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A.I. Type Keyboard Celebrates 1 Million Installs With 60% Deal and New Version

Does everyone remember A.I. Type keyboard? The keyboard that functions a lot like Swiftkey, with its predicting, learning, and correcting, is now 60% off ($1.99) thanks to its install total eclipsing the 1 million mark. There was once a time when A.I Type was all the rage, especially because of its theme capabilities, but that damn Swiftkey is just too good to not use on a daily basis. 

With that said, the makers of it are doing their best to innovate and improve. Along with this price reduction, they plan to release a new version that contains a handful of goodies that may actually interest you. The list looks like this:

  • A 5th row of keys, numeric by default, which can be switched with a single click to arrow keys and undo and redo buttons, or symbol keys. It can be toggled on\off easily by sliding up on the keyboard.
  • Introducing the highly anticipated ICS voice to text functionality which can be used directly from within the keyboard.
  • Launching the new EZReader Theme Pack. It’s specially designed for visually impaired or low vision people. It includes big buttons with a very large, clear, easily readable font, high contrast, comfortable color scheme, clean look, and it reads the words aloud as you type. And it’s now available for free.
  • Other improvements – auto-corrected words are now previewed on the space-bar, shift+delete which deletes characters after the cursor, support for new languages including Korean, improvement of the one-click resize functionality, a fast delete function that speeds up as you delete, and major improvements in performance and memory usage to make it run faster and smoother.

If that sounds like gravy, think about jumping on it before the price pops back up. There is also a free version that you can try as well, to decide if A.I. Type is for you.

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  • Jelly Bean stock keyboard is what I use now. It’s close enough to Swiftkey quality, but having the voice to text thing readily available without having to switch keyboards is what sells me.

  • muffnman

    Tried… Refunded.

  • Tristan Cunha

    For anyone with Jellybean, try turning your text prediction on the new stock keyboard up all the way (settings > Language & input > Android Keyboard settings > Autocorrection > Very Agressive). It’s a night and day difference, and is extremely accurate. I can almost type without looking/paying attention now, literally.
    It doesn’t have some of the neat option of swiftkey or the other keyboards (like pop up options, and the next word prediction isn’t as agressive), but it’s much smoother, never runs in to any problems (like the search bar bug on chrome), and it includes the default speech entry too.
    After trying out a bunch of different keyboards, and using Swiftkey for a long time, this small change was enough to make the stock keyboard my favorite. And if you like the stock keyboard anyways, I don’t see any reason not to turn up the autocorrection all the way, I don’t think it’s ever caused any problems.

  • If you read the reviews in the Play Store, people are saying that the last couple of updates borked what might at one time have been a nice keyboard.

  • Mack

    Stock Jelly Bean keyboard. No need for anything else IMO.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Yeah, the stock JB keyboard works incredible well and is EXTREMELY fast! (G-Nex Liquid Smooth JB ROM here!)

      • Tristan Cunha

        See my other comment, but if you like the stock keyboard, definitely try turning the text preditiction up to “Very Agressive”.

  • Derek

    If you read the market reviews it sounds like these devs have a lot of work to do. I’ll just stick with Swype & Swiftkey.

  • DidIt

    Man, slooowww start on DL today 😉 Almost noon on the east coast and only two posts! Come on, how do you expect me to procrastinate at work with this level of activity? I’ve had almost 4 hours of solid productivity already… way beyond the acceptable threshold!

  • Did they fix the encryption? I read a few articles that claimed they sent all keystrokes in plain English to their servers. Haven’t paid attention to the since. Swiftkey or thumb for me.

  • MrEnglish

    I switch beween AI and Swiftkey constantly. Love them both. I like AI because of the iOS theme and overall accuracy. I like Swiftkey because it rocks.

  • shkrmkr79

    swiftkey ftw…i’ve tried so many keyboards and always go back!

    • EvanTheGamer

      But have you tried A.I. Type Keyboard yet though? lol

      Even though it’s extremely cheap at $1.99, there should totally be a 7-day trial or something. Would be cool.