SwiftKey, one of the more popular keyboard apps for Android, has received a sizable update that brings improved Flow typing predictions to your phone. The Microsoft owned SwiftKey will now give you three predictions as you type or use Flow, the swiping across the keyboard to spell words. As you type, the center word is highlighted and will be automatically inserted as you begin typing the next word. If, however, that word is not correct, you can tap the left or right word next to it for it to be inserted. Previously it would only insert whatever word it though you were typing which caused users to have to backspace to type in the correct word.
Along with new predictive typing model, this update also fixes a big where the brackets in right-t0-left languages are no longer flipped incorrectly and has added four keypress sound profiles to the
SwiftKey for Android
app. If you want to have sound with keypresses, you can now choose from Modern, Android, Traditional or Blip. Previously only Traditional was available.
While Google’s GBoard has been getting the lion share of attention these past few months, rightfully so, SwiftKey has been doing a lot of what GBoard does for a long time. It also has some 250 million users globally which shows its stamina. If you haven’t tried it out, it is free and available in the Play Store.