Everyone's favorite mind-reading keyboard, SwiftKey, just received an update that brings a handful of new languages (Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Hindi, Hinglish, Irish, Macedonian, Latin American Spanish, and Tagalog), as well as improved language pack downloads, improved key layouts for some keyboards, general bug fixes, and a split keyboard layout for "normal-sized" devices. Horray for making things better!


As if that's not enough, though – the keyboard is also on sale for the holidays. For a limited time, you can grab SwiftKey for $1.99 for either the tablet and phone versions. It even includes a festive new "berry" theme!  If you don't already own SK, this is definitely a good time to jump on it – it's my personal favorite keyboard hands-down. And once the Flow update is incorporated, it'll be even better. Hit the widget to buy.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Brian Walker

    SwiftKey is by far the best 3rd party keyboard out there. I've been using it since my first Android phone 2 years ago. 3 phones and a tablet later, and here we are. If you haven't already, buy this NOW.

    • http://silverfang77.tumblr.com/ Silver Fang

      Agreed. It's much easier to use than the default keyboards. I hope they integrate Flow soon.

      • Brian Walker

        I'm 50/50 on Flow integration. I use the swipe back to delete words all the time, but you can't do that with Flow.

        • woj_tek

          Probably flow will be an option you can turn off...

          • thisphuckinguy

            You can turn it off in the beta version. So I believe it will also be possible in the stable release.

    • spydie

      actually Ultra Keyboard is the best and most configurable.

  • knightmedz

    Cameron, its Tagalog and not Tagalong.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Oops. Fixed.

      • okungnyo

        ROFL something tells me that this was intentional... xDDD

  • woj_tek

    Are you sure it Flow will be an update and not another product to buy? Given that there is seperate version for tablets...

  • Athishay

    Doesn't anybody think Swype is better than swiftkey?

    • Samvith V Rao

      Me too! I can't understand how people tap away at their keyboards. I am guessing this is the main reason why they have introduced swiftkey flow.

      • ithehappy

        Well to be honest SwiftKey is for people who don't know how to use Swype. An average Swype user will type 30% faster than a fastest SwiftKey tapper.
        No wonder that's why SK is introducing Flow.

        • spydie

          I'm calling BS on that one. There's no way you can drag one finger to each key faster than two thumbs can type.

          • ithehappy

            Sorry, I don't agree with you a bit. Just to type 'where' you've to release your finger 5 times, lol.
            I haven't yet seen anyone typing faster with SwiftKey than Swype. Well and I won't see ;)

          • North Jones

            Swift Key's prediction is so good that it is probably more like 2 taps. One for the "W" and another to select "Where"

          • Athishay

            You should try swype before you decide. I can Swype way faster than I can type on swiftkey! The best part is that I can save words that contain numbers or symbols and still Swype them out without any finger lifting.

    • JG

      I bought SwiftKey back during Google's 10-cent sale... I tried it for a few texts, but I couldn't get use to having to type again and missed the ease of just sliding my finger across the screen, which, to me at least, seems to be a more efficient means of inputting text... But once they finally update & include their swipe function (or if I could get the 4.2 stock keyboard on my 2.3 phone) I'll defiantly be willing to go back to SwiftKey & see how it is, maybe favor it more than Swype....

      • Athishay

        I did the exact same thing, and even I couldn't bring myself to tap out words when I could just Swype.

  • Walter Andrade

    will flow be incorporated in this app or be a full new app? Did they already stated this somewhere?
    Thanks a lot.

    • http://blog.abhijeetr.com/ Abhijeet Rastogi

      Twitter. It'll be an upgrade

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

      The beta always becomes part of the standard app

  • Nikhil

    Finally they incorporated Hindi & Hinglish! Thank you folks... But will they incorporate FLow in the version ? Or will it be a separate app?

    • http://blog.abhijeetr.com/ Abhijeet Rastogi

      It will be an upgrade to the present. I am feeling lazy to back the argument with their tweet but they did a tweet saying that few days ago.

  • thisphuckinguy

    I like flow but not being able to swipe back to delete words is driving me nuts. I'm just use to it.

  • http://twitter.com/PCSievers Phillip Sievers

    Makes landscape use on the note 2 so much easier. Best keyboard keeps getting better, if only I could put the numbers above the keyboard in portrait it would have the perfect layout.

  • Ray

    SwiftKey need to provide the option to disable auto-space after a full-stop. It's pissing me off something serious, to the point where I ditched it for AI Type Keyboard instead. http://support.swiftkey.net/forums/116689-1-swiftkey-ideas-/suggestions/1936213-option-to-disable-auto-space-after-punctuation-and