Swype gestures

The makers of the popular Swype software keyboard for Android devices have launched a new version which offers support for gesture-based controls. Now in addition to swiping your finger from one letter to the next to spell words without lifting your finger from the screen, you can use specific swiping motions to copy, cut, or paste text.

Other gestures let you:

  • Select All
  • Create a new message in Twitter
  • Launch Google Maps

The new version of Swype also offers a few new options including the ability to edit your dictionary to remove words from the auto-suggest list.

The updated Swype app is available for download now, but there’s a catch: It only supports the Nexus S 4G smartphone on Sprint at hte moment. You can download the software from sprint.swype.com if you happen to have that phone.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...