Software

SlideIT Keyboard

SlideIT is a revolutionary app which allows users to enter the text by sliding on the screen of smartphones and tablets rather than tapping letter by letter. It works in a similar way to the Swype app, another very popular keyboard software.

Introduced in September 2007, SlideIT is the first application that allowed users to enter text by sliding a finger over letters on a touch screen keyboard. Predictive text and disambiguation capabilities have increased SlideIT’s popularity, and have ensured SlideIT’s position as the leader in text input technology.

With over one million downloads in the first 6 months, SlideIT has proven itself as the best text input solution for touch screen devices.

What makes the application special?

Integrated Features

SlideIT successfully integrates multiple features such as sliding, tapping, predictive text, disambiguation, shortcuts, and graffiti, offering the user a friendly layout and an intuitive user interface.

5 Efficient Modes for Entering Text

SlideIT is the only available solution which supports the following modes for entering text

  • Tapping: Start tapping a word while SlideIT’s powerful prediction engine produces a choice of predicted texts for your selection.
  • Sliding: Get the desired word by sliding your finger along the keyboard.
  • Predictive Sliding: Get the desired word by sliding your finger along the keyboard – no need to complete the sliding (excellent for long words).
  • Tapping and Sliding: Tap and Slide together! Change the entry mode at any time.
  • Mixed Tapping & Sliding: Mix tapping and sliding – even on the same word! Start with tapping and continue sliding (or vice-versa). Prediction is available – there is no need to complete the tapping or sliding.

Skins and language packs are available in Google Play!

Additional Features

SlideIT successfully integrates Next-Word Prediction plugin powered by A.I.Type ltd. This plugin improves the SlideIT Keyboard, by better sliding recognition, better word completion, better-mistyped word correction and of course – Next word prediction suggestions. This plugin can be used with the auto-learn mode.

Predictive Sliding

SlideIT is the only available solution that supports predictive text suggestions while sliding. Other applications provide prediction only when tapping.

Keyboard skins and size

Dark? Light? Big? Small? SlideIT has many different skins with a polished, clear look at any keyboard size and resolution available for download. So everybody can choose a look and size to match their preference.

Fastest Learning Curve

Feedback indicates that it usually takes a few minutes to get used to the application, and within a few hours, users double and triple their writing speed.

Accuracy

You don’t have to be accurate – The pattern recognition engine provides the precision. SlideIT has the unique ability to recognize a word even when the sliding path is highly distorted. In regular daily use, the SlideIT recognition rate remains very high, even when the user slides quickly and with low accuracy.

Lightweight Application

SlideIT requires few resources on your touch screen device, using under 2 MB of memory per language (for the dictionary). The optimized engine uses minimal CPU and saves on battery power consumption.

User manual

The user manual for the application is available on YouTube (watch below) or as .pdf documentation:

Oher SlideIT features and functionalities

Skins

Dark? Light? Blue? No matter the way you like your keyboard, we have it. With many skins available for download, you can choose the look that matches you.

Sliding

Sliding mode enables the user to enter words by using a sliding motion. Just slide your finger along the letters… and the words “magically” appear.

On-The-Fly Suggestions

When your finger stops its motion while remaining on the screen, the keyboard will provide suggestions in the keyboard banner.

Prediction

SlideIT integrates powerful prediction capabilities. The predictions appear in the keyboard banner, while tapping or sliding, together with on-line and off-line spelling corrections.

Tapping Followed by Sliding

Prefer tapping? Or maybe Sliding? Why not both? You can mix tapping and sliding capabilities in the same word. SlideIT can handle anything.

Long Press for Single Number, Symbol or diacritics letter

Many symbols, numbers and special characters can be reached from the main layout. Just press and hold, and the related symbol will be displayed on the screen.

Multilanguage support

SlideIT has over 40(!) freely available language packs and keyboard layouts for download. Whether you write in Icelandic, Serbian, Catalan or Arabic you can still SlideIT!

Disambiguation

The SlideIT disambiguation facility offers a set of suggestions in the keyboard banner corresponding to the tapped letters or the sliding path.

On\Off line Corrections

Automatic correction of entered text to letters that are close to the ones entered. No need to worry about precision or about stopping on double letters means faster sliding!

Shortcuts Options

You can insert whole phrases with just a few letters. Just tap or slide ASAP, LOL or BTW to insert the whole phrase. You can even add your own!

Manage Shortcuts

How to Add, Remove and Modify Shortcuts.

ABC mode

ABC mode is like a regular keyboard. No prediction, disambiguation or sliding will be available. Useful for entering URLs, names, passwords and words in CamelCase.

Automatic Capitalization

SlideIT can automaticaly capitilize almost anywhere needed. It will capitilize the first word in a sentence or the word ‘I’.

Automatic space

You can slide word after word without stopping to tap the space between words. You can just slide and slide and slide…

Dictionary customization

SlideIT comes with fully customizable dictionaries. Do you use a word that is not in the dictionary often? Add it! Don’t like the word ‘dictionary’? Remove it!

Don’t Use Character Diacritics

For sending SMS messages without diacritic characters. Diacritics will not display on the editor, as the keyboard replaces them with corresponding non-diacritic letters.

Symbols Layout

SlideIT includes many symbols for you to use at the tap of a few buttons. Currencies, punctuation and many more are easy to reach.

Popup on keypress

Arrows

Floating popup or dock to keyboard

A post by Kidal D. (4022 Posts)

Kidal D. is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely his/her own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.
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