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best keyboard for android?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by itwerk, Feb 24, 2010.

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    Other than swype, what keyboard do you prefer? i have
    The fire keys app and i think this only lets me use the
    Native keyboard which sucks =/
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    There are two other 'swype' type keyboards that are actually available on the market (ShapeWriter and another, I want to say SlideUI or something like that, don't "" me though). ShapeWriter has been out for a while (on other devices, namely iPhone) and has gotten pretty good reviews. There's also several other threads on this already with various apps and reviews.
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    For tapping keyboards theres "Better Keyboard" and "Smart Keyboard" which both have multi-touch on it.

    Also I've seen that the fellows at alldroid might have a port of the HTC_ime keyboard.

    I have to say Swype and SlideIT are my favorites though :)
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    Depends on the situation. While driving, I switch to the Talk To Me Keyboard.

    I also like using Smart KB & Even better KB for the T9 input.
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    Swype + Physical gets it done for me. I also like Better Keyboard for the landscape virtual keyboard, but if I'm going landscape, I'm using the physical.
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    The native keyboard works absolutely fine for me. I type much faster on it then the physical, and much faster then any of my older "env" line of phones.
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    I have better keyboard, Smart Keyboard and Swype. Although I bought the first two and used them, I find myself going back to stock every time. Not sure why, but I just do better with it than any others.
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    I currently use SlideIT and it is a great application. I generally send 30-50 email and text daily and this application has made it fun and efficient.

    SlideIT is the first technology to combine three features: sliding, prediction and graffiti. and it's on the market.
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    I'm starting to get really used to Swype, and for me it's kinda one of those, if you are going to use it, use it all the time kinda thing. I do have Better Keyboard installed and that's what I used 100 percent of the time before Swype.
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    I've been using Swype for a couple months, but I just installed SlideIT today and it's rea cool so far. I think its a keeper.
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    I've also been using Swype for awhile now and like it very much. I recently installed both Shapewriter and SlideIt for comparison. Though I still prefer Swype I've decided to try SlideIt exclusively for awhile to see if I can overcome my preference for Swype in view of the fact that it may disappear at any time.

    In general, my advice about any of these keyboards is to give them awhile to become accustomed to their feel and features. I think my preference for Swype, for example, is at least in part the result of having used it far more than the others.

    P.S. I've had continuing problems with Shapewriter. I'm not sure why. I just seem to make more mistakes consistently with it than with either of the other two.
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    I am changing my answer. I originally said stock but the new iphone skin and arrow buttons on smart keyboard easily win the top spot. True multi touch (push two keys at same time and let go then you will see both register) is great, the arrow options which I have set to show with a swype up allow for easy selection for cut and paste similar to the physical keyboard. However, the new iphone skin key layout has me typing the most accurate I ever have. Do yourself a favor and try this out. Make sure to select this skin in settings.
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    how do you get swype?
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    why can't I find Swype in the market?
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    Because it's not in the market.
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    yeah, thanks for ellaborating
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    how do you get slideUI? i can't seem to find that anywhere either?
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    The name is "SlideIt"
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    *slaps forehead*

    thanks :)

    do you guys think SlideIt is better than swype? also, is there anyway to get skins for either of them? i'm using "talk2me" right now and am so pissed they teased us with skins for a month then took them away
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    I prefer the Sense keyboard ripped from the Desire ROM
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