One of the great things about the Android system is that it allows you to install a third-party keyboard app so that you can choose the one you like than the default keyboard.
Among the third-party apps, Swiftkey Keyboard stands out to become one of the most popular and excellent keyboards enjoyed by many users.
What's more, SwiftKey used to charge $3.99 in the Google Play store, but it has come out with a freemium model that you can now use it for free, with some in-app purchases to get the extras if you ever need.
SwiftKey has many amazing features, especially the SwiftKey Flow. It allows you to input a word by sliding your finger across the keys—just press your finger on the key that starts your word and drag from letter to letter, let go and it magically inputs your word.
Imaging if you want to type the word 'simultaneously', you just need to slide through the keys s, i, m, u and l then lift your finger to complete the word.
Even better, you can also input words or phrases without lifting your finger—do this by sliding down to the space bar between words. You will love this when you feel sliding across the keyboard is at any rate faster than touch-typing.
Using this app, you can also press and hold the comma key to briefly switch over to the Google Voice input before turning back.
SwiftKey is equipped with various customization tools including keyboard themes, language selection, keyboard layout, input methods, emoji prediction and more.
With the SwiftKey Cloud built in, you can backup and sync your settings between devices, teach SwiftKey your writing style from other social applications and add trending phrases to your dictionary too.
Give this outstanding keyboard app a try if speed matters to you.
Tips on using this app: After installation, this app guides you to enable SwiftKey in Language and Input settings. When you do so, the Android system will prompt you this message: "This input method may be able to collect all the text you type, including personal data like passwords and credit card numbers. It comes from the app SwiftKey..." This is a standard message from the system to caution you whenever you enable any third party keyboard app. If you decide to switch back to your default keyboard after enabling it, go to Settings > Language & input, then uncheck the third-party keyboard from the list.
SwiftKey Keyboard — Free Mobile App of the Week
Size: 32 MB (varies with device)
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