As far as third-party keyboards for iOS go, Swype is fantastic. It's fast, it's stable and it knows all my little typing quirks. I'd never use anything else. And yet — I bloody hate it.
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With the arrival of iOS 8, the iPhone finally — finally! — gets access to custom keyboards, liberating your thumbs from the tyranny of Apple's tepid offering. Here's a guide to some of the best keyboards coming your way today or in the near future.
Not too long ago, Swype's one-finger swiping totally changed phone typing (on Android at least). We don't all swipe all the time, but that functionality is built right in to the default Android keyboard. Now, the same minds behind Sywpe are trying to change tablet typing with Dryft, a virtual keyboard for touch typists.
Swype has finally dropped its Beta tag and gone official — which means it's now in the Play store, easy to install and no longer free. Developers at Nuance — the company which purchased Swype in 2011 — clearly deem the latest version of the Android Keyboard, 1.5, finished and ready for full public consumption.
The original Samsung Galaxy Tab had Swype, and it was a nightmare to use. Swype obviously understood that, and have introduced a heap of tablet-friendly updates for version 3.0, including predictive tapping, adjustable keyboard sizes and adjustable keyboard positions. Hopefully it will make typing on Android tablets a much more enjoyable experience...
Swype has been my favourite way to type on an Android phone, but it's been kinda limited in what phones can run the keyboard software. Until now! All you have to do is register at Swype and download.