Feb 19, 2010 6:30 AM –
Be on the leading edge of touchscreen revolution! ShapeWriter Gesture Keyboard is an award-winning text input breakthrough from 10 years of R&D. Each stroke enters a whole word. Enable this system input method from Settings -> Locale & text. Android 1.6 or higher.
AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:
ShapeWriter Keyboard for Android is an alternate way of typing on a virtual keyboard by simply sliding your finger to letters to create words. It’s meant to be fast and easy, however does takes some getting used to. At times it’s cumbersome to type words… make a mistake and tap the backspace button and it removes the whole word. Also hindering when you’re sliding to letters on the upper row then need letters on the lower row, however you can’t see them because your thumb is in the way sliding around. It’s also a pain to try to send SMS text message or Tweet with ShapeWriter.
Video: ShapeWriter Keyboard
ShapeWriter Keyboard Composing Words
ShapeWriter Keyboard Composing Words 2
If you can master it, the speed advantage offered makes it very useful.
Ease of Use:
I personally found the learning curve and slower speed at which I ended up typing frustrating enough to uninstall the app and stick to the default Android keyboard.
Android keyboards give options on which you prefer to use, or you can set ShapeWriter as your default keyboard.
To set ShapeWriter as your default keyboard:
- Go to Setting menu
- Locale & Text
- Uncheck “Android keyboard”
- Check “ShapeWriter keyboard”