by Jaime Rivera | December 2, 2014 4:54 PM
By now you all know that one of our favorite third-party keyboards on both iOS and Android is SwiftKey, not just for its text-prediction capabilities, but because it allows you type in up to three languages without having to swap keyboards. We're sure you also know that one of the smartest people in the world is theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking, and who suffers from a rare condition related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that leaves him with extremely limited movement. For the longest time Professor Hawking has used a custom Intel computer and a voice synthesizer to ...
by Stephen Schenck | July 29, 2014 3:56 PM
Back in early June, SwiftKey announced a pretty substantial change to its business model, making its keyboard free to download from the Play Store, and earning its money through the sale of add-on themes. Today it's got more good news for its users, announcing a pretty decent update to the app, the arrival of new themes, and the start of a theme sale. Let's dive right in to the changes arriving with this update. While on first impression it might look like a run-of-the-mill bugfix/tweak release, it's the scope of the changes here that make this release sound impressive: everything from ...
by Taylor Martin | June 12, 2014 3:05 PM
As a long-time proponent of BlackBerrys, I was particularly adverse to the idea of soft keyboards back in 2009. I had gotten so used to the renowned BlackBerry keyboard that I was skeptical I – or anyone else, for that matter – would ever be able to type as efficiently as one could on a pocket-sized physical keyboard, especially those on BlackBerry handsets. I'm not sure I'm getting my point across. I really liked BlackBerrys, its physical keyboards, and hated practically everything else. Obviously, things have changed. I tried the BlackBerry Q10 a few months back and could hardly make ...
by Stephen Schenck | June 11, 2014 11:23 AM
SwiftKey's easily one of the more popular alternative keyboards around, and there have been plenty of ways to get access to it. You could participate in a public beta, check out the free version of the app, or pony up and pay for the premium edition. And really, considering all it offers, including its powerful word prediction engine, the four bucks that premium version demanded seemed like a small price to pay. But now SwiftKey is taking a page from the “freemium” playbook that's all the rage these days and is making the SwiftKey Keyboard for Android free to download. Before you start ...
by Jaime Rivera | January 30, 2014 1:11 PM
Swifkey is probably one of the best inventions to ever reach the Android ecosystem. It's not only one of the smartest and better looking keyboards in the Play Store, but for those of us that live abroad, it makes it extremely easy to handle multi-lingual typing over the same UI, with no need for a language-switch button. We all heard the rumors of the service reaching iOS to some extent, and that's now a reality. Say hello to Swiftkey Note, the company's new app for iOS. Sadly, as opposed to Android where you get a full keyboard replacement, Swiftkey is a just a Notes application. There ...
by Anton D. Nagy | January 23, 2014 9:18 AM
Those running Android are familiar with the third party keyboard SwiftKey, whether they use it or not, whether we talk smartphones or tablets. Apparently, SwiftKey will make its way to the iPhone (and probably the iPad too), according to the latest from @evleaks. However, there appears to be a catch... iOS does not currently allow third party keyboard so the software bit hinted (read: leaked) here is called SwiftKey Note, which might as well be a note-taking application for Apple devices. There's no more information for the moment so we can't serve with anything specific, but the image ...
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 ...
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