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Download: SwiftKey Beta 0.9.15

The pre-launch for SwiftKey was sent out today to users who requested access and as always, we’ve done our best to make it available to Droid Life readers.

Swiftkey, for those not familiar, is like the HTC IME keyboard meets Miss Cleo.  What the heck does that mean?  That this keyboard has predictive text like HTC’s keyboard, but takes it a step further in attempting to predict what your next word would also be.  And I’ll just say that after typing out one text message, I was impressed.  The only word I needed to fully type was “swiftkey” which is comical.

Oh, it apparently has the ability to become smarter and more accurate as you continue to use it..  Check it…

Download: SwiftKey-0.9.15-LIMITED.apk (alt link)  (alt link2)

Source: SwiftKey

  • Mcc6242

    I have used it for about a week, but yesterday it would not work anymore. Anyone know what is happening?

  • Micp1480

    Well, there is no more Trial Period. I just learned after downloading this to find that the Trial Program had ended in June, but both the paid and trial one are both up on the market. I think someone should take the trial one down.

  • Micp1480

    Well, there is no more Trial Period. I just learned after downloading this to find that the Trial Program had ended in June, but both the paid and trial one are both up on the market. I think someone should take the trial one down.

  • Lance

    Just downloaded. You can only see one line of text while you're typing….not good. It works well but having so little screen real estate makes it a non-starter.

  • scorpion77

    i love this keyboard but i do wish they would add Swype to it .. it would make it soo much faster .. they did a really nice job on it though .. i like the way this learns.. the other keyboards are a pain in the ass when you want them to learn something … keep up the great work guys ..

  • KreicK

    i'm lovin' swiftkey on my motorola droid… i'd love to pair this up with thick keys

  • mr magic

    Anyone else have trouble with all ALT commands in soft keyboard? when i press alt, then 1 for example, it just comes up with a “q”……. have to hold alt then number to put one in. anyone else?

  • jt

    anyone see the article about gingerbread being the follow up to froyo.theres already a talk of a new update and we havent even got froyo yet.thats pretty awesome.http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/android-gingerbread-is-planned-for-q4-2010/

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/II5KUXRH3PZ3IFVUWUVEU46WH4 Brandy

    Any one have a GV invite i can have. Been waiting for months nothing. cisnerosbrandy@yahoo.com thax alotG

    • xsoldier2000

      I don't, but you can go to ebay and “bid” on one, that's how I got mine.

  • scottacha

    I feel like the keyboard is reading my mind. I really like it.

  • carig

    Wow, another pretty awesome keyboard option! I love android.

    I'm excited to try the learning ability, I use the HTC IME keyboard which is awesome but it's annoying sometimes like when I type “id” android normally changes it to “I'd” which is what I want, but HTC IME always assumes I meant “is” instead

  • StephanC

    It's not aesthetically pleasing.

    • DiGz76

      yeah i know. the keyboard is friggin huge.

  • http://twitter.com/daoist KMFT

    Here's a QR code to directly download to your phone:

    http://qqrr.it/http://sites.google.com/site/dro

  • NCCicero

    Newbie here…… do you have to be rooted to install this?? Thanks in advance for the help.

    • Tom

      No, its an Alpha release, all you need to do is check allow unknown sources.

  • eddieonofre

    This keyboard seems to be really great.
    Damn predict the words even before I type them that is realli f***ing crazy
    Downside, lets you use only one language I speak and text in english and spanish…. could be nice I I could use it in both languages

    • picaso86

      I second this… hopefully in the next update will allow 2 languages at the same time :]

  • Alex9483

    In order to install this latest version of Swiftkey, does one have to uninstall the previous version if you have it?

  • http://twitter.com/vazguard Asher S.

    I've been testing this keyboard since the request went out to gather testers, and have been impressed. I haven't used the past couple releases – have they fixed the physical keyboard problem with the question mark and colon? I could never get them to work.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    OK, I'm tired of this thing. lol After using Swype, clicking all the buttons hurts my fingers lol
    Who needs a prediction when I can swype 5x faster lol :-P
    Thanks Kellex

  • m3commish

    Off-topic, does anyone know where to download this home screen look here http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6406/asfc.png … placing the app drawer at the bottom? I'm non-rooted, so I'm really not sure if it's possible. I've tried searching the site but to no avail. :/

    Thanks ahead of time!

    • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

      Try ahomepro beta! idk if it will work or not, but i am pretty sure it will. Also you can use helix launcher, i know that one works for sure.

      • m3commish

        And the Helix Launcher places the app drawer at the bottom? Thanks for the tip sremex .. goes to check.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Dude, all the Helix Launchers have that :-)
      Have fun!

      P.S. Get rooted! haha

      • m3commish

        Haha, I hear ya Tim-o-tato … no doubt. I'll revisit the Helix Launchers again.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    Definitely a good keyboard

  • m3commish

    With big thumbs, this is DEFINITELY the best keyboard for me. It's responsive and most of all, it's accurate as all get out with picking the word/s it believe you're going to choose.

    5 stars :)

  • shane0790

    wow.. fc fc fc fc and back to swype i go. lol

  • Jordan

    when i'm typing on hard keyboard it won't let me use symbols by pressing alt????? am i the only one that had this problem? switching back to the red htc ime

    • Jordan

      okay so apparently you have to hold the alt key….not happening for me

    • The KreicK

      i noticed the same, if you hold ALT continuously it should work for you.. hopefully this will get patched i na future release!

  • Tom

    This is impressive, I've used it a bit, but really… they need to make an ultimate keyboard… I say an allegiance between HTC Touch, Swype, and this. HTC for its layout and Voice Search, Swype for… well the swiping thing… and this with its great prediction capabilities and learning ability. LET'S GET THESE DEVELOPERS TALKING TO EACH OTHER!

  • JCCT

    I just received it from the site and when I check it's already here!! WOW
    I'll give it a try tonight(in a forum)

    by the way, if someone have a google invitation send it to me jcctapia@yahoo.com

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Can I have a good reason to send you an invite? :-P

      • JCCT

        a good reason??

        jummm… because I could save your life later on?

    • shane0790

      define google invite. live GV or what

      • JCCT

        yeah, google voice

        • shane0790

          ive got an invite i can give you. sent

          • JCCT

            =D thank you so much!!

            now I can enjoy google voice (Y)

      • Barlog

        Can someone explain what an invite for Google voice is because I'm wondering if I truly have Google voice? I signed up for an invite and I herd here it was a long waiting list. I waited for a few weeks and then there was an update for the GV app so I updated and all of the sudden I was filling out settings for my GV # and if I wanted to make all calls with GV and they gave me my GV # but I never once got an invite it just got added to my Droid? I'm pretty sure its the Google voice everyone's waiting for but why no invite for me do u get more options for your acct. when u get invite just wondering :-) thanks Barlog

    • http://twitter.com/antione Antione McDaniel

      If you mean a gmail invitation? Sure I'll send you one, I have over a 100 of them. Not sure why you just wouldn't register for one yourself though.

      • scotty

        Could you send me one too it wouldst be much apprreciated. Thank you in advance. inkster09@gmail.com

    • JCCT

      sorry about that, I meant google voice invite

    • musicandnumbers

      Anyone else handing out GV invites? marlenacahill@gmail.com

      Please and thank you! :)

  • syntakk

    This thing is great. If you allow it to learn from your typing then it can pretty much read your mind. One night problem though. If you backspace to correct a previous word then it adds the predicted word to the end of what is already there, which can get super annoying.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Wow….that is SUPER annoying!

    • Mrpicolas

      You can turn that off in options

      • syntakk

        Actually that just turns off the ability for it to enter the suggested word when you hit space, which just makes it even more inconvenient. And if you back up to a previous word to fix it and accept the suggested word, it STILL just adds it to the end.

  • http://twitter.com/ASeparateFirst Jeffrey Murray

    Hmm, interesting. I like it very much, though I think I like swype better for portrait mode… If only there were a way to set different keyboards for different situations (Swype for portrait, Swiftkey for landscape) I'd be happy.

  • http://dont.have not.sure

    u failed..
    more importaint – does it have alternative language libarys besides english? that already killed the fun out of swype

    • kellex

      Oh yeah, at least 10 from what I saw.

      • not.sure

        not the site, ofc not. just had missunderstood the comment system with the firsty – soz 4 that
        -this site rockz, no doubt bout that

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      You fail by saying “fail” on this site. This site has WIN written all over it! :-P lol

  • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

    This is perfect for people who use the physical keyboard, because you can use the keyboard and it predicts the word for you, just amazing.

  • Mrpicolas

    Once this gets voice input it will be perfect

    • dsweets10

      It needs the smiley face key as well….Cool idea, but I'm going to stick with my custom HTC IME Mod keyboard for now.

      • Mrpicolas

        Has smilies hit 123 button and then symbol button they are there

      • kaufkin

        yeah, it really can't handle punctuation comments well. I use a variety of smileys and other symbols, (such as !..!/ – it's ASL shorthand…) and the keyboard keeps scrambling it up… really nice otherwise.

  • rizzet

    Just wanted to make the 1st comment…

    • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

      I'm hungry for some froyo now…

      • NewDroidOrder

        You and me both brotha.