Textaholics, this one’s for you.
Swype — the Android-flavored keyboard that lets you type (or swype, rather) faster than you ever thought possible — has a present for you this holiday season. With Siri on the iPhone 4S, voice control apps are sprouting up faster than you can ask Siri about the meaning of life. Voice is where we’re headed and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it, so if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em right?
That said, Swype is launching a new beta with Nuance’s Dragon dictation built right in. Chances are the actual transcription isn’t faster than your swypes, especially if you’re a veteran Swype user, but when your hands are tied up Dragon should really come in handy.
The app will also let you download a number of different languages. The only hang-up is if your phone came pre-loaded with the Swype keyboard. If so, the beta won’t work and you’ll have to wait for the official version to get your Dragon on.
Just visit Swype’s site from your phone and register with an email address. You’ll be sent a download link, and viola! You’re in business.
I also have to give props to Swype for their promo video, which is as funny as it is clever. Check it out: