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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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Android Central

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Swiftkey gets the XKCD treatment

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Swiftkey 3 beta keyboard updated with a slew of fixes, improvements

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Android Central

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Latest SwiftKey beta brings back the comma, promotes voice-to-text

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Webby Awards

Google Wallet trumps SwiftKey in Webby Awards, Evernote brings award home too

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Swiftkey, Google Wallet neck and neck for Webby Awards

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SwiftKey 3 beta starts to make the spacebar obsolete

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SwiftKey launches SDK for handset and device manufacturers

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SwiftKey apparently makes the leap from Android to BlackBerry PlayBook

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New SwiftKey X Alpha now available with improved punctuation

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Android Central

Swiftkey X update brings some handy bug fixes

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Android Central

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Android Central

Google's 10-cent app sale part of 10 billion downloads promo

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Android Central

A slew of popular apps suddenly are 10 cents in the Android Market

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Kindle Fire

Using SwiftKey on the Amazon Kindle Fire

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