SwiftKey Keyboard goes free, now comes with SwiftKey Store, new themes, 800+ emojis, and more
posted by Peter K. / Jun 11, 2014, 4:30 AM
Probably the most notable one is the SwiftKey Store, which allows fans of the app to download additional themes and spice up the keyboard a bit. Currently, there are around 30 available themes in the SwiftKey Store, and just a small portion of them can be downloaded for free. Additionally, users can purchase various packs that contain several themes. Fortunately, SwiftKey has not forgotten the users that have previously purchased the premium version of the keyboard – they can go ahead and claim a Premier Pack bundle of 10 themes for free.
One of SwiftKey's core aspects, the word prediction, has also seen some love in version 5.0. The learning ability of the prediction engine, as well as its capitalization awareness, have been improved. It is also said that the multilingual prediction capabilities have also been enhanced and now allow users to type in up to three languages with improved accuracy. Kudos for the latter, SwiftKey!
Additionally, SwiftKey now has more than 800 emojis in tow, which are "just a tap away from the regular keyboard". Speaking of emojis, the app has also received an interesting emoji prediction feature – for example, if you type "love", SwiftKey will suggest love-related emojis to you.
And here is the full changelog of SwiftKey Keyboard 5.0:
- SwiftKey Store, with 30+ new themes and counting
- New beautiful default theme
- Emoji support, with over 800 to choose from
- Emoji prediction and learning
- Optional dedicated number row
- Improved prediction engine and Flow accuracy
- New languages
- New, improved Flow trails
Download: SwiftKey (Android)
source: SwiftKey via Android Police
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I still prefer Swype but I will see how the paid SwiftKey version goes for me.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 4:56 AM 0
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That was the second try after a year. I'm happy with Swype. *Uninstalls SwiftKey*
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 5:14 AM 1
Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013
i know that feeling. once your settle with one thing its diffcult to switch specially when there isnt much advantage. For me its google keyboard. i love it. i tried minuum keyboard, swype, swiftkey, fleksy. Not is good as google keyboard for me. All are great though! just not my preference.
posted on Jun 12, 2014, 12:26 AM 0
Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013
wow yo i already bought the app, cmon maybe a few more themes for those who already paid?
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 6:00 AM 2
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Actually people who paid get the $4.99 theme pack for 'free' Check the themes page
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 6:02 AM 1
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"Fortunately, SwiftKey has not forgotten the users that have previously purchased the premium version of the keyboard – they can go ahead and claim a Premier Pack bundle of 10 themes for free."
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 7:03 AM 1
Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011
Awesome keyboard , It was great until 4.4.2 rolled out. Now it's a battery drain. Uninstalled it, reinstalled it. Also wiped the phone. Get a "gapps process has stopped" warning when booting the phone. It is not optimized for kitkat. Stock LG G2.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 6:05 AM 0
Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 28, 2009
I love swift key and glad that they looked out for the people who purchased it already. I tried using the new emojis but when I sent the message it was a different face that didn't match what I wanted. From happy to embarrassed face so I switched back to my other keyboard
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 8:26 AM 0
Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
This is good news. For me and my uses, this has been the best keyboard I've found. Autocorrect, and next word prediction are better than any other keyboard in the play store. This is the word prediction engine SkyNet will use on the terminators.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 8:46 AM 0
Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008
The best keyboard IMO. Been using it for years now and got it for free from Amazon awhile back but it's much better from the Play Store as any updates hit much faster. The cloud based user dictionary is my fav since I tend to factory reset my phones at times.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 9:26 AM 0
Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014
Woke up to a email about this I'm sooooo glad they added emoji really big step for the android keyboard now no ugly third party plug in just to get emoji. But maybe that step was made to work well with the new upcoming iPhone 6 with ios8
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 10:44 AM 0
Posts: 807; Member since: Nov 29, 2011
Wow great news....... Its my go to keyboard, tried many keyboards, but this one is always on my phone, it's memory management is better than swype....... Though there is little bit lag, here and there especially when i'm downloading something on torrent......... But overall it's one of the best out there...
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 12:16 PM 0
Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 18, 2012
This is great! Really like Swiftkey... but where's the dedicated row for numbers? This is the main reason Swiftkey is not my default keyboard.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 1:34 PM 0
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I've decide to give it another try after using Kii for over a year. I stopped using it at the time because I kept making too many keying errors. Trying it now again after a year, I find I'm not making those errors. Weird. I'll keep it for now. If those same errors creep back in, I'll just go back to Kii.
posted on Jun 11, 2014, 5:16 PM 0
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