Recently, I became so obsessed with Swiftkey to the extent that: If not Swiftkey, then there is no typing!
Of course there are several other keyboards out there that has close to the same features that Swiftkey has: e.g Fleksy, but none can actually satisfy me as Swiftkey does (maybe ‘cos I’m used to it).
The powerful auto-correction feature
This is the first feature that drew me closer to Swiftkey. The first day that I got my android phone, I felt bad for about 48 hours. It was the first android phone I’d use, and typing on it was hell difficult. I was using Nokia 200 with a qwerty keyboard before moving from java to android, and I could close my eyes while typing without making a single mistake; but things changed when I got a new android phone. I would say kudos to my best friend for enduring the 48 hours of bad mood with me without getting mad, ‘cos I transferred much of the aggressions to her x_x. She suggested that I surf through the phone, at least to get familiar with how things work. After taking her advice, I ended up getting my hands on Swiftkey!
The auto-correction feature is so powerful that I could type “Fdmml, gie wre tou” and it automatically corrects it to just what I intended to type: “how are you”!(you could try that out if you do not believe).
You should em, sincerely not get addicted to this feature as it’s affecting me now. I can’t type with any other keyboard apart from Swiftkey
Swiftkey remembers my URLs and Email addresses
It’s so interesting that almost all the url of the websites I visit have been automatically added to Swiftkey’s dictionary. I could type “goo” and it remembers and suggests “google.com” – “fac” “facebook.com” – “o” “odb.org” – “w3s” “w3schools.com” etc. And the brilliant aspect of this is: it knows when I’m typing in the address bar to when I’m chatting, and this prompts the suggestion for “goo” in an address bar and while chatting to differ.
Not that alone, it also automatically stores my favorite urls that when I open the browser, it displays them at the suggestion row even before I start typing
It guesses and suggest my next words accurately!
Swiftkey has been built to automatically learn my writing style. It’s so brave that it knows that “Morning” should come after good. It knows that when I type “Mtcheeeew”(which it automatically remembers the exact number of Es I add) the next words that comes after it are “You”, “are”, “high” and it suggests and add the three words for me in a row with just a single click per word. And in fact, it memorized the Yoruba words that I type, and then suggests the next words that I say after them, e.g “yoo”, “ba”, “furo”, “e” 😀 😛
Swiftkey remembers my mobile numbers and codes perfectly
I often run into typing codes, and it feels so relieving when your keyboard blends with your coding style. Swiftkey knows when I’m ready to code! And it knows that when I type “str_” – “replace” follows, and when I type the “<” less than symbol, “IfModule” comes after!
Not that alone, it remembers the phone numbers that I type and typed with it, and automatically suggests them when I type 5 numbers that perfectly matches one or two of the numbers it saved; including IMEI numbers!
Beautiful themes and a great voice input
Swiftkey’s voice input accuracy is close to 80%, provided that you speak in clear English words presented with a good accent. If not that I can’t tell it to send my messages after typing, whalai(:P) I wouldn’t be using my fingers for typing messages again.
Take a look at just a few of the gorgeous themes that came with Swiftkey below, and in fact, you can shop for more prettier ones.
Don’t mind the style of the alphabets, i changed the font of my texts.
I seriously cannot deeply explain all the great features of Swiftkey to you, you need to try it out and see what I’m talking about. If Seeing/experiencing is truly believing, then Download Swiftkey keyboard here and thank me later with a carton of indomie noodles!