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Swype gets easier number entry and two-word phrase prediction in version 1.9 update
Swype users will be happy to hear that their favorite third party keyboard app is receiving quite the update. Now live in the Google Play Store, the update to version 1.9 brings a few notable improvements that will help make your typing experience much smoother. For starters, you’ll now have an easier time entering in numbers. After you receive the update, you’ll be able to simply tap on the keys that have numbers as secondary characters to get suggestions for those numbers. For example, if you type in “tyqu”, Swype will suggest the number “5617”. This works for symbol entry, as well.
Swype also now has the ability to predict two-word phrases, allowing you to type out short phrases much quicker. Also in this update is support for Chinese cloud prediction and various bug fixes and performance improvements. If you’re interested, check out the full version 1.9 changelog below:
- Easy number entry – tapping on keys that have numbers as secondary characters will provide a number / symbol suggestion (ex: tapping “ejqp” suggests “3:10″, “swpp” suggests “$200”)
- Phrase prediction – Swype can now predict two-word phrases (ex: entering “How” could predict “are you” )
- Chinese Cloud Prediction
- Various crash and bug fixes (thanks for reporting!)
If you have yet to try Swype, you can check out the 30-day free trial or hit up the download link below to buy the premium version for $0.99. The update is now live in the Google Play Store, so be sure to grab it if Swype is your keyboard of choice.