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SwiftKey Keyboard for Android

By SwiftKey Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 7, 2015

SwiftKey replaces your default Android keyboard with a fast and responsive alternative that comes with a highly effective autocorrect feature and smart next-word predictions, as well as over 30 different themes (some paid) and multiple layout and docking options, depending on your screen size and preferences.

Pros

Great design, great performance: Visually pleasing and fluent, SwiftKey installs quickly and requires only a minimal setup before putting at your fingertips a swift and intelligent keyboard that can type in up to three different languages at the same time. Extensive language support, prompt suggestions, and cloud integration for syncing your writing style across devices make this app truly outstanding.

Helps you type faster while minimizing errors: SwiftKey significantly improves your Android typing experience through its highly responsive keyboard, swiping support for stringing long words more quickly, and smart auto-correct with improved swiftness and accuracy. And the best part is that the more you use it, the better the predictions get, making this app a must-have for chatting enthusiasts; there's even emoji prediction, which matches your words.

Keyboard docking and tweaking: No other third-party keyboard app we've come across so far enables you to change the keyboard layout with two taps, regardless of the theme you use; switch between full, compact, and a thumb-friendly option, which basically splits the keyboard in two halves linked by the spacebar. Also, with two taps you can resize the keyboard (5 sizes to choose from) and undock it to move it anywhere on the screen, a feature especially useful for large-screen tablets.

Cons

Takes a bit of time getting used to: Before SwiftKey can really help you type faster and with fewer errors, you need to get used to accessing punctuation marks by long tapping the full stop button or to the novel figures layout with numbers and math symbols separated by navigational arrows into two tabs.

Advanced personalization entails personal data sharing: To get the best possible predictions, you have to let SwiftKey learn your writing style by analyzing your sent emails and social posts.

Bottom Line

With its excellent autocorrect and next-word prediction features, beautiful, customizable design, and stellar performance, SwiftKey stands out as arguably the best third-party keyboard on Google Play. The fact that it's free makes it an almost irresistible download. Want to type faster and with fewer errors? Then grab this app now.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.1.5.23

* You can now type in Spanish (Mexico)

* We've improved the quality of the following languages: English (AU), English (CA), English (UK), English (India), English (US), Indonesian, Limburgish, Chinese (PRC), Chinese (HK), Chinese (TW) & Persian

* Fixed a bug that caused emoticons not to appear in emoji recents panel

General

Release November 11, 2018
Date Added November 11, 2018
Version 7.1.5.23

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,560
Downloads Last Week 6
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Developer's Description

SwiftKey is the intelligent keyboard from Microsoft that learns your writing style, so you can type faster. Type, text and send GIFs, stickers and emoji when you join the millions of users worldwide who use SwiftKey Keyboard.

SwiftKey is always learning and adapting to match your unique way of typing - including your slang, nicknames and emoji. The keyboard provides autocorrect that actually works and helpful predictions, so you can get your point across fast, without errors.

SwiftKey caters to all typing tastes, with free designs and free themes to suit every style. Type and text any way you like, with swipe-to-type, tap-to-type, predictive emoji and a GIF keyboard.

Download SwiftKey today.

TYPE LESS, DO MORE

Text Keyboard

- Tap to type or swipe-to-type

- Spell checker and auto text with A.I.-powered predictions

- Toolbar: the expandable menu filled with quick shortcuts

GIFs, Emoji and Smileys

- Express yourself with GIFs, stickers and emoji

- Emoji keyboard learns and predicts your favorite emoticons

- Browse the GIF keyboard to select the best GIF for your reaction

Keyboard Customization

- 100+ colorful themes

- Make your own theme with your photo as the background

- Customize your keyboard size and layout

Multilingual Keyboard

- Enable up to five languages at once

- Keyboard supports over 300 languages

Get the custom keyboard that always matches your style - download SwiftKey Keyboard today!

SUPPORTS 300+ LANGUAGES:

English (US, UK, AU, CA)

Spanish (ES, LA, US)

Portuguese (PT, BR)

German

Turkish

French

Arabic

Russian

Italian

Polish