TouchType Ltd., the creators of what is arguably the best predictive keyboard available for Android, have just announced SwiftKey 3, along with a separate solution made specifically for medical professionals – SwiftKey Healthcare.

SwiftKey 3, which has – as of tonight – finally come out of beta, is on sale in celebration of its launch, available from the Play Store for just $1.99 today. SwiftKey Healthcare, for those wondering, is a new keyboard, pre-loaded with tons of medical terminology and tools to enhance medical note taking in the healthcare industry. We'll take a quick look at both of the keyboards below.

SwiftKey 3

SwiftKey 3, which has been hotly anticipated by fans of the predictive keyboard since its beta introduction, brings "the most accurate and complete auto-correction and prediction available on any smartphone or tablet" to Android, offering users several enhancements over its predecessors, including Smart Space, an enhanced UI, and support for seven new languages (for a total of 42) including Korean, Estonian, Farsi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Serbian.

Smart Space, one of the keyboard's best features, automatically detects mistyped or omitted spaces in real time. The keyboard also comes with a "Cobalt" theme in addition to an ICS-inspired "Holo" theme which was voted in by SwiftKey's VIP community.

SwiftKey 3 - makes typing fast SwiftKey 3 Tablet - Split Keyboard with Light Theme SwiftKey 3 - Twitter With Cobalt Theme

Along with these improvements, SwiftKey has seen a handful of VIP user-influenced fixes and enhancements. Here's a quick list:

  • A dedicated comma key, and the <123> key in the bottom-left corner.
  • Refined Smart Punctuation pop-up for better, more consistent behavior.
  • Improved Smart Space functionality for easier email addresses and URL entry.
  • Reduced lag on some devices for a more responsive experience.
  • Reintroduction of the long-press duration setting by popular request.
  • Further improved prediction algorithms for even more accurate next word suggestions.
  • Updated gestures for easier shortcuts.
  • Several bug fixes.

Whether you're already a fan of SwiftKey's awesome predictive typing solution, or you're just in search of a great replacement keyboard for a discount, hit the appropriate widget below to grab SwiftKey 3 for your tablet or smartphone.

Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
Developer: SwiftKey
Price: Free

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SwiftKey Healthcare

"SwiftKey’s next word prediction is now so powerful that the company is also putting the app’s underlying technology into the hands of doctors and nurses," reads SK's presser. Indeed, in a brilliant move, the predictive typing wizards have decided to create a special keyboard for medical professionals, one which allows them to take notes at lightning speed with more accuracy and clarity.

The keyboard, which promises to "cut medical note-taking time in half," has already been licensed to four healthcare organizations, with a dozen more operating trials in progress. The keyboard not only includes specific healthcare-related word predictions, but also eases the process of typing out complicated drug names and medical conditions, solving "the frustrations normally associated with writing on smartphones and tablets."

SwiftKey Healthcare - Productivity Dashboard SwiftKey Healthcare - Tablet (Prescribed)

SK's Healthcare-centered solution not only offers the TouchType's amazing keyboard to participating organizations, but also provides an online productivity dashboard so clients can see just how much time and how many keystrokes have been saved. With clinicians saving an average of 3.4 million keystrokes per week, it sounds like SwiftKey Healthcare has serious potential to help practitioners ease their workflow when caring for patients. For more information about SwiftKey Healthcare, head over to SK's website here.