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SwiftKey Beta now colors the navigation bar to match the keyboard

Swiftkey keyboard is among the most popular and most used third-party keyboards available for Android. Besides making predictions accurately and learning your typing preferences, Swiftkey offers many themes and customization options like the ability to create your own themes. Swiftkey is now getting a new option to color the navigation bar automatically as per the keyboard's...

SwiftKey has reduced lag by 50% and made big performance improvements over the last year

The popular keyboard application for Android, SwiftKey, has over 100 million users. After it was acquired by Microsoft, we can't say that we were surprised when we first learned that they were going to bring it to Windows 10 and use Bing for search. Fortunately, the development hasn't been ceased or degraded a bit after...

[Discussion] What keyboard are you using on your Android phone?

Thanks to the open nature of Android, it's extremely easy to go on the Google Play Store and pick out a keyboard of your liking for typing. While most keyboards are remarkably similar, you occasionally will get something a bit more unique included. The Google Keyboard (Gboard), for example, can translate into another language directly...

SwiftKey keyboard adds a button to search on Microsoft Bing

The ability to use 3rd-party keyboards is a quintessential Android feature. Over time, keyboard apps have evolved to become much more than just a way to input text. Swiftkey is easily one of the most popular keyboard apps out there, and now it can do web searches right from the keyboard with Bing. It's common nowadays for...

SwiftKey for Android gets instant translations via Microsoft Translator

SwiftKey has been one of the most popular keyboard choices for millions of users for many years. According to the Play Store statistics, it has over 100 million downloads. A pretty big number for a keyboard application. Its theming and other customization abilities made many users fall in love with it. After Microsoft's acquisition of...

SwiftKey keyboard is coming to desktops and laptops running Windows 10

SwiftKey is a hugely popular third-party keyboard, being one of the first keyboards to allow for swipe typing on your Android device. It was also one of the first to support having two languages enabled at a time. Both of these features have since been succeeded by Gboard, and its popularity has been in somewhat...

SwiftKey 7.0 for Android adds a Toolbar and new languages

SwiftKey is one of the most popular third-party keyboards on Android. Along with Gboard, it consistently remains one of the best Android keyboards. In fact, its huge popularity resulted in Microsoft buying it in February 2016. The keyboard has many noteworthy features such as Flow (swipe typing), auto space, next word prediction, and more. We last...

SwiftKey Beta Adds Location Sharing, Quick Paste, and More

Every developer debugs updates differently. Some choose to use Google Play's built-in beta-testing feature, while others like to separate their releases into several branches. SwiftKey takes the latter approach, and folks who've opted into the beta program will be glad to hear that a major update's rolling out this week. The SwiftKey Beta offers a way to...

Google Keyboard 5.0 Update Brings One-Handed Mode, Adjustable Height, Key Borders, and More

Google Keyboard was somewhat of a red-headed stepchild when it was first released almost 3 years ago. It had swipe gestures and autocompletion, but both features were immature compared to the technology offered by Swype and Swiftkey. Thankfully, Google has not abandoned the project and has instead slowly been adding additional features to bring its feature...

SwiftKey and Google Keyboard: Ever Heard of User Privacy?

A few days ago, I wrote an article here discussing some changes in Google Play Store permissions handling, and how these changes may have adverse privacy risks for users. The comments on that article indicated an overwhelming amount of concern from readers as to the permissions being used by applications, with many looking to use App Ops or...