One of the most popular and widely used third party keyboards for Android, SwiftKey has decided to go free starting today. The developers have also announced that the new updated version of SwiftKey will bring support for over 800 emojis as well as more than 30 new themes. So far, Swiftkey was available for about $4 in the Google Play Store and the keyboard really made a mark because of the customisations it allowed and the ability to type on it by sliding your fingers instead of having to individually press each character.
Those who paid for the app previously will get a premium theme pack containing about 10 different themes for free which can be redeemed from within the application after you have updated to the latest version. We must say, most of these themes are actually pretty bad and do not sit in sync with the default colour scheme of Android just like some of the other free themes from SwiftKey.
The free theme bundle for using paid version of SwiftKey is pretty crap. pic.twitter.com/8T3ehPRiDX
— Arpit (@ohnoarpco) June 11, 2014
Not just this, there are a few other new options here too such as the option to make the numeric keys omnipresent on top of the standard QWERTY key layout. The autocorrect has improved a bit too. The newcomers to Swiftkey can download up to three free themes. Not only has the support for Emojis been added but there is a smart Emoji prediction too which allows the keyboard to use its AI to suggest what Emoji you may need next. There are new languages included taking the total up to 66 supported languages. Some of the newer ones are Belarusian, Tatar, Welsh etc. We also noticed that the trails on the SwiftKey keyboard have been made sharper and clearer. SwiftKey devs have also promised that there is more content, in all possibility newer themes that are on the way.
Play Store: If you have not download SwiftKey, you can go ahead and download it from here