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Swiftkey 3 gets an update to fix ICS dictation and more

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Swiftkey 3 gets an update to fix ICS dictation and more
Swiftkey 3 is one of the better touch-typing keyboards available on Android, with great prediction and it just got a bit better with a new update that fixes a bunch of issues. The number one issue was in a lack of support for the new dictation in Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. Swiftkey 3 had dictation on the newer Android platforms, but until now it hadn't supported the real-time input that Android 4+ offered. 

One of our favorite new features is called Smart Spaces, which is one that we needed desperately. This feature makes Swiftkey better at fixing typos from you missing the spacebar when typing quickly. That means that when we hit the N or B key instead of the spacebar, the typo will be fixed! That will be very nice. 

The update also brings new themes, seven new languages for international users, and an updated layout which makes the spacebar bigger and adds a quick punctuation key. 

If you haven't tried it yet, definitely give it a whirl. Swiftkey 3 has a free version in the Play Store to try out, or the full version will cost you $3.99.

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posted on 15 Aug 2012, 19:52 1

1. Nonono (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

I used to have a problem with siftkey in the chrome browser from my phone. Sometimes it would get stuck on three letters and just keep duplicating the last three letters everytime i tried erasing it. Is that fixed?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 20:32 1

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

not sure, but I hope so. that bug got really annoying really quick. made Swiftkey unusable on my Nexus 7

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 20:31 1

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

SwiftKey needs custimization.
Learn from Perfect Keyboard! That thing is so amazing, I just wish it had prediction and auto-correct like SwiftKey!
I wish you could dynamically change the size of the keys, add/remove buttons, change quick buttons, etc, etc!!
MOARRR options!

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 01:31 1

4. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

Swiftkey alone is enough to make any iPhone user feel like their iDevice is obsolete.

You would think Apple would implement this to their crappy keyboard. After previewing iOS6, I CANT WAIT for my next Android device. Swiftkey is the FIRST thing Im gonna redownload.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 10:36

5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Give the JB keyboard a shot (assuming your next device has JB). It's a really good keyboard on par with Swiftkey

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