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Swype

Posted July 18, 2010 2:25pm

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

5 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • EASE OF USE: 5
  • INTERFACE: 5
  • FREQUENCY OF USE: 5
  • FEATURES: 5
  • USEFULNESS: 5
SUMMARY: An alternate way to type on your touchscreen

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It's a long-winded debate when it comes to whether keyboards or touchscreens offer the best typing experience. The physical keyboard offers a sense of feeling while typing while the touch screen can present new models for how we type.

One of these new models has just been released in beta on Android phones and is changing the way users input words into an app. The app is called Swype. Unlike most input systems where the user is required to type out each letter individually, Swype offers a new way to do it. The app bypasses the systems default keyboard and instead has users just trace a line across the letters of the keyboard to form words.

Initially I was a little skeptical but as I tried it out, it became apparent that this system could easily replace the way I type on an everyday basis. The system intuitively recognizes your intended word and if it has a hard time telling what word it is, it offers a menu with suggestions. The app also learns new words, allows for spelling corrections and much more. The best parts are that it is free and completely integrated into your phone. All you have to do is sign up. So check it out.

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