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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 looking for users in San Fran, NYC, and London to talk on camera

The folks at SwiftKey are looking for a few people that want to get in front of the camera and tell the world about why they use SwiftKey. They're looking to do a series of short videos featuring users in San Francisco, New York City, and London, and have put out the call. There's plenty of...
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SwiftKey's 2012 survey results are in - here are some highlights

Remember back in June when SwiftKey had a contest with Mobile Nations that offered three tablets as prizes to survey takers? The results are in, and some of the data looks pretty interesting.  Granted, the sample size and demographic make these results a bit skewed compared to a survey given at a...
SwiftKey Analytics

Swiftkey launches Swiftkey Analytics to VIP's, want to analyze how you interact with the app

SwiftKey is somewhat of a favorite around these parts, and already this week we've been treated to an update filled with new features and themes. Today though, for their VIP Forum's members anyway, comes the opportunity to help the developers in their work by downloading the SwiftKey 3 Analytics...
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Swiftkey update brings new summer themes, voice typing and bug fixes

Swiftkey, one of the most popular Android keyboard replacements available, has released yet another great update for us to all enjoy. One of the most notable changes is the inclusion of two new visual styles, Sky (blue) and Fuchsia (pink), which the SwiftKey team is calling summer themes. In...
Android Central

Don't mention the Olympics, but SwiftKey has language pack updates for the Olympics

The Olympic Games kicks off in London in just a few days, and popular keyboard replacement SwiftKey is getting in the mood by launching updated language packs for the Olympics, while making sure not to directly refer to the games so as not to anger the London 2012 brand police. Y'see,...
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SwiftKey updated with Jelly Bean compatibility and bugfixes

Another app getting an update today with some Jelly Bean compatibility is SwiftKey Keyboard. While it worked on Jelly Bean before, the update did introduce a few bugs and this release serves to squash those and a few others such as predictions not appearing in popups as well as some UI issues that...
Android Central

SwiftKey 3 keyboard gets update with bug fixes

If you're using SwiftKey 3 for Android on your phone or tablet, you'll want to hit the Google Play Store and grab the new version 3.0.0.277 of the popular keyboard app. The first update to SwiftKey 3 fixes a couple of problematic issues that users may have been facing, related to character mapping...
Android Central

SwiftKey updated to version 3 and packed full of features; developers also announce SwiftKey Healthcare

The folks at TouchType have made SwiftKey 3 official, and available today in Google Play. Many of us have been keeping an eye on the beta version, so we know just how well this Android keyboard works and the great features it has. If you're not part of the beta testing group, here's what to expect...
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Swiftkey gets the XKCD treatment

Swiftkey -- the Android Central 2011 Editor's Choice for third-party keyboard -- today has received an honor most of us can only dream of, having been immortalized as an XKCD comic by the genius Randall Munroe. The comic actually centers on the Swiftkey 3 beta, the shining feature of which is the...
Swiftkey Survey

Reminder: Win a tablet or smartphone with SwiftKey and Mobile Nations

Just a quick reminder, boys and girls, that you've got a little less than a week left to enter to win a device of your choice (up to $800 worth) just for taking a little survey from keyboard-maker Swiftkey.  Head over to swiftkey.net/survey to begin, complete the survey. If you're one of the...
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Swiftkey 3 beta keyboard updated with a slew of fixes, improvements

Just a quick heads up, boys and girls, that Swiftkey (our 2011 editor's choice for Android Keyboard of the year, btw) has updated the versions of the Swiftkey 3 beta in the company's VIP forums. Here's what's new: Improved prediction algorithms Better, more consistent punctuation key...
Android Central

Win a tablet or smartphone with SwiftKey and Mobile Nations

SwiftKey and Mobile Nations (hey, that's us!) are giving you the chance to win a phone or tablet of your choice. SwiftKey is one of the leading aftermarket keyboard for Android, and in return for letting the SwiftKey guys know how you use your phones and tablets, you could bag the device of your...
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Latest SwiftKey beta brings back the comma, promotes voice-to-text

SwiftKey, recipients of the prestigious 2011 Android Central Editor's Pick for third-party keyboard, today unleashed a new beta version of the SwiftKey 3 keyboard that, ahem, fixes a few things in the UI department. Most notably, the comma key has resurfaced, with the voice-to-text microphone as...
Webby Awards

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

Voting for the 2012 Webby Awards has come to a close and the winners have been announced.  A few of our favorite Android apps inlcuding Google Wallet, SwiftKey X, and Evernote all brought home awards. Last month, we mentioned how close Google Wallet and SwiftKey were in the Experimental &...
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About that new BlackBerry 10 keyboard

If you're interested in smartphone tech, you've surely been peeking at CrackBerry checking out all the BlackBerry World coverage. It's OK, we've been checking it out, too. The folks over there are killing it with the coverage. What seems to have impressed people the most is the new on-screen...
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Swiftkey, Google Wallet neck and neck for Webby Awards

A couple of our favorite Android applications are head to head in the running for a win in the 16th annual Webby Awards. Google Wallet currently has a slight edge over keyboard app SwiftKey X. At the time of this writing, Google Wallet is up 42 percent to 39 percent -- a little interesting since...
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SwiftKey 3 beta starts to make the spacebar obsolete

SwiftKey -- the Android Central 2011 keyboard of the year -- has declared war on the spacebar. Never mind that its April Fool's joke actually was to introduce the world's longest spacebar. The latest update to SwiftKey -- dubbed SwiftKey 3 -- introduces, among other features, Smart Space.  ...
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Samsung Galaxy S II inexplicably wins smartphone of the year at MWC

The GSMA -- the group that puts on the fine Mobile World Congress we've been attending all week -- has released 17th annual Global Mobile Awards for this year's show. Of note for you Android fans out there are: Angry Birds Rio (Rovio), best mobile app for consumers WhatsApp (WhatsApp),...
BlackBerry PlayBook

SwiftKey launches SDK for handset and device manufacturers

When BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 was we released were a little surprised to find out that it was indeed making use of SwiftKey for it's new auto-correct functionality. The latest announcement from SwiftKey sheds light on the subject though, as they've now announced a new SDK for handset and device...
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SwiftKey apparently makes the leap from Android to BlackBerry PlayBook

So our pals at CrackBerry have been killing it with their BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 coverage. Killing it. But in keeping an eye on it -- remember that part of BB's MO now is to just use Android applications -- something looked strangely familiar.  See, the third-party Android keyboard I use loves to...

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