This keyboard has 3 key features I love: 1) My native language has a lot of compound words (i.e. "schoolbus" instead of "school bus"). With this keyboard I can force skip the automatic space between words for compound words. 2) It has shortcuts for select all, cut, copy and paste. 3) I can easily switch between multiple languages, or have two languages at once. The latest updates, however, has reduced the word accuracy and removed some other nice features described by others. Therefore only 3 stars.
....annnnnd I'm back to Swype again. The new Gboard is fantastic, but it has two issues: 'I' is not automatically capitalized, and it doesn't show suggestions for search fields. That's the longest I've been away, but Swype wins again. Still the best keyboard, but please, Nuance, please can we have some better themes? Like the free Material themes, but with updated colors? Not everybody wants pictures or designs on their keyboard, some of us want something understated and professional. I'll pay for them, really I will.
Have used for many years because it's the only such keyboard with Japanese. Used to work amazingly, but as of an update in March or so, the word prediction accuracy is often quite bad now. Sometimes no correct kanji options are given. Other times an accurate kanji can only be found if the word is typed one character at a time, even though the Swype gives the correct spelling, but no correct kanji. Would be 5 stars if this previous Japanese accuracy was restored.
I can't imagine how in this day and age that a company can make their product worse and still compete. Why was the feature that allowed you to capitalize a letter by swiping over the keyboard removed? And why isn't it returning? How hard could it be? A major differentiator when the others keep improving. Makes no sense.
Swype was the best keyboard by far for the 7 years since I started using it. It's consistently been one of the very first apps I install when I get a new device. Unfortunately the update a few months ago made word prediction so bad that I've switched to GBoard which I'm not entirely happy with but at least it's usable. Right now I only still have Swype installed so I can watch for updates in the hopes that one will get it back to how it was before.
This used to be my favourite keyboard for Android. But with recent updates, especially the removal of swiping to capitalize, I'm now searching for replacement keyboards. If the direction of Nuance is to just build a keyboard for the lowest common denominator instead of prioritizing the unique features is used to give us, then I don't think I'll be able to continue on with them.
New in 3.1.0:
Hindi Transliteration – Swype now supports Hindi input using an English keyboard.
Languages and Keyboard Updates – Tatar Cyrillic, Tibetan, and Enhanced Sanskrit.
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