Swiftkey

Swiftkey for Android is a neat way to make typing in data on your smartphone even more of a breeze. The app itself has just been updated, adding some sweet new functionality which was previously in the beta program. Should you have the stable version installed on your device, you’ll now be refreshed with new personalization options. (Emoji support is still limited to SwiftKey beta for the time being.)

We’ve just bumped Swiftkey on our devices to version 4.4.5.273, which includes the following:

  • Added the ability to personalize from Evernote notes and Google+ public posts
  • Fixing several forced closes/crashes

It's worth noting that should you be running KitKat, you'll need to re-configure your default keyboards after updating. Annoying we know, but that's the way it goes. Download Swiftkey from the Google Play Store and tell us what you think about the new features.

 

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SwiftKey update brings Google+ and Evernote personalization to the masses

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Nice to see it released... But was the number bar option removed I don't see it any longer

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The most recent beta (4.5.0.43) has been crashy for me (stock Nexus 5). It's unexpectedly quit twice a day or so for the last week.

Posted from one of an unnecessarily large collection of Nexus devices because I'm That Guy

Why have they not yet added the number row into the stable version. It's all I want along with the ability to have developers make there own themes .
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I know, thought it would be added by now, it's been in beta forever and this is the 3rd stable release since beta and they still haven't added.. Can there really be that much issue for having a number row..

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Just happened to me in a wifi coffee shop.Tried to comment on another article and I find this tiny right 1 handed keyboard. It downloaded itself. No arrows. I have to configure it now. Life will never be the same. Sob.

Via my Note 3 on AC.

That's merely one customized keyboard SwiftKey includes that you can switch to for one-handed use. You can easily switch back to your normal sized SwiftKey pad by long-pressing the SwiftKey icon on the lower-left hand corner of the screen and switching from Compact to Full.

Just wanted to let you all know that I have just received an invitation to beta test Japanese for swiftkey. They've been saying it for a long time, but finally beta testers and try it out and give their feedback. It's coming.

I think you might still be able to. You have to be signed up in their VIP Forums though. Then they asked me to comment in a specific thread saying I'd like to beta test it; a month or two later (today) they sent me an e-mail telling me I've been selected and to confirm I agree with their confidentiality terms by replying to the e-mail. So, I figured I'd just let people know it's finally being worked on (in the beta phase), without any details of course. Don't wanna lose my privileges! :-P

What exactly does it mean that I can customize my keyboard from Evernote or Google+? What would I want to be customizing?

It's a method of importing personalized words you've used from posts of those 2 services. If you use any sort of slang when you talk or otherwise methods of grammar not normally used in your language, it will transfer over to your SwiftKey so that when it makes its predictions, it will guess more like you would. Quite helpful.

They've allowed you to do that with Gmail, SMS, and Twitter for the last few versions. Nice that they're adding more import options for those of us who don't use Twitter or the stock SMS app.
Posted from one of an unnecessarily large collection of Nexus devices because I'm That Guy

I like SwiftKey a lot... so much so that I bought it months ago... But I really do not like the number keyboard that shows up if you use a Pin as your lockscreen. I prefer the number keyboard on Google's keyboard.

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SwiftKey needs new themes.. haven't used it in months. till they release some new minimal themes my keyboard of choice is Fleksy.

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