SwiftKey for iOS update adds a new feature and support for more languages


Acquired by Microsoft early last year, SwiftKey continues to update its Android and iOS apps with new features and improvements. The latest update released by the fine folks at SwiftKey is aimed at iOS users.



SwiftKey for iOS has been recently updated with one new important feature and support for several more languages. There are more than 100 languages now supported by SwiftKey on both Android and iOS platforms, but here are the latest added: Bislama, Lower Sorbian, Estonian, Ga, Kabardian, Limburgish, Yakut (Sakha), Silesian, Venetian, and Makhuwa.



The only new feature included in the update is Clipboard. SwiftKey users on iOS will now be able to press and hold the Globe key to access the app's clipboard, the only place where they can save snippets of text for later use.



Aside from these improvements, the developers confirmed they have removed the URLs and other copy and pasted text from the stuff the app is learning, so they will not appear in predictions any longer. Finally, some accessibility bugs have been fixed in the update too.



source: App Store

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7 Comments

1. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

In iOS, no third-party keyboards can beat native keyboard, and the same thing, no one can beat Gboard in Android OS.

3. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

I disagree. SwiftKey would RKO native iOS keyboard in a fight.

5. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

The number of languages available in SwiftKey is way fewer than the native keyboard. That's why I just can't go away from the native one.

7. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Yeah. I don't understand why after so many years, third party keyboards on iOS are no where near as good as those same keyboards and others on Android. I've been waiting for them to get better on iOS for years and they haven't.

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Chinese??? We need more Asian language support.

4. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I like SwiftKey for IOS because it adjusts the key positions (behind the scene) based on your typing habits. It also let's me swipe. I don't like how some apps force the native keyboard in some situations. Not a big deal but it bothers me a bit for lack of continuity.

6. path45th

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

iOS keyboard is the best. I tried several third party ones when the feature was first introduced and all of them were just gimmick, including SwiftKey.

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