Where'd Swype go?

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    I've had Swype on my Droid for awhile now so I haven't been following any new news on it, but I had to swap out my droid today for a refurb and now I can't find the Swype app in the market anymore. I loved swype! Any idea's?
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    Swype was not in the market its a leaked apk that was not meant to be passed around or was it?
    anyways search the forums for SWYPE and you will find a link to donwnload and install it

    -=Jason=-
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    Or you can try SlideIT in the market.
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    hmm down load

    Hello
    Ok I have went to a lot of the links on this form. and it wont let me down load any of the stuff. its says I cant on my droid. I dont understand. can some one help.
    thanks
    Douglas
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    just started using swype and it is awesome
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    download it to your PC, then mount your droid.
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    If you download a file manager you should be able to download it to your phone and run it. Download either astro or linda manager then you won't have to connect it to your computer.
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    You will also have to allow unknown sources apps to be installed.

    Settings -> Applications -> Checkmark 'Unknown Sources"

    Swype was pulled from inside an operating system and ported into the Droid, you can't get it from the Market.

    SlideIt is an excellent alternative should you chose to go with d/ling something from the Market.
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    Though I prefer SlideIt, Shapewriter is another "Swype-like" alternative available in the Market. Having used all three, my heart is still with Swype but I suspect that's because I got used to it and have had to adjust to the alternatives.

    Whatever one chooses, it's a good idea to try a keyboard for awhile before making a judgment.
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    Is SlideIt like $11?

    For those who have purchased it, do you feel it is worth it?
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    Very interesting, just a couple weeks ago there wasn't a charge. Anyways there appears to be a 'lite' version at no cost.

    Not sure what the paid version converts to though. Not good with currency, lol.
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    More like $8.

    Well, let's see, I use the keyboard more than any other single app on the Droid, including the phone. It transforms typing from a burdensome chore into an activity where I can think about what I'm trying to say rather than how to fix what I just mistyped.

    I'd like to have some assurance that after investing my time and effort into learning how to use the app efficiently that it will actually be available, supported, and potentially enhanced for a year or two. (In three months I've already encountered "free" apps that the developers have abandoned.)

    So $8 is about two and a half lattes. Yeah, I think it's worth it.
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    jsh1120:
    Agreed. I just bought it. My first impression is that I prefer it over Swype, and I was a heavy Swype user!
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    That's interesting. I really like swype. Now i guess i'll have to find that lite version of slideit and try it out.
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    Actually it converts to about $9.15
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    Just one bit of advice. Give it some time. I'd been using Swype for almost two months (I think) when I started using SlideIt. And dammit I still prefer Swype. It's striking how one's brain adjusts to particular unconscious finger movements after you've done them for awhile. I still find it difficult, for example, not to "loop" for double letters or "swype up" to capitalize a letter when I use SlideIt.

    I switched mainly for the reasons cited above, not because I prefer SlideIt. But I find myself less and less tempted to go back to Swype every day.
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    thanks

    Thank you for your help.
    Douglas
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    Using SlideIT now. Has anyone had any problems with anyone stealing your passwords or credit card numbers from using it? I noticed that when I selected to use it it mentioned that. Also, how can you remove it? It doesn't show up under my apps
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    It doesn't show up in your app tray but it does show up in "settings>manage applications." You can uninstall it there.

    As for the security of passwords and cc numbers, I'd strongly recommend that you not add them to the "dictionary." Otherwise, I think the warning is simply a "cya" legal feature.
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    swype if free i downloaded it the other day its on my thread but ima copy it here




    something he did not mention that i ran into a snag

    1) go into settings
    2) click on language and keyboard
    3) uncheck android keyboard (if left check it seems to over ride swype)
    4) check swype keyboard.

    here is the link

    Motorola DROID (MILESTONE, Tao, Sholes): Swype Keyboard for Droid has leaked! - gdgt



    i have some more tips on the first 4 to 5 pages of this thread http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/25263-seen-some-questions-here-video-droidmod-2.html
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