Swype Android Beta Adds Dragon Speech, Handwriting Recognition
I wasn't disappointed. This release of Swype has convinced me that mobile input--specifically input on an Android tablet--can work well. You might think that on a tablet, with its larger on-screen keyboard, Swype wouldn't be as useful or as desirable as it is. But I found it extremely useful on my tablet for both work and personal tasks.
Swype was bought by Nuance, seller of the popular Dragon speech recognition software app, last year. The latest version of Swype uses its hallmark keyboard finger swipes combined with Dragon speech recognition, plus a new handwriting recognition option, to help you get words down faster. The Swype Beta for Android app is free. To download, create an account by entering your email address and a password. The installation file is downloaded directly from Swype's servers, so you'll need to enable the "Unknown sources" option for allowing installation of "non-Market apps."