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.

 
There are 28 comments

BoB16731 says:

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

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Matilde Mar says:

Love the app, I only wish they added more themes or customization options and emoji support.

Tyndall says:

Yep, I do not see the optional number row as an option even after I updated.....

dres5600 says:

Emoji support please,

TobyLH says:

You should try the Beta, it's very stable and includes Emoji support.

Howard Sylve says:

It's a bit laggy to me

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eahinrichsen says:

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

liteon163 says:

Wake me up when Swiftkey allows users to disable the automatic insertion of spaces after periods.

Howard Sylve says:

I could've sworn you can do that in the settings?

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scaots says:

Still on beta until number row is available

borgdog says:

YES!

Taz89 says:

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 .
Posted via Android Central App on nexus 7 (2nd gen)

DrLouie says:

The number row is all that is missing from this keyboard.

Taz89 says:

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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BB_Bmore says:

Staying on the beta... Its stable enough and has more features.

Mike

Madd54 says:

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.

Jonneh says:

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.

Analyss14 says:

Finally! I might have to actually ditch Swype and go back to SwiftKey. Wish I could beta test for it.

Jonneh says:

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

etnpnys says:

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.

etnpnys says:

Ahhhh that makes sense. Thanx for clearing that up!

eahinrichsen says:

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

anubis2kx says:

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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zhecht says:

Can it pull data from Hangouts yet? That seems like a major omission.

Jonneh says:

I'm really waiting on this, too :(

jc411 says:

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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