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Swiftkey X is Free Today From Amazon

I’d say at this point, we’ve probably talked enough about Swiftkey and their new X keyboard for you guys to know how much we enjoy it.  Seeing it as today’s free app of the day through Amazon is probably making it one notch cooler though.  Go grab one of the best text predicting machines on the planet!

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Cheers Chris, EvantheGamer, Albert and everyone else!

  • Ant C

    This thing is horrible! It changes a word after I finish my sentence and it’s too late when I click send.

  • ironick7

    Are there any color themes for this?

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    Most useful free deal they’ve ever offered. If you don’t already have this, get it NOW.

  • guru

    how is this in comparison to flext9?

    • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

      Several orders of magnitude better. But don’t take my word for it, try it yourself for free forever.

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  • Sssbbb

    goddamnit…. i bought the full version from the market this morning.  feelin’ like a fool.

  • Anonymous

    may want to mention that if you had purchased the paid version of Swiftkey, they’ll upgrade you to Swiftkey X for free

  • Dumluk2002

    I looked through the market but cannot find amazon downloader so I can get this free app?  Any suggestions???

    • http://profiles.google.com/cavins01 chris cavins

      you have to get the apk from the amazon website and sync it to your amazon account.
      google wouldn’t put a competing app store in its own market

  • TskTsk

    Too  bad their EULA says they can use any info they gather from you for any purpose.

  • Bratch

    Is this keyboard replacement so good that it’s worth ignoring the EULA?  I ask because a few people point out in the Amazon reviews that the software has a very restrictive EULA, and it states that they can collect anything that you type (but not sure if they actually do this).  I still need to download it later so I can read that and check the permissions, and then decide if it’s worth keeping it.

  • juan ortega

    What are the permissions for this app in amazon? I think there different from the android market

  • juan ortega

    The version in amazon is newer than the one from the android market

  • meth feld

    I must be the only person on the planet that thinks swiftkey is the worst thing ever……slang / mixed languages /acronyms….ughhhhhh   Enjoy it though…..its really cool that amazon has it for free

    • Parshooter36

      I don’t think it’s the worst thing ever, but I’ve been swyping too long.  I was super slow using this keyboard even with its almost freaky word prediction.

  • jimbob

    Thanks.

  • jimbob

    Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/lpklemmer Larry Klemmer

    MINE!

  • kuboo99

    I went to download this and it said
    We could not process your order because of geographical restrictions on
    the product which you were attempting to purchase. Please refer to the
    terms of use for this product to determine the geographical
    restrictions.

    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
    Last I checked, I lived in the United States… oh well, never know when you will be randomly put in a neighboring country

  • Anonymous

    XBOX for less than $33 and HDTV for less than $50! And it is all delivered to your home!Don’t pay those rip off retail prices ever again! Get it at GrabIt.com .

    • Anonymous

      You got any 17″ Toshiba flatscreens for sale?  My boss was looking for one.

  • Techisblack

    Nothing pisses me off more than when amazon requires you to have a credit card on file when you’re buying a FREE app.. got it sucks being under 1.. -.-

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Gultice/584049220 Tony Gultice

    Where is it getting stuck?

  • Wnagatani

    Downloaded and the app will not complete the setup process – DROIDX

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Gultice/584049220 Tony Gultice

    I got hooked on the original Swiftkey, then the X Beta came out, then it expired and I was a sad panda. I tried a whole bunch of other keyboards, Go Keyboard was the closest I could get to the awesomeness of Swiftkey X, then I see it free this morning and was so happy. I installed it, and it pulled the preferences off my SD card from the X Beta…. and it is smooth as butter again.

  • Cory Lykins

    I loved the keyboard except it over-wrote the speech-to-text button from Google’s default stuff to their own and it didnt seem to function as well.

  • http://twitter.com/samari711 samari711

    It looks like the Switfkey servers are overloaded; I can’t download the language packs.

    • http://twitter.com/mhendersonco Mike Henderson

      Having the same problem.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, i didn’t know that. Disregard my comment people.

  • http://purelyprimal.com Casey P

    Looks like it’s not the tablet version – or at least that’s what pops up on my xoom when I go to open it.

    • Anonymous

      Same on my Streak 7, but since I have a 7″ screen it still works pretty well.

  • EC8CH

    Your right!

    Swiftkey’s prediction is amazing…

    I started type “Droid-Life is” and it filled in “Amazing” :-P

    also every time I try and type the name of that phone from Cupertino is keeps replacing the “p” with a “*”… weird.

    • Anonymous

      That was such an awesome response =D!

    • Adam Elghor

      yes but does it know swear words?

  • house

    I just bought this keyboard yesterday for $4 and now it’s free today!! Come on!

    • Anonymous

       you can get a refund for market purchases within 24 hours after buying it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Gultice/584049220 Tony Gultice

        It’s a 15-minute window now, not 24-hours

      • house

        Yeah it’s 15 minutes now. If you want a refund beyond that then you have to get in touch with developer.

  • jmart514

    Does anyone else get really annoyed that the free apps from Amazon always seem to be a version behind and you’re constantly prompted to update in the Android Market but are unable to?  This was the case with the Flext9 keyboard, Business Calendar and a few other apps I can’t recall 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Yes it is annoying. It’s because everytime there’s an update Amazon has to approve it first. Also annoying is the lack of a change log on apps on Amazon. Have to go to the Android Market and look up the app to see what’s changed.

      • Ozzzmosis

        i do the same thing

    • eh

      NO.  I never get prompted in the Android Market,   none of my Amazon apps are listed in the Android Market.  And since the apps are free, I do not mind if they’re a little behind.  If it wasn’t free, I wouldn’t have it in the first place. 

  • JS

    Is this compatible with the Incredible?

    • Anonymous

      yes.

      From a former Inc owner.

      • JS

        Thanks – I just wanted to check b/c one of the last keyboards featured was (I think) for tablets only.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t related, but wanted to pick everyone’s brain here…

    From the looks of it, since they can’t seem to fix the issues I’m having with my Thunderbolt, I have a feeling I’m going to have the opportunity to pick a new phone in the near future.  Thoughts from the educated hivemind here?  Will likely be either a Revolution or a Charge…so far, from what everyone’s seen and experienced, which would you choose?

    • Anonymous

      Let one of us that know what we are doing fix your Thunderbolt. Most of the time the store or over the phone don’t know what they are doing.  No reason to go backwards in phones… What problem are you having?  Actually contact me privately and I will help you. All you will get here are the same 5 people feeding the same nonsense.

      • Anonymous

        How can I contact you privately on here?  If you want, email me instead – my username here at yahoo… will probably be easier. :-)

  • RW-1

    Nice, I’ll take it even if I decide not to use it …

  • http://profiles.google.com/plazma ryan oakley

    Any idea how to disable the keyboard vibrate on keypress?  I Googled how to disable it, and it only came up with settings that are non existant on this download.

    • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

      Under advanced settings > Keyboard Feedback > uncheck Haptic feedback

      • http://profiles.google.com/plazma ryan oakley

        There is no option for that with this download on the Droid X

        • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

          Yes, there is.  

          From the homescreen:

          Settings > Language and Keyboards > SwiftKey X > Advanced > Keyboard Feedback > Uncheck Haptic Feedback

        • Jacob

          There is. Settings > Advanced > Keybaord Feedback

  • viewthis66

    i love this keyboard. been using since the beta. i gladly paid for the official release, but man… i would love to have gotten it for free toady as well. don’t let this slip away people :)

  • DaveDoug

    Picked it up per all the recommendations here over the past weeks, and it’s impressive.  Anybody on the fence before might as well grab it free today, I can already say after 3 hours of testing it that it’ll be my keyboard of choice going forward.

    • Jack Sanchez

      I honestly don’t think anyone cares if it ill be your keyboard of choice. since its the best keyboard in the android market it will b keyboard of choice for most ppl. so no one cares if its gonna b yours also.

      • DaveDoug

        Aww, don’t be bitter, I was just gettin’ yer goat.  My initial post was to try to persuade folks who might, like myself, not be sure if a different keyboard than the one that comes with their phone is actually worth it.  Your initial post was to point out that you had the Beta and found Amazon’s app ‘o’ the day worthless to you.  BUT, you do like Swiftkey, ergo you agree that it’s a good app to have.  So we agree, and can live out the rest of our years in harmony.  Still, we both know I’m here to help and you’re here to tell folks how cool it is that you got in on a Beta.  But we’ll never bring it up, because that’d be rude.

        • Jack Sanchez

          no u dont understand. just like in your first comment. i saw i downloaded the swiftkey x beta which was released long before today. which means i’ve had the app the longest and since im still using it i obviously like the keyboard. and i was just mentioning that if anyone downloaded the swiftkey x beta a few weeks ago they would’ve already had it for free. but then a bunch of idiots including you misunderstood a short and simple comment and started replying.

          • DaveDoug

            Jack “real name withheld” Sanchez, the thickness of your skin may be inverse to the size of your outrage over a small, innocuous blog post.  I truly do not want this to affect your day, as I’m becoming concerned that my teasing may in fact be the butterfly flapping its wings that will lead you to causing a tornado of violence in whatever city/town/padded cell that you may inhabit.  We both like Swiftkey, and we both like Droid-Life.  Let’s let whatever else comes between us not ruin this or any other glorious offering that your deity of choice provides to us.  I had no idea I was dealing with the longest living Swiftkey Beta survivor.

          • Jack Sanchez

            you obviously seem bored. and your last comment has proved that you are bored and semi retarded. because someone going onto droid life and looking for an argument must be a little retarded and also bored. if you have no friends i would understand. so i suggest going outside more often and eventually you will find someone who will be your friend. unfortunately for you it might be a retard like you. because someone with intelligence would know better.

        • Anonymous

          Dougie Fresh – 1

          Jack A$$ – 0

      • Anonymous

        DaveDoug’s post: on topic, relevant, smells like freshly baked cinnamon buns.

        Jack Sanchez’s post: irrelevant, rambling, entitled, smells like burning poo covered in old-person skin.

        • http://twitter.com/SJFee Sean Fee

          Jack Sanchez is to Droid-Life as iNorm is to BGR; professional troll.  iNorm doesn’t take himself seriously though, and tends to be funny and literate at the same time.

          • Jack Sanchez

            Like

          • http://twitter.com/samari711 samari711

            so what you’re saying is iNorm is nothing like Jack Sanchez?

          • Anonymous

            with the exception of the incessant trolling and general self-centeredness, I suppose not?

      • Marcus

        Get the hell out of here Sanchez, all you are doing is being an ass.

        • Jack Sanchez

          nope. all i did was post one short comment. but then a bunch of idiots who are obviously bored started replying. they probably got confused of my first comment since most of them who replyed to my comment didn’t seem that smart.

        • Jack Sanchez

          nope. all i did was post one short comment. but then a bunch of idiots who are obviously bored started replying. they probably got confused of my first comment since most of them who replyed to my comment didn’t seem that smart.

          • Dan Boland

            No they didn’t get your comment because you don’t know how to type. Maybe you should try Swiftkey X to help you out.

          • Jack Sanchez

            but my first comment was spelled perfectly. maybe everyone else reading it should use a dictionary if they aren’t sure what some of the words meant. there are alot of dictionaries available on the android market.

      • Trogdor the Burninator

        You are being downright trollish at this point. Davedoug gave a nice thought on the subject. And you became a jerk in reply. I think that your bridge and leftover half-eaten children are waiting for you.

  • Jack Sanchez

    i already got swiftkey x for free when it was in beta so todays free app is useless to me

    • DaveDoug

      I’ll call Amazon and make sure they check with you before releasing apps from now on.  You’d think they’d know better than to ruffle the feathers of Jack Sanchez.

      • Jack Sanchez

        idk why u would even reply to that comment. lol. but u could’ve at least posted a reply that made even a little bit of sense. Alot of ppl will find this free app useful since its the best keyboard available. but i was just mentioning that its useless to me since it was already free a few weeks ago in the android market. Next time think before posting comments and make sure they make sense.

        • http://twitter.com/samari711 samari711

          You do realize that they disabled features in the Beta version now that the Beta is over, right?

          • Jack Sanchez

            but when i go to the android market i type in “swiftkey x” and it used to say “swiftkey x beta” but now it just says swiftkey x (phone) which is already installed. so if the free swiftkey x beta updated and changed its name then its weird how they wouldnt let me pay for the swiftkey x full version. since according to u they arent the same thing. or maybe like i said when the swiftkey x beta expired it updated to the full version for free. since it even said that in an older update.

          • http://twitter.com/samari711 samari711

            I have the Beta on my phone now… It has a nag screen to buy the full version.  You probably bought it and didn’t realize it.

          • http://twitter.com/samari711 samari711

            I have the Beta on my phone now… It has a nag screen to buy the full version.  You probably bought it and didn’t realize it.

          • Anonymous

            Impossible! He’s one of them smert peepul.

          • Anonymous

            if you had the paid version of the original swiftkey…they upgraded you to swiftkey x for free

          • Jab416171

            Yup, you must have paid for it. It shows as $3.99 in the Android market for me.

        • Anonymous

          I think he replied in such a way as to point out that your comment added nothing to the discussion.

          • Jack Sanchez

            I wasn’t aware that there was a specific topic in this public forum. i thought that since this was about swiftkey x being free app of the day then the discussion would be about swiftkey x being the free app of the day. and yea thats what my comment was about.

        • Anonymous

          Pro tip: look at his number of likes. Humour is generally well received by the general population of Droid Life.

          • Jack Sanchez

            yea well not everyone on droid life are smart. including all those who like his comment.since u really cant deny the fact that his reply made no sense. since they have had free app of the day since the amazon app store was released and some of them were useless and most of them werent. i was just mentioning that this app was one of the useless ones since it was available for free a few weeks ago. funny how one small comment of mine drew out the idiots on droid life.

          • SPN

            Based on that last rambling of words, you definitely sound like you’re one of the “smart” ones on here…

          • Jack Sanchez

            which rambling of words? lol. i’ve typed a bunch of rambling of words so idk which one u r referring to.

          • SPN

            Which ones? All of them

          • Anonymous

            [Y]ea[,] well[,] not everyone on [D]roid[-L]ife [is] smart[;] including all those who like[d] his comment. [S]ince [yo]u really can[']t deny the fact that his reply made no sense [fragment]. [S]ince they have had free app of the day since [please stop using this word] the [A]mazon [Appstore] was released[,] [omit "and"] some of them were useless and most of them weren[']t. [I] was just mentioning that this app was one of the useless ones[,] since [try "as," or "because;" mix it up a little] it was available for free a few weeks ago. [F]unny how one small comment of mine drew out the idiots on [D]roid[-L]ife.
            Yes. You’re the smart one.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

          • Anonymous

            [Y]ea[,] well[,] not everyone on [D]roid[-L]ife [is] smart[;] including all those who like[d] his comment. [S]ince [yo]u really can[']t deny the fact that his reply made no sense [fragment]. [S]ince they have had free app of the day since [please stop using this word] the [A]mazon [Appstore] was released[,] [omit "and"] some of them were useless and most of them weren[']t. [I] was just mentioning that this app was one of the useless ones[,] since [try "as," or "because;" mix it up a little] it was available for free a few weeks ago. [F]unny how one small comment of mine drew out the idiots on [D]roid[-L]ife.
            Yes. You’re the smart one.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

          • Jack Sanchez

            lmao i love the video link. that seriously was funny. but everything before the link looked familiar. it looked alot like my comment but after an idiot messed around with it and changed stuff about it. could that have been you? could u b that idiot im talking about since u r the one that posted the reply?

        • EC8CH

          What about me?

          My reply display much more thoughtless tastelessness than DaveDoug’s?

          • Jack Sanchez

            nah yours was funny. lol.

          • EC8CH

            LOL!

            I was about to write you off as a hysterical oversensitive psychopathy… 

            But know I think you’re awesome!

            Now go stick your finger in the bums of all of those who mock your comments!

          • Jack Sanchez

            mock my comments? but I find it funny. like when you called me “dirty sanchez” i found that funny since my name isn’t even jack sanchez. lmao. so that didnt bother me at all. it was just funny. and i also think this entire series of comments with me is funny. because of how one small comment of mine drew out the idiots and made them do what they do best. which is type comments that make very little sense to what the original comment was about.

        • Dipesh

          wow, do you understand sarcasm at all?

      • EC8CH

        lest he dawn his cape and become….. DIRTY SANCHEZ!

        • DaveDoug

          Can we be mortal enemies?  You’re more fun, Jack Sanchez (apparently a clever pseudonym meant to keep any of us from finding his true identity) is genuinely not fond of me.  That really takes the steam out of a good rivalry.  But you, EC8CH (if that is your real name), can clearly be considered an actual “hoot.”  Good show, old chap.

          • Jack Sanchez

            mortal enemy? seems like you are the troll. not me. since you are looking for a new enemy when i admitted to lieing about my identity.maybe go outside a bit more? i mean if u r that bored that u have to come onto droid life to start arguments then going outside would be a good thing for u.

        • Anonymous

          Dangit!  Now I have that Bob & Tom song in my head!

    • Anonymous

      Yes we are very sorry that we have wasted your time… :)

    • Anonymous

      I could have sworn that the Beta has a expiration date on it. Might just want to grab it just in case. It couldn’t hurt with the low low price of free. 

      • Jack Sanchez

        the swiftkey x beta was free in the android market. and when the beta expired and the full version was released it just updated the beta version to the full version for free.

    • http://twitter.com/SJFee Sean Fee

      Doesn’t the beta, and the predictive algorithm, expire awfully soon?

      • Jack Sanchez

        the beta did expire. but the beta app updated and became the full app for free. that happened a few weeks ago

        • http://twitter.com/SJFee Sean Fee

          You must have gotten lucky; didn’t turn out like that for the majority of us.

          • Jack Sanchez

            really? but it even said that in the update. that everyone who downloaded the beta will get the full app for free in the update. you think maybe the best keyboard app available lied in their update? if i’m the only one who got the full version for free after the beta.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe I got in at a different, less exclusive beta period.

          • Maverick1276

            If you read it correctly, it said anyone who purchased swiftkey last year would be upgraded for free.  Said nothing about being on beta.  Beta is just for us guinea pigs to make sure it works.  Works great and I bought it.

        • Anonymous

          i remember them saying that the beta was expiring…but i let the beta expire and would have had to purchase X if i didnt already have an account with them, from purchasing the original Swiftkey…thats where the free upgrade came in…not in going from beta to regular

    • Anonymous

      BUT it’s sure in hell not useless to other non-SwiftKey X users though!

    • Anonymous

      The Beta version expired as of yesterday and no longer gives predictions…what the heck are you talking about. The fact that Amazon is giving it away for free the next day is what makes the timing so amazing. 

    • Anonymous

      The betas expire after a month or so. Then you lose the prediction qualities. You want to get this app for free from Amazon today else you’ll be in the dark.

    • Jab416171

      Except the beta version expired yesterday.

  • Kianjudah

    Nice. I’ve been wanting this the last few days, and now I got it! Thank you Amazon, Swiftkey Dev and DL!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing! I was just sending this tip and you beat me too it… :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667432104 Albert Kilger

      haha don’t worry I sent the tip early this morning around 2 am central time when it came out ;)