Swiftkey X receives update: Heat map, blog learning, stats sharing, and more

For all you fans of keyboard replacements, today is a great day indeed. Swiftkey X has pushed out version 2.1, and with it brings some pretty awesome advancements. For those of you who haven’t tried it out yet, Swiftkey learns from your writing habits and develops its dictionary based on your personal word usage. If you frequently type a word like “triptychs” for example, Swiftkey will more than likely start predicting after typing the letters “tri”. It even goes as far as scanning verbiage in your Facebook, Gmail, sms, and Twitter accounts, compiling a sort of personal dictionary if you will. In the most recent update, Swiftkey can even learn from your personal RSS feed or blog posts, proving even more beneficial to writers like myself. I have long been a beta tester for Swiftkey (recently Swiftkey X) since its inception and haven’t looked back since. Although having tried many other keyboard apps. I always find myself coming home to Swiftkey X.

Version 2.1 will also bring more usage statistics showing a heat map visualization (see image above), localization/language enhancements, and an auto caps toggle. You can even impress your friends, or simply help advertise Swiftkey X, by sharing your statistics on Facebook, Twitter, and through email. All that being said, Swiftkey has a very impressive keyboard on their hands, and I highly recommend checking out the new build.

The app is available for phones and tablets and will run $3.99 and $4.99 respectively. If you are a current Swifkey X user and haven’t received your update or haven’t tried Swiftkey X and would like to, hit the Android market link or QR code below. After all, who wouldn’t like being able to cut down their number of keystrokes? I have saved around 30,000 personally, and became 30% more efficient by using Swifkey. If you end up giving it a spin, don’t forget to tell us what you think in the field below.

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About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.

  • http://www.androidishere.com/ Prashanth K S

    Unfortunately this app measure only efficiency and not inefficiency. No doubt that it saves keystrokes many times. But there are times when I have to keep going back and deleting what the app inserted that I didn’t want. For instance if I press space it auto inserts certain ‘next’ words that I never wanted. I just wanted a space there.

    I always default back to the HTC keyboard. It rocks.

  • http://www.talkandroid.com Justin Routhier

    This is hands-down my favorite replacement and I gladly paid for it once it came out of beta.

    @Prashnath: You can change your preference for auto inserts when you enter a space via the app’s settings :)