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SwiftKey's latest beta works a lot faster with password managers

SwiftKey's latest beta works a lot faster with password managers

SwiftKey remains one of the best third-party keyboard alternatives on Android — especially if you're a dedicated Microsoft fan. With its latest beta update, the app is gaining a much-needed feature for managing logins, passwords, and smart replies.

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SwiftKey gains Microsoft To Do integration with latest beta (APK Download)

SwiftKey gains Microsoft To Do integration with latest beta (APK Download)

Ever since Microsoft bought SwiftKey, it has slowly been integrating the keyboard app with its other products. This is now continuing with Microsoft To Do, which is getting its own shortcut in the SwiftKey toolbar.

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SwiftKey is further bridging the gap between Windows and Android

SwiftKey is further bridging the gap between Windows and Android

Cross-platform syncing clipboard apps got a serious blow when Google restricted clipboard access starting with Android 10, but the world is slowly adapting. Since the clipboard restriction only applies to background apps that aren't keyboards, you can still use third-party keyboards to get your clipboard contents synced across all your devices. And that's where SwiftKey comes in. The latest beta release of the Microsoft keyboard has added support for cloud clipboard syncing with Windows.

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SwiftKey fixes Pixel 4’s swipe to erase issue on stable, too (APK Download)

SwiftKey fixes Pixel 4’s swipe to erase issue on stable, too (APK Download)

Despite its long-standing acclaim as the keyboard app to beat on Android, SwiftKey hasn’t played nice with Google’s own Pixel 4 and 4 XL since back when they launched in 2019. The handy swipe-to-delete gesture has been broken on the two phones for over a year, and it's only now that the app is gearing up to patch it. If the latest update to SwiftKey beta is any indication, a proper fix for the issue is just around the corner.

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SwiftKey's dark mode follows the system theme in latest update (APK Download)

SwiftKey's dark mode follows the system theme in latest update (APK Download)

Microsoft bought popular third-party keyboard Swiftkey four years ago, and the app is still going strong. It refreshed its branding earlier this year, and started work on supporting Android 10's dark theme. Now it looks like the latest beta version supports automatically changing the keyboard style to match the look of the system theme.

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SwiftKey's Gboard-style spacebar-driven cursor control is official

SwiftKey's Gboard-style spacebar-driven cursor control is official

Microsoft SwiftKey fans are adamant that their software keyboard is the best, but the Android version has unarguably been missing one pretty snazzy feature that other keyboards like Gboard have: Sliding cursor control. Or, at least, that was true until today, because the latest beta just picked up the feature. And true to form, SwiftKey made its version a little bit better than Google's implementation.

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SwiftKey picks up Emoji 12.0 support, more conspicuous Microsoft branding

SwiftKey picks up Emoji 12.0 support, more conspicuous Microsoft branding

Microsoft acquired SwiftKey about four years ago, and apart from some additions like optional Microsoft accounts, Bing, and the company's translate feature, it didn't change too much about the popular third-party keyboard. Earlier this year, though, Microsoft's name got more prominent in the app's settings, and now, the Redmond giant has decided it's about time to make it even more obvious whose keyboard you're using. Following a beta test run, the latest stable version of SwiftKey is now called "Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard" and comes with a refreshed logo.

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Latest SwiftKey Beta comes with an incomplete dark mode and revamped settings

Latest SwiftKey Beta comes with an incomplete dark mode and revamped settings

SwiftKey has only recently received an update that made many of its fans unhappy with changes to the toolbar. A new release to the beta channel doesn't mitigate these issues, but it packs some much-needed improvements: SwiftKey's settings have been completely redesigned with a more conventional interface that now also supports Android 10's dark mode. The keyboard itself doesn't switch themes automatically yet, though — baby steps.

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SwiftKey ruins its toolbar by removing scrolling and forcing a permanent support button

SwiftKey ruins its toolbar by removing scrolling and forcing a permanent support button

SwiftKey has been working on a new design in its beta that completely rethinks its toolbar and makes it less customizable, but we have always hoped the developers wouldn't push the update to stable in that form. Unfortunately, the new Play Store release of the keyboard includes the dreaded changes to the toolbar that remove scrolling and thus limit the total amount of custom functions to five while adding a useless permanent support button.

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SwiftKey Keyboard passes 500 million installs on the Play Store

SwiftKey Keyboard passes 500 million installs on the Play Store

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.

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