7 Swype keyboard tips for better Swyping

Swype is one of the most popular alternative keyboards for Android devices. We'll show you seven tips for better Swyping.

Swype is one of the most popular alternative keyboards for Android devices. Here are seven tips for better Swyping:

Tip 1: Displaying numeric keyboard
Press the Swype Key + 5 to open the numeric keyboard.

Swype to 5 for numeric keyboard
Screenshot by Ed Rhee
Swype numeric keyboard
Swype numeric keyboard. Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Tip 2: Displaying editing keyboard
Press the Swype key + SYM to open the editing keyboard.

Swype to SYM for editing keyboard
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Editing Keyboard
Swype editing keyboard. Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Tip 3: Swype punctuation
Rather than pressing and holding punctuation, like periods, commas, question marks, and quotation marks, Swype them to the spacebar to enter the punctuation mark followed by a space.

Swype punctuation tip
Swype punctuation to spacebar. Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Tip 4: Easy capitalization
To capitilize letters, Swype the letter, then go above the keyboard before returning the finish the word.

Swype easy capitalization
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Tip 5: Easy ALL CAPS
To Swype in all caps, make a loop (complete circle) above the keyboard.

Swype ALL CAPS by looping above the keyboard.
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Tip 6: Apostrophes
Common words involving apostrophes can be Swyped easily by treating the apostrophe as if were a letter.

Use apostrophes as letters.
Use apostrophes as letters. Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Tip 7: Internet domain suffix shortcuts
Swype ".-c-o-m" to add the domain suffix. Other domain suffixes Swype recognizes include .org, .gov, .net, .edu, .ca, and .uk.

Swype domain suffix shortcuts
Start with '.' to use domain suffix shortcuts. Screenshot by Ed Rhee

There you go. Master these tips and you'll be Swyping better and faster in no time.

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About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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