500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- 4 different text input system
- Screentouch response
- Accurate prediction engine
- Trial version
- Learning curve
Swype is an innovative keyboard replacement featuring a new text input system
Swype was probably the first keyboard replacement that challenged the traditional typing (tapping) text input system on mobile devices. Afterwards, some copied that new system based on drawing path between letters and some kept innovating and introducing new systems.
However, Swype wasn't available to download from Google Play, until now. From now on you can enjoy this excellent keyboard that enables users to choose among 4 different text input systems: Swype, speak, write and tap. Obviously, Swype is the keystone. Use your fingertips to draw a path from letter to letter until making the word up. This system is, obviously, backed by a powerful and accurate prediction engine that helps the user getting the right word faster (it even learns from your swyping style). It requires some time to get used to it, however, once the user advances through the learning curve, it becomes one of the best text input systems.
Besides swyping, users can also input text by speaking thanks to its quite accurate speech-to-text technology. Write is another input system that Swype keyboards come with: use your finger to draw letters and words (gestures) and Swype will turn into text. Finally, like other keyboard replacement (and the built-in Android keyboard), you can text by tapping letters, the classic way but, making the most of Swype's prediction engine.
If you aren't sure about if Swype is for you, there's a 30 days trial to test it out. You can upgrade whenever to this version, which is extremely affordable for such a high-end keyboard replacement. Highly recommended.
“[Swype’s] years of experience still make for the most accurate gesture keyboard available.” – TIME, 50 Best Android Apps for 2013
“Revolutionary and quickly makes thumb-typing feel antiquated.” - PC Magazine, Android App of the Year 2013
•250+ Million Users and Growing
•Guinness World Record – Fastest Time to Type a Text Message
•Own the Original Swype Keyboard that Started it All – Accept No Imitations
SWYPE – YOUR KEYBOARD FOR LIFE:
Swype is all about YOU. Whether you’re a fast tapper, exact typer or a Swype Ninja, get ready for a better, faster keyboard experience that gets smarter the more you use it. Swype pays attention to the way you input text and creates a personal language model that follows you from device to device. Swype – the world’s most powerful keyboard.
SWYPE KEYBOARD FEATURE EXCLUSIVES:
BILINGUAL SUPPORT – Swype now lets you enter words from two languages at once! Words suggested by Swype will automatically adjust to your bilingual language preferences.
MORE CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS – Swype lets you customize your keyboard including long-press delay, vibration duration, keyboard height and mini left/right keyboards in landscape mode.
ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT – Swype supports Android’s “Talkback” and “Explore by Touch” accessibility features. When accessibility features are enabled the user’s entered text will be spoken back.
PERSONAL DICTIONARY BACKUP & SYNC – Swype enables you to backup your personal dictionary to the cloud and synchronize it with any Android device where Swype is installed – never lose the words that you add to your personal dictionary again! (Opt-in feature)
SWYPE LIVING LANGUAGE & HOTWORDS keeps you always up to date with a real-time, crowd-sourced and news derived language model that gives you immediate access to our continuously updated language dictionary. Imagine having instant access to the hottest words and phrases that people are using at that moment.(Opt-in feature)
NEXT WORD PREDICTION – So intelligent, it's like Swype can read your mind! The most powerful language models on the market train your device to learn your unique vocabulary and predict your words based on previous usage, Swype can predict commonly used words and phrases such as “Best of the Best,” “Return of the Jedi”, “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “Dancing with the Stars.”
LANGUAGE DOWNLOADS – Swype supports more than 71 downloadable languages and 20 dialects.
TABLET KEYBOARDS – Swype features three unique tablet keyboard designs: a full screen keyboard, a small and moveable keyboard, and a split screen keyboard.
DRAGON DICTATION – Swype comes with best-in-class voice recognition so you can go hands-free and dictate text quickly with a simple press of the voice key on the Swype keyboard. Dragon allows you to see phrase-based results in near real-time without leaving the dictation UI.
SMART EDITOR – Swype analyzes entire sentences and underlines potential errors for quick fixing, and suggests likely alternatives.
KEYBOARD THEMES – With a wide variety of themes to choose from, you can personalize the look of your Swype keyboard to one that is all your own.
VOICE/TEXT DICTIONARY SYNC – When you add new words to your personal dictionary, they automatically sync to Dragon Dictation, meaning you can instantly dictate the new word.
SMART TOUCH – Swype learns your unique style of input and continuously adapts to your typing patterns for a truly personalized and accurate keyboard experience.
GESTURES – Use Swype gestures for quick everyday tasks such as:
• Select All (Swype key to ‘A’)
• Cut (Swype key to ‘X’)
• Copy (Swype key to ‘C’)
• Paste (Swype key to ‘V’)
• Search (Swype key to ‘S’)
Want to learn more?
New users visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2pQmNfOoKU
Returning Swypers visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h75VTpHQIUA
For support, please see our knowledge base or contact our technical support team: http://technicalsupport.nuance.com.
December 19, 2013 - v1.6.5
This point release is all about performance!
• Added SIGNIFICANT performance improvements for tap input, lengthy text entries (e.g. emails), text deletion, and cursor placement.
• Fixed an issue where the enter key in some versions of the Samsung email app didn’t work properly.
• Fixed issues with UI rendering in Android KitKat (4.4).
• Fixed a bug in the LG G2 email app that would result in duplicated letters.
• Fixed crashes reported by users (thank you!)
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
As of 3/11/14 this keyboard still lags on my moto x. Was previously lagging on my DNA as well. I didn't buy this app because I love the lag. Fix it and maybe I'll come back. What's it matter though, you've already got my money!
First swype needs to have an email address to report issues, 2nd there is an issue with Swype keyboard not working over lock screen with handcent on htc one max
Swype used to be awesome. The past few months it has become incredibly laggy (even on brand new devices). I've never been able to link the dictionaries on my devices, even though I'm logged in and have the setting on. It's increasingly doing a worse job a
On htc one browser, whenever I try to double tap to select a word while using Swype always crashes the browser. Please fix.
I can't seem to add words to dictionary now after last update. I highlight the word and press the swype orange S and nothing happens now! Please fix this and please start responding to some of these reviews, they are providing you glitches and problems th
Only complaint is that I wish the layout was more consistent across apps (ie access to emoticons and other symbols).
Great...if you like to wait 5 to 10 seconds for the keyboard to appear.