Word swipe in PadKeys is good enough for many users and certainly better than keyboards such as the system default that don’t have it at all. It also needs to be understood it will always seem worse than other keyboards on the same device simply because the keys are smaller.
It IS relatively sensitive to the first and last keys touched, so if you hit these accurately, the results will be better.
We continue to work on improving word swipe incrementally. Please vote for this issue if it is important to you, so we can prioritize accordingly.
34 votesAdminPadKeys (Support, PadKeys) responded
We have this on our TODO list, however to do it well for all of our supported languages is not a trivial task.Solsang commented
You could start doing it just for english
We can consider this, however:
- It slows down the use case where you often switch to an emoji keyboard, or to Apple’s (to get dictation button).
- It operates differently from the Globe on the Apple keyboard, so many users may have a hard time finding it, and/or Apple itself might reject the app.
I wonder if there would be any alternatives, maybe moving the Globe, or delaying the tap effect just enough on that key to avoid the accidental triggering during typing?