Finophile, 21 Feb 2018Agreed, but which phones have a physical keyboard any more?Not that many, primarily, Blackberry but also I think Motorola and Samsung. With the Blackberrys you have to compromise screen size for the pkb, but if rumours are true, there may be a full screen coming out this year (5" or more).
My first Swype was a Nokia. Maybe the N8 or somewhere in that timeframe. It cost $700 but man what an amazing feature.
These days, the BlackBerry software keyboard is the best, hands down. Only wishing it was available for iOS.
MdN8, 20 Feb 2018Same here, when I use autocorrect I have to correct it more often than it corrects me because ... moreYes, Hacker's Keyboard is great too. I have tried it before. I like the Multiling O because of it's support for my local language.
Thanks SWYPE for your keyboard, I've installed it on every phone I've had since my HTC HD2. You changed the playing field and now there are alternatives and even the iPhone can use swype gestures to type.
THANK YOU and good luck with the AI.. :-)
Goodbye to the original!!Sad day,weird,I was just thinking for two days straight on going back to Swype.I have used it for years but hated the Dragon speech recognition as it worked half of the time and always lagged.I switched to Gboard 2 months ago and never looked back.I was a big fan of Swype.Oh well.
I have used Swype for a while (but still prefer a physical keyboard). About 2 weeks ago it stopped working on my iPhone X and I contacted support at Nuance. They indicated they were going to focus on other things, primarily for business. I was unable to find it on the App Store once I started having problems. Since then, I've been trying to use SwiftKey but it's not all that great - misinterprets swipes with words that are not even close, failure to complete longer words, predictive abilities are scant. In general, Swype made it possible for me to go to a virtual keyboard, but now that it's gone, it's a harder consideration for my next cellphone purchase.
I have used Swype since its first days... Well since my first Android anyway, HTC Desire. I have tried SwiftKey, tried GBoard, but they make weird mistakes that Swype doesn't, and they never learn emoji shortcuts like Swype does.
I will keep using Swype as long as godly possible.. I guess I will have to keep this phone for a few years again, heh...
sr777, 20 Feb 2018I personally don't like auto correct and next word suggestion, they destroy our spelling abili... moreSame here, when I use autocorrect I have to correct it more often than it corrects me because I need two languages and some unusual words. I'm using Hacker's Keyboard now, no stupid permissions or data leakage and it feels like a proper, efficient keyboard.
AnonD-738980, 20 Feb 2018"One of the more popular keyboards for smartphones Swype"
Popular you said? I don't even k... moreWhen it comes to Keyboards, Swype is known to be the first app which uses Swiping function to write words on keyboards.
That is why it is famous.
I personally don't like auto correct and next word suggestion, they destroy our spelling abilities and make us stick with the same word patterns by predicting the next word based on the way we used the words previously. So I use a keyboard named "Multiling O" and turn off auto correction. Best thing is, it is very small in size, less than 1MB, but highly customizable. It even comes with arrow keys, clipboard options etc. There is another reason to like this keyboard, it doesn't need any permission like internet, Google account or read contacts, only to control vibrations and read from and to the user dictionary. So a good option to people with privacy concerns.
kn54, 20 Feb 2018if it`s popular, why are they closing shop? "to focus on AI solutions for sale directly to businesses"
ithehappy, 20 Feb 2018Ha ha after seeing the ratio of your post count and likes received I've no doubt any more that... moreSwype has been my keyboard of choice for a long time. I've tried others over the years just to try something new but always came back to Swype+Dragon. My grammar is not bad so I don't rely on predictive so much and the accuracy of the correct words was miles ahead of anything I have used.
Sad day for me as I hate my wife's SwiftKey.