SwiftKey update removes jitter and improves flow

SwiftKey update removes jitter and improves flow
SwiftKey definitely gained popularity when it went free a month ago. There is good reason for that, as the custom keyboard offers comfortable typing, quality autocorrect and swipe inputs, and everybody's favorite emoji. However, with more users come more devices, and new bugs, problems, and complaints arise.

There were plenty of issues involving slow load times, stuttering, crashes, and even losing the bottom row of keys on some devices. Thankfully, the developers did not turn a blind eye to the woes of some users and have released an update today, to try and tackle the issues. It is worth noting that if you don't have any problem with SwiftKey on your device – you'd better wait before updating, as some users have complained that this patch has actually degraded their experience, whereas the app worked flawlessly on their hardware beforehand. The full changelog and download link can be found below.

  • Improved typing performance
  • Improved translations
  • Improved keyboard loading time
  • Improved Flow performance
  • Fix for the bottom row being hidden in some devices
  • Fixed Yahoo! personalization
  • Fixed background disappearing issue in some themes
  • Fixed various other force closes and crashes
Download: Android

source: Android Police

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13 Comments

1. HGMIV

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Looking forward to updating. On my mid-range phone, Swiftkey can sometimes cause problems loading and such, and therefore I've switched to Flesky for the time being. I love Flesky, but my relationship with Swiftkey is so sentimental it's hard to break it off; I've had SwiftKey since my first Android, the CDMA HTC Hero, running 2.3.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

New SwiftKey has become quite cluttered. I missed the simple one

5. bestmvno

Posts: 251; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

cluttered? what are you talking about? The layout is essentially the same as it's always been with the optional ability to add a stand alone row of numbers.

7. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I don't see any diff from the first swiftkey comes out til now.

3. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I have a note 3 and if I go to hangouts, open keyboard,press the emoji button on the bottom right of the keyboard and start swiping through the emojis the animation is super slow compared to android L keyboard or whatever. They need to improve this and then it will be perfect.

4. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

I like more my s4 default keyboad than swift key....

6. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

You still cannot type a website with SwiftKey due to the forced auto-space after period. Why they refuse to add in a simple disable/enable option is beyond me. I was an early supporter of SwiftKey, but I just cannot use them anymore. I use TouchPal at the moment. I can't post URLs yet, but Google for: swiftkey disable space after punctuation :(

9. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I do not have that issue here as I can typed in a website address with no problem.

11. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

Try texting or emailing someone a web address that you type out... like google.com It will type google. Com Then you have to touch at the space and delete it.

13. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

True. I still use SwiftKey, even after tested almost all the other keyboard's out there. This is a very annoying "feature" that the devs have claimed to be "impossible" to fix for many years.

8. Busyboy unregistered

SwiftKey should really address the lag from swiping in emoji list. It's hella annoying

10. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's a nice keyboard but I still run into a delay problem in which when getting ready to type something the keyboard sometimes lags in coming up on screen. Still it's my go to keyboard after the stock Sense keyboard.

12. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I would like to have the option of turning off auto spacing after punctuation marks.

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