Swiftkey 3 has dropped the beta tag and it’s now available for the general public. The beta testing is over and the keyboard replacement app can be downloaded now from the Google Play Store. There are a few options for you to choose from. There’s a free and paid version for phones and a coinciding free and paid version available for tablets. The paid version is now on sale for a limited time so get moving if you want to get your hands on the best keyboard replacement app around. The full change log and a demo video follows the jump.
Today the rest of SwiftKey’s users can access SwiftKey 3 for the first time. Here’s what’s new:
- Smart Space – adding to SwiftKey’s already cutting edge correction, Smart Space detects mistyped or omitted spaces across strings of sloppily typed words in real-time.
- Two new themes – a new theme, ‘Cobalt’, to match SwiftKey’s new look and feel, and an Ice Cream Sandwich-styled ‘Holo’ theme, as voted for by SwiftKey’s VIP community.
- An enhanced UI – a much larger space bar and smart punctuation key help improve accuracy and make it quick and easy to access common punctuation.
- Additional languages – SwiftKey 3 now offers support for an additional seven languages, bringing the total up to 42. The new languages are Korean, Estonian, Farsi, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian and Serbian.
Since launching the beta, we’ve taken feedback on board to include:
- A dedicated comma key, and the <123> key in the bottom-left corner.
- Refined the Smart Punctuation pop-up for better, easier use.
- Improved Smart Space functionality for easier email addresses and URL entry.
- Reduced lag on some devices for a more responsive experience.
- Reintroduced the long-press duration setting by popular request.
- Further improved prediction algorithms for even more accurate next word suggestions.
- Updated gestures for easier shortcuts.