Swype Keyboard

Swype Keyboard

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • 4 different text input system
  • Touchscreen responsiveness
  • Accurate prediction engine
Cons
  • Learning curve
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"Typing times are over"

Reviewed by / Aug 21, 2014

An innovative keyboard with a disrupting 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 from one letter to the next.

You can now enjoy at a cost this excellent keyboard that enables users to choose among 4 different text input systems: Swype, speak, write and tap. Of course, swiping is the basis. Use your fingertips to draw a path from letter to letter until you've formed the word. This system is, obviously, backed by a powerful and accurate prediction engine that helps the user get the right word faster (it even learns from your swiping style). It requires some time to get used to it, however, once the user advances through the learning curve, it becomes one of the fastest text input systems

Besides swiping, users can also input text with their voice thanks to its 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 them into text. Finally, like other keyboard replacements (and the built-in Android keyboard), you can text by tapping letters, the classic way but, making the most of Swype's prediction engine.

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Developer's original description available here
Swype is now available for a limited time promotional price of $0.99! Get it today!

“[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 FEATURES:

NEW: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER KEYBOARD THEMES - Hold down the Swype key and select "Themes" to get them now! Limited time promotional price at $1.99!

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 with Swype on it – 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.

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.

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.

Recently changed in this version

August 20th, 2014 - v 1.6.19

NEW: MLS Keyboard Themes for Swype! Hold down the Swype key and select "Themes" to get them now!
Significant UI updates and improvements for all themes
Many bug fixes and optimizations
Updated default Korean dictionary
Fixed missing Pinyin delimiter on Pinyin keyboard
Fixed crashes reported by users (Thanks!)


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Comments and ratings for Swype Keyboard
  • (67)

    by Daren Knight on 21/08/2014

    This used to be great but the latest. Update makes it useless, now going to delete and use the competitions app

  • (67)

    by 정준일 on 21/08/2014

    In Korean language, manual add to dictionary option is unavailable.

  • (67)

    by Eddie Chui on 21/08/2014

    5 star if support emoji input

  • (67)

    by Ryan N on 21/08/2014

    It's become really slow, and the last update made it worse. I'm also not a fan of the new chunky aesthetic effect of bolding everything, much less what it did to the relative button sizes.

  • (67)

    by Stephen C on 21/08/2014

    Still no emoji support?

  • (67)

    by Madjpey W on 21/08/2014

    Soccer is ok, hopefully MLB and NFL team's we'll be coming very soon. Dark/black or grey background themes with the blue, red, green Swype/trace line would be nice. I'm not experiencing slowness or lag-nice and fast for me.

  • (67)

    by Matthew Huereca on 21/08/2014

    I've been using Swype for over 2 years now and it is absolutely the best keyboard for Android. I've tried swiftkey flow and the stock 4.2 keyboard, and the swiping just isn't as accurate or intuitive as Swype's is. I'm glad it's finally in the Play store.