In the world of software keyboards, Swype has always been the odd man out. In this case, however, that's not necessarily a bad thing, because people who love Swype are emphatic about it. With the latest beta, Swype is now set to take on the entire world of software keyboards, as it has transformed into "four kinds of keyboard," thanks to Nuance.


How is this a four-in-one option? Firstly, you have the traditional Swype method of, well... swyping. Past that is where you'll start to see Nuance's hand on the keyboard, with XT9 input and the Dragon button for vocal dictation. Finally, manual entry (single-letter tapping) is also an option. Like competitor SwiftKey, Swype can now also crawl your email, social networks, and text messages in order to better learn your typing style and improve word prediction.

The beta is now available in both English and Spanish; hit the link below to give it a shot.

[Swype Beta]