Many of us who own touch-screen devices are familiar with Swype. It is a QWERTY keyboard that enhances the text typing speed. As the name suggest, the application requires just a swipe of your finger or a stylus to enter a letter or text. If you are looking for a similar application that enables you enter text by sliding your finger between virtual letters, try InScribe.
InScribe, the freeware has a Swype like functionality which comes along with some handy features that helps you enhance the overall typing experience. The program was developed originally in the year 1997 and has been brought back now as an evolved version, for UMPCs and Tablet PCs.
InScribe for Windows features:
- Ghost Mode – Allows working with the files or programs that are kept opened behind the keyboard, no need to move it out-of-the-way
- Shrink and Restore option – The option minimizes the keyboard to a small window so it’s hidden but still available. The process is reversible and the minimized keyboard can be restored to its original size
- Size adjustment for comfortable dragging – You can adjust the keyboard, depending on your style so the keys fit your fingers, or get the perfect size for comfortable dragging
- Different layouts – One is free to access many layouts and switch between them easily. The list includes many basic layouts that can help you get started
- Layout customization – A user can customize the keyboard. For instance, he can create different keyboards for email, numeric functions, note taking, or for some other purposes
Besides, you can set the ‘Space on Pen Up’ option to match your preferred style of text entry. Keep the option turned off if you are entering text by tapping. One place where the program seems to be inadequate in its function is its word suggestion and auto-correction of mis-spelled words. Also, it shoul improve on its user interface.
If you overlook the above mentioned minor demerits, Inscribe appears as a good swipe style keyboard, available for Windows right now. The program is free for personal use and compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.
UPDATE: The freeware was available for download at its home page illumsoft.com, but it seems to have been taken offline now.