SwiftKey 3 Beta available for download to VIP members

Ever since it arrived on the market with a Splash, third party replacement keyboard SwiftKey has gone from strength to strength. It’s still my personal keyboard of choice and has made me 27% more efficient, saved me 23,463 key strokes and corrected over 11,155 typos… apparently. There are a huge choice of replacement keyboards on the Google Play Store, each promising a different unique selling point so it’s important to keep innovating in order to stay ahead of the game. Touchtype, the developers behind SwiftKey is doing exactly that and has an exciting new update on their official website, providing that you’re a VIP member.

SwiftKey 3 Beta is available to download now in the VIP lounge and brings a number of creative new features. The highlight of the new release is ‘smart space’ a feature that detects when you’ve accidentally missed hitting the space bar and joined numerous words together, auto-correcting it for you in real time. There are a number of other improvements such as easier access to punctuation keys, improved layout and bigger keys. You will also find a number of new themes available including Ice Cream Sandwich Holo for all you Android purists out there.

We hope to see the full release hit the Play Store soon, however if you simply cannot wait then head on over to the VIP lounge and get yourself signed up. Be warned though, the servers are taking a pounding at the moment so you may need to show some patience.

You can also check out the video guide and the full press release after the break.

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Swype BETA for Android gets an update

Swype users should be happy to hear that the popular keyboard replacement has received a bit of an update to version 2.15.56.14870, which brings some fixes and new features. In addition to fixing an accuracy issue that was raised after the last release, Swype now supports double tap to edit, which allows the user to simply tap an incorrect word twice to bring up a word replacement window.

Another new feature is a voice to text button, although right now this only works with QWERTY layouts and phones with ROMs with Google Voice Search integration. They are currently working on support for Voice Search installed from the Android Market.


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