by Taylor Martin | October 17, 2013 6:35 PM
SwiftKey is, undoubtedly, one of the best third-party keyboards for Android around. It's all of the great features you could ask for in a soft keyboard, packed into a single keyboard – gesture typing, word prediction, cloud sync, themes, etc. Today, the company released the SwiftKey 4.3 public beta, called the Layouts for living update. As the nickname suggests, this SwiftKey update comes with various, user-definable layouts, as well as several other helpful features. Watch the video below to see the 4.3 beta in action. And if you'd like to try it out yourself, check out SwiftKey's blog.
by Stephen Schenck | April 1, 2013 3:00 PM
On today of all days, it can be a little hard to know what's real and what's not. Some of the stories you'll read today are clearly jokes (though not on a respectable site like this one, of course), while others skate the line between fake and real. Those can be the most interesting ones, and one that really caught our eye comes from SwiftKey, announcing the arrival of SwiftKey Tilt. SwiftKey's quite tongue-in-cheek about the new "feature", where you tilt your phone to manipulate a little pinball bouncing around the on-screen keyboard. By directing its path over the letters you hope to ...
by Taylor Martin | March 20, 2013 7:43 PM
Typing on small touchscreens, while it has improved over the years, still isn't the best experience. That's to proprietary interfaces from manufacturers like HTC, Samsung and Motorola, many stock keyboards lack useful, innovative features. Fortunately, one of the many advantages of Android is the ability to switch out the stock applications and services with alternatives. The stock launcher, for instance, can be hidden away an never used again simply by downloading a third-party launcher from Play and set the new one to default. Switching out the stock keyboard is just as simple. Download ...
by Jaime Rivera | December 6, 2012 7:00 PM
Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the recent rumors of the Galaxy S IV landing an unbreakable screen next year. Then we talk Nexus 4 and LG's inability to keep up with the market demand. The Nokia Lumia 822 then takes the spotlight as we talk about our full review coverage. Then we talk about SwiftKey and how its new service in beta called SwiftKey Flow will make it even better. We end today's show talking about T-Mobile's confirmation that they'll be selling Apple products as of 2013. All this and more after the break. Links: - Samsung Galaxy S IV Coming In April 2013, ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 6, 2012 1:04 PM
SwiftKey's been teasing the upcoming arrival of its new SwiftKey Flow beta for a while now, as we talked about last week when looking into the not-quote-Flow keyboard being shipped with the Galaxy Note II on Verizon. We knew that the actual arrival of the SwiftKey Flow beta was just over the horizon, but were still anxious to learn exactly when it would finally arrive. Well, that has come, and the SwiftKey Flow public beta is now underway. SwiftKey Flow is like a mash-up of SwiftKey and Swype, combining SwiftKey's predictive engine with the kind of speedy text-entry you'd get with Swype. ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 30, 2012 5:42 PM
SwiftKey is one of the most popular alternative keyboards around, and for good reason; we've had some great experiences with its ability to predict what we're typing. If you already like SwiftKey, you should be excited to learn that the next big feature is right around the corner, with beta testing about to begin for SwiftKey Flow. The company just sent out some reminders to interested testers to let them know that the beta is nearly ready to get started, but new owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on Verizon have been noticing that their new phones seem to already have SwiftKey Flow ...