THE STORY

Fat, feckless fingers that don’t do what you want on your phone? Specious sense of spelling that causes confusion in text conversations? Or just generally bored of your ’board? Then you need SwiftKey X Keyboard… We’ve all suffered avoidable mistakes at the hands of our smartphone’s stock virtual keyboards, whether through lack of attention, tiredness or the consumption of alcohol, but SwiftKey X lessens the margin of miscommunication thanks to some smart thinking that delivers more precise predictions and far more careful corrections.

THE EXPERIENCE

Offering differing themes to suit every type, support of a slew of languages (three of which can be enabled simultaneously for those of a talented tongue) and a system that’s so genuinely clever it not only has Smart Space to detect and correct misplaced or completely omitted spaces, the more you use it the more it learns, becoming ever more accurate with time. Even for a nibble-fingered word-bender like me, the benefits of this ingenious little app are immediately obvious, allowing me to rest my thumbs away from the space bar completely and turning what would otherwise be utter gibberish into crisp Queen’s English, try as I might to trick it. Secure too, SwiftKey may learn from your use/misuse/abuse of language, but it only stores that data on your SD card and it doesn’t learn a thing from password fields, so you needn’t worry about illegal internet types accessing your info. [Not a valid template]
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BOTTOM LINE

A genuinely useful keyboard upgrade app with an impressive dictionary and a long press function that doesn’t leave you fumbling to a sub-page for punctuation, there's even the option to give it access to your social media pages to better grasp your, ahem, vocabulary. Whether you’re a fast typist or a truly awful one, SwiftKey X will help your fingers fly.

Additional information

Current version: 2.2.0.159 Requires Android 2.1 and up Download the SwiftKey X app from Google Play Check out more app reviews here
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Escape all the errors with intelligent touch-type...

£2.49

the good

  • » Precision correction
  • » Long press function for punctuation
  • » Learns from use

the bad

  • » Uses a lot of memory
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SwiftKey X Keyboard

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