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The Best Android Keyboard Apps: Gboard, Swiftkey, Chrooma, and more!

The keyboard is probably one of the most used apps on any Android device, and possibly also one of the most underappreciated ones. Most of the time, you’ll be perfectly content with the keyboard that comes pre-installed on your device. But that’s until you discover that there are so many awesome keyboards out there that...

Microsoft Swiftkey for Android prepares to add clipboard sync with Windows 10

It might not be the flavor of the month since Google’s GBoard arrived on the scene, but Microsoft-owned Swiftkey still continues to bring improvements to its own Android keyboard experience. The next major feature looks like be clipboard sync for Windows 10. Android developer Alessandro Paluzzi uncovered the new feature (via 9to5Google) in a recent SwiftKey release...

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...

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...