• Swype Keyboard for iOS Updated With Several Improvements



    On Tuesday, the popular Swype keyboard for the iOS platform received an update with many improvements for users. The latest version that's now available in the App Store is version 1.1.

    Among the changes in this update are a new smart Emoji system that can recommend Emoji based on the words you input, an improved layout on the iPad, the ability to have a keyboard clicking sound while typing, a new auto-space option, and the ability to change your keyboard layout between QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY.

    Other changes that the update provides are an updated application that supports the new retina HD display of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and the application now supports a total of 21 supported languages (including 16 that can be downloaded by the user).

    If you're an existing user of Swype for iOS, then this update is available for free under the Updates tab in the App Store application. Alternatively, you can download the Swype keyboard for iOS for 99 from this App Store link. After installing the keyboard, you will need to enable it manually. You can follow this guide on how to enable third-party keyboard that you've installed on your iOS 8 device.

    Sources: Swype
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Swype Keyboard for iOS Updated With Several Improvements started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      I never did like it before now and it's taking a little getting used to but it's working pretty well. My biggest problem is I don't trust it yet lol
    1. ashasg03's Avatar
      ashasg03 -
      Do standard emojis work on swype? Can't find them :/
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      I never did like it before now and it's taking a little getting used to but it's working pretty well. My biggest problem is I don't trust it yet lol
      What's there not to trust?

      Swype is made by Nuance, a reputable company.

      Secondly, the keyboard doesn't even require full access, so there's no discrepancy in the trust department.

      Quote Originally Posted by ashasg03 View Post
      Do standard emojis work on swype? Can't find them :/
      I believe you have to switch to the Emoji keyboard. Your other option is to type words relating to the Emojis, and this new version can suggest them in the predictive keyboard area.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      No love for SwiftKey?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      No love for SwiftKey?
      Nah, I'll admit, I'm a Swype guy.
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      I like it. It works well I think.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      I didn't mean I don't trust the company I just don't trust it to get the right word all the time yet lol. Sorry for the confusion.
      Only one typo while typing this message so far.
      Anyway is there any way to make this the default keyboard so it doesn't keep going back to the original keyboard? It switches back every time I type a question mark or other punctuation and accidentally hit the keyboard select button which is inconveniently where the punctuation button is normally...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      I didn't mean I don't trust the company I just don't trust it to get the right word all the time yet lol. Sorry for the confusion.
      Only one typo while typing this message so far.
      Anyway is there any way to make this the default keyboard so it doesn't keep going back to the original keyboard? It switches back every time I type a question mark or other punctuation and accidentally hit the keyboard select button which is inconveniently where the punctuation button is normally...
      Did you know you can swipe down from the M to the space bar to input a question mark?

      There are several other shortcuts too. Take a look inside of the Swype application for more tips.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Personally I'm loving TouchPal.
    1. TechAlex's Avatar
      TechAlex -
      Type: love, heart, ant, cow, etc. and see what you get.
    1. Jaredtodd69's Avatar
      Jaredtodd69 -
      💘 ❤ 🐜 🐄
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      What's there not to trust?

      Swype is made by Nuance, a reputable company.
      I tried installing it. When I went to make it the default app, a notice popped up saying the developer has access to EVERYTHING I type. Basically, like installing a key logger on my device so they can snoop on me. How am I expected to trust that in the slightest?? Why do they need that kind of access?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by fleurya View Post
      I tried installing it. When I went to make it the default app, a notice popped up saying the developer has access to EVERYTHING I type. Basically, like installing a key logger on my device so they can snoop on me. How am I expected to trust that in the slightest?? Why do they need that kind of access?
      That's the way Apple makes it. Apple's API forces it to need that kind of access. It's not Nuance, it's Apple doing that.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      How hard is it to learn this method from the standard Apple keyboard?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      How hard is it to learn this method from the standard Apple keyboard?
      It takes getting used to. I won't call it easy, because I've been using Swype for a few months now and I still accidentally type something I shouldn't because I instinctively do what I used to do on the Apple keyboard.
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      I just tried Swype for the first time tonight. It seems to be pretty nice. I like it better than SwiftKey right now. But it does take a bit of getting used to.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by holyshnikes View Post
      I just tried Swype for the first time tonight. It seems to be pretty nice. I like it better than SwiftKey right now. But it does take a bit of getting used to.
      You try TouchPal? I prefer it to Swype.
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      Don't mean to hijack, but did Kyle Howells release SwipeSelection in the app store yet? I see an app called "Swipe Cursor" and it says its based off of "SwipeSelection" but it doesn't say made by Kyle. Any ideas? I can't stand typing without it now.
    1. oldskoolsk8r's Avatar
      oldskoolsk8r -
      I use SwipeShiftCaret and it was updated works awesome
    1. mr1080p's Avatar
      mr1080p -
      I love swipe. It is one of the reasons why I stuck with Android since the iPhone 4s aside from a bigger screen.
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