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SwiftKey. Its word prediction algorithms are the best. I've been using it for years and tried a lot of other keyboards but none ever came close.
the best is swiftkey.
no other can match the options nor size or themes.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
give it a shot. haptic 3d touch vibrations
Si no te importa tu seguridad/privacidad mandate con SwiftKey y su predicción en base a tus mensajes, facebook, correo y twitter. Después de un tiempo vas a ver como en lugar de escribir vas a ir eligiendo palabras.
Another great app to check out: SwiftKey
The most popular keyboard. It'd be nice to see what all it's hitting in the background.
I use SwiftKey for every android I owned in the past 3 year. I can't do without the predictive ability of it especially for the right to left languages.
I have been using swiftkey since galaxy s2. I like it a lot more than other keyboards especially when i type 3 langaues on the keyboard
Swiftkey is my power. others will say gboard. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
Easy to use, easy to customise, easy to switch between English/Japanese, easy to delete whole words with a swipe, good predictions.
I've used it over several phones for many years.
Then get a new keyboard app. When he says SwiftKey, he's referring to this. It's great, and should be compatible with almost every phone. I use it on my LG G3. The only in-app purchases are the themes.
Swiftkey, give it a test drive and at least see all options in it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
If tired of tiny KB, this is for you. SWIFTKEY can handwrite via spen too.
SwiftKey, utan tvekan. Snabbt, bra emojilayout och framförallt stöd för fler än ett språk i ordlistan samtidigt gör det till i mitt tycke bästa tangentbordet på Androidsidan.
Long press home key, tell utter to Google search an app, switch to the app search and open it in your browser, copy the url, do the markdown thing.
It may not be as easy but it's still pretty straightforward. I actually have to fight with my keyboard because it inserts spaces in my brackets and parentheses, but it's a few extra seconds at most.
Edit: shit I forgot to recommend SwiftKey! It's the only keyboard I've found who's recommendations don't choke on multiple languages. I can use 3 different languages at once and it still works great when I swipe.
If you use SwiftKey (keyboard app; link is for Android, but also on Apple) you can tell it to not correct to a certain word until you tell it to again.
Swiftkey hands up the most customization and options. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
millions use it.
Can vouch for SwiftKey. Mainly use it because it learns the way you structure your sentences as you give it more permissions to view content on other accounts (optional) and the more you use it, the better it gets at predicting.
I personally really enjoy it because I like the ability to change the theme of my keyboard to match that of my launcher.
> I understand there are options like google keyboard but i'm paranoid enough that I don't need google recording every single thing I type (That's entirely ridiculous) what other options do I have other than ripping out my own hair in frustration?
Google doesn't "record every single thing you type" while using the Google Keyboard except for when you use the dictionary function (stored locally on your phone).
There is also SwiftKey and Minuum that have really good spell checking, etc.
It really depends on how big your hand is. You can download a keyboard like the one I have SwiftKey and use compact mode like this pic. The curve kinda makes it easy to hold the phone. How about you go to a local store and hold the phone in your hand? Because I can use it with one hand but my hands are the size of a soccer goal keeper hands.
Oui, c'est un clavier avec un excellent auto-prédiction. Et en plus tu peut utiliser ton doigt pour tracer le mot que tu veut. Tu <<swipe>> les caractères. Tu peut toujours taper mais aussi glisser ton doigt.
Je viens de voir que SwiftKey existe pour ios.
>I noticed that the Android app started to change my customized SwiftKey Keyboard to a "private mode theme" when I enter private mode.
It is the other way round:
>SwiftKey will now automatically switch to "Incognito mode' when you: open a private browsing session and when a text field is marked as private/sensitive (e.g Telegrams "Secret chat")
>Because I absolutely can't stand the look of it
Report to SwiftKey.
SwiftKey is quite popular and offers some decent options for adjusting the size/layout of the keyboard.
If your grandma isn't tech-savvy, she may need some guidance to get everything set up without too much frustration. That's probably going to be the case with just about any third-party keyboard, though. Good luck!
> Do you think this can be done?
Probably, well maybe eventually.
Look at swiftkey the app has 100 - 500 million installs, it has a full staff of engineers, likely subscribes to outside apis/resources, and virtually unlimited access to whatever their users are typing in emails, texts, searches, et al. yet they only succeed at word prediction at a whopping rate of up to 1 out of three.
I'm not saying don't do it or anything, but you might temper your expectations, see if there is an api to hook into, get friends together and start a project. What I mean is clarify your goal, know your use case, it'll lead to a more positive experience. Not much help I know, just do your best and don't let the project get you down
No, it's a keyboard app. Its autocorrect learns the more you use it and it's very good at guessing what you're trying to say. My typing accuracy is terrible, but SwiftKey knows exactly what I'm trying to spell 99% of the time. It costs some money, but it was well worth it in my opinion.
Try Nova Launcher with gestures and SwiftKey.
You should have them if you have Nougat. I have them on my VS987.
What keyboard are you using? I can use them with SwiftKey.
I use SwiftKey and it works pretty well, comes with a suggestion bar that learns from you, some free themes, and you can customize the size and layout in the settings:
let me know how it works out for you.
I think SwiftKey might be a good match for you. [link]
I use it to type in English and French, its honestly the best keyboard around. I even installed it on my ipad. Bon chance.
The autocorrect functionality is provided by the keyboard, rather than Android itself. I can recommend SwiftKey's autocorrections - they're pretty dang good.
Hey! kann swiftkey empfehlen. Da kannst du mehrere Sprachen einstellen - und autocorrect geht dort seit gestern :)
Hey there, you can give swiftkey a try. It is for free and you can use multiple languages simultaneously.
Google Play - SwiftKey
Well done, invmatrix. :)
50 Thousand characters is a huge hefty text block, and in truth I have seen other people reporting slugish keyboard with much smaller, more normal letter sizes.
I imagine it could depend on what keyboard is in use as well, which people should include in their report (or they might be to clarify).
The Gboard (keyboard from Google Inc.) is a heavy, bloated tool in my experience. I use 3 languages and with Gboard and the languages loaded it got very iffy.
Switched to Microsoft's <strong>SwiftKey</strong>, a free Android keyboard, and found it much lighter and never looked back.
On the contrary, I caution people about the bloated-ness of <strong>Gboard</strong> (similar to the equally demanding Google Chrome browser - another one I won't touch).
Ouch! :( Maybe give SwiftKey https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US (I use it) or some other keyboard a try just to see if it does the same.
I would suggest trying a new keyboard, but that might not change the emoji thing. Hard to say without any details on your phone.
I use SwiftKey (iOS)
If you want detailed features, and themes. I had the XSmax and used it on it and now N1O plus.
try swiftkey if you want https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
lag be gone.
If you can't figure out what happened, a lot of other keyboards have this feature, such as Swiftkey or Gboard - the Google keyboard.
I forgot the name of it but there's a custom keyboard you can get on the Play Store that splits the keyboard down the middle and pushes the keys closer to the sides when in horizontal view so that your thumbs can reach all of the keys much more easily. You could try that. It's honestly really great for horizontal typing on phones with screens larger than 6 inches.
EDIT: Found it. It's called SwiftKey. You can change the layout in the settings so that it's optimised for thumbs while horizontally orientated, making it a lot easier to type.
My first smartphone actually was the Samsung Omnia 7, one of the first-generation Windows Phones. My first Lumia was the 925, then I had the 930 and finally the 950. For me, the Lumia 930 was the peak in terms of design. Unfortunately, the 950 was pretty half-assed – great camera, but the design was just meh and much cheaper than the older Lumias.
For my usage, Windows Phone / Mobile did have enough app support, but of course, with Microsoft abandoning the system, staying with it was impossible. Luckily though, Android can be configured to be useful as well. I just continue to use all the Microsoft services like Onedrive and Mail/Calendar. I also have the Microsoft Swiftkey keyboard installed as well as Launcher 10 – the interface is just so much better than the stock Android one.
Swiftkey is enormous. Might want to give it a shot. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
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SWIFTKEY. give it a shot. you can always revert back.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
using it 2 years.
You can't, because that's not GBoard. GBoard possesses the little Google G at the top left corner next to predictions.
He's using Swiftkey Keyboard, which you can tell by the three horizontal bars at the top left corner.
Also, the Number Bar and Arrow Key Bars are settings inside Swiftkey that you can turn on.
I've got an Android phone and I'm using Swiftkey . It's quite the best keyboard (app???) that I've ever used.
It adapts itself very quickly and very effectively when it comes to predictions. And simply typing is accurate and comfortable
I was a big time blackberry fan. S4 was my first android. SwiftKey is hands down the closest you can get to a physical keyboard because of its accuracy and predictive text, IMO.
Here's a download link - [link]
Here's the Play Store link to SwiftKey.
It's the keyboard I've been using for years. I've tried using others, but they don't feel right anymore.
When you say "Android Default" do you mean the keyboard that comes on the S7 or Google Keyboard?
Personally, I use Google Keyboard. I've tried to switch multiple times, even forcing myself to use swift key for a whole week, but I always end up coming back.
That being said, Swiftkey is still a great option. Otherwise, Swype, Google Keyboard, and Samsung are really the only good ones. Be careful installing just any keyboard as some can be malicious, read the reviews first for any red flags.
I have an S5 as well and for me, as well as many others on this sub, have noticed an occasional stutter / lag in the phone the longer we have it - so from that point of view, your issue isn't "unusual".
That said, I know the Samsung Keyboard has a higher tendency to lag than other keyboards. Personally I use the SwiftKey keyboard (see link below) which I think is miles more advanced (performance and stylistic wise) than the default Samsung one. Another good one is the Google Keyboard. Definitely switch your keyboard, and I think you'll see less of this stutter.
Google Keyboard: [link]
> I just realized after typing this, but the autocorrect sucks.
Use a different keyboard. One of the major benefits of Android in general is the easy switching of keyboard. While iOS has added user installable keyboards recently the tech is far more mature on Android.
The most popular keyboard is probably SwiftKey [link]
Not only does it have better auto-correct and prediction from the start but it learns how you talk very quickly and predictions become far more tailored.
SwiftKey is the best when it comes to multilingual typing. You can type in up to 3 languages at once without having to do any switching.
They also have the gesture/flow typing but that is optional and can be turned off if you want in settings.
Just give in. All the cool kids are doing it.
NO. YOU BROKE THE RULES. NO SWYPE. SWIFTKEY ONLY: [link]
(just kidding. sort of.)
SwiftKey. Obviously saying that it was good doesn't really do it justice because you'd have to use it, but I paid something like $2.00 for it and it served me well.
Too bad about the windows phone keyboards. I guess I'll end up getting used to it after a while. I've only had the phone about a week now.
Thanks for answering.
Lol, thanks for trying it out. You may not have seen it, but I noted that I forgot to recommend SwiftKey somewhere below my comment. Maybe you'll find it useful, maybe you don't even have a need for it. I can't really add it to the major post because it's already pretty long. Swiping is fantastic.
> I don't either, i use a blank keyboard with a dvorak layout... swiftkey is entirely non staggered, by the way, and its pretty much generally regarded as the best out there.
Swiftkey defaults to staggered (albeit staggered slightly different than you'll find on your laptop).
There is no universally accepted winner. I prefer the Google Keyboard because it swipes better (and I've been using swipe keyboards for more than half a decade now). Swype used to be my go to, and SlideIT was before that (and the Sense keyboard before I got into swiping). I've tried Swiftkey many times, it's not for me.
I've bought a pack of 10+ too, but the only use I've found for it is one sticker NFC tag on my desk to switch between Swiftkey and WifiKeyboard.
It would be useful if you can provide :
Better yet, have you seen, tried or considered the Slowly Web client? That runs in a browser window, in a laptop or desktop computer, and is definitely much more productive for reading and writing letters. Give it a try? 🙂
Install Microsoft SwiftKey from the Google Play Store.
After installation, open the app and it'll guide you through the setup. When it prompts you to add an extra language, add Chinese Simplified, and separately, add the handwriting input.
Setting it up might look a bit overwhelming at first. Take your time with it.
I use Swiftkey, works pretty well, the prediction is working almost flawlessly and it has multiple clipboards (well, clipboard history)
I would recommend SwiftKey keyboard by Microsoft because it is a well sought after and highly rated yet favored keyboard app and I happen to be one of the earliest beta testers of this app before Microsoft ever purchased the development studio of this app and I can definitely vouch for this app for many years on end so give it a try!
Have you tried downloading a different keyboard,? Ive always used SWIFTKEY keyboard and never experienced this issue. Never even heard tuntil now.
For Android users, you might like this keyboard app, you can long tap an autosuggested word to remove it from the list of autosuggestions.
And on incognito browsing, it doesn't record typed words in the list of autosuggestions, so you won't need to remove a lot of words lol.
SwiftKey... best Android keyboard in my opinion. It was sold to Microsoft a couple years ago but, so far, MS hasn't managed to ruin it. [link]
Try SwiftKey , I've known quite a few people who have switched to Android from iOS and they have liked it a lot - > compared to the default Samsung or Google keyboards. You should try all 3 and pick which suits you.
Coming from XZ premium I also did not like Google keyboard but this one feels just like home
The stock keyboard doesn't offer a very good typing experience, there are much better free alternative on the play store like swiftkey or gboard.
I use [link] for the last years. The keyboard itself got more and more bloated and received features I don't use but since those are mostly hidden I still love it for the autocorrect it offers. Also I could never find a better keyboard.
My most loved function is that you can swipe across the keyboard to the left to delete your last word if you activate it.
You can also try SwiftKey (from Microsoft)... I have a few friends that switched from an iPhone and hated the keyboard just like you.
Told them about SwiftKey and they loved it. A few liked it so much they downloaded it on iOS to use on their iPhone's as well.
This is SwiftKey, man.
Great keyboard, you don't need to put bloat on the screen with Hacker's Keyboard.
Google Play Store
SwiftKey. Been using it for about 8 years. I use the neon theme. Absolutely love it and recommend it. Haven't had an issue with it in years and even then they fixed it in less than a day.
From the play store: install any then choose it in your input settings
Hey ! You may try Swift keyboard https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_IN.
swipe keyboards are still a thing, SwiftKey is the best, just enable swipe in the options and you are good to go. it's a million times better than swipe was, and it's free
Try SwiftKey: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en
Their AI is the best out there imo, and it's owned by Microsoft (since windows is your way to go ;)
I'm recalling that htc keyboard are Swiftkey one. Try this [link]
Or if you want to try my daily driver (Gboard): [link]
To install a new keyboard it's esay: follow the links and download those application and follow the steps on the screen.
It's the SwiftKey app, available in the play store, and I believe it's in the apple store as well, but I'm not sure. Then you go into the settings and there's an option for arrow keys.
I was using Swift Keyboard ([link]) and it has what you're looking for. I was using Swift Keyboard because I thought it may be more intelligent in knowing what word I was swiping (aiming) for. After a week, I'm back on gBoard.
beyond customizable and flexible.
I see the button to open the special character keyboard (switching from letters to chars), but I don't see any special characters overlaid on all the keys. For example, in Swift Key all keys have a secondary character (or multiple by press-sliding), like the numeric keys I see on Gboard.
The arrow keys are awesome for moving left, right, up, down within text.
Download these keyboards and open them to test which one you like more. Its that simple
> Supper annoying auto correct
What keyboard is that? You might need to clear its cache or just try a different keyboard. I use Swiftkey and haven't had any issues with it.
hmm - definitely worth reporting. Have you tried using different keyboard apps? I use swiftkey and don't seem to have that problem.
The play store. Here's a link. :)
It's super customizable. It learns as you type over time (can be disabled too), supports the swype style of texting, etc. Offers different themes and keyboard sizes.
I don't think another bulb would do it. This one is actually quite small.
I don't know what platform your using reddit on, but I'm using android to use emojis. I use the SwiftKey keyboard downloaded from Play Store. It has a built in emoji feature.
As for Apple products or PC, I'm not too sure on how you would do this.
Android instructions for Swiftkey
If you are on android and your keyboard does not support this, you can install swiftkey... it is what I use and it does.
once you have it installed, bring up the keyboard and hit it's hamburger icon on the left. Then hit "More", then "typing" then "clipboard"
from here you can hit "add a new clip" for each one and set the clip content as like "ground,grass,dragon" and the shortcut as "zelectric" (no quotes of course).
the main thing, is make sure it doesn't auto insert spaces after your commas.
also make sure you "pin" each entry you add so swiftkey does not think it is temporary.
also I used zice, zrock, etc.... just easier to type...
edit: it was pointed out that there is a much easier way to get to these settings:
hamburger -> select the tab with the clipboard icon -> "Edit Clipboard"
On Android it'll depend on what keyboard you use, I've heard SwiftKey has excellent multi language support.
It also happens to be the keyboard I use, but I only use English.
Sur Android ce sont les claviers qui utilisent le dictionnaire pour tout ce qui est zone de saisie standard (sms etc). Les possibilités multilingues dépendent donc de ce qu'offre chacun d'entre eux.
Perso j'utilise Swiftkey, saisie par glissement, prédiction efficace (mot/contexte et mot suivant), auto-implémentation des nouveaux mots, possibilité de choisir le langage actif par un simple glissement de la barre d'espace (si par exemple on change d'alphabet entre français et cyrillique, ou qu'on préfère changer manuellement de clavier avec un layout adapté selon le langage), et gestion automatique simultanée de plusieurs langages possédant le même alphabet (français/anglais). Skins et paramétrage du clavier au poil près aussi (touches, layout, dimension), avec un résultat final conforme à mes attentes. Oh, et saisie vocale intégrée. Et gratos.
L'un dans l'autre aujourd'hui les produits se valent et offrent plus ou moins la même chose, le reste est une histoire de goûts et de détails. Fouine un peu sur le store, fais plusieurs essais, trouve chaussure à ton pied.
Quel que soit ton choix prends en considération le fait que plus tu mélangeras les langages, plus la prédiction sera hasardeuse. Déjà avec deux langages tu rencontreras des cas où le clavier te proposera çà ou là un mot dans l'autre langue, si tu passes à trois langages simultanés tu ne seras pas loin de devoir discipliner ta typo au millimètre près pour éviter les ornières mot après mot. Pas de surcharge donc, de préférence.
I don't remember purchasing it but my play store shows it available for free. Are you sure it requires purchasing? You can also try gboard. That's free for sure and works very well. Swiftkey's advantage is nice customizations.
PS: link to swiftkey [link]
Yeah they changed that in the update. You used to have straight up access to emojis from the main screen of the keyboard. Now you have to tap the symbols key then press emoji button. If it bothers you a lot you could try switching to Swiftkey you can access the emojis by holding the return key on the keyboard or you can change the settings in swiftkey to give you a designated emoji button instead.
Swiftkey has had that for years. You should check it out if you really want that feature (it's also a great keyboard).
Or chrooma if you like the Google keyboard layout
Haha, I was being a dick. Don't mind me :)
In all seriousness though, SwiftKey keyboard is your go-to-app (for Apple & Android) if you want smooth functionality between different languages. The Arabic keyboard is just a swipe of the space bar away and the predict function is pretty decent as well so it makes being lazier even easier than before.
It can be disabled yes, but only the feature where you press space twice to add it automatically, would that be enough? If not, trying another keyboard might be a good idea
>I miss my home button. Having to grab the phone in a certain way (on the back or sides) to wake it is slightly annoying. Perhaps a "tap to unlock" feature would be useful.
/u/mobocrat - HTC 10 is the only one along with the old HTCs off course, that has this feature. LG went a step ahead and had pattern unlock with tapping.
>Still getting used to the Google Keyboard
Keyboard: I like Swiftkey. Always and forever. - [link]
Reddit: I use Bacon reader - [link] - This is the free - Buy for $1.99
Launcher: I like the default android launcher with google now integration. If you have a 3rd party, you might have their gimpy launcher though. -
SwiftKey has a keyboard theme called Ninja Pro which gives you a blank keyboard. I found that I could reasonably type on my phone without the letters. Although to be fair, SwiftKey does a good job at correcting your typos and there are predictions at the top of the keyboard. I would have kept the Ninja Pro keyboard of it wasn't for the punctuation arrangement which I have not memorized just yet.
Χρησιμοποιώ εδώ και χρόνια το swiftkey. Έχει δυνατότητα swipe και εξαιρετική μηχανή προβλέψεων. Το πολύ δυνατό στοιχείο του είναι οτι μπορείς να υποδείξεις το mail, το facebook ή το blog σου και να μάθει τις λέξεις που χρησιμοποιείς και να τις προτείνει στις προβλέψεις σου.
Have you tried SwiftKey yet? Besides being one of the best keyboards on Android, it has both a voice input as well as an emoji key (along with emoji predictions!).
The problem isn't autocorrect, it's swipe typing, like Swiftkey. It's so much faster and usually pretty accurate, I just can't go back to regular typing, and I put too much faith in its mind reading capabilities.
> (my 4th language).
Ha, good one :).
Swiftkey for me is the better option. I also need a multilanguage keyboard (I speak portuguese, english and german), and even though these languages are supported by the Xperia Keyboard, I've found Swiftkey to be a really good multi-device replacement (it "syncs" the way you type).
I chose it over others because I hate changing language input with swipes or buttons (looking at you Google Keyboard), and Swiftkey (and Xperia) detects automatically as you type, much more convenient, as I tend to mix portuguese and english a lot with my friends.
Just checked the support page and they do support Korean
Just checked swipe and it doesn't seem like it does emojis. I would recommend swiftkey keyboard. You can long press the enter button in that one to get to the emojis. You can also theme it and have it learn from your texts and emails and such. Really good keyboard.
Get a new keyboard app, then. I highly recommend SwiftKey. Its autocorrect is scary accurate (and you can always turn it off if that's not your style).
Swiftkey is a great solution. Even better it learns your preferences, even from your e-mail and other input sources if you wish.
Swiftkey has been my go to keyboard for years, primarily because I'm so used to the "hold for symbol" feature. You can customize how long you have to hold too.
SwiftKey with the number bar enabled. I've played with gboard very now and then, but always go back to SwiftKey.
Try out swiftkey. I like it a lot on my GS5
Swiftkey keyboard, which is large and easy to use, and lots of easy to follow youtube instructional videos on the note 9 here https://www.youtube.com/user/sakitech/search?query=note+9
Swiftkey here keyboard https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
VERY in depth visual in color tips and tricks. here download on pc or device https://dl.sammobile.com/magazine/sammobile_25tipsandtricks_note.pdf
FIRST 9 things to do basic https://www.androidcentral.com/first-things-do-your-samsung-galaxy-note-9
ALSO do not use magnetic case or magnet on back of case. Causes issues with spen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg6Iwy8aIqg 30 min spen tips and remote.
That's a good start
camera is self learning, and bixby vision. super slo mo is a little tricky but fun as hell.
Nah. SwiftKey is my friend.
Hi there, mind trying SwiftKey?
You can using Swiftkey
Try SwiftKey. It's predictions are pretty fantastic. And it learns as you go.
in my mobile, auto-correct feature is in the keyboard app.
i use swiftkey:
Try SwiftKey .
Was going to suggest Swiftkey myself
Download another keyboard. I like SwiftKey.
I use SwiftKey Keyboard
I personally use Microsoft SwiftKey
99% sure SwiftKey has a search option.
Aside from Gboard, SwiftKey has been getting a lot of great updates improving predictions and speed.
I've used SwiftKey for years. It's good. [link]
SwiftKey ligner det. Det koster 20 kroner plus alle de penge du kommer til at bruge på skins. Kan klart anbefales.
I have kinda smallish hands for a guy. I'm not sure of the correct way to measure how big they are, but my middle finger is about 2.6 inches long. With my fingers spread all the way apart, from the tip of my pinky to the tip of my thumb is about 7 inches. I cannot palm a basket with one hand. Anyway, onto the phone.
One-Handed Use: Using it one handed is not really a problem for me. When I'm holding it with my right hand, I can almost reach the top left corner of the screen - it is quite a stretch. However, I can easily reach the notification shade with one hand, and operating most things one handed is no biggie. Texting one handed is super easy with SwiftKey's "Flow" (swipe your finger from letter to letter to form a word). Also I use Nova Launcher, which has gestures that allow me to pull down anywhere on my homescreen to pull down the notification shade. Without ranting on too much more, unless you have super tiny hands (as in you are a woman or a child - and even then my sister doesn't have too many issue using my phone) you shouldn't have any difficulties using the phone.
Battery Life: Aside from one handed use, I really have enjoyed owning the phone (I've had it for about a month and a half). The main complaint people have is about the battery life. I would be willing to bet that this is a very vocal minority expressing their distaste here. Most people who are happy with their phones have no reason to come on here and say "yep, everything's working just great". My battery life has been just fine so far. It will easily last me through my day (8am - 12am) and I could probably squeeze out another few hours if need be. I can almost guarantee it will out last your 4s in the battery department.
Multitasking/RAM management: Another complaint people have is RAM management. What happens here is when you back out of one app and go into another, and then go back into the first app, it will have to reload whatever you were looking at in the first app (E.g. Open Twitter, back out, open Chrome, back out, re-open Twitter - Twitter will have to reload). This can be slightly annoying, especially when trying to heavily multitask. In my experience, it only happens when I'm switching back-and-forth between at least 3 RAM intensive apps, such as Chrome, Fruit Ninja, and YouTube. And with how quick the processor on this phone is, it really takes only a split second to reload the app. It is, at least for my use, a non-issue.
Camera: The camera on this phone was one of the primary selling points for me. I truly believe it to be the best camera out on the market today. Some may say that the LG G4's camera is better, and while that may be true in some cases (namely low-light shots, if I'm remembering correctly) I love the S6's camera. Pulling it out of my pocket, double-tapping the home button, taking a photo of whatever --without having to worry about the camera taking forever to load or focus-- and then putting it pack in my pocket has got to be the most convenient thing ever. Video on this camera is also fantastic - whipping it out to shoot that funny moment has never been better for me. My cousin's daughter for example, is 2 years old. You never know when you'll want to record her at a moment's notice. Simply double-tap the home key, and your recording. I cannot emphasize the convenience of this feature.
Fingerprint scanner: This is a running theme with this phone - convenience. Press a button, leave my finger still for a second, and then my phone unlocks. Not much to say here, it works well. It does, however, not work quite as well as the iPhone 6's scanner. The iPhone's pretty much got my print right every single time, and is quicker to recognize it and unlock. On the S6, in order to have it read my print every time, I had to put my right thumb print in twice - from all possible orientations. It also seems to take just a bit longer to unlock. Rather than instantaneously, it takes maybe half a second. This isn't too bad in my opinion, but could use a bit more optimizing.
Overall usage/Touchwiz: All in all, on a day-to-day basis, I've really enjoyed using this phone. Touchwiz does still have some very slight hiccups, such as stuttering when opening my recent apps, taking a while to go home, or when going from the camera to the gallery. On a scale of 1 - 10, 1 being a laggy bumbling mess and 10 being the mobile phone version of the second coming of Christ, I give it about an 8.5. It's pretty damn good, and with some slight modifications (I installed Nova Launcher which seems to have eradicated nearly all lag I experienced), it is a very good phone and you won't be disappointed if you choose to purchase it. As an aside, the Gold version is fucking sexy.
Other reading and watching:
Michael Fisher of Pocketnow's review
"Real Review" by Flossy Carter <em>maybe not for everyone, though I enjoyed it</em>
SwiftKey kullanıyorum ben, tavsiye ederim.
If you're coming from an iPhone, make sure you deregister your iMessage or you won't be able to get SMS messages from people with iPhones.
The lovely thing about Android is the ability to customize just about everything:
Of course, there's the option of simply sticking with using what comes with your phone as well. Play around with things (or don't!) to get your phone to do what you want it to do.
I think it's installed by default, but in case it isn't: Google Photos is a wonderful photo backup service that everyone should use.
I've posted my picks a few days ago: [link]
Besides those in that list, I also recommend SwiftKey keyboard and Nova Launcher, although you might want to wait a bit before installing those. Take your time to get used to the default launcher and the default keyboard, and later try something different.
Also, before installing any app, take a look at the permissions. Be wary of apps that ask intrusive permissions (like reading or writing your contacts, or installing system shortcuts). [also… this post]
Does this not work?
The very first thing you should know is the double tap to wake the screen and camera launch gesture (hold it in landscape and press one of the volume buttons). If you don't have any password/pin, swiping up after being picked up wakes the phone and skips the lockscreen.
Depending on where you live and what your M8 is (carrier locked or not), you may have the update for 5.0 Lollipop. The changes are mainly under the hood with a couple of aesthetic changes on certain functions like multitasking (you can toggle between the old or new UI) and the notification shade. It still runs Sense 6 so the aesthetics are largely unchanged.
I use Swiftkey Beta because I like their prediction software and simultaneous multi-language support. Google's own keyboard is very fast and responsive. Others that I have not tried but others may recommend are Swype, Fleksy, TouchPal and the weird Minuum.
What I use is the highly reputable Nova Launcher with the Rondo icon pack to get this. Other launchers include the Google Now Launcher (which is basically the Nexus interface), Smart Launcher (minimalist with categorised app lists), Action Launcher (has some interesting features), Aviate (UI is dependent on situation context) and Themer (for those who can't be bothered to invest too much in customising).
I personally use Reddit News for its UI and the way it handles comments. Other apps that can suit you fine are Reddit Sync (very similar to Reddit News), Reddit is Fun (prefers information density over aesthetics), Reddit Now (more image oriented), Baconreader and RedReader Beta.
I have others that have their own importance to me:
SwiftKey is better than both. Its prediction is the best I've found and customization options are deep.
Swift key is indeed a way of swiping when texting but also an app
I'll show you the link: [link]
I personally do not own a poco phone, but I’ve been involved in android for quite a while now, I’ll try answering the questions I am sure off
Some keyboards have this functionality baked in, such as Swiftkey and Chrooma. Gboard used to have that functionality in the overflow menu (found by tapping the G logo at the top left). If those don't work for you, you could opt for a number of third party solutions, such as Texpander.
install swiftkey keyboard and after setup, see if icon shows/you can always uninstall later. [link]
SwiftKey or Swype
I don't have an S8, but:
Messaging: Everything you said has, literally, nothing to do with the S8. That's how the SMS/MMS standard works. You will experience that with ANY phone that's not an iPhone, because what you're asking is why can't you use iMessage (closed Apple platform) on an Android phone. Furthermore, if you didn't live in the US you wouldn't have that problem at all, as nobody really uses SMS/MMS/iMessage at all and people have long switched to cross-platform solutions that are light years ahead of iMessage, such as WhatsApp or Telegram. So yeah, SMS' suck... as is expected from an outdated 1984 standard that is pretty much dead outside the US. The MMS standard is from the 2000's and also sucks.
Keyboard: I've never used the Samsung keyboard, but I believe you. Different people have different preferences (tapping, swiping...) but if I may suggest something: try SwiftKey and let it learn from your habits. Its predictions are miles ahead of those in the Apple keyboard (or any other keyboard in my experience), and all the friends I have who switched from Android (SwiftKey users) to iPhone actually despised the default iOS keyboard and installed SwiftKey for iOS immediately. It's a different typing experience, but once you get used to it I think you'll like it even more than you liked typing in your iPhone.
Apps: Obviously depends on which apps you use, but unfortunately that's what you get when switching platforms, and nowadays I believe it goes both ways (e.g.: I have friends who whish they had good iOS versions of some Android apps, and vice versa). I always read on reddit how US-centric apps like Snapchat suck on Android, however they're not really used over here so I can't comment. But do keep in mind that design languages (e.g.: Material Design on Android) are different between platforms, partially because UIs, hardware buttons and controls are also different... So you shouldn't be expecting 1:1 copies of any app, just like you wouldn't expect that between a Windows and a MacOS application. You need to realise you're completely changing platforms, so things should look different. The important thing is that stuff looks consistent within the platform you're using.
Apple Music: Never used it, but I'm sure it's true because Apple's apps are always horrible outside of MacOS/iOS. I'm extremely satisfied with Spotify, paying less than 3€/month for a premium subscription that gives me access to pretty much all the music in the world, instantly and from anywhere. It's so liberating not having to download, organise and manage individual files or albums anymore... I don't think I could ever go back to that. Maybe you could give Spotify/Google Play Music a try and see if you like it?
iCloud Mail: I didn't even know this existed... everyone I know uses either Gmail or maybe Hotmail from the old days, which you can both configure on the Gmail app on Android, or any other email client for that matter (there are hundreds). Can't you configure your iCloud email account on any regular email client like Gmail or Samsung Email? According to this it seems you can.
SMS backup: You can use something like SMS Backup & Restore, which does something even better than backing them up to your laptop: it backs them up to the cloud (e.g.: Google Drive), so you never lose them again. You can configure it to do that periodically (e.g.: at night) so you don't ever have to worry about it.
All in all, I would recommend at least changing your mindset and forgetting everything you know about iOS. This is a different OS, with a different platform, and things work differently. But in most cases that doesn't mean it's worse, it's just different.
Keep an open mind and try to learn the new OS instead of expecting everything to be exactly like it was on iOS... otherwise you will be permanently disappointed and you won't be able to enjoy everything Android has to offer (and believe me, it's a lot).
But if you do and you still don't like it, by all means get that iPhone 8! :D I'm sure you'll be able to sell the S8 for a decent price if it doesn't have any physical damage or anything.
Hope that helps!
The beauty of Android is that it is highly customizable. So make use of it. I recommend <strong>Swiftkey</strong>.
Check out swiftkey instead
Try SwiftKey Keyboard. It has all the emojis you mentioned.
All of these are on the Google play store. Some of them are 2.50£ or so.
Swipe, facebook's alternative
Keyboard Apps: Swiftkey or Swype
Battery Monitoring Apps: AccuBattery
Launcher Apps: Nova Launcher
Photo Editing Apps: Snapseed
You can click the app names
I don't know how to change the keyboard language on Swipe. But what I did was: I downloaded both Swift Key and Swift Key Beta and set one to English and one to Swedish. I then used the Secure Settings plugin for the "input type" action which let's me chose what keyboard to use. I then set the triggers to different apps.
In your case you could do the following:
Condition: Application "insertmessangerapp"
: AutoInput UI Action "Dave
Task: Change your keyboard to English
Again I don't know how to change the keyboard language within Swipe.
Condition: Application "insertmessangerapp
: AutoInput UI Action "Francesco
Task: Change keyboard language to Italian
There is no condition in Tasker that triggers for changing the language so I don't think it would be possible to achive "enable last used lanugage".
IIRC, Swiftkey has that option.
Have you installed a replacement keyboard yet? I recommend SwiftKey.
I don't know the fix, but you can use SwiftKey as a workaround. It can undock the keyboard.
It also seems to lag less when I text people. I'm also using Textra for my SMS/MMS default app.
They both have a great Material UI and I use the free dark Material UI theme for my SwiftKey setup.
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Maybe try Swiftkey and resize the keyboard to the biggest. Swiftkey also has pretty good word prediction.
Which keyboard are you using? You could try Swiftkey which has five different key sizes and different layouts to choose from.
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> Microsoft SwiftKey is the intelligent keyboard that learns your writing style, so you can type faster.
Use your personalized keyboard to type and send emoji, GIFs and more just the way you like.
The Microsoft SwiftKey swipe ...
I use Swiftkey keyboard, and it works great for me.
Or SwiftKey [link]
I used swype for a couple years but then found SwiftKey bettet
I have been using SwiftKey for years (before M$ bought them). Highly recommend you give it a try.
I would check out SwiftKey
Try SwiftKey. The have a plethora of keyboard size and layout options to choose from. Many neat shortcuts as well.
*Simple Gallery - Gallery
Swiftkey - Keyboard
Bromite - Browser
Joey - Reddit App
MiXplorer - File Manager
Poweramp - Music Player
VLC - Video Player
Download SwiftKey, problem solved. [link]
SwiftKey works great on Android or iOS. I've been using it for years. Customizable designs colors spacing and configuration.
Give SwiftKey a try. It doesn't bear any branding from Microsoft and has one of the best glide typing experience.
That's SwiftKey with the Neon Dark theme. I've been using it since it was a paid app. It's free these days.
This is also good for this
I use swift key https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
and g board https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin&hl=en_US
I use SwiftKey keyboard and disable Gboard.
SwiftKey does this and way better
I use Swiftkey: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey
Try it. �� [link]
swiftkey, no squinting or missing keys https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
This might help
Or do you mean how do you pay for it? It was not free before Microsoft bought it.
Got to the playstore on a computer and install it to your phone from there or click this link to swiftkey on your phone: [link]
Just use Swiftkey as your keyboard. its way better then the default keyboard.
Keylogger? I hope that's a typo
Did you get this one;
There's a few keyboard apps that can help.
I use swiftkey.
Also, LEARN PROPER SYNTAX WHEN YOU TYPE
Use SwiftKey and after a while your keyboard will remember your preferences.
Check out SwiftKey. Ive been using them for my last 3 phones and have enjoyed them greatly. Its now free as well.
Been a SwiftKey paid user for years. IMO it is the best.
If you look at the official app page it's like that on the screenshots as well. So it's normal.
All Android apps btw
* SwiftKey Keyboard - Better keyboard, very customizable.
* mysms - New default SMS app that syncs with your all devices. Allows texting through your PC. PC download
* Desktop notifications - Syncs your notifications with your phone and chrome extension.
I recommend trying SwiftKey.
You might like using swiftkey.
It's fully functional, the in app purchases are just different looks for the keyboard.
Use the SwiftKey keyboard.
It one of the only android keyboards that can have 2+ languages simultaneous (without switch). It's on Google Play, I strongly advice you to use it.
EDIT: Link here: [link]
Boxer email app
is this the SwiftKey from the app store or the stock keyboard?
from the app name (com.touchtype.swiftkey) it seems the article isn't about the one from the app store but i'm not 100% sure if that one's affected as well
i only use emojis if swiftkey suggests one. let's see if it will do so if i ever use eu in my text messages
SwiftKey, for one, has an option to always show arrow keys.
Uh. Just install it.
It's an app in the app store. It also comes pre-installed on the Duo.
> I know swiftkey and other keyboards that have a theme/styling for windows 10 keyboard
That's what the old one actually was.
you misspelled swiftkey but its probably just your sucky keyboard.
SWIFTKEY you can, any size. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey&hl=en_US
no need to float
you can set size to full screen or float.
Link to swiftkey: [link]
The ability to replace launchers or keyboards is not a selling point outside the tech enthusiast niche. It's only an added bonus to those who happen to buy an Android phone (which, as I said, is a majority of available smartphones) and actually realize they can be replaced.
It's easy to think customization is huge when you browse /r/Android daily, but even SwiftKey only has "10,000,000 - 50,000,000" total downloads according to the Play Store. With 1.5 million new devices activated daily that is a tiny drop in the bucket.
just use SwiftKey
I have no idea what's iMessage compatible or not because the vast majority of people I text are Android users, and I also don't think I've texted a single emoji to anybody. with that said, from my understanding, Swiftkey accomplishes exactly that you're asking.
I'd highly recommend switching to Swiftkey regardless because it's a vastly superior keyboard to anything else that exists. this isn't just my opinion, but the general consensus from everyone who uses Swiftkey virtually everywhere that Android keyboards are discussed. despite this being anecdotal, I've also recommended it to quite a few people, and every single person has loved it, especially those switching from a Touchwiz keyboard.
one last thing: as a root user myself, I don't understand why anyone wouldn't want full control over your device. root on Android is basically the same thing as having administrator privileges in Windows. if there's an easy and foolproof way to root your phone (especially something like Kingroot which doesn't take a lot of effort), I don't see a single downside to it. with some devices on some carriers, it can be a bit of a risk and/or destroy your device, and I would argue in those situations that it isn't worth even trying it. personally, that kind of thing stops me from purchasing said devices. in scenarios where there is no risk, I'd suggest looking into it.
to clarify with that last point, I don't know of any root utilities that fix your particular problem, I just personally advocate for people having full control over the things they purchase. things that restrict my access infuriate me, and I've gotten a little upset at my rooted Galaxy S4, for example, because ADB (a CLI-based recovery utility which generally has no restrictions) wasn't able to pull from it while the phone was in recovery mode, because "permission denied". if I can't pull data off an unencrypted device with a recovery utility, what's even the point of having a recovery mode?
tl;dr use Swiftkey. it's fantastic, and I doubt you'll find a single person that will tell you otherwise if they've used it at all. unless they're iPhone users; the last time I heard, Swiftkey was still broken on iOS.
fix ur grammar
Uninstall it and download Swiftkey Keyboard