SwiftKey 6.0 adds Double-Word Prediction and more

SwiftKey 6.0 adds Double-Word Prediction and more
SwiftKey is on the verge of another major update that will bring the app to version 6.0. The update isn't quite ready for prime time though. SwiftKey 6.0 has been released under the SwiftKey Beta listing in the Google Play Store, and the update brings a very interesting new feature called Double-Word Prediction, as well as a few other enhancements.

Double-Word Prediction does exactly what you might expect - it will attempt to predict the next two words you want to type and not just the next one. Of course, SwiftKey will try to be smart about it and only offer up two-word predictions when it makes sense, so you will still see a lot of single-word predictions. The app will take into account your writing style and learn when to best offer the suggestions. 

Obviously, the main aim is to speed up your typing, and giving two words at once certainly would have the potential to be twice as fast in those specific instances. Possibly most impressive is that the new Double-Word Prediction is available in all 100+ languages that SwiftKey supports. 

SwiftKey 6.0 also has tried to make the emoji keyboard easier to access (just a long-press on the "123" key) as well as making it faster to get your recently used emoji from the ribbon at the top. Lastly, the Settings menu has seen a massive overhaul to organize options into fewer big, bold categories: Languages, Themes, Typing style and SwiftKey Account. 

SwiftKey Beta 6.0 is available now in the Google Play Store. 


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20 Comments

1. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

brilliant

6. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Am already using SwiftKey alpha.. For two weeks.. And love it more than Samsung's stock keyboard... It saves any word typed.. And it's word prediction are even high notch... Can't wait for the final version of SK

14. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Swiftkey better than googles stock keyboard?

19. Acer_Predator unregistered

Excellent ? It's spam app Naah thnx

2. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

The Emoji is very awkward looking. Any way of getting emoji more consistent with IOS when using this keyboard?

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It can't even predict one word properly, forget two :/ Never a fan of swiftkeyboard

9. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Apparently, you don't know how to use it.

16. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Haha I've used more stuff than you could ever use in your whole life :) Don't act silly...

18. Tonix

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2015

You haven't used it enough :)

11. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Perhaps you haven't used any keyboard... ever, all keyboards can predict

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1009; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It's the best keyboard

5. Elfmonster unregistered

It's so superior to everything, it's weird Google hasn't bought it. It's almost been doing this double word thing for a while, but only when you fuse two words (or non-words) together like tgatsrig (that's right).

12. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

nifty feature, I also use it quite often... Perhaps there's something else coming up (this keyboard is really the best, your screen must be slightly oiled for it to work lol)

7. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

It's perfect! Love it! Finally smooth emoji scrolling!

8. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well it sucks right now on my iPhone 6. Add to that chrome force closing all the dam time. This iPhone is my own little hell.

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

SwiftKey is awesome. I've been using it since it was a paid app.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Top-notch indeed!

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Haven't honestly bothered changing my OnePlus One's CyanogenMod keyboard...I swipe-type on it accurately with one hand, and it offers predictions single word predictions and supports shortcuts in my personal dictionary. That might change soon though....

17. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

My body is ready.

20. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

compared to the default keyboard on lumia, swiftkey is not veru good at predicting my words. I was one tapping complete paragraphs on my lumia after a week. I've been using swiftkey on my gs3 for almost two months and it's predictions still suck hass.

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