If you have known me for some time, then you know I was a diehard Blackberry fan for years. I had a RIM device for almost six years before I got fed up with its lack of effectiveness and went to an Android. I have had my Android for over a month and I absolutely love it, but one of its best features hands down is Swype.
What is Swype? It is an application (or already pre-installed app) on the Android that allows you to text and email more effectively. Instead of pecking the keys on the touchscreen, you “swype” the letters you want without even picking up your hand. In one stroke you can type out a word, making it a quick way to communicate. And the Swype feature seems to know automatically what you are trying to spell; if it doesn’t, a drop down list of words will appear and you can select which word you want. So high tech and absolutely fabulous.
My friend Kesha told me about the Swype feature when I was in the deliberating process of whether or not I wanted to switch from Blackberry—she raved about it and it didn’t seem like such a big deal then, but it totally is now. I LOVE IT!
If you have an Android phone and you do not already have the Swype app, you can get it for free in the Android Market.
The Android operating system is quickly becoming the most used and most favorable in terms of wireless phones. I am so loving my new #TeamAndroid lifestyle. 🙂
Do you Swype?
Editor’s note: Chris P. just informed me that Swype is NOT available in the Android Market as I previously stated. If it’s not preloaded on your phone, you can get the application here: http://swypeinc.com/