Thursday, October 20, 2011

Swype Beta Updated With New Automatic Updates & More Languages

With a longstanding beta program, Swype which is still in beta has just been updated to a new version - 3.26 to be exact and there's a new automatic updates feature as well as more languages added to Swype as well. The new automatic updates feature is a welcome one as previously during the beta program, every time there's a new version, we have to uninstall the old version, lose our settings, reinstall the new version and redo our settings and dictionary.

Now we no longer have to worry (after this version that is, you still have to lose your settings just one last time). Other minor improvements include:

Refined Key Layout
We've changed the layout of the keyboard a tiny bit, so be prepared to unlearn what you have learned.
  • Numbers are now located along the top row of keys, similar to a traditional keyboard
  • The "Globe" key has been removed from all BETA builds (until we can make it an option in settings)
  • Added a second page to the symbols layer. Press the 1/2 key on the left to switch between them.
Enhanced Settings & Help

Confused by our old settings, tutorial, and help? Did you feel like you couldn't find info on how to use Swype effectively, and thought our settings were cluttered? Yeah, we did too. That's why we grabbed "Settings, Tutorial, & Help" by the collar, kicked it out of the house, cut off its trust fund access, and told it come back when it got its act together! Lo and behold, our newly reformed "Settings" is back and is now, well, actually helpful!
  • Long-press the SWYPE key to quickly access Swype Settings any time
  • Update Swype straight from the settings menu whenever a new version is available
  • Learn basic and advanced techniques to become an experienced Swyper. Do you know about "bouncing" and the auto-space suppress gesture? How about the editing layer? Check it out!
  • Set available languages and you'll never be offered a language you don't use when switching languages on-the-fly.
Source: Swype Forums

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