I've heard about these swiping keyboards but never tried one until today.
You can just trace out the words instead of pressing keys. I like to be fast on my IM's and texts. Speech-to-text is the fastest but doesn't always work with a weak data signal or in high noise. Swiping is the next best thing.
There are several of these swiping keyboards. Swype is known as #1 but isn't available in the Android (Google Play) store. It must be downloaded separately. I selected TouchPal though I also read about SlideIT. Here is a comparison review of the top dogs.
I am amazed. The prediction engine is fabulous. I can be sloppy as hell, and it still gets what I mean most of the time. I can tap or swipe, doesn't matter, what I want still comes up. English is the default installation, but I also got the Spanish dictionary. I'm a bad speller in Spanish, and TouchPal fixes my stuff on the fly.
w00t! This is great! :cheers:
Below is an image of one of my first trial runs swiping some text. Why did I wait so long? I do Android. It might be available for iPhone, but who cares?