's a bit funky with a split keyboard in portrait mode but in landscape my speed and accuracy have greatly improved in less than 2 weeks.
    10-10-2011 07:04 PM
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