I don't think it's a stretch to say SwiftKey is one of the most important Android apps ever released. It's largely responsible for popularizing swipe-typing, which can now be found on pretty much every other software keyboard. Now the app has passed 500 million installations on the Play Store.

As is the case with nearly every other app to pass this milestone, a significant number of those installations come from phone manufacturers, including SwiftKey with their phones and tablets. Samsung, Huawei, and others have pre-installed SwiftKey over the years.

Still, the app has also had a significant amount of intentional downloads, with interest being so high that Microsoft purchased the app in 2016. Nine years after its introduction, SwiftKey remains one of the best keyboard apps around. Happy 500 million, SwiftKey.

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