What keyboard are you using?

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    I have a DX, custom rom etc. I've been trying out different keyboards & I'm still not sure which one to stick with.

    So my question is, what keyboard do you guys have installed on you DX?

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    swype? I don't know what you mean by custom keyboard, could you give an example? But really I'm looking forward to an app called Blindtype, was a small company that got taken over by google, here's a vid:

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    I've been using swype to see if I can get really good on it. Its predictive text is pretty good but I am a touch typist and it's not easy looking at the screen to type with one finger covering up the keyboard so some words are recognized incorrectly because of my crappy swyping.

    Used the built in regular keyboard for the first month and a half and it't not bad either. I go between them depending on what I'm doing. Otherwise, swype seems to be what I'm using the most.
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    One random thing about swype that bugs me is that in terminal emulators and connectbot the delete key doesn't do anything. No typos or else you're sol. As opposed to stock keyboard which the delete key does work. IDK what the deal is lol
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    Stock one here, I see no reason to switch.
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    I have the Droid1 and I'm using both the Swype and Multi-Touch keyboards from the X. Heh heh. I switch back and forth between them. I prefer Swype but correcting errors is too time consuming so I spent more time with the MT keyboard. I've tried some of the other keyboards out there, quite a few in fact, but didn't like them for one reason or another. I think what came stock on the X are the best options.
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    Stock. No need for anything else.

    Swyped while being lazy in the DXForumApp
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    928Droid's black glass D1 keyboard for me! :dancedroid:

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    How do you get the X keyboard to work on your Droid? I've tried and haven't been successful in getting it to work.

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    Thanks for all of the input guys. I had installed a rom which gave me androids stock keyboard... & I tried a couple others. I installed the multi-touch keyboard that originally came on the phone on top of the rom & I'm liking it better then everything else I've tried. Do believe I'll stick with it! dancedroid
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    DroidX Multi-touch keyboard for Froyo - xda-developers

    It works, I've been using both of the X keyboards for a month or two, no issues at all. They look and feel like they came stock on the Droid1.
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    928's Black Glass X w/swype patch. Gotta love the look:)
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    Slide it, similar to Swype but I like it alot better. Don't have to loop for double letters.

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    I actually must correct myself. I'm using the bgx theme keyboard...i think the only difference between it and the stock, is the color.

    Swyped while being lazy in the DXForumApp
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    wait i have the 928BGX theme i dont know how the keyboard looks is it a separate install?
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    Its in the 928Droid folder in /sd



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    I settled on SwiftKey. Think of it as Multi-touch but with prediction as good as Swype.

    I'm also playing with 8pen, which is totally different. I'm optimistic about this idea, but haven't made my decision yet. The learning curve is almost as bad as learning touch typing on QWERTY. It remains to be seen if the results will be worth the effort.

    I also have Graffiti, and occasionally use it, mostly out of nostalgia for my old Palm PDAs. It actually work better than it did on Palm. The major pain is learning all the gestures for special characters and punctuation. If it had a quickie keyboard for symbols it would be a lot easier for beginners to use.
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    Just gave 8pen a try, seems abit complicated for my taste haha. SwiftKey seems decent though. I've also tried smart keyboard which I'm liking quite well.

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    Using Smart Keyboard, from the market.

    So much better than the stock MT. For one, it doesn't always delete the space before a symbol/punctuation. Also, it has a domain key and a customizable smiley key. It can also be skinned. They have their own forum with people making skins for it.

    It also has an arrow key screen which makes up for using up the <enter> key spot for the smiley key. There is number pad and carriage return on that screen.

    There's a trial version. I used it for about 2hrs and decided to buy.
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