View Full Version : Create a shortcut gesture

01-13-2010, 5:00 PM
Use a gesture and a single letter to invoke a shortcut or macro that auto-completes commonly used words phrases (i.e., "I'll call you right after I'm done with this phone call" or to complete a long URL or email address).

01-13-2010, 5:04 PM
Ohhh, good idea. That would be handy. We may already be working on something like that. I'm happy to pass on any ideas.

Thanks :)

01-13-2010, 5:21 PM
Thanks! They had something like this on the Palm several years ago that was tremendously useful. Perhaps in this swoop from a letter or numeral key into the white space above the letters (that either ends there, or ends with a circle or scribble) would auto complete or present choices of which phrase to use.

01-13-2010, 6:15 PM
Thanks for your great ideas guys! We love getting input from consumers and are always trying to make Swype as useful as possible.

03-10-2010, 12:06 PM
Very good idea, I always wish we had this feature when I need to enter my email address.

And it would save lots of swyping time to Trey ("thanks for a great idea", "we love you guys" and so on)

06-05-2010, 8:39 PM
Yes, very important for me, i also use SlideIT, where this feature in included.

06-19-2010, 11:27 PM
Similar to http://swype.uservoice.com/forums/17482-swype-general-forum/suggestions/836965-expand-my-abbreviations

07-20-2010, 7:52 PM
I am delighted and amazed to find this new input method. First thing I thought of is how killer awesome it would be to be able to designate custom swipes to enter common phrases, salutations, signatures, numbers and addresses. I really hope this can be added soon.

07-28-2010, 5:24 AM
Hello I also use SlideIT and really like the shortcut feature, actually for me this is a must to switch to Swype.

Hope this will be added soon together with Dutch language support, cause Swype is really really fast compared to SlideIT!

Kind regards,

08-19-2010, 3:22 AM
Swype doesn't currently support multi-touch. Swype could enable two-finger gestures to insert phrases or blocks of text that the user defines. This might be more intuitive than combining a gesture with a key-tap. For example:
1. Type "I love you!"
2. Select it
3. Press and hold Swype key (instead of just clicking it) to create a gesture
4. Trace a heart (with index and middle fingers both on the keyboard) on the keyboard

Then tracing a heart, with both fingers on the keyboard, would insert "I love you!" automatically.