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SwiftKey Keyboard

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  • Vendor: SwiftKey
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

Keyboards are a dime a dozen these days. But the one that keeps us coming back is SwiftKey. That's as much for its ease of use as its legendary prediction algorithms — its "Fluency Engine," which helps your phone seem to know what to type before you do.

Prediction was always SwiftKey's bread and butter — for years it was leaps and bounds better than Google's stock keyboard, or SwiftKey's arch rival, Swype. Today, it's picked up features made popular by its competitors — the "Flow" swiping method for typing, for one — added cloud sync so you never lose your customized predictions, and it's easier than ever to tie it in to your Google, Facebook or Twitter accounts, so SwiftKey can learn even more about what and how you type.

In 2014, SwiftKey shook things up again by becoming a free app, adding emoji, and offering up various themes, available via an in-app purchase.

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SwiftKey Beta updated with new emoji layout

Performance and memory issues also addressed SwiftKey has pushed a rather large update to their beta track today. Besides the under-the-hood changes that always come with any beta software, the emoji keyboard UI has been completely revamped, with gestures to switch tabs, a backspace bar, and...
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A better Android keyboard from SwiftKey #CESlive

'Imagine a world where you could type on a phone without it sucking' That pretty much describes what it's like to use SwiftKey. Join Cali and Phil as they spend a few minutes with Joe from SwiftKey, and they discuss SwiftKey's inception and where it's headed. From SwiftKey cloud, which keeps...
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Hands-on with the Clarion AX1 car stereo with SwiftKey

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Swiftkey heads to automobiles as they partner with Clarion for smarter in-car technology

Swiftkey looks to improve the overall experience of in-car technology While many folks are used to using Swiftkey of their smartphones, the software maker's latest announcement could see you using their keyboard in your car as well. Swiftkey has announced they've teamed up with  in-car...
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SwiftKey adds new 'ice' theme for the holidays

Snowfall from your keyboard presses, because you can The latest update to SwiftKey improves the installation process, but most importantly also brings a bit of holiday cheer with a new keyboard theme. After switching over to the new "Ice" theme, you'll be greeted by a deep blue background with...
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SwiftKey 4.5 beta brings emoji support and number row option

Keyboard adds over 500 emoji images, emoji prediction and optional number keys added in latest beta Popular Android keyboard app SwiftKey has rolled out a new beta version today with two frequently requested features. First up is emoji support, recently enabled in Google's own keyboard in the...
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SwiftKey keyboard 25 percent off in Thanksgiving sale

SwiftKey celebrates two years as top paid app on Google Play Popular keyboard app SwiftKey is now on sale at a reduced price in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. From today it's available for 25 percent off the usual price, knocking it down to $2.99 in the U.S. SwiftKey says its most recent...
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SwiftKey updated for new numpad options, bugfixes

Careful if you're updating on Android 4.4 KitKat, though ... A quick heads up for those of you rocking SwiftKey — version 4.3.1 is now available. The big strokes for the changelog are bugfixes — the $ sign is back for non-English keyboards — and the option to put the numeric keypad on either the...
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Win a phone or tablet of your choice by completing SwiftKey's survey

SwiftKey, one of our favorite third-party keyboards for Android, has launched its latest annual user survey designed to find out what all phone and tablet owners want out of their devices. It's open to everyone, even if your device doesn't currently support SwiftKey, and to sweeten the deal...
SwiftKey 4.3

SwiftKey 4.3 exits beta, launches on Google Play as free update

50 percent off today in some countries Following the completion of the beta program, SwiftKey 4.3 has reached stable status and has launched as a free update on the Google Play Store. The latest version of the popular keyboard app introduces three new layouts to make typing easier on phones of...
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SwiftKey 4.3 beta updated with bug fixes, more layouts

A quick heads-up for anyone using the beta version of SwiftKey 4.3 — an updated version is now available from beta.swiftkey.net. The new SwiftKey beta 4.3.0.149 adds fixes various bugs — including issues when moving between layouts and problems causing the keyboard to jump around the screen ​—...
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SwiftKey keyboard half-price for one day only

SwiftKey celebrates five years of Android phones with 50 percent off deal Popular third-party keyboard SwiftKey can be had for half the usual price today, in celebration of five years since the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, launched in the U.S. That means depending on your location, you...
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SwiftKey 4.3 beta debuts with new keyboard layouts, we go thumbs-on

New 'thumb,' 'compact' and undocked modes make it easier to type on larger screens The team behind popular third-party keyboard SwiftKey has announced a new version of the app today — SwiftKey 4.3. Dubbed "layouts for living," the new version of SwiftKey introduces a host of new layout options...
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SwiftKey 4.2 launches with cloud sync, 50 percent discount

SwiftKey Cloud goes official, now available on Google Play A month after the first public beta launched, popular keyboard replacement SwiftKey has pushed its new cloud-based features out through Google Play with the public launch of version 4.2 of its app.  SwiftKey 4.2 introduces cloud...
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SwiftKey Cloud beta updated with numerous fixes

Several known issues still on the list to be fixed in future updates. SwiftKey is pushing out an updated build of its latest beta product, "SwiftKey Cloud", that fixes many annoying issues with the initial release that have been reported by testers. Version 4.2.0.155 makes several big...
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SwiftKey Cloud beta launched with sync, backup and trending phrases

New cloud-enabled SwiftKey keeps personalizations in sync and up-to-date SwiftKey has launched a new range of cloud-based features as part of its new version 4.2 beta. SwiftKey Cloud allows users to back up their personalizations and predictions to the cloud, and keep them in sync across...
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Is Android about to lose the exclusive on a top-ranked keyboard to iOS?

If Apple opens up to third-party keyboards, it could allow the iPhone to borrow one of Android's top features With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicking off next week in San Francisco, speculation is rampant that popular third-party keyboard makers on Android may be courted...
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SwiftKey hits version 4.1.1 with important bug fixes

A few important fixes just a couple short weeks after a big 4.1 release Shortly after releasing version 4.1 of its keyboard that brought new themes and improvements, the bump to 4.1.1 today brings a few important fixes. First up, those of you with Samsung devices using the stock email app will...
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SwiftKey keyboard updated to version 4.1 with new themes, bug fixes

Paid version also half-price for a limited time Popular keyboard replacement SwiftKey has hit version 4.1, and the new version is now rolling out through the Google Play Store. SwiftKey 4.1 adds three new themes -- dusk, pitch and regal -- and fixes a variety of bugs and other issues. Glitches...
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SwiftKey gets in on the April Fools' action with SwiftKey Tilt

"Whole-body typing experience" Not to be left out of the April 1 fun, popular keyboard app SwiftKey has today announced "SwiftKey Tilt," a new keyboard designed to offer a "whole-body typing experience." How's it work? Well, instead of typing with your thumb, simply guide a little pinball across...

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