I use Swype on my Android phone and have become quite accommodated to it. This past week, I have been setting up a few Microsoft Surface tablets. As I was using the on-screen keyboard, I hesitated a few times as I started swiping the letters. I began wondering if third party keyboards on Windows 8 would become a thing.
With a quick search later, I found I was late to the party. TouchPal offers a third party keyboard with their TouchPal Curve for Windows 8 in addition to iOS and Android devices.
TouchPal Curve offers sliding input, prediction, correction, and gestures.
You can download TouchPal for Windows 8 for free.
See the full list of features and information for other devices at www.touchpal.com