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  • Flying_Pig 6 Jan 2014 13:08:06 10,982 posts
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    Can anyone recommend an alternative keypad to the default one? I've struggled along for months and just don't seem to be able to get on with it. Something more akin to the iOS one would be preferable rather than one of the swipe-y ones...
  • Folant 6 Jan 2014 13:36:32 1,163 posts
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    There's one called IPhone 5 Keyboard, or something.
    Never used it.
    I like SwiftKey.

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  • Murbal 6 Jan 2014 13:46:27 22,203 posts
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    Swiftkey on phone, thumbpad on tablet. Why wouldn't you like swipey? :-(

    The prediction on Swiftkey is utterly brilliant.
  • ModishNouns 6 Jan 2014 13:49:18 4,655 posts
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    Yep, Swiftkey is the Daddy. It can even do the split for thumbs thing on a tablet.
  • Flying_Pig 7 Jan 2014 18:34:35 10,982 posts
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    Thanks - I'll give swiftkey a bash.
  • thefilthandthefury 7 Jan 2014 18:43:49 25,016 posts
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    What makes them better than the default one? Because I've had this phone (Nexus 4) for ages now and I absolutely can NOT get on with touch-screen typing whatsoever. I sometimes have to type the same word about eight times to get the damn thing right.
  • Flying_Pig 9 Jan 2014 14:03:48 10,982 posts
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    Liking SwiftKey a lot. It's word prediction is phenominal - I barely need to do anything more that tap the next predicted word for most of the text messages I send :o

    My only real gripe is that the number keys are in a square on the RHS, whereas I'd prefer them to run along the top as the do with the default Android and iOS key pads.

    I'll definitely be upgrading to the paid version once my trial expires.

    Edit: And an update on Cover - I like the look of it and how it works in the main, but for an app which is supposed to change the lock screen to have your most used apps depending on whether your at Home, Work or Out, it seems to have a really hard time deciding where I am and keeps selecting apps which I never use.

    I know it's still in Beta, so I'll stick with it, but it may get deleted if it doesn't improve.

    Edited by Flying_Pig at 14:05:50 09-01-2014
  • monkman76 9 Jan 2014 14:18:21 4,236 posts
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    Trouble with SwiftKey I've found that it doesn't offer you alternative words when you swipe (unlike Swype and the stock keyboard). So something you can't possibly swipe uniquely, like 'our', will always come up as 'or', then you have to fiddle about to change it. No one else found that? Maybe there's a workaround.
  • Blaketown 9 Jan 2014 14:21:02 4,650 posts
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    Yeah I switched from Swype to SwiftKey recently and I'm not liking it. Swype was so laggy I had to dump it but it was way better for not having to piss around with every 3rd word.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • Murbal 9 Jan 2014 14:24:18 22,203 posts
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    If you tap on Or after swiping it in you get the option to pick Our, Or or Out.
  • ModishNouns 9 Jan 2014 14:40:47 4,655 posts
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    If you pause for a fraction on the U it gives you our as well.
  • Murbal 9 Jan 2014 14:51:56 22,203 posts
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    Murbs'ses's Top 3 Android Games o'2013

    (3) Super Crossfire HD
    My favourite iOS shooter finally made the jump to Android \o/



    (2) Pixel Defenders
    Brilliant match 3/RPG puzzle gameplay.



    /drum roll

    (1) Super Hexagon
    One of my games of the year, mobile or not.

  • monkman76 9 Jan 2014 15:17:33 4,236 posts
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    Murbal wrote:
    If you tap on Or after swiping it in you get the option to pick Our, Or or Out.
    Hm, may have to try it again but I'm sure I found it a bit of a faff. Tbh I think the stock keyboard is fine.
  • monkman76 9 Jan 2014 15:20:08 4,236 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Murbal wrote:
    If you tap on Or after swiping it in you get the option to pick Our, Or or Out.
    Hm, may have to try it again but I'm sure I found it a bit of a faff. Tbh I think the stock keyboard is fine.
    Yeah, just tried it again and that's
    1. swipe word
    2. touch word
    3. choose alternative

    Which is one touch more than with the stock keyboard. When that happens several times per text message that adds up!
  • Tonka 9 Jan 2014 20:32:56 20,400 posts
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    AS soon as Googe add multiple languages I'm switching back to stock keyboard.

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  • crashVoodoo 11 Jan 2014 09:16:52 3,905 posts
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    I don't bother with the swipey bullocks on SwiftKey I just tap away like any other keyboard but I do like it for it keeping my dictionary backed up and knowing which words I use most often.

    It was worth a quid for that alone. If googles stock keyboard did that then I'd move back cos I do t really like the number pad on this swifts

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  • Mr-Brett 11 Jan 2014 09:38:29 12,787 posts
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    I'm pretty happy with swype, it does on occasion get a bit laggy granted but most of the time it gets the word I want first time and is so much quicker than manual typing on those stupid small keyboards.
    I tried Swiftkey for a while but I guess not long enough because it seemed almost identical to the stock one at the time.

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  • monkehhh 11 Jan 2014 10:32:25 3,313 posts
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    Playing The Room at the moment, it's pretty great. It looks lovely and makes you feel pretty clever without being particularly tricky. It does need a phone with a tilt-sensor-thing at least once, however.
  • eleven63 11 Jan 2014 10:48:08 1,603 posts
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    The thing with SwiftKey is its predictability once you have used it for a while, really quite amazing - I found Swype was getting laggy ...

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  • thefilthandthefury 13 Jan 2014 14:34:10 25,016 posts
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    Well I've switched to SwiftKey and I'm already a convert, especially with this feature to split the keyboard for your thumbs - genius!

    I'm after a decent camera app now, one that is better and also easier to use when compared to the stock one. I find using the front-facing camera an absolute nightmare! Any recommendations ?

    I use a Nexus 4 if that matters.
  • eleven63 13 Jan 2014 18:24:33 1,603 posts
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    @thefilthandthefury Camera Awesome is worth a look, very popular on IOS just appeared on Android.

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  • thefilthandthefury 13 Jan 2014 20:15:22 25,016 posts
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    Ah cool, thanks! I'll check it out. There seems to be far too many to sift through!
  • thefilthandthefury 14 Jan 2014 00:07:35 25,016 posts
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    Seems good so far! I'm also trying out Camera360 and I was going to try Camera Zoom FX but there doesn't seem to be a free trial or anything, hmm...
  • Tonka 14 Jan 2014 13:22:48 20,400 posts
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    There was some fancy camera app called VSCO that they released on Android not long ago. It was nice but took itself wayyyy to seriously.

    I prefer the basicness of the official one. Quite like the gallery and its editing functions as well

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  • StixxUK 14 Jan 2014 14:52:51 7,255 posts
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    I used to have a keyboard app called ICS keyboard, worked really well with autocorrect. Might see if I can find that one again...
  • eleven63 18 Jan 2014 00:10:21 1,603 posts
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    Nights Keeper - very useful - puts your phone in silent mode at a time you dictate, but allows you to white list your choice of contracts/numbers etc so in an emergency, for example, the calls will ring.

    Set it up for nights, weekends, meetings, cinema etc etc - very easy to set up.

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  • Tonka 19 Jan 2014 15:57:03 20,400 posts
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    Agent does the same and more. I can thoroughly recommend it
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tryagent

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  • imamazed 19 Jan 2014 16:00:18 5,580 posts
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    Just got the moto g. Good. No t9/numpad keyboard. Bad.

    All the apps I've found are horrible as well, they either look ridiculous or don't really work. Swiftkey is good but doesn't have a t9 option
  • Tonka 19 Jan 2014 16:19:24 20,400 posts
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    Put some effort into SwiftKey and you will find that it's much better than t9

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  • imamazed 21 Jan 2014 15:46:29 5,580 posts
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    I have and it wasn't. You still can't beat T9.

    (actually, you still can't beat an actual T9 numpad but Nokia don't seem to be putting any effort into those phones anymore)
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