SwiftKey devs release Clarity Keyboard for Android: barebones typing that can fix a whole phrase

Clarity Keyboard Beta is an experimental layout of the SwiftKey Greenhouse program, aiming to get rid of unneeded options, and simplify the way you type without unnecessary distractions. 

Compatible with Android 4.4+, it still offers the SwiftKey stellar prediction algorithms, but not the elaborate Flow gesture typing, for instance. It does add some innovative options to the typing process, though, such as a multi-word autocorrect, so that it can retrospectively correct the last few words you typed.

Still, if you have keyed in something quickly, and a "damn-you-autocorrect" situation arises, you will have the option to tap backspace, and the word would allegedly restore to what you actually meant. Give the Clarity keyboard a chance to soak it up, though, as it will need some time to learn your exact vocabulary, including slang, abbreviations, and nicks. 

Unfortunately, since it is still in beta, there is US English support only for now, and quite a few bugs and glitches here and there. If you want to be an early adopter, though, and take a promising new keyboard for a ride (from the makers of SwiftKey at that), hit the source link below, and send the SwiftKey devs some feedback, so that they know what areas needs the most work for Clarity to get out of beta.

Developer: SwiftKey GreenhouseDownload: Android
Category: ProductivityPrice: Free

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9 Comments

1. Hashed unregistered

One of the best keyboards out there with very nice themes to select from, but I still prefer the Google keyboard.

2. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

What is so good about Google keyboard?? That's the first thing I change when I buy smart phone....

4. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Different People, Different Taste.

6. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Mee too.

7. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Google Keyboard is great. But it does have its downsides. For example, it does not auto-correct words everywhere, such as Google Chrome search bar, if you make a typo, it won't correct it there, which is supposed to be good, but in actuality is a nuissence. Also, it does not have an auto-complete shortcut functionality, like Apple's keyboard does for example. If you type "eml" it should fill in your email when you tap the space bar, in any text field or application.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

SwiftKey is awesome, better than Google keyboard.

5. waddup121 unregistered

Clairty....

8. Pigro

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Google keyboard works perfect for my needs. I tried Swiftkey and I didn't like it as much. Its autocorrect was way to strong and its Swype typing wasn't as good.

9. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Google keyboard still is better for me right now, it doesn't have the swiftkey feature of allowing me to glide with my text messages. If they added that then I would love that and might use it a bit more.

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