Remember when I wrote about Swype? Since downloading what has been called “the fastest keyboard for mobile phones” my mobile life has unquestionably changed for the better. And I wasn’t the only one; I have since received many comments, emails, and tweets thanking me for writing about Swype.
So imagine my surprise to learn that there are some people who hate Swype’s gliding input system. One prime example resides right in my household. That’s right. My own husband — *gasp* — hates Swype.
Now there may be an alternative for people like J. Introducing SwiftKey, which is being touted as one of the best predictive text input methods out on the mobile market. SwiftKey has an uncanny ability to guess what your next word will be, and delves into your SMS history (if allowed) in order to “learn” how you converse.
Since SwiftKey, like Swype, is still in its beta phase, the keyboard is available for FREE to Android users running all the main releases of Android — 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut), 2.01 (Eclair), 2.1 (Eclair) and 2.2 (Froyo).
You can find it by searching for “SwiftKey” in the Android Market, or, if you’re reading this post from your phone, just click on this download link.
Still not convinced? Take a look at SwiftKey in action: