SwiftKey 4 Improves Word Prediction with 'Flow'
SwiftKey today made a new version of its swiping keyboard available to Android smartphones. SwiftKey 4 builds upon previous releases with new word prediction software that not only helps auto-complete individual words, but guesses at what word will come next in the sentence. According to SwiftKey, users can type entire sentences without lifting their finger from the keyboard. The new keyboard also makes it easier to correct mistakes, learns individual user typing behaviors better, and adds support for six new languages. The application is on sale for $1.99 for a limited time (normally $3.99), and is a free upgrade for those who've already purchased earlier versions of the app.
Review: GBoard and Word Flow Keyboards for iPhone
Google and Microsoft have fielded new keyboard apps — GBoard and Word Flow, respectively — for the Apple iPhone. GBoard includes search tools, while Word Flow lets you create your own themes.
Microsoft Sending Invites for Word Flow Keyboard
Microsoft has begun inviting people who registered to test its Word Flow keyboard to download the app from the iTunes App Store. Microsoft had been testing the alternate keyboard in a closed beta, but started accepting signups earlier this month.
Microsoft Adds GIF Search to Its iPhone Keyboard
Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard now features a search tool for finding GIFs, images, and emojis. The search functionality also allows iPhone owners to find contacts and look up restaurants.
Microsoft Beta Testing Word Flow Keyboard for iPhone
Microsoft is one step closer to releasing its Word Flow keyboard to the iPhone. The company is testing the keyboard in a closed beta, but is now allowing consumers to request invitations.
Microsoft Buys SwiftKey Software Keyboard Maker
Microsoft today said it has acquired SwiftKey, a company that develops software keyboards for Android and iOS devices. SwiftKey has strong word prediction capabilities, and is often able to suggest not only the word being typed, but what word might come next.