how many of you have ever "swyped"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by brapmac740, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. brapmac740 macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2008
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Just wondering what it would take for apple to get their developers on a mock Swype program.

    Ever since I switched from droid to iPhone i severely miss swype texting. Tap texting is more of a waste of time than the new energy saving light bulb! It just takes so long compared to a fluid one stroke swype motion....

    Call it iWhisk or something! Swype on the iPad would be phenomenal. I know you get security issues if apple would allow the swype keyboard on their OS but to avoid that they just need to come up with their own Swype. Do others feel the same or am I just being too critical?
  2. Bloodraw850 macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2011
    I have used swipe but find it annoying when the words are saved wrong and you have to manually go back into the settings and fix it :mad: I dont see Apple going in this direction
  3. vyas22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2011
  4. brapmac740 thread starter macrumors member


    Nov 2, 2008
    Cleveland, Ohio
    yes, true. But that's a very simple fix to incorporate in the code to make it more intuitive for word editing.

    You know I'm not sure I want to do the whole Jailbreak thing. Haven't really researched enough into it to be confident enough that it wouldn't be more of a headache than what it's worth for me personally.
  5. shandyman, Jul 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2011

    shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    exactly, everyone i knew that used swype on android was praising it for about a month, but they've all reverted back to normal texting due to so many typos and just the novelty wore off. i highly doubt apple will do it.
  6. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Used swype on the Atrix a few times during the 30 days I had it...didn't care for it at all.

    MAYBE after using it for an extended time, it would become fluid for me...but I'd probably still prefer the landscape qwerty using my thumbs to text.
  7. AAPLaday Guest


    Aug 6, 2008
    Manchester UK
    I could never get used to it. Plus it would make a mess of my screen real quickly :p
  8. illini71 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    Swype is great for phones. I can type out and email in half the time of than using tapping method. I have never experienced having to edit the word bank, sure sometimes when a slang word is not in it needs to be saved.

    Swype for the ipad out dont know about that seems easier just to type traditionally.

    I heard swype is out for a jailbroke iphone you need repo not sure what it is......
  9. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (iPhone; Opera Mini/6.1.15738/25.685; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    Tried it. Hated it. Stopped using it. Biggest piece of gimmicky software next to the Sense UI on HTC phones, although usually not at the same time.
  10. srxtr macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    My friend was bragging about swype the other day and saying how he can "type faster than you iPhoners thanks to swype". I told him you can type faster on iPhone over swype, just youtube for proof, and he got super defensive.

    I personally haven't used swype, but after seeing videos of it vs iPhone typing and I think I'll stick with iPhone, although it wouldn't *hurt* to have the option to use it in settings.
  11. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I think Swype is pretty cool and would like to see it added to iPhone eventually. There was a jailbroken version of it but it worked pretty badly, so I remved it.
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    personally I think swyped is nice but most of the time I use swiftkey for my keyboard.
    Swype I find is better for 1 handed texting and normal keyboard better when you are using 2 thumbs.
  13. Hype2k2 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Glad I'm not the only one that thinks swype is way overhyped. Personally don't like it at all.
  14. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2009
    I tried swype once. For the first few seconds it was neat, but then my right thumb would cover up the right side of the keyboard so I couldn't go straight to the letter I wanted without curving over another letter and it would screw everything else up. So swype is one of the last features I would like to have for my iPhone.
  15. tekker macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
    I think it's awesome. Been Swyping for over a year.
  16. AnthroMatt macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2011
    Mesa, AZ
    I thought Swype was great for texting while i was driving. But I shouldn't have ever been doing that anyway. Usually I found it annoying for regular use.
  17. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    I have ShapeWriter still o my iPhone and I use it but not regularly.
  18. erayser macrumors 65816


    Apr 9, 2011
    San Diego
    I downloaded ShapeWriter for my 1st gen iPhone... which worked like swype... when was still available in iTunes. It worked, but I hardly used it.
  19. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    Back when I had an Android phone I tried using Swype for a couple of weeks. However I found that I didn't like it at all. Honestly, I wouldn't really care if Apple continued to leave it out of iOS.
  20. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    I had Swype on my Android phone for a while. I loved it for English, but as soon as you needed to type in accented letters or non-English words (I live in Sweden, so it happens fairly regularly), it just completely falls over. Although, this was over a year ago - maybe it's better now.
  21. ctbear macrumors 6502a

    Dec 6, 2010
    Swype is horrible before you spend more time building its word base. But after that the traditional typing really can't match Swype in terms of speed and ease of use.
  22. greenchiliman macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    I've used swype for android and it was awesome. sounds like some of you used the jailbreak ios version and wasn't as good. Would love to see anything similar to swype to come out.
  23. comper macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    Swype is the thing I miss most about android, aside from 4G. It takes some time to learn, but after you figure out everything (how to do double letters, how to replace words and add words, etc.) then it's really the fastest way to input text from a phone. It's like learning to type on a computer keyboard the right way - slower at first, but once mastered, MUCH faster than hunting and pecking (tap input). The only people I know that hated it were those who couldn't spell. It simply doesn't work if you don't know how to spell the word you're "swyping".

    I'd LOVE to see Swype on the iPhone.

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