Originally Posted by jjsoviet
You can get Swype by registering for the open beta, then download the installer and app. Ever since the initial version, Swype has gone a long ways with its precision and predictive algorithm - you'll feel natural with it in no time.
There are some clock widgets similar to stock HTC Sense, like Animating Flip Clock Widget Beta (get it from XDA-Developers) among others.
Do I just browse to xda using my phone's browser to download from them? And will my phone let me install stuff from other sources than the market without rooting? Obviously I'm quite used to the App store from Apple where everything went through them exclusively.
Thanks again for all your help. Also, for all posters who are still recommending phones, please take the time to read. I'll actually edit the OP