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SwiftKey 3 Updated, Brings Voice Input for ICS and JB Along with Two New Themes

Just in time for the beginning of the end, SwiftKey 3 has been updated to include some Summer fun. Inside the newest version you will find two new themes which are shown off above, voice input for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, along with a new feature called Smart Space. Smart Space fixes typos even if you miss spaces as you quickly type. To get a look at the full changelog, we have it below. 

New in SwiftKey 3:

  • ICS & Jelly Bean voice input
  • Smart Space – fixes typos even if you miss spaces as you type
  • New look – two beautiful new themes for your keyboard
  • Easier layout – larger space bar, quick punctuation key and other tweaks
  • New languages – seven new languages for our international friends
  • Improved prediction – the words you want, more of the time

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  • rggarrison

    I still use SwiftKey, but ever since it updated to version 3, the auto-correct SUCKS BIG TIME. Especially words with apostrophes or very short words. Just doesn’t seem to be as good as it was

    • John

      This was an issue month or two ago. Have you updated your swiftkey language packs? It fixed that problem.

  • S2556

    awesome! New voice input is much better and chrome bug is fixed from what I can tell.

  • Tora

    Why are all of the Swipe themes so ugly. Please let people create their own, or hire a designer.

  • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

    just need the app to update on Amazon now….

    • SeanBello

      so friggin annoying lol

    • John

      Worth the purchase in the Play Store. They’re top dog when it comes to 3rd party keyboards, IMO.

      • http://www.vinsonimages.com yamaha83

        got it for free on Amazon as the free app of the day a while back. just takes a few extra days for the updates to get up onto Amazon store.

  • Detonation

    Hopefully they fixed they annoying backspace issue with this update

  • tu3218

    I love this keyboard but I hate having to hold the comma button to get speech to text to pop up. Very annoying. Get rid of that and its perfect!

  • coolsilver

    Too bad I still use SwipeIT more because at least it has sane Auto-correct and not ones that duplicate words when backspacing likliklikliklikliklike that.

    • log

      That was a bug only in Chrome with SwiftKey and it was fixed in this version.

  • DanWazz

    Time to put swift key back on my phone.

  • triumphtriple

    When are they going to let us put on custom themes!? Or how hard would it be to give us 4 color pickers!? I just want to pick my own colors!

  • edmicman

    When I was trying the beta I had this strange problem where touch input (on the main home screen for instance) wouldn’t register. Basically clicking icons would take a couple tries sometimes. It was more of an annoyance, but some searching showed other results where people were running the SK beta. After I uninstalled everything was good and back to normal.

    Has anyone else run into this and/or is it fixed?

  • mbaldwin85

    Haven’t used Swype since my OG and my DX. Swiftkey all the way on the GNex and definately Thumb Keyboard on my Xoom (which is basically my son’s Netflix device anyways)

  • Aarthur Johnson

    THANK YOU SWIFTKEY TEAM! Now you’re unquestionably the best. Had a workaround — every time I wanted to use ICS or JB voice, I had to pull down the notifications blind, tap “select input method” and “google voice typing.” This is soooo much simpler.

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    For the voice input, does it type as you speak? I scanned through the video and it didn’t show anything.

    • tu3218

      yes it does

    • John

      Yep. Works great!

  • http://www.gadgetsteria.com The Gadgeteur

    I don’t think the punctuation slider is new. I’ve had it for a couple weeks.

  • Trevor

    If you can swype and can’t be out typed by this keyboard. Nothing special just don’t understand why it’s so hyped up.

    • JoshGroff

      Some people don’t like Swype or just prefer typing maybe. I definitely prefer Swype now, but I used swiftkey at first because I thought Swype was more annoying than useful.

      • Trevor

        i find that if you turn off auto correction and add your words in to the dictionary on swype it does a great job. swift key feels like a weird to me. i like the default keyboard better.

    • kingofkats

      I liked Swiftkey when it first became available for the EVO 4G. Heard an interview with Switkey developer, tried it and there was no going back. For the way I type, Swiftkey spits it out faster, simple as that.

    • Kusold

      I typically find that there are two styles of typing. If you are a two hand typer, then SwiftKey seems to have the advantage. If you type with one hand then Swype seems to have the advantage.

  • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

    Those are the 3 ugliest themes I’ve ever seen. I really like cobalt though. I’ve modified cobalt a little to my liking, but it’s very nice and sleek.

    • John

      What’d you modify on it?

      • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

        Darker cobalt. Higher saturation blue.

        • John

          Cool. Mind sharing? ;) (You had to have seen that question coming)

          • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

            Maybe. I don’t share it because there is no license check, so it’s pretty much pirating. Can I give you the PNGs and you do all the compiling?

          • John

            Oh, ya absolutely. Good call on that. I have the paid version, but I totally understand your point.

          • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

            So you want it?

          • John

            yep.

          • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

            With the latest update, it removes it from /data/app/. Do you know where it is?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Larvia-III/41904444 Thomas Larvia III

    It also fixes the issues with Chrome! yay :)

    • John

      What issue? The jumping around thing I keep seeing people talk about?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Larvia-III/41904444 Thomas Larvia III

        yep the backspacing, jumping around and adding blocks of letters, it was pretty annoyingnnoyingnnoyinnooying

  • slider112

    Clincher. Lack of ICS voice input was what was holding me back. 100% in.

    • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

      Ditto.

      • michael arazan

        I have been using swiftkey for 4 months and voice to text always worked for me since i’ve had it since beta

        • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

          Right but the issue was that it didn’t have ICS and Jelly Bean voice to text.