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SwiftKey; a better on-screen keyboard.

So, I've been using Google keyboard on my Android devices for quite a while now, and loved them for the speed they provided by swiping between characters, rather than touching them all separately (and slowly). The predictive text and autocorrect? Um... Not so much. After hearing a few podcasts raving about SwiftKey, I decided to give it a try. The cost has recently dropped to Free, with the option to buy additional themes as you want them. It's different, it takes some getting used to, but pretty good. The predictive text gets better the longer I use it, and the user dictionary works way better than Google's. Best of all, the predictive text remains displayed when I'm using my Minisuit Bluetooth keyboard. So, I'm sold.

Later: I spoke to soon. I like the eye-candy of SwiftKey, but getting it to learn and accept new words without autocorrecting them back to something else? I don't got that kind of time.


Someone is still going to argue, but they won't be able to back it up...