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Swiftkey Releases New Beta, Opens Up VIP Program to All for 1 Day Only

Swiftkey, one of our favorite keyboards of all time, received an update today to beta version 2.0.2.8 which includes enough new features and stability that their team has opened up the program to everyone for one day only.  Normally a “VIP” program, Swiftkey beta has been something that only a select group of people were able to join, sort of like the old days of Swype – you should definitely jump on this opportunity.

Join at this URL using code #swiftkeyFRIDAY:  http://www.swiftkey.net/vip

  • Tundaboat

     ugghh, I was too late to get this :( fml…

  • Anonymous

    “Parsing error” when i try to install the tablet beta on XOOM WiFi running stock 3.1 =/ Anyone having luck??

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

     love this keyboard… gracias

  • Jeff Raymond

    Looking forward to installing it. I’ve been using the free version from Amazon free a day. It’s one of the first things I install whenever I install a new rom. I don’t like Swype or Flex. I really love the predictive text. What new features are in the beta?

  • Diana

    How do I find it and make it work on my Droid once downloaded? I downloaded the file on my desktop, connected the phone via USB and copied the file to SD, but now can’t find it.

  • Diana

    How do I find it and make it work on my Droid once downloaded? I downloaded the file on my desktop, connected the phone via USB and copied the file to SD, but now can’t find it.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    I’ve tried them all … I keep coming back to SwiftKey.  For the longest time, I was a Swype evangelist, dating back to my OG DROID.  Lag and high memory use finally killed that for me, and is exactly what impressed me most about flexT9.  FlexT9 seems to give you what Swype did (with some minor changes regarding multiple letters, capitalization, etc.) but with way better performance.

    But dang it if I didn’t keep coming back to SwiftKey.  It’s too good at knowing what you want to type next, and I love the speed at which I can let the keyboard auto-complete whole sentences for me.  I don’t love pecking away at the keys to get a word going, but I don’t have to peck much because the prediction is so good.

    If Swype or FlexT9 would introduce SwiftKey-like prediction, or if SwiftKey would introduce swyping in addition to its amazing prediction, that’d be the ultimate combo.

    Until then, it’s SwiftKey FTW for me.

  • Anonymous

     nvm, i got it.

  • Anonymous

     I registered, do they send an email?

  • http://twitter.com/Damn_ItsMike Michael C.™

     Just joined…I was using the old swiftkey from the amazon app of the day

  • Tim Taylor

     Enjoyed the functionality of FlexT9, but I’ve had unbearable lag that was non-existent with Swiftkey. Liking this beta so far!

  • http://profiles.google.com/sayersj629 Joshua Sayers

     Just signed up at 1:19 pm est. Make sure you use the code provided above by kellex.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q7WAAK26UIMKTAC53PNM6OS2EU ;-)

     Post on their board claims the VIP is closed so no new entries, so much for everyone in 1 day…. ~ 50mins ago

    • Jim Dandy

      Just got it. Try it again.

    • Jbarb21

      I just signed up ….took  a minute and downloaded it no problem??? So Not true on the no more new entries. Use the code when it asks you for the invite number! 

  • User

     “Normally a “VIP” program, Swiftkey beta has been something that only a select group of people were able to join”

    Umm I applied for the VIP program and my account was approved about 5 minutes later. This was about 2 months ago. Maybe its changed since then, but otherwise, its not that “select” as you’re making it out to be.

  • Anonymous

    Did they update the tablet version as well?

  • http://twitter.com/dizknee24 Peter Wassel

     y use this, flext9 does everything u could ever want and it was free….

    • Anonymous

      Because flext9 is unstable with GB builds 

      • http://twitter.com/mikel176 Mike Laska

        ive been using it on my OG droid running GB and it’s been working well.  I have yet to see any type of crash or slow downs

        • Anonymous

          Sorry, the DX and D2 builds 

          • Toolsinmind

            I’m running zombie stomped GB595 build on dx and have no problems whatsoever!!!

          • Anonymous

            Anyone get apex 2.0 to play nice?

    • Djspikezz

       Flext9 is great. My problem with it is it’s not as accurate as Swiftkey, and feels slower to me. Slower in regards to fixing spelling and having to go back all the time. The keyboard skin is terrible as well. I used it up until yesterday since it became free on amazon that one day.

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

        I also tried to stick with FlexT9 after it came out free on Amazon, and eventually, started getting mad every time I’d see it appear.  “Where’s my SwiftKey??”  Anyway, I’ve changed back and just now got the Beta 2 (thanks to this post!) and I love it so far.  All the good stuff about the original SwitfKey with more toys :)

  • http://twitter.com/dizknee24 Peter Wassel

    Double post

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

     nvm i found it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Johnathan-Downer/75400936 Johnathan Downer

    how do you get the update? i joined the VIP part and i’ve had the app since it first came out, but i haven’t seen a beta update or anything…or would i need to do a seperate search for it?

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • Toolsinmind

    I picked up the flexT9 app from Amazon for free and love it, looks better and works great!

    • Anonymous

       i had an issue with Flext9 where it wasnt allowing to me to send my text messages…i picked it up when it was free, and am hoping it’ll work on whatever phone i upgrade to…

      • Trippmcneily

        I had same issue. I think a reboot helped.

        • Anonymous

           i’ll have to look into that then…i’ve also changed roms back to stock rooted, from liquid smooth gingerbread…so maybe that’ll help

  • Mr.Joe

     Sorry, but I’m in love with FlexT9 Text.  Saw here on DL and haven’t looked back.  Everything about this keyboard is amazing.

  • Beka

     Already downloaded, installed, and used!  Love it!

  • John

     nice! thx for the heads up kellex

  • spartn569

     How does this differ from SwiftKey Pro?

  • Anonymous

     Uses too much screen real estate for me…