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Is the Swype Beta over now that you’re on Google Play/app stores?
Swype Beta is returning to its roots! Are you an Android user who is comfortable with unstable builds and lots of bugs? If so, please visit http://beta.swype.com for information on how to sign up and stay tuned for more information as we revamp the Swype Beta program!
If you are an existing user of the latest Swype Beta version (v1.4.9), this version of Swype Beta will expire (on par with previous releases of Swype Beta). The expiration date for Swype Beta v1.4.9 is September 14, 2013.
What is Swype?
Swype is a fast way to enter text. To Swype, put your finger on the first letter of the word and draw a path from letter to letter, lifting up after the last letter.
What other platforms is Swype available on?
Swype has been pre-installed on devices for Android, Symbian, MeeGo, and Windows 7.
Where can the full version of Swype be downloaded?
The full version of Swype is now available for download on Google Play!
Which languages are supported in Swype? Which languages does Dragon Dictation support?
For a complete list of languages supported in Swype, please click here.
Why isn’t Swype available for iPhone/iPad/BlackBerry/Windows Phone?
Due to the technical design of some operating systems, it is not possible for third party keyboards (such as Swype) to be offered at this point in time. Please communicate to your device/OS manufacturer that you’d like to see Swype available as a keyboard option!
Why wasn’t Swype made available on Google Play previously?
The first public demonstration of Swype occurred in 2007, a few years before Android became a mainstream mobile operating system. At that time, it wasn’t clear how successful a business model based on application publishing in app stores for Android could be. Therefore, Swype, Inc. pursued and successfully secured business via OEM licensing which resulted in the pre-install of Swype on over 250 million devices to date. At this time, we’re thrilled to finally offer Swype to even more Swype fans on Google Play!
Tips & Tricks
Can I speak commands and punctuations when I use Dragon Dictation?
Yes. If you want to have punctuation in your dictation results, you can speak them by saying "comma", "period", etc. Some special symbols such as "$", "%" are automatically placed in context. You can also perform some basic text commands by speaking them. For example, you can say "New Paragraph" to have a new paragraph in your dictation.
What are the most common Swype gestures?
- Capitalization: Capitalize a letter while Swyping by gliding your finger from the letter up past the top of the keyboard and, without lifting, gliding your finger back down to the next letter of the word.
- Punctuation: Swype from the comma, period, or other punctuation to the Space key instead of tapping punctuation and then the Space key.
- The Edit Keyboard: The Edit keyboard allows the user to move the cursor within text, as well as perform other editing tasks. To get to the Edit keyboard, Swype from the Swype key to the Symbols key (=@#) on the keyboard.
- Select All: To select all of the text you entered, just Swype from the Swype key to the 'a'.
- Copy: To copy a word or block of text, just select the text by double-tapping on the word or do the Select-all gesture, then Swype from the Swype key to the 'c'.
- Cut: To remove a word or block of text and store it to paste elsewhere, just select the text by double-tapping on the word or do the select-all gesture, then Swype from the Swype key to the 'x'.
- Paste: After doing a copy or cut of your text, Swype from the Swype key to the 'v' to paste it.
- The Number Keyboard: To quickly get to the Number keyboard, Swype from the Swype key to the number 5.
- Hiding the Keyboard: To easily hide the keyboard, just Swype from the Swype key to the backspace key.
- Turn off Automatic Spacing: Suppress automatic spacing before the next word by gliding from the Space key to the backspace key. This is useful when creating compound words.
- Editing the Case of a Word: Change the case of a word after you enter it or when editing your message by tapping the word in the message and then gliding from the Swype key to the Shift key before lifting. A Word choice list with capitalization options will display, allowing you to choose lower case, Capitalized, or ALL CAPS.
- Switching languages: To switch between the two most recent languages, Swype from the Swype-key to the key with the language initials on it.
Can I change my voice input provider in Swype?
If you have a pre-installed version of Swype on your device, the device manufacturer configures Swype’s voice input engine.
If you purchased Swype from Google Play, Dragon Dictation is the default voice provider as both products are developed and published by Nuance.
My question isn't answered here. How can I get additional help?
If you are a user of a pre-installed version of Swype or Swype Beta, you are welcome to contact Swype Community Management via the Swype Forum. Please post your question and we will answer it as soon as possible!
If you downloaded Swype from Google Play, please visit http://technicalsupport.nuance.com/ for technical support.
Which application permissions does Swype require?
A complete list of our permissions can be found on our Google Play store page under the “Permissions” tab.
What is Swype Connect and how does it affect my privacy?