DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: WANTED: New "virtual" keyboard

  1. Droid
    Websquad's Avatar
    Member #
    252146
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    78
    Phone
    Droid 4
    #1

    WANTED: New "virtual" keyboard

    A few days ago I had an opportunity to use the virtual keyboard on an Apple iPhone -- it was a real joy to use. I've never had that kind of experience with the virtual keyboard on my Droid 4.

    Having said that, is there a virtual keyboard I can download from the app store that will provide me with the same sort of experience? Alas, arthritis in both thumbs is beginning to limit my ability to use the "slider" on the D4.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Super Moderator
    mountainbikermark's Avatar
    Member #
    114152
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,027
    Liked
    696 times
    Phone
    Note 2
    Premium Member
    #2
    A forum favorite is Swift Key. The next word prediction and auto fill accuracy is hard to top.
    I personally prefer using a slider type of on-screen keyboard because my thumbs are very large, very clunky and it hurts to stretch them across large screens so typing is an adventure in futility with my thumbs or fingers. I prefer using Swype for its sliding capability, accuracy of slides and use of gestures. I have auto fill turned off on any keyboard I use.
    Hope that helps

    Support Our Troops!!!
    <><
    Notate
    The United States is the land of the free because of the brave.
    To all who serve or have served in the U.S. military and to your families, THANK YOU. Your sacrifices are NOT in vain!
    May God continue to bless the USA
  4. RS Lead
    dezymond's Avatar
    Member #
    3167
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, California
    Posts
    10,394
    Liked
    1040 times
    Phone
    Galaxy s4
    Premium Member
    #3
    +1 for SwiftKey

    Alot of the 3rd party keyboard apps get better the more you use them. Not just cause you get used to them but because they start to pick up on your typing style and try to predict the next words as best as possible.

    Google's keyboard is very good as well.
  5. Droid
    Websquad's Avatar
    Member #
    252146
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    78
    Phone
    Droid 4
    #4
    Thanks. For what it is worth, I could type the "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country." in one try on the Apple iPhone keyboard with no errors and no backspaces. Not so with SwiftKey. It must be a learning process (both for me and my Droid 4). How much does SwiftKey cost? I downloaded the "free" version, but it is only a 30 day trial!
  6. RS Lead
    dezymond's Avatar
    Member #
    3167
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bay Area, California
    Posts
    10,394
    Liked
    1040 times
    Phone
    Galaxy s4
    Premium Member
    #5
    I think it was <$4 but can't recall, you'll have to check the play store. The Google keyboard is free and just about as good, I went with SwiftKey for aesthetics and found it to be more accurate over time.
  7. Droid Sensei
    Mike.757's Avatar
    Member #
    243705
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Virginia Beach
    Posts
    2,571
    Liked
    74 times
    Phone
    Galaxy S3
    #6
    I have tried them all and eventually settled on Swype. It was stock on the Bionic and I loved it so maybe I am biased with that regard. When I moved to the S3, the Swype app wasn't there so I needed to find replacement. I tried them all and about the time I was giving up, Swype released their app as a paid app and I bought it and haven't had any problems since.

    Of the others that I tried until I bought the paid version of Swype, I agree that the Swift Key was hands down better than the rest.
    Together is where I want to be...
  8. Super Moderator
    mountainbikermark's Avatar
    Member #
    114152
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,027
    Liked
    696 times
    Phone
    Note 2
    Premium Member
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Websquad View Post
    Thanks. For what it is worth, I could type the "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country." in one try on the Apple iPhone keyboard with no errors and no backspaces. Not so with SwiftKey. It must be a learning process (both for me and my Droid 4). How much does SwiftKey cost? I downloaded the "free" version, but it is only a 30 day trial!
    The more you use Swifkey, the more accurate it becomes. I used it for a while and in about a week or so I'd usually have to type out only the first word in a sentence and tap the suggested next word about 80% of the time after that. The only one in the market I've seen that also predicts punctuation is SlideIt but it's sliding accuracy is abysmal still. It has come a long way but still has a long way to go. The next word predictions are more accurate on it than the slides

    Support Our Troops!!!
    <><
    Notate
    The United States is the land of the free because of the brave.
    To all who serve or have served in the U.S. military and to your families, THANK YOU. Your sacrifices are NOT in vain!
    May God continue to bless the USA

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-13-2013, 10:26 PM
  2. "No sim", "No service", "failed" notification for sent text messages
    By SLL in forum Galaxy S3 General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-20-2012, 01:48 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-01-2012, 11:49 AM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-08-2010, 09:25 AM
  5. App for "Word"-like writing on Droid? Advice wanted please!
    By Maybrick in forum New Member Introductions & Site Assistance
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-06-2010, 04:56 PM

Search tags for this page

failed to add word touchpal keyboard

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+