Swiftkey 4 leaves Beta, now available in the Play Store; adds Flow, better predictions and much more


Today is the day folks! The best Android keyboard aka Swiftkey has been updated to the version number 4 after being in beta for a little while. It brings their newest feature which goes by the name of Flow.

Flow is based on the same concept as Swype but it is only much better in a way that lets you swipe whole sentences at once without lifting your finger(s). I have been using this feature since I received the beta invitation; and so far I am very impressed! Those of you who already purchased the Swiftkey application will only have to update it via the Play Store. Otherwise, you can always give it a shot by trying the free version. If you like to save  money, the app is currently on sale for $1.99 which is 50% of the original price.

  • SwiftKey Flow: World’s most accurate gesture input. Write by gliding your finger on the keyboard.
  • Multimodal – SwiftKey Flow can be mixed with tap input, with switching mid-word.
  • Mid-word completion: when you see the word you want just lift your finger off and the word will be inserted.
  • Flow Through Space: Gesture multiple words without lifting a finger, just by sliding your finger down to the space bar between words
  • Flow with next-word prediction: when you finish flowing a word, SwiftKey immediately shows you its best guesses for your next word
  • Three SwiftKey Flow candidates: tap backspace after completion of a flow to see three potential words
  • Easier corrections: Tap anywhere on any word to choose an alternative from SwiftKey’s three best guesses, based on the context and on your input
  • Better personalization: More thorough learning of your language and typing style – size of personal language profile increased in SwiftKey’s real-time prediction engine.
  • SwiftKey automatically detects writing style – SwiftKey predictions will tend towards completing your word or correcting your mistyping depending on your behavior – no need to select “rapid” or “precise” as in previous versions
  • Better predictions: Enhanced language engine, predictions in more text fields (as requested by our users)
  • 60 languages: Now including Albanian, Bosnian, Javanese, Sundanese, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Improved layouts for Russian and Korean.
  • Multi-colored ink: The on screen ‘ink’ that shows progress of a flow uses a multi-layered effect to show the beginning and end of a ‘flow’. Ink color complements the keyboard theme selected
  • Hold to delete: Long-press the delete key to remove the whole word. Deletion accelerates as you continue to hold. Slide to delete gesture can only be used when SwiftKey Flow is disabled.

Here is an introductory video of Swiftkey 4:

And in case you were wondering how to use the Flow and ‘Flow through space’ features:

If you haven’t tried Swiftkey yet, I strongly recommend that you hit the free version below link.

(How to use QR codes)
Play Store Link- SwiftKey Phone
(How to use QR codes)
Play Store link- SwitfKey Free

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