What is the best way to input text from an Android phone? Is there a decent spell checker available?


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Mountain  Man Profile
Mountain Man answered

Didge, there is a free app on play store called Thick Buttons. When you start typing a word it gives you options of different words to choose. Just tap the word and it will install it. It's quicker than spelling the whole word. I have that set for my default keyboard.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
I can't blame the spell check. I'm just a klutz.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Mountain man I thought you'd like to know that was sick buttons you can hold down the, comma and it gives you the option of voice input I have an edited this so you can see there are some problems but mostly I just spoke amazing and thank you
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Thick buttons
I haven't edited...
Corey The Goofyhawk Profile
Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic is limitless, answered

After seeing your comment under Otis, I may have an answer. I've never used any spell checker other that the stock but there is a feature within Samsung, and several other androids, called Swype. Basically, you place your finger on the first letter of the word you want and swipe over every letter in that word. It's quite fast once you get used to it and the keyboard will eventually learn which words you use most.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Thanks, Corey. That's useful to. I noticed "Swype" but wasn't too sure about it so I asked the question to see what others suggested.
Corey The Goofyhawk
It's a good feature especially for one handed use but does take time to get use to. I hope you find what your looking for.
otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

Got me didge good morning here

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
And good evening to you, Otis. I thought you might have known. Just bought a Galaxy and it's fun to use but there's gotta be a better way than picking it out one letter at a time.
otis campbell
otis campbell commented
I tried those and i end up doing one at a time im on my android now. U will get faster
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Ancient One answered

Mine has a voice recognition capability. I just speak into the mic and it does all the work. However it does have issues with words that sound the same such as to, too, two.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
Thanks, Ancient One. Some of my apps (Google, f'rinstance) allow voice recognition which works surprisingly well although, as you said, similar words can be confused. I was hoping there was an app that allowed voice recognition to all sites.

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