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.
For only one week, SwiftKey is embracing piracy. International Talk Like A Pirate Day is on Monday, Sept. 19th, and SwiftKey will be helping you celebrate with and special little keyboard called PirateX. PirateX will help translate your normal keyboard typing into pirate-speak. OK, this is a little gimmick app, but it’s part of the SwiftKey Community Relaunch. You can grab the app from the source link after the break as well as the full press release.
If I was a betting man and you had an Android phone, I would say that you have updated your keyboard from the stock version that came pre loaded. There are a few really great options for alternate keyboards in the Android Market to choose from. From simple replacements like SwiftKey X, That aim to reduce keystrokes via prediction, to more exotic ones like 8Pen , that rely on unorthodox sliding movements. Which do you choose? I am sure by now you are asking yourself why not just use Swype? Well my friend, Swype doesn’t have the ability to predict the words you are slip sliding around. A fairly new app, TouchPal, just released out of Beta, ties both advantages together, making one extremely useful keyboard. With predictive sliding, this fresh idea comes with many features not found on other keyboards. Hit the break for the full list and to check out some more screen shots and a video of the app in action. » Read the rest
You know a new version of software has a significant amount of changes when you click on the “Whats New” tab and instead of a highlight of features, you’re provided with a link that brings you to the release notes on the developer’s web page. Fortunately though, Mozilla did a nice job and the release notes are laid out very well, are very detailed, and cover everything that’s new in Firefox V6.
Changes from the “Whats new” section of the release notes include: » Read the rest
It wasn’t long ago that users were flocking to GetJar to download Angry Birds. However, the process wasn’t seamless and this author is reminded that it took days for GetJar’s site to become stable after the release.
GetJar is making all attempts to become viable once again, and are doing just that with GetJar Gold. With GetJar Gold, users are able to download the most popular paid apps for free (you pay for Gold, of course). These apps include Backbreaker, SwiftKey X, Age of Zombies, and more. This seems like a legit way to get your hands on some top paid apps, while still paying developers for their time. You can find GetJar at the link below; tell us how you like it!
I’ve had my share of tinkering with the iPhone here and there and one thing I can honestly say about it, yes I can find others too oddly, is that its keyboard is solid and fairly accurate when entering text. In Android’s early days I can recall thinking to myself “I wish I could have that keyboard on my Android device”. Well, now you can have the best of both worlds. Though there are tons of great keyboards on the Android Market such as Betterkeyboard (one of my favorites), Swiftkey and Swype, we thought it might be worth mentioning this one too, at the very least for aesthetics. With that, if you’re ready to try it out you can head on over to our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code available or you can snag the download on the Android Market. As always, don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments. Hit the break to check out a few more screen shots. » Read the rest
Its been one year today since SwiftKey Beta was launched in the Android Market. So to celebrate the one yea birthday of SwiftKey they are launching two new keyboards.
SwiftKey X is the most advanced product we’ve engineered to date, and it’s packed full of new features. SwiftKey Tablet X has all of those incredible features plus an innovative ‘split key’ layout that makes tablet typing a breeze.
Hit the jump for addtional information and the email release.
Swiftkey is already hugely popular on Android devices, with many users paying the $2 just to get the full version, because it’s just that good! Now, Swiftkey has been listening and watching user feedback for some time, and based on those comments and ideas, they have released Swiftkey X beta for Free in the Android Market.
The new version in TouchType’s Swiftkey offers some UI improvements, cloud personalization where you can tell the app to learn your speech from your facebook, twitter and gmail accounts, as well as texts. You can tell the app what style of typist you are as well so it can customize the predictability features as you type to suit your style from the heat signature left behind on your touchscreen as you type. This allows the app to tell if you type sloppy or precise.
Finding that perfect on-screen keyboard can be extremely frustrating. Some completely bypass the effort by just siding with a physical keyboard, but I love the immediacy that software keyboards provide. Plus, touchscreen phones tend to be a lot slimmer than their keyboard-toting brethren, and I’m all about the slim profile. So, the search continues. Recently, however, I was happily given the opportunity to test-drive TouchType’s SwiftKey 2 beta. What were my impressions? Find out after the break!