Swiftkey flow beta version - come get it!

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    Hello y'all... For those that signed up for beta.. I just got my email with beta version... Check your inboxes.. Haha

    Let's keep our own thread if any issues you notice please post... Likes or dislikes...

    Also give them feedback on their forum..

    A simple Google search got me this result:

    http://www.swiftkey.net/flow/


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    I woke up to the same email. I guess it's for those of us who purchased Swiftkey 3 originally. I installed it and did a IM to my daughter. It does seem very much like Swype, but the keyboard seems to be a bit bigger than Swype, so that's a plus for me and my fat fingers.
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    I purchased Swiftkey 3 but the link in the OP has it for everyone to try beta...I like that you can adjust the height in the settings for portrait and landscape..I do like the real estate ..especially on the Note 2..
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    Got it, tried the "flow" feature.. Turned it off.

    Swift key is an excellent keyboard.. I can type full sentences with just a few taps.

    But I could never get the tracing thing down on any key board.
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    Thanks for posting BK.

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    Got the email also and installed it on my GN2. Works like a charm and the "flow" is a nice feature. Very much like Swype. Though the Samsung keyboard has the trace ability so I will be comparing the 2. Next on the list for me is to see what kind of resources this keyboard is using. It may not be worth running if it being a "hog"
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    CJM most welcome bro... And let's keep our eyes on anything that might need some fixing... Share amongst the forum... Good stuff!

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    thanks for posting setting it up now ..
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    Here is what I have found that doesn't work. The "flow" doesn't work in the search window in Google Play, it doesn't work in the URL window in the stock browser, and it doesn't work in the Google home page search box in the stock browser (maybe it just doesn't work in the stock browser, period?). However, it does work in the Google search window/Google Now.
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    While the stock Samsung keyboard has the trace ability, the predictive text in SwiftKey is better. SwiftKey automatically replaces the word you are typing with the correct word, while the stock Samsung keyboard anticipates what word you want to type, but you have to actually click on the word to have it be used. While the Flow feature is nice, I doubt I will use it much. I can type the word out faster than tracing the word.

    What I do love about the Samsung keyboard, though, is in the implementation on the Note II when you have the stylus out it automatically switches the keyboard to handwriting recognition, and the handwriting recognition works great. It even correctly interprets cursive text, and even if your handwriting is horrible.
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    I keep getting an error that it can't be used until setup finishes, but when I try to do setup it will not download a language pack (on a strong WiFi, rebooted phone). Swiftkey 3 works fine atm.

    Nevermind, for some reason it downloaded over 4G just fine. Odd, but oh well :)
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    I tried it in Gmail and the address field doesn't work, but the subject and email body fields do work with Flow. It also works in Google+.
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    Good input guys... Thank you!They are also getting plenty of traffic so stuff like the language packs are failing or not going thru for some...

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    I bet it's a server issue due to the long awaited release
    I'm going to miss the gesture copy/paste of swype and gesture delete of slideit but I'm liking it so far other than missing those.

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    It took me like 20 attempts to load the language pack. But up an running now. Its ok. Prediction is still good as the other Swiftkey models. To me, the only thing different with FLOW vs the regular version is just that, the swyping feature.
    One issue i had after installation is that the keyboard will lock on the screen and wont retract back. I had to FC it to get it to reset itself.
    That was real annoying but still going through it.
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    I have noticed similar issues. I don't like the fact that the swiftkey keyboard doesn't have the number row like the Samsung keyboard has. That is a extremely nice feature not having to longpress to get numbers entered into text. At this point I am leaving Swiftkey installed hoping updated will rectify these issues. Until then I think I am going to use the Samsung keyboard.
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    Maybe I'm missing something but I think it is not as good as Swype right now in the prediction area. It isn't giving me choices for input and is automatically inserting the 1 choice it does give. I've got it on my Nexus7 and am not really impressed so far. No punctuation as next choice either, my biggest desire for having it over Swype.

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    That is the great thing about having Flow from SwiftKey. You can use Flow, but if you don't you can still tap away on the keyboard just like the other SwiftKey keyboards and still get the same predictive text. Now if only they added pen/handwriting support like the Samsung keyboard has for the Note II, then it would be perfect.
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    When I first got the Note II, I preferred the Samsung keyboard to SwiftKey purely because of the extra number row. However, I did not like how the Samsung keyboard would predict text, but you then had to click on the word for it to be used. With SwiftKey, it would automatically use the predicted text. That to me is more of a time saver than having to click an extra key to switch to numbers and then back again.
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