SwiftKey – faster, easier, more accurate typing for phones and tablets

SwiftKey – faster, easier, more accurate typing for phones and tablets

What is SwiftKey?

SwiftKey for Android replaces your device’s on-screen keyboard to help you type in an easier, faster and less frustrating way.


SwiftKey is an app I personally use to replace the default keyboard on my HTC One X. It has definitely helped to eliminate those frustrating moments of replying to one of your friend’s text “???” with “Sorry, Stupid Auto-Correct!”

SwiftKey is one of the best-selling Android apps in the world. In 2012, it spent more days as Google Play’s No.1 paid download than any other app.


SwiftKey Review

To start with, setting up SwiftKey is pretty straight forward and simple. You set your theme, language and then jump right into typing. From there SwiftKey starts to learn you, and how to you type.

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The features of this keyboard seem just short of endless.

The app is packed full of features to help you type, from the award-winning prediction engine that learns how you write to predict your next word, to SwiftKey Flow, which lets you write whole phrases without lifting a finger.

With Smart Space, SwiftKey Flow, Themes, all the different language options, I think SwiftKey definitely out preforms most, if not all, default keyboards.

You can click the first download link to get the trail of Swiftkey on your android device, or you can click the second download link to buy Swiftkey for $3.99 on the Playstore.


What We Liked

  • SwiftKey Flow
  • The smoothness of typing on the keyboard.
  • Themes

Room for Improvement

  • More Customizable Themes.

[download_link link=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey.phone.trial”]Download SwiftKey Trail for Android[/download_link]

[download_link link=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey”]Download SwiftKey for Android[/download_link]

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    • tkj
      August 04, 08:02 Reply

      Perhaps you guys can explain to me just why SwiftKey requires
      full internet access … ?

      inquiring minds ..etc etc….

      and when i choose ‘”i’d rather post as guest” ..how come im forced to give name and email addr??

      • Guest 1
        August 04, 11:34 Reply


        Internet is required for their optional personalization services.

  1. Anon
    August 03, 02:52 Reply

    Well the proof is in the pudding. Typing with swift key. Will see if it can get to the end of this post without words.

    Oops… The last words of the last sentence was supposed to be errors.

  2. mewikime
    August 03, 17:38 Reply

    So how much did they pay you for this ad?

    • jjjj
      August 07, 07:35 Reply

      i like it, i use it but this neeeeews is soooo fcuking hot

  3. Kris Rowlands
    August 05, 06:47 Reply

    I can never switch to SwiftKey until they have a custom autotext library. I use about 100 abbreviations on a daily basis and won’t live without those. With 4000+ votes for this in the last two years, you’d think they would implement it……..but they don’t seem to care to listen.

  4. David Isen
    August 07, 15:38 Reply

    Clearly you have not tried many of the keyboard alternatives that are out there. For example, look at iKnowU (from WordLogic) it has a much more powerful prediction engine, can predict letters, words, phrases and even sentences in some cases offering more choices than just 2-3 like SwiftKey and on top of all of that it’s auto-correct is much more accurate than SwiftKey so that you are not making any stupid typos even when typing quickly. It also has a cool gesture mode which lets you “flow” to full words instead of sliding around to letters…its much better and faster!

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