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SwiftKey 4 now available in Google Play, features gesture based SwiftKey Flow

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SwiftKey 4 now available in Google Play, features gesture based SwiftKey Flow
The wildly successful SwiftKey keyboard for Android tablets and handsets has just been updated with some pretty neat enhancements.

The highlight of this new release is SwiftKey Flow, a gesture input method akin to Swype. The difference of course is that it also incorporates SwiftKey’s well known word prediction. On top of that, you can also “flow through space,” meaning that you can gesture input multiple words without lifting your finger off the screen.

SwiftKey says that it has enhanced the prediction engine and made the learning mechanism more thorough so it learns your language(s) and typing style even better. Corrections are made easier by just tapping anywhere on a word if you want to pick an alternative.

SwiftKey now supports 60 languages, adding Albanian, Bosnian, Javanese, Sudanese, Thai and Vietnamese to the mix. You can have up to three languages active while you type as well. If you have the previous version of SwiftKey, you should be upgrade to the new version for free. There is a version available for smartphones and tablets and is available for only $1.99 (for now). Check out the screen images and video below. If you have been a big user of gesture input on your Android device, SwiftKey looks ready to accommodate you with all the good things the keyboard app provides. Link to SwiftKey for smartphones in Google Play here.  If you want to check it out for your Android tablet, link to Google Play here.

via: GSMArena

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 04:02 12

1. VJo003 (Posts: 360; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)

Best keyboard out there....

:: This message is typed using swift :-) ::

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 04:31 1

2. Shubham412302 (Posts: 453; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

still can't beat swipe in prediction

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:03

4. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Not really..

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:02

3. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

i still prefer swype, but sometimes i do use swiftkey

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 06:58

5. md227a (Posts: 171; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Been a SwiftKey user for a while and this update is awesome!

This message was typed using SwiftKey also.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 12:54

6. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Anyone else horribly annoyed by Swiftkey's prediction methods?

It FLAMES me that I type a word I want (correctly) and hit space and it will replace it with what it THINKS I want. SOOOO irritating!

The prediction should have an option to only insert corrected word if the one you are trying to use is mispelled.. I am tired of it forcing words on me that I don't want and having to backspace, retype, and then select the word to use.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:29

7. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Just type that word 10 times in a row, selecting the left most box, which should have that word (how you spelled it) in it. By typing it 10 times, it will learn that word and you shouldn't have that problem any more.

Also, there's an option in the settings that says "Space will...". If you select "always insert a space", then you should be set. I think the default is "always insert a prediction", but I like it best when set to ""complete the current word" so that I can use "Quick ".""

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:41

8. marceldy (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

I mean, the commercial video is great.. especially the ping-pong part !

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:50

9. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)

What is Javanese? Can someone tell me please?

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