The stock keyboard that comes with android can get boring and make typing a hassle but now you can change that just by installing an app from the market, it’s called Slide It. Slide It is a keyboard replacement that can be comparable to Swype. It has some advantages over Swype but also has some disadvantages, but you should give it a try and you may love it.
- This thing is fast, blazing fast, sometimes it knows the word before you do.
- Supports many themes to customize experience.
- Extremely accurate.
- Multi-Language Support. (over 45)
- Resizable keyboard.
- Text prediction isn’t up to par with Swype
RATING: 4.5 Stars
UPDATED: August 2nd 2011
CURRENT VERSION: 4.0.1
REQUIRES ANDROID: 1.5 and up
INSTALLS: 100,000 – 500,000
PRICE: Free/ $5.99
CONTENT RATING: Everyone
When it comes to typing a long message or even a short one to a friend you want a few things in a keyboard, one thing you need is accuracy. Slide It can handle that part very well as long as you make the correct gestures along the keyboard Slide It has no problem inputting the word you desire. Another thing you want is you want your keyboard to be able to predict what word you want to come next. Now this is where Slide It struggles, it can predict the next word sometimes while other times it does not do this so well. A third thing you need is speed, you don’t want to have to slow down to type what you want. With Slide It you will never have to no matter how fast you type the keyboard will understand you and stay accurate. A final thing you want in your keyboard is themes. While themes are not the most important they are fun to play with and make you hate typing long messages left. With Slide It you get 3 pre-installed themes with over 25 themes available from download in the market. The themes are well developed to and are very nice, and creative.
Another nice feature of Slide It is the shortcuts. We all know when typing we like to abbreviate our words like using ‘BRB’ or ‘IDK’ well with Slide It you can use those but in a different way. Instead of typing out ‘I don’t know’ just slide over the letter ‘IDK’ and the phone will input the whole phrase not the abbreviation.
Overall Slide It is a great keyboard replacement for anyone who is looking for a new keyboard. Slide It is in it’s fourth version and with each version Slide It has improved and keeps getting better, which only means good things for the future of Slide It.In the future I hope to see more themes, better predictive text, and minor bug fixes along the road.
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