SwiftKey is infinitely adaptable to each and every user. You can change the layout of your keyboard, expand or shrink it to get more (or less) screen real estate, tap or slide your finger across the screen to enter words…. you can even undock your keyboard completely and move it around your screen (layout, size change options and undocking only currently available on SwiftKey on Android). This is all in addition to the words and phrases that SwiftKey automatically learns from you and predicts at just the right time.
Today’s SwiftKey Keyboard for Android beta introduces a totally re-imagined settings and content menu: ‘SwiftKey Hub’. The Hub is located in a new, more convenient location to make sure all of SwiftKey’s most popular settings and content (and those coming in the future) are as easy to find and use as possible. It also comes with a sleek, modern look we hope you’ll really like.
It’s split into three different screens, accessed by tapping on one of the three top icons:
The Personalize section will include SwiftKey Cloud, interesting stats about how you type, access to SwiftKey Support and social sharing options. The SwiftKey Store will now let you browse and preview themes in an easier, more intuitive way, and change your theme without ever leaving the app you’re in. The Settings menu is now easier to navigate with updated visuals for each feature.
SwiftKey Hub replaces the subset of settings and content previously accessible via long pressing the ‘123’ key. An expanded subset of the settings can be found in a menu on the far left of the prediction bar which you can access by tapping the horizontal menu icon.
The update will also bring adaptive new layouts to our Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati and Marathi languages for the very first time. The new layouts will enable you to write more quickly and easily in the languages that you want to type in.
In addition to these updates, we are in the early stages of testing a collaboration between Dashlane and SwiftKey, which will predict exactly when you need your passwords and provide them in a safe, easy way. This is currently only available to beta testers with Dashlane installed. Stay tuned for more info!
Are you interested in joining our SwiftKey for Android beta? Get all the details here.
Eric & the Community Team