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sgm-co

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Can anyone make a recommendation for a nice skin with bigger keys? I've downloaded a bunch of skins...but they all seem to be close to the same size.

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Same thing I found out. I think Better Keyboard was designed prior to the Eris, as the default keyboard on the Eris seems "better".

I played around with SlideKeyboard (not to be confused with SlideIt). It certainly has big keys, but I couldn't get the hang of it.
 

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I find the stock keyboard better than bettery keyboard, but I've been testing Swype and i've not wanted to go back to the stock keyboard :). I'm alpha testing Swiftkey next week so hopefully they can beat the stock eris keyboard, and/or swype, but im an avid/daily swype user now =-)
 

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Have you tried Oil Slick? Thats my favorite skin so far.

Also, swype was cool, but check out SlideIt. IMO it has potential to be a better alternative then swype. i prefer the layout of the word predictions
 

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Another vote for SlideIt. As mentioned, I tried Better Keyboard and didn't think it was better. I've tried Swype, but it's a memory hog. Shapewriter is good, but currently SlideIt is what I'm using (btw: In comunication with SlideIt support and they sd an update is pending for SlideIt...Also in communication with ShapeWriter who also claim an update is coming).
 

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I find the stock keyboard better than bettery keyboard, but I've been testing Swype and i've not wanted to go back to the stock keyboard :). I'm alpha testing Swiftkey next week so hopefully they can beat the stock eris keyboard, and/or swype, but im an avid/daily swype user now =-)

can you PM me the latest APK for SwiftKey by any chance?
 

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I find the stock keyboard better than bettery keyboard, but I've been testing Swype and i've not wanted to go back to the stock keyboard :). I'm alpha testing Swiftkey next week so hopefully they can beat the stock eris keyboard, and/or swype, but im an avid/daily swype user now =-)

there already on alpha testing? do all beta testers get it you just a couple people?
 

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I find the stock keyboard better than bettery keyboard, but I've been testing Swype and i've not wanted to go back to the stock keyboard :). I'm alpha testing Swiftkey next week so hopefully they can beat the stock eris keyboard, and/or swype, but im an avid/daily swype user now =-)

Swype was too slow and a memory hog. I have it installed still but it tends to be slow when I use it. Do you have the APK for SwiftKey? I signed up but haven't received anything yet? I'm using the default skin for Better Keyboard by the way
 

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Sorry guys, I dont want to break the agreement im under for testing, its a good keyboard, definitely worth trying out. But I think im sticking with Swype. But for those who dont like the stock keyboard and dont like swype, its definitely work a look. We've been testing the final alpha version, and looks like its coming out very soon, whatever that means. heh

hakoreh, email them again, they are still accepting people I believe, unless they are in the final stages so it "may" be to late, but they keep welcoming new people in the apk update emails.
 

hakoreh

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Sorry guys, I dont want to break the agreement im under for testing, its a good keyboard, definitely worth trying out. But I think im sticking with Swype. But for those who dont like the stock keyboard and dont like swype, its definitely work a look. We've been testing the final alpha version, and looks like its coming out very soon, whatever that means. heh

hakoreh, email them again, they are still accepting people I believe, unless they are in the final stages so it "may" be to late, but they keep welcoming new people in the apk update emails.

is there a guide to swift key anywhere? it makes me feel like i'm typing slower because i'm looking at the words on screen trying to see which is best.
 

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The best keyboard I have found for large keys, as well as the best dictionary, and I have used nearly all of them, is the HTC IME keyboard. It rocks.