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    Swype, the original gesture keyboard, discontinued

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    Re: Swype, the original gesture keyboard, discontinued

    Bloody great, it's my preferred keyboard.

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    Re: Swype, the original gesture keyboard, discontinued

    My Android has "Glide typing" built in which seems pretty much exactly the same

    I did use swype a lot when it first came out, intuitive and genuinely quicker to use than a normal keyboard

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    Re: Swype, the original gesture keyboard, discontinued

    SwiftKey has a swype-esque option as well, but for me offers more functionality than plain old GBoard.

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    Re: Swype, the original gesture keyboard, discontinued

    I tried swiftkey when I had an Android phone. Really didn’t like it, rather than helping me type, it seemed to make it harder. It lasted about a month before it was removed. Didn’t try Swype, but after the experience with swiftkey, I wasn’t minded to try, I really couldn’t see the point.
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    Re: Swype, the original gesture keyboard, discontinued

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I tried swiftkey when I had an Android phone. Really didn’t like it, rather than helping me type, it seemed to make it harder. It lasted about a month before it was removed. Didn’t try Swype, but after the experience with swiftkey, I wasn’t minded to try, I really couldn’t see the point.
    I only use the swyping gesture when typing one handed. otherwise i prefer it the android and ios keyboads

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