Product Features

Swype is your keyboard for life. Type fast, Swype faster.

Swype is all about YOU. Whether you’re a fast tapper, exact typer or a Swype Ninja, get ready for a better, faster keyboard experience that gets smarter the more you use it. Swype pays attention to the way you input text and creates a personal language model that follows you from device to device. Swype – the world’s most powerful keyboard.

Here is a comprehensive list of Swype's feature set:

Bilingual Support

Swype now lets you enter words from two languages at once! Words suggested by Swype will automatically adjust to your bilingual language preferences.

Personalization Options

Swype lets you personalize your keyboard including long-press delay, vibration duration, keyboard height and mini left/right keyboards in landscape mode.

Keyboard Layout Selection

Choose which keyboard layout you want to use for your language (e.g. QWERTY/QWERTZ/AZERTY). So, if you want to use German but are not used to the standard German QWERTZ layout, you can select the more familiar QWERTY layout.

Accessibility Support

Swype supports Android’s “Talkback” and “Explore by Touch” accessibility features. When accessibility features are enabled the user’s entered text will be spoken back.

Living Language

Swype crowd-sources and updates your dictionary with the latest trending words. Have immediate access to the latest hot words and phrases. To see today's English updates visit our Living Language Section.

Swype's Living Language now also supports over 20 dialects, which means if you live in Australia, we'll automatically load local words like lollies (candy), arvo, and brekky (breakfast).

Personal Language Model

Swype's Personal Language Model makes your keyboard more intelligent than ever. Imagine your device figuring out what you will type based on the history of how you've used specific words in relationship to one another. A cutting edge Advanced Language Model, the latest XT9 algorithms, a robust Dynamic Language Model and a game changing Extended Language Model, all work together with a preloaded baseline language database to be able to (almost) read your mind.

Backup & Sync

With Swype both your keyboard dictionary and how you use your words follows you from device to device.

Smart Editor

Only on Swype does Smart Editor examine words in your sentence and determines if another previously suggested word makes more sense. Words are underlined within the text field to prompt you to tap on them and select the word we think is more likely. And, the more you use it the smarter it gets!

Smart Reselect

Smart Reselect provides more accurate word choice options when a user reselects a word that they would like to replace. When a user reselects a word for editing, Swype's Smart Editor technology enables the device to look both at the word before and after to give better replacement options.

Smart Touch

Swype adjusts to how you type on your device. So if you consistently tap between G & H but usually want G, Swype will learn this and adapt.

Voice/Text Dictionary Sync

Only Swype combines your text dictionary with your Dragon Dictation voice dictionary.

Swype Swype for Tablets

Don't pay double, Swype is a single keyboard for both phones & tablets. Swype includes three different keyboard layouts for tablets: the original keyboard, a small and moveable keyboard, and a split keyboard.

Language Downloads

Swypers everywhere rejoice, choose from 71 downloadable keyboard languages and 36 Dragon Dictation languages.

Four-in-One Keyboard

Our four-in-one keyboard lets you Swype, Type, Write or Speak to fit your input needs.

Keyboard Themes

Swype now has 15 keyboard themes with the addition of our new minimalist Blackbird theme.

Gestures

Want to even be faster with Swype? Let your ninja skills shine by using Swype's gestures. These shortcuts allow users to quickly accomplish common tasks like: Capitalization, Punctuation Select All, Copy, Paste and even switch languages. Impress your friends and hear them ooh and aah with jealousy.

Dragon Mobile Assistant

If you have both Dragon Mobile Assistant and Swype, Swype from the Swype key to the Dragon flame for easy access to Nuance's popular Dragon Mobile Assistant personal assistant app for Android. Dragon now features unique proactive assistant and location sharing capabilities, making it easier than ever to find and meet up with friends, get automatically dialed into your next conference call, and hear text messages read aloud as they come in.

For descriptions of more advanced Swype features, please visit our Tips section!