SwiftKey Updated With Performance Enhancements, New Languages, Themes

An update is rolling out to users of SwiftKey this morning, bringing with it a ton of performance enhancements for Flow, typing, and keyboard loading time. Other fixes included in the update are repairs for Yahoo! personalization, a background disappearance bug, and other numerous force close issues.

Besides a ton of optimizations and bug fixes, the team has also added in new themes, as well as three new languages – Kyrgyz, Tajik and Turkmen. 

For the full changelog, look below.  (more…)

SwiftKey Update Brings Google+, Evernote Personalization

If you use SwiftKey and are as horrible a touch typist as I am, you’ll be extremely pleased to hear that the makers of the venerable third-party keyboard for Android are rolling out features to improve typing predictions and autocorrect.

Updated personalization options within SwiftKey version 4.4.5 allow the app to collect typographical data from Google+ public posts and Evernote archives, much in the same way as Google’s most recent Keyboard release. The app goes one step further for owners of iOS devices; if you have SwiftKey Note connected to Evernote, the app will now also glean typographical information from that. (more…)

Swiftkey Gets Festive, Introduces Holiday “Ice” Theme With Falling Snowflakes During Flow

Swiftkey introduced us to a new beta last week that included two highly requested features: over 500 emoji and an optional number key. Today, they are taking care of their paid fans through Google Play by pushing out update v4.4. In v4.4, the highlight is a new “Ice” theme that arrives just in time for the holidays. When active, the theme will create a snowstorm as your Flow through words or simply drop a snowflake as you thumb tap away. So merry.  (more…)