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Substitute keyboards for phones?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by EQBob, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Are there any?

    How would they bring about a performance improvement or accuracy improvement given that there is only so much physical space to deal with?

    Have people tried other keyboards other than Swype? (for me personally, I'd rule that one out as I tried it several times and hated it and thought the editing capabilities to remove words sucked moose)
     
  2. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    I have tried most of them. I like Smart Keyboard Pro, because it was very customizable. On my tablet, I love SwiftKey Flow. Hated the "swype" type keyboards, but this one is by far the best I have used.

    My phone has a custom ROM on it, and the keyboard that came on it is beautiful, so I use that. TouchPal is also nice.


    Sent from my GT-P7510 using Tapatalk 2
     
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  4. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    So what does a smart keyboard pro do? What about it was customizable? I guess I'm not thinking out of th box, but how would you even customize a keyboard. Did you make it non qwerty? Did you change the key sizes? What about swift key is different from smart keyboard pro?

    Serious questions-not trying to be funny or obnoxious.....
     
  5. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    If you 'install' a keyboard, can you uninstall it? Is it just like an app?
     
  6. chris

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    Jun 1, 2006
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    I know some people love Swype and other gesture based keyboards -- I just cannot get behind them. It might be because I never spent enough time unlearning what I expect from a keyboard.
     
  7. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    I went from Swype to Swiftkey (before they added Flow) back to stock 4.2.2 keyboard which has the swype style built in.

    I kind of like the basic keyboard, never did anything outrageous to need crazy things. But now that the stock has the gesture based typing, I am all over it.
     
  8. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    Is there some video on YouTube or elsewhere that covers the this gesture based control? Is that different from Swyping? I could never get used to the swyping.
     
  9. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    That's basically what it is, swyping.
     
  10. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
    41
    Yes, once a keyboard is installed, it can be uninstalled. You can also choose between the keyboards you have installed. There is a video attached to the app for SwiftKey.

    With Smart Keyboard, you are able to change the size of the keys. Also, I like the "predictions" on the SwiftKeyboard and on the keyboard built in to this ROM.

    Sent from my XT912 using Tapatalk 2
     
  11. PacoJr67

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    Mar 6, 2007
    9
    I used swift key x for a while on my X2 a while back, I also used flit on my MotoACTV but that's only really good for a screen that small
     
  12. EQBob

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    Sep 24, 2007
    30
    Thanks Sherri. Good info.
     

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