Typing With SwiftKey
Bored of typing on your phone? If only, because not only does it take time, but misspelling words is all too easy, and auto-correct options are most often nowhere near to what you wanted to type! If you’re slowly nodding your head in agreement as you read this, maybe it’s time you switched from a regular keypad to using Swiftkey on your smartphone. Read on to know more.
What Swiftkey does, is predict what it is you were going to type, and gives you three words at a go. Not only do you wind up saving time typing, but also the stress! What makes Swiftkey stand out head and shoulders above its predecessors is that the prediction function is based on your personal writing style, which means that the app can cleverly interpret what you are most likely to type. How does that work? Simple – the Swiftkey app ‘learns’ with you – simply put, it absorbs your writing style to suggest what your next word should be, and allows you to proceed with a single tap, without having to type more letters. And if you’re typing fast and miss out on inserting a space between words, Swiftkey will pick that up for you as well. This is especially useful in situations when you urgently need to get a message out, but are unable to type at length. Similarly, it can work seamlessly with emojis as well, and predict the most accurate emoji based on the content of your message or email.
So here’s what all you get when you go with Swiftkey – not only can you get rid of all those only-too-frustrating typos, but here’s an auto correct option (unlike others) that actually does what it is supposed to. And there is also SwiftKey Flow, which allows you to swipe your finger across your handset, in lieu of typing. So instead of having to tap away furiously as you update your social media status, get done with smoothly sliding from letter to letter. What could be easier! To add to the fun quotient, you can select the keyboard of your choice from a range of colours and themes, all for free! The app also allows you to toggle between two languages (on Apple devices, i.e. the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) simultaneously, while on an Android phone you can type across five languages without having to change settings. On both platforms, it offers support for a fair number of languages as well, plus the option to back-up and sync across your devices.
Swiftkey is available both on the Apple app store as well as on the Play Store for Android phones, and being a free download it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket either. Of course, you can choose to enhance your user experience by making some in-app purchases. Consistently ranked high on the list of the best keyboard for Android phones, you can’t go wrong with this one. Go on, give it a swipe!
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by techtalks @TechTalks February 23, 2017 2:08 PM UTC