Swype Keyboard now discontinued

Herbert Rhodes
February 20, 2018

Swype has confirmed that they're no longer supporting the keyboard, and it's officially no longer seeing updates.

The first third-party offering that allowed you to "draw" on the keyboard rather than type letter by letter ended up in the hands of Nuance, who confirmed to a customer that it was no longer being worked on. We hope you enjoyed using Swype, we sure enjoyed working with the Swype community. One such keyboard app is Swype that featured some pretty neat features back in the days when it had hit the market. This is according to a post on Reddit in which Redditor dancedar emailed Nuance regarding support for the app, in which they received a replying stating that the app has been discontinued.

On-screen keyboards can make our digital lives much easier.

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Well, apart from ending the development of Swype+Dragon for Android, the product team has given similar statement regarding Swype+Dragon for iOS. However, most users claim that Swype is both accurate and quicker than the competition.

Like a lot of my fellow Android users, I often used to jump back and forth between keyboard apps on my phone. Users might want to download it now before it is permanently removed by the company soon.

Curious, we went looking online and discovered a Zendesk article from Nuance that announced the iOS version of the app would be discontinued as well. Those include Gboard, Fleksy or SwiftKey all of which are thriving on the Play Store. The app is available in Google Play Store for $1. What alternative keyboards do you recommend we check out?

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