SwiftKey Changes Direction, Offers Basic App for Free
SwiftKey recently published a new version of its popular Android keyboard application. The company has made a shift from its previous sales model, which required users to pay for the app ($4) outright. Moving forward, SwiftKey is offering the keyboard for free, but will require in-app purchases to add extra features, such as alternate keyboards, themes, emoji, and an optional number row. Customers who've already paid for the app will receive a 10-pack of themes, which sells for $5, for free. SwiftKey said more than 30 themes are available and it will add more over time. The latest version of the app also adds support for more languages, improves the prediction engine, and makes Word Flow more accurate. SwiftKey is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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 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.
HTC's Zoe App Earns An Update
HTC has pushed out an update to its Zoe photo sharing application with several new features on board. The app has a new engine for editing photos with themes, effects, and transitions.
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.
Google's GBoard App for Android Lets You Draw Emoji
Google today updated its GBoard keyboard application for Android handsets and made it possible for people to draw emoji. In the emoji search tool, GBoard can recognize finger-scrawled pictures and then automatically insert the correct emoji into your text.
Swiftkey gets dumber every time
There was once an option in Swiftkey to indicate that you are not a complete fool, and it would only "fix" words which were actually incorrect. They removed this option for unexplained reasons and deny that the newer versions aren't as good.
Right now I use it on my SGS4 M919 on Cyanogen, Never cared for ...