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Is Swype good for texting?

Does anyone use Swype for texting? IS it faster/better than tapping the keyboard? V tempted to get a Samsung Galaxy S 2!

Most Useful Answer blizzard7  Oct. 18, 2011 at 17:58

Swype is noticeably faster than conventional texting, once you get over the learning curve. Yeah you may be slower at first, but you definitely gain that time back once learnt. It's a lot harder to make a mistake and not having to repeatedly tap the space bar does improve texting times.

However, I stopped using Swype with a recent update as they'd changed the interface around which caused so many frustrations with me (even simple cursor movement became a chore because it kept gravitating towards words), that I ditched it completely. If they've changed it, I'd say it's worth learning but my bad experience put me off for a long time.

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emmajk42 / MOD  Oct. 18, 2011 at 16:20

Interested to know too. Would like it on my iPhone but a quick google shows that might be impossible without jailbreaking...

Fields25  Oct. 18, 2011 at 16:48

I'm not so keen on it. Admittedly I haven't really made a proper attempt to learn it - but therein lies the problem - You have to learn how to use it! You have to think about the word more carefully and plan the direction of your swipes in advance. My brain didn't seem to agree with it.

I find it's quicker just to type on a normal keyboard with predictive text set up to suit.

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 18, 2011 at 17:06

I'm not familiar with Swype, but I been using something similar on my Desire HD. I don't think this is specific to Samsung.
I have seen people using it and being very happy. You can type much faster, but it has a very steep leaning curve. I gave up on it after a few days and never looked back. I don't remember app name.

blizzard7  Oct. 18, 2011 at 17:58

Swype is noticeably faster than conventional texting, once you get over the learning curve. Yeah you may be slower at first, but you definitely gain that time back once learnt. It's a lot harder to make a mistake and not having to repeatedly tap the space bar does improve texting times.

However, I stopped using Swype with a recent update as they'd changed the interface around which caused so many frustrations with me (even simple cursor movement became a chore because it kept gravitating towards words), that I ditched it completely. If they've changed it, I'd say it's worth learning but my bad experience put me off for a long time.

jsty3105  Oct. 22, 2011 at 21:49

I don't use any other way for texting. Swype is the only reason I can write short articles on my phone while on the go.

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