Keyboard apps

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    Hey all,

    Curious to as if anyone has found any good replacements to the native keyboard? I haven't found any thus far that I've liked more, but I'm still on the hunt.

    Thanks
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    Swype is great. At first I thought it was awkward, but now that I've used it exclusively on my Droid and Droid X, I can't live without it.
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    smartkeyboard pro is a winner.
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    Hey Chris, have a link to this? Not seeing it on androidlib ...

    Thanks
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    I've been using Smart Keyboard Pro as well on my Droid and Droid X and it's the best. If you're searching be sure you're putting the space between "Smart" and "Keyboard".

    I tried Swype and I hated it. I can't see the letters that get hidden under my fingers and it's awful on the large X screen in landscape. All IMHO. I'm much much faster on a normal keyboard and Smart Keyboard Pro is a huge improvement over the stock keyboard.
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    Try swiftkey which gives better word prediction.

    Click sound of swype is a bit too loud for me. I like the fact that one can adjust click sound volume in swiftkey.
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    Awesome ... so far so good. I like being able to long touch a key for the numbers, this is what I was really trying to find. Unless someone says there is better, I'll roll with this.

    Thanks!
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    Smart keyboard pro is unfortunately a paid app on the market but I honestly feel its worth it. If you like the iPhone keyboard its in the app. So is the HTC keyboard. The big advantage of the app is that the spacebar is normal sized in relation to the keys its big.
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    +1 for Swype.
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    Swype is cool but I like my themed keyboard from gimpsta.com/themer the best.
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    This. :)

    Love the custom keyboard...
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    Am I dumb, or is "Better Keyboard" not in the market? I see a ton of skins for it ... seems promising.
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    I like swipe because it seems to be forgiving. However, I see no navigation keys. So that, if you want to make an insertion or manually correct a mistake, you have to put that target exactly in the right place which can be difficult to do, which is where my frustration lies. So I am looking for a keyboard app that has navigation.
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    Spent the last couple hours playing with every different one I could find and ended up with "Better Keyboard". Definitely liking it.
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    tpal, did you ever find one? I am looking for the exact same thing - a keyboard that has navigation arrows.
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    SwiftKey Beta is a really nice replacement. It's got the long press for other characters and has pretty amazing word prediction; it will even save phrases that you previously used and incorporates them into the word prediction. The one thing that it lacks, however, is multi-touch support, which is really nice in the stock keyboard.
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    Give Swype a bit of time and you will wonder why texting was never that easy in the first place.

    My wife thought she hated Swype until I showed her how to use it properly and now she is hooked on it. She's actually gotten faster than me. =/
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    +1 for smart keyboard pro...

    Sent from my Droid X
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    If you hold your finger in the bottom left corner on the I with the little swype through it and drag to the symbol key you will get the keyboard with nav keys. Just press ABC to go back.
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