For those unaware, Swype is a keyboard replacement application made for Android smartphones. Before Thursday, it was available in it’s beta testing phase for free, though not free of some small glitches and bugs within the system.
But that’s all cleared up now. Swype 1.5, as it’s now referred to as, also boasts it’s over 250 million users and is listed by Nuance, the company who bought it out in 2011, as “the Original Swype Keyboard that Started it All” and for their users to “Accept No Imitations.” Also, unbeknownst to us, Swype apparently won a Guinness World Record for ‘Fastest Time to Type a Text Message.’
If that’s not enough for you to try it out for the limited time price of 99-cents, we’re not sure what else to tell you. Although the free beta version is still up in the Google Play Store — so you could always test-drive that version first, if you’re not totally convinced.
Swype is setting out to be the Android standard for alternative typing. This 1.5 version packages multiple softwares and features together: of course, ‘swipe’ texting, which claims to learn your style of typing and the language used to predict the words you’re writing before completing them — these features are known as “Next Word Prediction” and “Swype Living Language.”
“Dragon Dictator” is a voice-recognition service that remains to be one of the most accurate, vast and easy to use. It likewise draws your personal texting information from it’s smart dictionary.
Your personal word dictionary will be saved with every data back-up via synching your device to a computer. This makes it so that the app will follow you from phone to new phone, and so forth.
Swype is available for $1 for a limited time — versus the $4 price of it’s main competitor SwiftKey. You can get it now from the Google Play Store. And after you do, learn tips and tricks from their YouTube page.