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 can pick up one of the best aftermarket keyboards out there for $1.99, £1.49 or €1.99.

SwiftKey's also pushing ahead with the next major version of the app, which adds more keyboard layouts for easier operation on tablets and larger smartphones. Check out our hands-on preview at the link below.

Also see: Hands-on with SwiftKey 4.3 beta

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sprint4lyfe says:

I still use the Google keyboard.

I try pretty much every keyboard that makes wave. Haven't found one that is quicker and easier to use than the Google keyboard.

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tone84 says:

Love the keyboard settings in swift key.. although it's very inaccurate most of time.. which sucks because the customization is amazing

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orlanka says:

I've never had an issue with it, any chance you're using a language other than English or have multiple languages selected? Purely a question of curiosity.

Fairclough says:

Was free on Amazon a while back.

Prefer stock though

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Yeah, I got it from the Play Store, when it was $. 25, last year. Best quarter I've ever spent.

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wessock says:

Love the keyboard except for the fact that it predicts my main password no matter what letter or word I'm going for. Lets say my password is "monkey123" and I'm trying to type "hotel", it will recommend combinations of things like "monkey123 hotel" or "monkey123monkey123 hostel". Very annoying because anyone looking sees my password out in the open and I've accidentally sent it to people. Wasn't always like this. Something changed in one of the updates a while ago. Customer service just ignored me.

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codiusprime says:

Have you tried long pressing on the prediction and telling it not to predict that stuff anymore?

wessock says:

Yeah but it just adds it back

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Had this keyboard on my Note 2 September 30th. Now I will stick with the new keyboard on my Note 3.

I downloaded Swiftkey on my Note 3. It will be kept in reserve until I decide to use it.

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vpblaze says:

Thanks for the heads up AC. Might as well upgrade now from the free trial and save $2 bucks in the long run.

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plunder says:

I really love this Keyboard. Two years in and still love it. SwiftKey ROCKS!

pilotnh says:

I know it's only a couple of bucks, but I just paid full price last week :(

sunburned says:

I just so happened to update from the trial to paid version of SwiftKey today. Lucky me I guess.

orlanka says:

This is the first app I install on any new device. Hands down the best keyboard available.

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NoNexus says:

+5 more

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+5 more

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Swiftkey for typing, Swype for swiping.

alexlam24 says:

Google keyboard for googling?

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Xader says:

Swiper, no swiping!

alisalmang says:

Google keyboard works just fine for me. And it's FREE :-)

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HalizDad says:

Google keyboard on my Nexus 7, and Swiftkey on my phones...Their tablet keyboard blows.


Yeah, I have SwiftKey, on my Nexus 7, and I'll admit that it could be a lot better.

It's flawless on my Nexus 4, though. The predictive text is amazing.

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jhilker says:

You might want to try out the beta on your Nexus. It's the same app for both phone and tablets, and it seems to work very well for me.

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HalizDad says:

I thought I had a problem with my touchscreen until I reverted back. Something was up with the keyboard not picking up presses...

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dratsablive says:

I have been using SwiftKey since it was a Beta product. Purchased it when it became a commercial app. Love it's predictions, and almost always thinking ahead of me.

tgjb says:

I'm amazed with the price variations !!
$1.99 -> CHF 1.78
£1.49 -> CHF 2.16
€1.99 -> CHF 2.45

27% more expensive for U€ than U$…

I'm happy with the Google keyboard…

enigmax says:

odd.. i was also wondering the same...

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TeknoBug says:

Been alternating between Smart Keyboard Pro and Swype, but looks like Swiftkey is kinda like both tied into one, they're all nice so I'm going to use Swiftkey more to see how I like it.

BoB16731 says:

Been using swiftkey since the day it was released won't use anything else and I've tried them all but always return home

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El Platanero says:

I actually just started using swift key. I was using the Google one for a while until I decided to try the trial. I came from BlackBerry and I must say that this is the closest experience I've had to that keyboard literally no look typing. Love it.

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As a purchaser of SwiftKey, I'm really enjoying the Beta. Can't wait for the new features to become official.

DarshOne says:

I got swiftkey for free on amazons app store a couple of weeks ago. I love the customization and the ability to adjust the size of the keys, but absolutely refuse to use any sort of predictive text (just not for me, bugs me more than it helps me) so I was dissapointed to find I couldnt turn it off..I realize this is a huge part of what makes swiftkey but it's just not for me.

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buffdaddy72 says:

Best keyboard out there for Android. Have used it on all my phones since my HTC EVO 4G.

Kayone73 says:

SwiftKey is still my favorite keyboard, word predictions still my favorite. My only wish is its adopts a traditional row of numbers like Google keyboard

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markdowd84 says:

I've used swype, the Google keyboard, and SwiftKey. I can honestly say I think SwiftKey is the best.

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Bought it during one of the Google app sales. Been using it as my primary keyboard ever since. It has improved a lot since then, including the swipe to type.

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MarkSeven says:


Already paid full price for it. Smh :-(

sentinelred says:

Already have it. I bought it for like 99 cents back in 11 when they were having a huge sale across the entire then 'Android Market'. Never looked back.

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rlb says:

The paid version gets defaulted back to the stock keyboard after every re-boot. Has been going on for over a year. It is a great keyboard but why would anyone buy it with this problem? See this Swiftkey support thread for info: http://support.swiftkey.net/forums/116693-2-bug-reports/suggestions/3017...

Frawlz says:

Bst Keeborad out therre

MetalMike901 says:

Tried SK for quite a while and went back to Google Keyboard. I liked SK's predictive words, works way better than Google, however it just seemed SK made both my N4 and N7 lag. When the keyboard needed to pop up, sometimes SK would just take too long, aka not-so-swift-key. Also sometimes SK would lag while typing and took a few secs to catch up. Google may be simpler but it works fine. If you really need to 'swiftkey' I'd suggest working on thumb/finger speed instead.

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Really, I bought the app last week :'(

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banners 2 says:

TouchPal is the way to go check it out and it's free

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