Android users have long been boasting about the available keyboard options that brings innovative algorithms making the process of typing on touch screen smooth with less prone to error. Now, the top Android keyboard app SWYPE seems to have arrived on the iOS as developer has posted an alternative iOS keyboard on both App Store as well as the Cydia.
The top jailbreak tweak TouchPal delivers Swype-like gesture based keyboard app to the iPhone, allowing you to enter words by simply moving your fingers over the keys rather than tapping on them singularly.
Despite the fact that Apple does not permit developers develop alternative apps for the default iOS keyboard , , developers use jailbreak route to overcome the restrictions. However, the TouchPal is available on both iOS App Store as well as Cydia.
The TouchPal keyboard is fully inspired by the SWYPE app available on Android, and as a bonus the developer is currently offering it absolutely free on the App Store as well as on Cydia, where you will get the options to have it as a system-wide keyboard alternative.
The jailbreak version of the TouchPal will allow you to use the keyboard as the replacement of the stock iOS keyboard. Once installed it will show-up in the Keyboard section within the the Settings app, and all you have to do is go to the General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard and enable it from there. Starting from that point, you can use Swype like iOS keyboard anywhere on your iPhone 5.
However, if you are not using a jailbroken iPhone then currently, the app provides you with the Swype keyboard like functionality, yet confines text entry inside the app. Still It will, allow you to email, notes, or alternatively copy the entered text and paste it anywhere, or even export it to Evernote.
In case you want to use the tap based entry from within the SWYPE style keyboard, then there is this ‘A’ key present next to the space bar, and once pressed it will disable the swipe based gesture entering. The application also offers a convenient prediction tab that offers terms which you’re supposed to write, helping you save additional key strokes.
You can use the link below to download the App free from the iTunes App Store, or if you are on Cydia then simply search for TouchPal and it is there via BigBoss repo.
Click here to download the touchpal from App Store.