SwiftKey offering all themes for free starting today; deal available to both iOS and Android users

SwiftKey offering all themes for free starting today; deal available to both iOS and Android users
Starting today, third party keyboard app SwiftKey is offering free themes to its Android and iOS subscribers. Android users can access the themes by clicking on the hamburger menu to get to SwiftKey Hub. From there, they need to click on themes and head to the SwiftKey Store. Over 100 themes will be available at no charge, allowing users to customize the color and design of their SwiftKey keyboard.

Those with iOS can access the themes on SwiftKey by opening the container app on the homescreen, and then tapping on the red Design icon on the upper right of the screen. A brand new Vivid theme pack will also be available for free to users of both platforms.

This is not just a one-day holiday event. From this day moving forward, SwiftKey won't be charging to allow users to customize their QWERTY keyboard using themes. This isn't the first time that SwiftKey has permanently stopped charging for a feature on its app. Prior to June 2014, SwiftKey had a free trial period and a premium service for Android users. The latter charged those who downloaded and installed the SwiftKey app. But the company then embraced the freemium model that allowed the keyboard to be installed for free, while in-app purchases allowed subscribers to customize their SwiftKey QWERTY. And starting today, those charges have been removed as well.


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8 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Cool!

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I just downloaded all the themes on my ipad and my galaxy.

3. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The best keyboard around for Android. I still preference the ios keyboard on iPhone because of the cursor function.

4. warrenellis93

Posts: 544; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

this is a good story alan

5. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

So how do they earn money now? Selling your data?

7. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well it does require you to create a swiftkey account and the options are set to send them data for customization purposes... The themes aren't all that great anyway and some are quite gaudy IMO.

6. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

This is suspicious.

8. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Thx for the tip Alan.

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