What Is Swype?
Swype is an alternative keyboard that lets me run my finger all over the keyboard in one continuous movement, rather than pecking out individual letters. Then it uses some super duper smart calculation to figure out which word I was trying to spell.
The word “quick” was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.
Using Swype on the Samsung Galaxy S is just awesome – it’s fast and amazingly accurate. Occasionally, I ran into some localised words; which I’ll need to ‘teach’ Swype to recognise it. Teaching Swype to recognise new words is pretty simple too.
It’ll definitely take me some practise to achieve over 40 words per minute but as for now, I’m doing pretty well sliding my finger across the screen rather that tapping all over it.
I find it easier to input text with my dexterous finger rather than my thumb, perhaps it’s because our thumbs are much shorter and we can’t make it across the keyboard if were to hold the phone with one hand. Then again, the Samsung Galaxy S is a bulk to grab on to.
I like Swype on my Samsung Galaxy S although Swyping may not be for everyone — some people may still prefer the conventional way of tapping on the screen because it’s more like a physical keyboard.
I’ve shown some of my friends how I use Swype on my Samsung Galaxy S and most are them are impressed… or rather amazed. So, the future for Swype is bright and expect to see more people swyping across their touchscreen phones in near future.
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