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Old 25th October 2012, 20:19   #12106
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For those who miss sliding/swiping on Swiftkey, the next version is going to include this capability. Though its not happing too soon - expected to be out in 3rd quarter of next year. I just hope it does not add bloat compared to their existing offering. Somehow, I feel that the "feel" of their earlier version Swiftkey X was better than Swiftkey 3.
Thanks for that update. Though I wonder when that "version" is going to be out.
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Sliding with Swifkey's prediction engine should be a killer combo. However, I don't know how Swype's predictive capabilities compare to that of Swiftkey. Can anybody who has recently been using both comment?
Dunno about Swype, but recently I have started using TouchPal, and it has been a fun-ride so far. So much that I have stopped using Swiftkey On most aspects both are quite similar, however pfa a few differences :-

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- Very light app. I find Swiftkey a bit heavy on the CPU in comparison
- Free!
- Excellent predictive capabilities

Cons
- The swiping feature of course needs to be updated with my Hinglish words and similar stuff
- Swiftkey has this learning capability from Gmail/Facebook/Twitter/Sms. Unfortunately, Touchpal has only messages. However it does have the feature of adding all contact details into the dictionary, which is quite a useful feature!
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Nothing comes close to SwiftKey in my experience. Touchpal wasn't that usable for me. I had used swype for a long time as well.

This is typed from SwiftKey and it took well under a minute to type in the whole thing.

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Old 25th October 2012, 21:30   #12108
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Interesting differences of experience. Prolly depends on your writing style too, I guess. But its worth comparing only recent versions as updated versions...

Errata - It is supposed to be out in the 1st quarter of next year and not 3rd. Seems I made a typo in the earlier post.
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Nothing comes close to SwiftKey in my experience. Touchpal wasn't that usable for me. I had used swype for a long time as well.

This is typed from SwiftKey and it took well under a minute to type in the whole thing.
I do agree. Swift key is simply superb. Nothing has come as close for me.

About the Xperia dialer, it's worse in Xperia S as well. It's embarrassing when you have to wait for the dialer to show up especially when you are showing off your phone!

Even I've been using dialerex. It's pretty good. However hope Sony fixes this atleast by next update.
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Interesting differences of experience. Prolly depends on your writing style too, I guess. But its worth comparing only recent versions as updated versions...

Errata - It is supposed to be out in the 1st quarter of next year and not 3rd. Seems I made a typo in the earlier post.
It will be called SwiftKey Flow. One can sign up for their beta program here - http://www.swiftkey.net/flow/

Check out the video -

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Nothing comes close to SwiftKey in my experience. Touchpal wasn't that usable for me. I had used swype for a long time as well.

This is typed from SwiftKey and it took well under a minute to type in the whole thing.
Agreed. I purchased SwiftKey after trialing several free/trial apps. This one took just 10 secs to type. SwiftKey has learnt about my style so much in the last 8 months, that my typing is now much much faster.
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It will be called SwiftKey Flow. One can sign up for their beta program here - http://www.swiftkey.net/flow/

Check out the video -
Looks cool. The new version better be free for existing Swiftkey customers. And I really hope they can keep the bloat and CPU requirement low and improve on the voice recognition. If they can, it could be one of the best things that happened to mobiles since touch screens maybe...

However, the new JB keyboard itself is reported to have upped the ante with its predictions. Any JB + Swiftkey users can give a comparative comment?

Whichever may be the best keyboard, the prize of the worst keyboard ever should go to Sony's stock keyboard on my Xperia. I'll never forget that half day traumatic experience I had with it when the phone was brand new

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Old 26th October 2012, 08:45   #12113
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Nothing comes close to SwiftKey in my experience. Touchpal wasn't that usable for me. I had used swype for a long time as well.

This is typed from SwiftKey and it took well under a minute to type in the whole thing.
Well a lot depends on one's typing skills too. What I meant in that comparison but didn't mention openly is when I type with both hands then swiftkey works better than TouchPal probably. However when I type with one hand only, then the Swype functionality of TouchPal works best. Of course if swiftkey brings out swyping, then that is the best of both worlds

BTW this took around 50 seconds. On TouchPal. And probably swiftkey would have taken the same, lol

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Anyone using Tasker here? If yes, what do you guys use it commonly for?

I tried a few simple profiles like changing the notification volumes based on whether am at home or office. Then I tried a little complex one, like, sending out a whatsapp ping if I am around a certain tower. Worked while testing, but didn't actually trigger on its own the next time I went near it. The profile was active and all.
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Anyone using Tasker here? If yes, what do you guys use it commonly for?

I tried a few simple profiles like changing the notification volumes based on whether am at home or office. Then I tried a little complex one, like, sending out a whatsapp ping if I am around a certain tower. Worked while testing, but didn't actually trigger on its own the next time I went near it. The profile was active and all.
Haven't used tasker but heard a lot of good reviews about it. I was using a similar free app called Llama. You need to be little geeky to configure areas and events and all, but once you get it right, it works like a charm.

Like you did, I had a auto notification "Shopping reminder" which will trigger when I enter the cell tower area of a super market on my way back to office. I had also noted that it will only trigger when the display was on at the time of that event trigger or if the phone was used a little while ago.

Have you purchased tasker? I am also contemplating. But my payments on Google play is no longer working.

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Have you purchased tasker? I am also contemplating. But my payments on Google play is no longer working.
Hey,

I too faced such an issue once and i read on some site to log into Google Wallet and deleted and re enter your credit card details.

https://wallet.google.com/

Adding, updating, deleting credit cards

http://support.google.com/offers/bin...answer=1311406

Hope this helps. It sure worked for me.

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Hey,

I too faced such an issue once and i read on some site to log into Google Wallet and deleted and re enter your credit card details.

https://wallet.google.com/

Adding, updating, deleting credit cards

http://support.google.com/offers/bin...answer=1311406

Hope this helps. It sure worked for me.

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Thanks, but I had already tried this (deleting and re-entering my card) in wallet but it didn't help.
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Haven't used tasker but heard a lot of good reviews about it. I was using a similar free app called Llama. You need to be little geeky to configure areas and events and all, but once you get it right, it works like a charm.

Like you did, I had a auto notification "Shopping reminder" which will trigger when I enter the cell tower area of a super market on my way back to office. I had also noted that it will only trigger when the display was on at the time of that event trigger or if the phone was used a little while ago.

Have you purchased tasker? I am also contemplating. But my payments on Google play is no longer working.
Not yet, got a craked apk and seems I have 7 days before I have to register. I am planning to see if it proves useful and what all I can do with it. If it proves useful, will buy.

Regarding setting up the rules, ya it gets a li'l complicated. But there are plenty of tutorials available. I am trying to read and learn some of it. Let's see if I carry on or uninstall it on the 7th day.
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Is there a calender application that does not use reminder feature of stock calender application of the phone? I have an Xperia Neo V and the reminder, when it pops up, gives me options to snooze or dismiss all. If I press snooze, it is snoozed for 10 minutes. I wanted something that will give me multiple options like snooze for 10 mins / 30 mins / 1 hr / 1 day. I thought I'll get this using some other calender app. So I downloaded an app called 'Jorte'. It has different interface but still it uses the stock reminder feature giving me the same two options. I tried other calenders too but all use the stock reminder feature only.

My old windows mobile (WM6) phone had such a feature which I used to use a lot.
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Is there a calender application that does not use reminder feature of stock calender application of the phone? I have an Xperia Neo V and the reminder, when it pops up, gives me options to snooze or dismiss all. If I press snooze, it is snoozed for 10 minutes. I wanted something that will give me multiple options like snooze for 10 mins / 30 mins / 1 hr / 1 day. I thought I'll get this using some other calender app. So I downloaded an app called 'Jorte'. It has different interface but still it uses the stock reminder feature giving me the same two options. I tried other calenders too but all use the stock reminder feature only.

My old windows mobile (WM6) phone had such a feature which I used to use a lot.
Not really sure if this will work but why don't you try a different alarm app? I am guessing it'll ask on the first instance to select the alarm app you want to use. Use a 3rd party alarm app that gives you option to set custom snooze time. Sorry if it doesn't work, just a guess here. :-P
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