We here at Droid Life have been fans of SwiftKey for a long time now, but you already knew that as we have written about it dozens of times now. Still, if you have yet to try it and are looking for a keyboard to replace the stock one on your device, SwiftKey is one of the best out there. The predictions are so good, it probably knew that I was going to write this paragraph before I did. We aren’t the only fans of the keyboard though, SwiftKey is celebrating 150,000 5-star reviews on Google Play. What better way to celebrate than to cut the price of an already awesome application in half? (more…)
Last night at midnight, Swiftkey released the newest version of their keyboard to the market, fittingly called Swiftkey 4. As expected, this version of Swiftkey includes Flow, the swipe-style keyboard that allows you to write words and sentences without having to lift up a finger. If you have been in the beta game for some time, then you have been testing Flow for a while now. It’s brilliant, because it predicts just as good as Swiftkey has for years, but it gives you another way to input text. (more…)
For those of you still running the SwiftKey Flow beta, there is a new update available to build 188.8.131.52 that introduces a ton of bug fixes, which should make using the keyboard a whole lot smoother. They have done a lot of behind-the-scenes work that should fix a lot of force closes users were reporting, and there is even a new looking installer that matches the colors of Flow a bit better. (more…)
Swiftkey released a new version of Swiftkey Flow beta this morning as build 184.108.40.206. Be sure to grab this, as it includes a number of changes and even more bug fixes.
In this latest version, predictions and Flow happen in most places outside of email fields, password boxes, or other semi-secure spots. Corrects are made easier with a tap on incorrect words, there are new languages, and the typing style is no inferred.
Jump below to download the new versions. (more…)
A new Swiftkey Flow beta was just released to the public as version 220.127.116.11. It includes a bunch of performance fixes, allows flowing on tablets in landscape, takes care of memory leaks, improves battery usage, and more. This is the first major update to Flow after its initial launch, so the Swiftkey team was quick to point out that they are still working through a pretty solid bug list.
We’ve included the changelog, a “things to be aware of” section, and the known issues list from Swiftkey.
Hit up the break and download it to your phone or tablet! (more…)
So, you got a fancy new Android phone for the holidays! Congratulations! Now that you’re all set up, the only thing left to do is find the best apps and start having some fun. Google Play offers thousands of different applications and games to choose from, so without getting lost looking through countless pages of apps, allow us to drop some knowledge on you.
These are our top 10 recommendations to get you started with Android. (more…)
Swiftkey Flow beta is now available to everyone! The gesture or Swype-style version of Swiftkey’s keyboard, brings a few new tricks to the table that others have yet to fully or even think about implementing. First, it predicts on the fly, so that you can see for yourself what word you are attempting to type. But beyond that, Flow allows you to write out entire sentences without lifting your finger, simply by dropping down to the spacebar in between words. So far, it seems like a fantastic update, once you get used to it. (more…)