Fleksy, a keyboard that relies on prediction and gestures to speed up the typing process, dropped its price tag today and is now free. If there was ever a time to give it a shot, now would be it. For those who already bought it, Fleksy says they are gifting $8 in free themes and extensions to thank you. (more…)
Yesterday, a report stole headlines with talk of 600 million+ Samsung devices being vulnerable to a security flaw. The security flaw was tied to Samsung’s use of Swiftkey’s keyboard technology in most of their phones, including the recently launched Galaxy S6. The headline certainly looks scary, but understand that the chances of your phone being hacked are pretty damn slim. This also isn’t a Swiftkey issue, in case you were wondering, it’s a slow carrier update rollout or Samsung issue. (more…)
Swiftkey is pushing a big update to its stable Android keyboard this morning, one that introduces a new default “Carbon” default theme, Dashlane support, and their Swiftkey Hub. If the Dashlane and Hub stuff all sounds familiar, that’s because those two features arrived in the beta back in late April.
So what is all this fun? (more…)
Swiftkey announced a new keyboard this morning as a part of its new Greenhouse arm, which is a hub for them to test experimental software. The keyboard is called Clarity and it aims to be a distraction free typing experience that helps you focus on “what you’re writing and nothing else.”
The new Clarity keyboard is currently in beta for all to try if interested. You will see features like multi-word autocorrect, automatic learning of your slang (nicknames and phrases too), and the ability to quickly undo autocorrections you didn’t want. As you continue to use Clarity, Swiftkey will gather feedback and test additional ideas they have about the way people type. In other words, your use of Clarity could be influential in the future of Swiftkey’s products. (more…)
Today, Swiftkey introduced what it is calling “Swiftkey Hub” through its beta channel, along with the early stages of testing of a collaboration with Dashlane to help provide you with easier password filling when needed. Both new features are a part of the latest beta, which can be grabbed through the official Swiftkey beta group. (more…)
Earlier today, Google decided that you needed to ditch the keyboard and get back to handwriting messages to friends and family. No, this is not a 2-week late April Fools’ joke from the company that dominates April 1. This is a real deal app that clearly took some work to get right.
The app is called Google Handwriting Input, and it’s actually pretty neat. You can handwrite in 82 different languages and watch as Google places them as words in a message field for sending or searching or whatever. They even included emoji drawing-support, so you can draw a unicorn or a sun or a simple smiley face. It’s also pretty good at reading the scratchiest of chicken scratch.
Give a shot. (more…)