Yesterday saw the new Swype app found on the Nexus S 4G being ripped and ported to other android devices. This new app spread through development forums, but the installation wasn't really that simple, and required root access on your android phone.
Today Swype have released this new version of the Swype application through their beta program (so no root required). The new app brings many improvements including:
- Quick Editing
- Personal Dictionary Management
You can get the new beta Swype by going to the official beta page for android and signing in (or registering).
The full changelog is provided below:
Swype v3.25: Gestures, Dictionary Management & Swype Connect Swype Gestures - With this version, we've introduced several new gestures for quickly doing some of the most common tasks involving text. You've always been able to use some basic, core Swype gestures, like punctuation words, and jumping quickly to the editing layer. We've added 2 new categories of gestures with this version: Editing gestures and application gestures. Check out our video introduction to gestures while you read the specifics... Quick Editing - Access cut, copy, paste, and select-all functions in a flash!
Send-to-Application - Highlight any text, anywhere, then send it directly to an application with a quick gesture. Currently supported apps are Twitter, Google Maps, and Facebook
- Cut - Swype from the Swype key to the X key
- Copy - Swype from the Swype key to the C key
- Paste - Swype from the Swype key to the V key
- Select-All - Swype from the Swype key to the A key
- Twitter - Swype from the Swype key to T-W to create a new tweet using the highlighted text
- Google Maps - Swype from the Swype key to G-M to search Google Maps for the highlighted text
- Facebook - Swype from the Swype key to F-B to create a new wall post onFacebook using the highlighted text
- Single-tapping a word no longer repositions the cursor to the end of the word
- Words added to the dictionary will now retain their capitalization (e.g. Cyanogen instead of cyanogen)
- Fixed a bug that prevented Swype from reading the screen resolution properly on devices running Android 3.2
- Fixed a bug where dictionaries would sometimes fail to load after a device reboot
- Lots of application-specific improvements and fixes!