Android version of the SwiftKey app receives an update; new toolbar quickly finds GIFs and stickers

Android version of the SwiftKey app receives an update; new toolbar quickly finds GIFs and stickers
One of the most popular apps of all time is SwiftKey, which offers third-party QWERTY keyboards to iOS and Android users. The company was purchased by Microsoft for $250 million back in 2016, and the app allows users to replace the stock QWERTY on their handset with SwiftKey's customizable keyboard. Yes, this is a free app that according to the company, is employed by more than 250 million people worldwide.

SwiftKey for Android has just received an update to version 7.0. One of the new features is a toolbar that allows users to quickly call up stickers and GIFs. It even allows subscribers to use their own pictures to create stickers. The changelist reads as follows:

  • Introducing Toolbar, a new way to get faster and easier access to your favorite SwiftKey features. Just tap the “+” on the left of the prediction bar to give it a try.
  • Use & make your own stickers directly within SwiftKey.
  • We’ve added new languages: Ayizo, Aymara, Bariba, Bavarian, Bicolano Central, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Kirundi, Latin, Lombard, Mam, Miskito, Nahuatl, Pangasinan, Tongan, Tulu, Upper Sorbian, Yucatec Maya.

Not happy with the default QWERTY on your iOS or Android phone? Why not give SwiftKey a try. And it won't cost you a penny to use it. To install the app on your phone, click on the appropriate link. (iOS|Android)

 
source: @h0x0d

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6 Comments

1. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

It's a fantastic app. It's one of the first thing i install on my android device. There isn't a single native keyboard on any android or IOS device that beats the predictions engine on this keyboard.

2. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well, it is the company behind Stephen Hawking's language predicting software.... And I do like it, being preinstalled on my Xperia, however there are some issues when using with dual language and certain gestures

3. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Really? I have it set it up with 2 languages and I don't really have any issues with it. It's incredibly easy to switch from one to the other with a simple swipe, which is necessary, as my language has a longer alphabet than English. What kind of issues are you referring to?

4. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well I have it set to automatically identify the language I intent to write.... And sometimes it gets utterly confused, but most of the time it works great. The truly annoying thing for me is that it sometimes misses words staring with "M" and instead goes for the exclamation signs nearby... PS: I use almost always swipe type gestures.

5. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Why would you get Android over IOS, 1 of many reasons is because until now iOS doesn't have one single keyboard with such features.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Still no number row on iOS?

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