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SwiftKey, one of the big names among third-party Android keyboard apps 6+ Fantastic Apps To Replace Android Honeycomb's Stock Keyboard 6+ Fantastic Apps To Replace Android Honeycomb's Stock Keyboard No matter how futuristic typing on touchscreen devices may seem, the larger reality is that you (and plenty of other users) are probably more used to typing with physical keyboards. You have probably even come... Read More , has just upgraded to version 3. The latest rendition makes a number of important tweaks. The spacebar is larger and a new “smart space” feature will automatically introduce spaces between words if the user forgets to enter them. A new “flexible” punctuation key provides users with several different choices after a long press. And there’s also additional language support along with two different themes.

Like with previous versions, SwiftKey 3 is available as a one-month free trial. You may want to get it sooner rather than later because the app’s developer, TouchType, is celebrating the new release by slashing the price of Swiftkey 3 in half. This means you can download it from Google Play Google Announces Google Play: A New Cloud-Based Service For Google Apps, Music, Movies & Books [News] Google Announces Google Play: A New Cloud-Based Service For Google Apps, Music, Movies & Books [News] Read More for $1.99 rather than the regular price of $3.99. Users who own a previous version of SwiftKey are in luck as well. This is considered an upgrade, not a new app, so you can download the latest version for free.

The release of SwiftKey comes just after the announcement of a new version of Swype. Both of these third-party Android keyboards are well loved but otherwise couldn’t be more different. Which option do you prefer?

Source: Google Play

  1. Rob
    July 29, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I have this app and I don't understand the permissions.

    - read SMS or MMS
    - read phone state and identity
    - full Internet access

    The last one I understand because of the update, but i know that it sends over the words you type. It says that doesnt store passwords, but in todays world i just dont know what to believe anymore.

  2. Joel Lee
    June 24, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I was actually planning on buying SwiftKey X sometime soon, but this is awesome! SwiftKey 3 for half-price--I need to take advantage of this. Thanks for the heads up, Matt.

  3. shaurya boogie
    June 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Isn't this available for free? And is this available for windows mango?

  4. Ryan Dube
    June 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I've always been completely annoyed by trying to use the onscreen keyboards on my Droid - so I'm ecstatic to hear about Swiftkey 3's latest changes. I'm in - thanks for sharing Matt!

  5. David Smartt
    June 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I've tried several keyboard apps and I stayed with SwiftKey. The app is high quality.

  6. Ben
    June 23, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    This reminds me, I need to get an android phone.

  7. Peter James Escobar
    June 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    It more better than the old

  8. Meidimi
    June 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

    love the keyboard. the new 3 is really good.

  9. ray
    June 23, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Swiftkey is awesome. It's the only app I've ever been willing to pay for. The update is free, it was automatically downloaded on my phone today.

  10. randall81
    June 23, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I have swiftkey x and upgrading to swiftkey 3 is not free it says I have to pay $downloaddownload

    • Matt Smith
      June 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Hmm. Bummer. Maybe contact their customer support?

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