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Video: Swiftkey Flow Beta in Action

As we await the launch of the Swiftkey Flow beta, the developers have published a video that makes the wait incredibly worse. The keyboard itself looks great and that light-purple tracer is perfect. As you can see, typing sentences “without lifting a finger” is the way to go.

The beta can’t come soon enough, right?


Cheers Adam and aBabyPenguin!

  • I find the stock 4.0-4.1 keyboard really easy to just type with your thumbs when needed. Will the Swiftkey Flow also be easy? Because Swype is really really hard to just type when needed.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Oh man… I can’t wait! 🙂

    The new 4.2 keyboard has really turned me on to “tracing my words” in a way that Swipe never did/could. Can’t wait for my favorite keyboard to have this!!!

  • Adanti

    Does anyone know if SwiftKey Flow will be seperate from SwiftKey3? In other words are purchasers from Google Play / Amazon going to have to purchase this again or will SwiftKey3 be converted to SwiftKey Flow upon release?

  • Susan Shambaugh

    As if the email from 3 days ago wasn’t enough. This really does make the wait worse. I want to try it already!! 🙂 Been an avid Swype user for years, but I think Flow will blow it out of the water.

    • ishbu

      I just hope because i already bought Swype Tablet and Keyboard that i dont have to purchase this also. But i will if it rocks

  • Until they cooperate with the android community and make it themeable I wont use it and neither will lots of over people. Swype did it, they can do it too.

  • i still haven’t found a keyboard on the S3 that doesn’t run words together or add extra periods. it really is hard to use.

    • brando56894

      I think the majority of users don’t care about keyboard themes, only the users on here do 🙂

  • Brian Sargent

    ready for this. Not digging the 4.2 version Google came out with. It’s ok, but it absolutely refuses to give me some words that I am typing and doesn’t even give them as possibilities. Have to type them out after trying them 3-4 times is pretty frustrating. Keyboards is all swiftkey does…ready to get it going with Flow yo!

  • m00se

    Needs more dubstep

    • onDroid

      said no one ever.

    • Sjschwar

      needs more cowbell if anything…

  • does swiftkey use the built in google voice transcription software?

    • i believe it does.

    • Ryan Frankenstein

      If it does. I’ll use it and not look back. If it doesn’t….it will be gimped.

    • Royal2000H

      Currently (the non-flow version) does! It took them a while to implement it, but it is the ICS+ continuous voice transcription.

  • Droidzilla

    Hey Tim, what are your thoughts on this vs. Swype vs. 4.2 keyboard? We need a DL comaprison!

    • brando56894

      Comaprison? 😛

      • Droidzilla

        Sorry; meant “comprimision.” Carry on.

        • inzandity

          Never call out people on spelling, but this one is too funny after brando’s comment. Comprimision? 🙂

          • Droidzilla

            Do you ever call people out on sarcasm?

        • brando56894

          I believe the word you’re looking for is “comparison” 🙂

          • Droidzilla


      • Sirx

        Yes! Where else are you going to keep all those comatose prisoners?!

    • Michael G

      Woke up this morning with the Beta invite. I’ve tested it and it’s great. The 4.2 Keyboard layout is great too but I HATE Google’s stock keyboard layout (I have a G-Nex). So whenever I want to “manually” type something I can still use Swiftkey’s layout.

  • dhirensavalia

    I love Swype, but SwiftKey Flow looks amazing! I LOVE the purple fade tracer. I really hope this is going to be as good as advertised.

  • I want it sooooo bad, I can’t even wait anymore. It better come out today or tomorrow.

  • portrub

    Why’s it say try it now???

    • John

      Prob a video clip they’ll use upon release.

      • portrub

        They should save it for release then.

        • Bob G

          They did. People just managed to find it out before it got released. It is what blog sites who live off number of clicks/visits do.

          • no, they actually had the video posted on their site not to long ago. they must have just taken it down.

  • SirSoloDolo

    I hate being teased with what I can’t have now!

  • htowngtr

    Swype, prepare your anus.

    • tahpics

      Woah.. it’s just a keyboard, relax. Swype is a free application btw and it’s been upstaged by Touchpal and the Jellybean 4.2 keyboard.

  • Eric Franca

    Damnit. Give it to me.

  • Dr_Buttballs

    There’s that damn Dubstep again.

    • Grandpa, is that you?

      • Dr_Buttballs

        Dubstep isn’t my thing because I don’t find anything compelling about it as a musician. If I wanted to listen to synthesized music that’s worth a listen I’ll go play some Megaman.