Swype or SwiftKey?

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  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Whats cooler to use right now?

    What are you installing to try out?
     
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  3. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    I only paid $1 for Swype because it came out first. As soon as SwiftKey came out I immediately deleted Swype and replaced it with SwiftKey =)
     
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I currently am using Swiftkey on my S5 and so I'll definitely go with Swiftkey when I get my 6+
     
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  6. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well thats that lol

    Why is it so much better than a regular keyboard?
     
  7. mojito macrumors member

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    I'm not on iOS yet and not gonna install it for awhile. Anyone give me a quick reason why SwiftKey seems to be the dominant choice over Swype?
     
  8. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    I feel like both lag slightly on my retina iPad mini. Swiftkey also doesn't have the swipe to type on the iPad either.
     
  9. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    To be honest, for me it's not so much better. Right now I make less mistakes using my two thumbs and the new predictive keyboard.
     
  10. satchow macrumors 6502

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    No swipe functionality on the iPad for SwiftKey. So Swiftkey for iPhone and Swype for iPad.
     
  11. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Same here! A bit laggy on the Retina mini when it's brought up but actually swiping is pretty fast and reliable. This was typed with Swype actually and this is probably my favorite feature on the new iOS. Too bad I can't use it on my iPhone yet. The buyer wants it with iOS 7 so I won't get to try it until I get my 6 Plus.

    SwiftKey on the iPad is kinda pointless without swiping functionality. I deleted it and just kept Swype.
     
  12. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    The voice dictation is so good that I have been using it most of the time to enter text.
     
  13. wolfedude88 macrumors 6502

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    I've honestly never really cared for SwiftKey myself, but I am really hoping that google releases their keyboard.

    I've always loved their keyboard, and I am sure at some point they will.
     
  14. OneMike macrumors 603

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    As I'm doing now you can just slow to type.way way faster :D

    Look I'm even going to write an extra sentence just because it's fast and takes minimal effort
     
  15. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I like the look of Swype's keyboard better than Swiftkey's. So... Swype for me for now.
     
  16. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    This. Not sure why it isn't implemented on the iPad when Swype does it.
     
  17. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    Swype or SwiftKey?

    Swype for me.

    For people who have used both and prefer swift key, why? Is it only the predictive text that is better or is the swiping experience somehow better too? Does swift key have gesture input for question marks and other punctuation like Swype does?
     
  18. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502

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    Does Swype require unrestricted access to everything on my phone like Swiftkey does? Might be worth a look if it doesn't.
     
  19. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the update, that's good to know! I'm using both on iPad right now, but on my Android phone, I tended to prefer Swype. Planning to use both on Friday on my 6 Plus, and whichever behaves better, most likely I'll stick with it.

    The two reasons I left iPhone for a Galaxy S3 two years ago are gone, and I'm thrilled. Bigger screen and ability to swipe on a keyboard? Oh yeah! :)
     
  20. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Just a question can you customize swiftkey on ios like this on my S5?
     

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  22. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

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    Swiftkey is f'n amazing

    Been using it on Android for years... never used it on iPhone but assuming it's the same
     
  23. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    Welcome to Android guys! Now see what you've been missing.
     
  24. Bobby Corwen thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wow is like it's tapping into my brain

    I used SwiftKey to type that btw
     
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