03-07-2018 04:34 PM
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  1. LdotAdot13's Avatar
    Anyone use a great keyboard? Been on Swype since 2013. Since they're no longer updating I'm gonna need a new one.

    Thank you in advance
    02-20-2018 02:10 PM
  2. Germanguy's Avatar
    02-20-2018 02:12 PM
  3. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I second G board.

    When did they stop supporting swype keyboard, that was my back up.
    02-20-2018 03:14 PM
  4. rsmin's Avatar
    Yep I went from Swype to gboard and it's working good.
    02-20-2018 03:41 PM
  5. jlangner's Avatar
    Gboard
    02-20-2018 03:50 PM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'll have to say GBoard too. I've tried Swiftkey and it is terribly inaccurate.
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    02-20-2018 04:34 PM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Where did you see that Swype was no longer supported? The last update was only a month ago (though I have no problem with apps not being constantly updated if they work well and just don't need it), and they still have it linked on the developer's website. I checked some recent announcements on the developer site and nothing there either.

    I have tried other keyboards, and I honestly haven't found anything with the functionality and accuracy of Swype. Others definitely look pretty, but I've always come back to Swype.
    02-20-2018 05:11 PM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    Where did you see that Swype was no longer supported? The last update was only a month ago (though I have no problem with apps not being constantly updated if they work well and just don't need it), and they still have it linked on the developer's website. I checked some recent announcements on the developer site and nothing there either.

    I have tried other keyboards, and I honestly haven't found anything with the functionality and accuracy of Swype. Others definitely look pretty, but I've always come back to Swype.
    Swype Keyboard is officially being discontinued https://www.androidcentral.com/swype...g-discontinued
    02-20-2018 05:39 PM
  9. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Swype Keyboard is officially being discontinued https://www.androidcentral.com/swype...g-discontinued
    Why is it all the good stuff has to go away??? Flat LCD screens, IR Blaster, removable batteries, durable bodies, and now the best swiping keyboard I've used.

    I guess this is what "they" call progress?
    02-20-2018 05:47 PM
  10. naturalguy's Avatar
    Gboard for sure
    02-20-2018 06:24 PM
  11. kj11's Avatar
    I too loved Swype for a long time, switched to Swiftkey when they rolled out Swiftkey flow and it was absolutely horrible. Gave Gboard a try and have had it ever since. It's not quite as good at swiping as Swype, but it's good enough and looks a hell of a lot better
    02-20-2018 06:59 PM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    To be fair, neither Swiftkey nor Gboard is as accurate as Swype. I wonder if one of them (Microsoft or Google) will buy the Swype team.
    02-20-2018 07:04 PM
  13. torbach1's Avatar
    To be fair, neither Swiftkey nor Gboard is as accurate as Swype. I wonder if one of them (Microsoft or Google) will buy the Swype team.
    If anyone would, I suspect it would be MS. But knowing how they operate, I expect that by now they would have done so. They wouldn't let them go completely out of business. Swype or more accurately swipe typing on Windows Phones at the things for me revolutionized the way I type. I haven't seen any keyboards as good as Swype for this functionality. Too bad they couldn't keep it profitable. Not easy when the two largest competitors are owned by Google and MA respectively.
    02-20-2018 07:32 PM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    If anyone would, I suspect it would be MS. But knowing how they operate, I expect that by now they would have done so. They wouldn't let them go completely out of business. Swype or more accurately swipe typing on Windows Phones at the things for me revolutionized the way I type. I haven't seen any keyboards as good as Swype for this functionality. Too bad they couldn't keep it profitable. Not easy when the two largest competitors are owned by Google and MA respectively.
    MS already owns Swiftkey. So I wouldn't think they'd have bought them out immediately. But now is a good time too.
    02-20-2018 07:37 PM
  15. torbach1's Avatar
    MS already owns Swiftkey. So I wouldn't think they'd have bought them out immediately. But now is a good time too.
    I hope so.
    02-20-2018 07:38 PM
  16. gernerttl's Avatar
    If anyone would, I suspect it would be MS. But knowing how they operate, I expect that by now they would have done so. They wouldn't let them go completely out of business. Swype or more accurately swipe typing on Windows Phones at the things for me revolutionized the way I type. I haven't seen any keyboards as good as Swype for this functionality. Too bad they couldn't keep it profitable. Not easy when the two largest competitors are owned by Google and MA respectively.
    The kicker was that Word Flow, which was what Microsoft used on its phones worked better than any of the others. The texting record was set by a person using Word Flow on a Windows Phone. I had used Swiftkey before Microsoft bought it and it worked really well. I don't know how Microsoft screwed it up. Honestly, Microsoft has done a lot of good things with its Android offerings. Swiftkey is one of those anomalies that makes me want to force choke them through the interwebs.
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    02-21-2018 03:34 PM
  17. Kendahl Titcomb's Avatar
    honestly it was bound to happen because Gboard does the same thing and works great and has everything people liked about Swype, customization, swiping, predictive text, etc.
    02-21-2018 04:42 PM
  18. gernerttl's Avatar
    Swiftkey does all that too. It's the predictive text piece that sucks monkey farts. That's what would make me want to force choke the Swiftkey developers.
    02-21-2018 05:24 PM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    honestly it was bound to happen because Gboard does the same thing and works great and has everything people liked about Swype, customization, swiping, predictive text, etc.
    Actually none of the others I have tried has comparable swiping to actual Swype. Swiping from a letter to the area above the keyboard (going outside the keyboard area) capitalizes that letter, and waits long enough for you to swipe back into the keyboard to continue the word. Swiping from a letter to the space bar inputs the symbol on that letter. There's also a whole lot of other gestures that make swiping on Swype the best experience for that method of typing. However in my case, despite having used Swype since 2008-9-ish when it first released on Nokia touch screen phones, Swiftkey learned faster and predicted better for me. This became a deal breaker since at the time I got Swiftkey (around 2012ish), neither keyboard had my native language. I was able to teach Swiftkey an entire new language and it predicted better than Swype. Do I miss using Swype? Yes. But the 6 years of teaching Swiftkey to predict correctly for me trumps that. It's also a reason why I have difficulty whenever I try Gboard, apart from the layout for my needs which puts the Ñ key on just to have the / symbol easily accessible. Ruins the layout and makes me get too much mistakes.
    02-21-2018 06:32 PM
  20. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    SwiftKey
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    02-21-2018 07:31 PM
  21. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Why is it all the good stuff has to go away??? Flat LCD screens, IR Blaster, removable batteries, durable bodies, and now the best swiping keyboard I've used.

    I guess this is what "they" call progress?
    Ditto!
    02-21-2018 07:45 PM
  22. Kayza's Avatar
    Why is it all the good stuff has to go away??? Flat LCD screens, IR Blaster, removable batteries, durable bodies, and now the best swiping keyboard I've used.

    I guess this is what "they" call progress?
    It's going away because it stopped being the best keyboard a long time ago. I had Swype (paid for it, in fact), but I moved to gBoard because it was so much better. More accurate out the door, and did a MUCH better job of learning my vocabulary. I didn't even bother installing it on my latest phone.
    02-21-2018 08:00 PM
  23. KeepItReal's Avatar
    I have been a SWYPE user since my HTC Droid Eris on Verizon in 2010. Loved it. I am so accustomed to SWYPEing above the keyboard back down to the keyboard to capitalize and to using the 'x' & 'm' to the keyboard to insert an ! & ? to the end of as sentence, that it causes me to 'stammer' using any other keyboard. I hope that SWYPE gets sold to one of these other keyboard makers that will incorporate these gestures. Using Google keyboard, I have no easy way to scroll 'upwards' in this quick reply box; I have to precarious put my finger on the tippy-top line to go backwards (or forward same method), one line at a time. On SWYPE, I would press the squiggly line to the keyboard to bring up a extra set of keys for maneuvering. No one here came up with one keyboard and that incorporates any of these gestures, or functional equivalent. Until one of these apps incorporates the fluency of gesturing equal to the accuracy, all others PALE in comparison to SWYPE.
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    02-21-2018 08:22 PM
  24. Mooncatt's Avatar
    It's going away because it stopped being the best keyboard a long time ago. I had Swype (paid for it, in fact), but I moved to gBoard because it was so much better. More accurate out the door, and did a MUCH better job of learning my vocabulary. I didn't even bother installing it on my latest phone.
    KeepItReal just summed up why I would disagree with you. I tried Gboard in the past. It was about the same accuracy, but nothing comes close to the added functionality of Swype with its gestures and secondary numerical and curser keyboards.
    02-21-2018 08:27 PM
  25. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    This would be a good time for a phone manufacturer to buy Swype keyboard for their phones. Swype would be a good upgrade to Samsung keyboard.
    kixfan likes this.
    02-21-2018 09:02 PM
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