Update to Swype brings some useful changes

Update to Swype brings some useful changes
Swipe to type third party virtual QWERTY Swype has received an update in the Google Play Store, bringing the app to version 1.9. The changelist includes the ability for Swype to make two-word predictions. For example, if you tap out the word "How," you might be prompted to tap on "are you." Also part of the update is Swype's new ability to give you a suggestion based on numbers and symbols if you tap on letters that use these numbers or symbols as a secondary character. For example, tapping on "ejqp" will bring up the suggestion of "3:10". Tapping out "swpp" suggests "$200."

Other parts of the update include "Chinese Cloud prediction," and the proverbial bug and crash fixes. The Swype app is available in the Google Play Store, priced at 99 cents. If you need to kick the tires first, there is a 30-day free trial. There are over 250 million Swype users using their fingers to do the "talking." Some manufacturers include Swype with the virtual QWERTY that comes with their handsets. You might want to check it out before deciding to buy the app.

If you already do own the app, the update can be found in the Google Play Store under My apps. Some swear by Swype, saying that it greatly improves their typing speed. If you haven't tried it, now would be as good a time as any.

source: Swype (Android) via AndroidCentral

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7 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

I still don't know why most of my friends/colleagues don't use this innovative way to "typing". On a traditional keyboard, you are bound to tapping keys, but we have phones. Phones with flat, smooth, digital surfaces. Gliding from key to key is not only leagues faster for obvious reasons, but makes a ton more sense on what we have. Flat. Screens.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Because they don't know about it.

3. Carlitos

Posts: 669; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That's weird. Anyone and everyone I know who owns an android uses swype. Whether it be the keyboard itself, or the added feature built into some other keyboard. And they are just average joes.

7. Sauce5 unregistered

The few friends of mine that own Android devices don't use it. One of my friends who has an iPhone had it..then deleted it, sadly -.- I think it just needs more exposure to the general smartphone public

4. tyger11

Posts: 291; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Other swiping keyhboards seem to have better prediction than Swype, but I stick with it because it has a keyboard layout that I *MUCH* prefer over any other I've tried. YMMV.

5. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Note series keyboard is the best

6. exran

Posts: 61; Member since: May 02, 2015

I don't get how iOS users stubbornly stick to tapping rapid-fire on a screen. This hurts my fingers. Really for the girls with long fingernails, it should be real uncomfortable. Swiping is best, but swype never looked or felt nice. I use TouchPal.

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