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  1. busngabb's Avatar
    I don't think people understand what Word Flow is. People keep saying Word Flow is new, but it's not. WF is the text suggestions above the keyboard.
    For example.. The secrets of the Windows Phone 8 keyboard

    What this thread refers to has 'swipe' keyboard is actually called Shape Writing. (as seen here: Shape-Writing Enhancements for Windows Phone - Microsoft Research )

    And while i'm on the subject, Word Flow is awesome, LOVE IT. Shape Writing is ok, but I can type pretty fast with my thumbs. Often i'm not as fast with the Shape Writing.
    Really? I find the shape writing to be loads quicker and it is officially the quickest form of input having broken the world record recently.
    05-09-2014 11:56 AM
  2. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Really? I find the shape writing to be loads quicker and it is officially the quickest form of input having broken the world record recently.
    I think my problem comes from my typing abilities. I can type around 100 words per minute, but if you ask me to hen peck, i'm really slow at it. Shape writing kind of reminds me of hen pecking. I'm getting faster, but I can actually type really fast with two thumbs and since word flow learns the way you type, often all I have to do is type a letter or two to start and then just keep taping word flow suggestions. And speaking of 'suggestions', words like that seam very cumbersome to swipe. And anyway, I really doubt that swipe input is even half as fast as voice to text. I mean, not even 10% as fast, REALLY! WP has the best voice to text out there.

    EDIT: I think the world record thing is for the fastest 'keyboard', not input method.
    05-09-2014 03:45 PM
  3. shielah's Avatar
    Love it, always use it unless it freezes like it has been after last update, but much faster for me 😎
    05-16-2014 02:42 PM
  4. tanyet's Avatar
    I think the swipe keyboard is great but I'm tired of having to type my email addresses in every time. You would think that you could make remember email address but it doesn't treat it as a single word. Annoying.
    05-16-2014 03:05 PM
  5. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    Absolutely love the Word Flow keyboard ~ just wish we could get it independently of 8.1.

    I personally prefer "swiping" versus "peck, peck, peck".
    antodelg likes this.
    05-16-2014 03:19 PM
  6. EwingMCSE's Avatar
    I've found that overall I can go much faster with the shape writing. I can type around 95-100wpm, but with most words it's faster with the shapes. Also, it allows me to write words very quickly holding the phone with 1 hand and holding a pen in the other.
    05-16-2014 03:47 PM
  7. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    I love it and am thrilled Microsoft added it. It was one of my most missed features from android

    Sent from my Yellow Nokia 1520 (RM-937)
    05-17-2014 08:01 AM
  8. anon5997296's Avatar
    Sometimes while typing with only one hand.. It's handy really.
    05-17-2014 08:27 AM
  9. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    I like wordflow (ex T9 predictive text input in old phones) but I like the swipe on 8.1 in fact was one of the features which missed from the android world,I have a Nokia Lumia 820 and I love this phone,the build quality and robustness of windows phone ,but I think also is co dependent of the language packages of wordflow,the times that wrote something in Spanish language with swipe in WP 8.1 worked ok I usually only write in English so sometimes do some texting Spanish (my main language) and worked fine ,for use fully swipe need to install the language packs of the language you frequently use

    Sent from my RM-825_lta_lta1_488 using Tapatalk
    05-17-2014 11:26 AM
  10. Sam Wong's Avatar
    Sure shape writing works better on small screen than big screen. It works perfectly on my 920... But a little difficult on my 1520...
    05-18-2014 06:57 AM
  11. Shan Ali Khan's Avatar
    its awesome but the problem is I have added about 300+ words in the dictionary to be able to type using word flow keyboard.
    Now when I try to add that work by simply adding +(that word) in bar when that word isn't there.
    It doenst add. Red line keeps appearing in that word

    Anyone help how to add more words. Look like there is some limit for adding words.
    06-29-2014 08:44 AM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I keep forgetting it is there. I need to make a more conscious effort.
    X0LARIUM likes this.
    06-29-2014 11:46 AM
  13. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Yes I do...when I am specially tired and sleepy...


    Sent from iCeborg's iPad.
    06-29-2014 02:26 PM
  14. EspHack's Avatar
    ive been using it since my Symbian days(it was the only way you could type, seriously) now that I have it on my lumia its wonderful, its like a mixed use, some words with and others without swipe, also if I want to use it one handed there is simply no other way lol
    06-29-2014 05:38 PM
  15. e4et's Avatar
    ive been using it since my Symbian days(it was the only way you could type, seriously) now that I have it on my lumia its wonderful, its like a mixed use, some words with and others without swipe, also if I want to use it one handed there is simply no other way lol
    Agreed.
    It also recognizes most of the custom language words as well, even when predicting my next words. It's awesome.
    06-29-2014 05:59 PM
  16. mahesh nakka's Avatar
    i use it everyday using it now while writing this comment
    06-30-2014 03:11 AM
  17. 925gr's Avatar
    It' s unfair not to be available in more languages. Why not in mine (greek)? It is present in Nokia X for example, but not in wp8.1!!!
    Major failure.
    StephanW likes this.
    07-24-2014 05:11 AM
  18. Halfame's Avatar
    07-24-2014 05:22 AM
  19. Firdaus Edymainoe's Avatar
    I really dont find my self using the Word Flow Keyboard I tend to write faster without it.
    I use it a lot and am using it now. It's faster and easier for me.
    07-24-2014 05:31 AM
  20. StephanW's Avatar
    This is the first time I use it how to swipe a space?

    Got it!! I'm pretty amazed
    07-24-2014 05:35 AM
  21. jmerrey's Avatar
    I've been using it since the preview was out and, I'm not sure if I'm getting better or the phone is learning me or a combo of both but damn, is it amazing now. It was good at the start but now it's almost perfect. Between texting and emailing about 30-40 times a day on the phone, I bet I have to go back and type something in manually about twice a week. I love it.
    07-24-2014 10:14 AM
  22. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    Broke my arm and started using swipe to text. I loved it and found myself using it now primarily.
    07-24-2014 10:19 AM
  23. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Broke my arm and started using swipe to text. I loved it and found myself using it now primarily.
    That's probably there best thing about it. You can use it with either hand, at least, with a small enough screen (I have a 920).
    07-24-2014 10:23 AM
  24. davegore's Avatar
    i absolutely love it, defo one of the best features on the 8.1 upgrade for sure
    08-10-2014 07:51 AM
  25. colinkiama's Avatar
    its awesome but the problem is I have added about 300+ words in the dictionary to be able to type using word flow keyboard.
    Now when I try to add that work by simply adding +(that word) in bar when that word isn't there.
    It doenst add. Red line keeps appearing in that word

    Anyone help how to add more words. Look like there is some limit for adding words.
    You can add more words using the messaging app. Type the words that dont work and send them to yourself. Your phone will eventually learn the word. Then you can start swiping it. If that doesn't work then I think you have reached the limit. I only added the swear words lol
    08-10-2014 08:02 AM
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