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Swype Keyboard

by Nuance Communications, Inc
Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Price: £2.43 Price inclusive of VAT if applicable.
Sold by: Amazon Media EU Sarl
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Languages Supported:
Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
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Latest Updates

What's new in version
  • November 21, 2014 - v1.6.20
  • Tap performance improvements
  • New setting for keyboard font boldness
  • Minor UI improvements
  • New speech languages for Hindi and Indian English
  • Fixed crashes reported by users
  • Various bug fixes and optimizations

Product details

  • Release Date: 6 Nov. 2013
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,284 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Multi-modal: Swype, Type, Write, Speak
  • Unique Tablet Keyboards: No need to download a separate application for your tablet. Swype includes three tablet modes to choose from, including: the original Swype keyboard, a small and moveable keyboard, and a split keyboard for easy tablet input.
  • Language Downloads: Swype supports over 71 downloadable languages and 20 dialects.

Product Description

You Asked for It - Swype Now Available on the Amazon Appstore! Get it Today

• 250+ Million Users and Growing
• Guinness World Record – Fastest Time to Type a Text Message
• Own the Original Swype Keyboard that Started it All – Accept No Imitations

Swype is all about YOU. Whether you’re a fast tapper, exact typer or a Swype Ninja, get ready for
a better, faster keyboard experience that gets smarter the more you use it. Swype pays attention to the way you input text and creates a personal language model that follows you from device to device. Swype – the world’s most powerful keyboard.


BILINGUAL SUPPORT – Swype now lets you enter words from two languages at once! Words suggested by Swype will automatically adjust to your bilingual language preferences.

MORE CUSTOMISATION OPTIONS – Swype lets you customise your keyboard including long-press delay, vibration duration, keyboard height and mini left/right keyboards in landscape mode.

ACCESSIBILITY SUPPORT – Swype supports Android’s “Talkback” and “Explore by Touch” accessibility features. When accessibility features are enabled the user’s entered text will be spoken back.

SWYPE LIVING LANGUAGE & HOTWORDS keeps you always up to date with a real-time, crowd-sourced and news derived language model that gives you immediate access to our continuously updated language dictionary. Imagine having instant access to the hottest words and phrases that people are using at that moment. Swype’s Living Language will also further localise your dictionary with an additional dialect supplement for your preferred language. (Opt-in feature)

NEXT WORD PREDICTION is so intelligent, it’s like Swype can (almost) read your mind. The most powerful personal language model on the market trains your device to learn your unique vocabulary and predict your words based on previous usage. Swype also has the most extensive phrase and sentence-based prediction model out there, which means we can predict words in commonly used long phrases like “Best of the Best,” “Nail on the head”, “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “Dancing with the Stars.”

PERSONAL DICTIONARY BACKUP & SYNC makes it so your personal language model and dictionary are automatically backed up and synced across all your Android devices. (Opt-in feature)

DRAGON DICTATION’S world-renowned voice recognition lets you go hands free and turns your voice into text quickly and accurately with a simple press of the Dragon key. Available in 36 languages. Dragon allows you to see phrase-based results in near real-time without leaving the dictation UI.

SMART EDITOR analyses an entire sentence, flagging potential errors for a quick fix, and includes suggestions for the most likely alternatives.

Even more personalised and intelligent Swype features:

•Smart Touch: Swype learns your unique style of input and continuously evolves and adapts to your typing patterns for a truly personalised keyboard experience.
•Keyboard Themes: With a wide variety of themes to choose from, you can personalise the look of your Swype keyboard to one that is all your own.
•Voice & Text Dictionary Sync: New words added to your Swype keyboard personal dictionary are synced across all input methods, which means that you can easily Swype, type or Dragon dictate that new word.
•Gestures: use Swype gestures for quick everyday tasks such as:
• Select All (Swype key to ‘A’)
• Cut (Swype key to ‘X’)
• Copy (Swype key to ‘C’)
• Paste (Swype key to ‘V’)
• Search (Swype key to ‘S’)

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Technical Details

  • Size: 23.2MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: Nuance Communications, Inc (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g. Mobile-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Read-only access to phone state
    • Read SMS messages
    • Connect to a paired Bluetooth devices
    • Open network sockets
    • Access fine (e.g. GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unusable, slow and laggy on HTC One M8 8 Sept. 2014
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Been using this for a while: when it works its great. However more and more it is lagging very hard. I write out a sentence and I look back and its done one word out of 10.
Went back to stock keyboard and OMG it feels so much better. They keep promising to fix this, but with every update the problem is still there
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A few issues holding it back 21 Mar. 2014
By Story
I like how in Swiftkey with Flow, when you swipe a word, the bar predicts the next word instead of providing alternatives for the current word. This is despite the fact that Swiftkey often gets it wrong. Swype is much more accurate than Swiftkey Flow, so it would make even more sense in this app to have prediction instead of correction in the bar when you swipe and not just when you hit space.

Also, I know that there are workarounds but there really should be an option in the app to use Google Voice Search instead of Dragon.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Comparible functionality now built in to Android 24 Nov. 2014
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For its time, this was a great product. It takes some getting used to as it completely redefines the way you type on a smartphone, dragging between letters and letting the engine guess your intended work. Largely this works well, but there are times when its infuriating, just getting words or large parts of sentenced completely wrong meaning you have to go back and correct them. On the plus side, it'll put an end to mis-spellings, its just the mis-interpreted words that means you have to be vigilant.

This functionality is now built directly in to latter versions of Android, so if you are using Android 4.4 or above, you'll already have this, so save your money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but glitches 29 Jan. 2015
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I love the Swype Dragon+ keyboard - it's versatile, very customisable and accurate. However it does have a problem on my Kindle Fire HDX. Occasionally the keyboard shifts to the right, leaving a black bar on the left and several keys (including the ever useful Enter key) placed under the main navigation bar. The only way round this is rebooting the tablet... Which is frustrating. If this were fixed, I would rate as 5 star, however this crippling glitch brings it down to a rating of 3.
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By GilesB
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This keyboard is probably better than the stock one on my samsung note 2, but i find it cumbersome at times and could type more cleanly when not using predictive entry on the original one. Prediction is good on this however, and if the space bar were slightly bigger and there was a dedicate line for numbers it would get 4 stars. The voice recogniton feature seems poor, and i have given up trying to use that feature.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good and easy to use keyboard 29 Jan. 2014
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Accuracy is very good, suggestions are top notch and it makes constructing texts, etc very quick and easy. Being able to try it free speaks volumes about how confident Nuance are about the quality of Swype.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as the free trial 9 July 2014
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I bought this after using the one month free trial which worked well. I wanted a keyboard with Arabic language ability, which maintained the swype keyboard that i already have on my phone. Both had worked in the free trial.

Having paid for it now, I can't download the Arabic keyboard - it fails every time. Which pretty much destroys my reason for installing the app in the first place. In addition, the keyboard runs slowly, so it often misses out words that I swype in and I have to go back and insert them, which is pretty irritating.

It's a shame - in theory it's a nice app, and the trial version worked well; but the paid for version didn't reach the same standard
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Dictate sucks 24 Jun. 2014
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I used to love Swype! Unfortunately, you're forced into use Dragon instead of Google Voice, thus crippling what used to be a great keyboard.
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