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Microsoft SwiftKey is the intelligent keyboard that learns your writing style, so you can type faster. Microsoft SwiftKey is always learning and adapting to match your unique way of typing - including your slang, nicknames and emojis. That means autocorrect that actually works and helpful predictions, so you can get your point across fast, without errors. Customise your keyboard to match your style, with dozens of themes to choose from. Send emojis, GIFs and more to your friends – Microsoft SwiftKey even learns your favourite emoji. Let Microsoft SwiftKey help you text faster with Artificial Intelligence, swipe-to-type and more! Download today. TYPE LESS, DO MORE Intelligent Keyboard - Microsoft SwiftKey learns from you, including your word choice, emoji usage and more - swipe typing or tap-to-type, whichever you prefer - Toolbar: the expandable menu filled with quick shortcuts
Great app with the occasional crash or slowdown
by Puppy Pilot Ninja on 2020/10/24 18:37
Overall much more enjoyable and accurate than the ios default keyboards. With the addition of haptic feedback, a number row, and the key reorientation shown, this is an easy to use and adjust app. The themes are good to change up appearances with the seasons or when you get bored. There are also multiple language keyboards as well.
Faulty update
by SL079 on 2020/10/24 16:37
The app has become very unreliable since the most recent update. It keeps switching to the default iOS keyboard despite the fact that I’ve completely removed that one from my list. Not sure if it’s the Swiftkey app crashing in the background or something else but it’s very frustrating.
Ok
by JdhdkfbsvskflsvavHai825373 on 2020/10/24 06:20
Works ok. A lot of swipes end up being wrong unfortunately, and sometimes you can perfectly/accurately swipe a word and no matter how many times you try it won't show up anywhere and you just have to tap it in. Could definitely use some improvements, but unless there is something newer I haven't seen (very possible) i find it works better than the others I've tried. Really need to bring back the feature that allows you to start a word by tapping and then finish that same word by swiping. Just make it an optional setting or something and literally everyone wins.
Still no arrow keys? No comma, no long press. It's a joke.
by crogs571 on 2020/10/23 19:10
It's been years since I tried SwiftKey on iOS. Happy to finally see a number row, but still no dedicated comma or arrow keys? No long press on letter keys for punctuation or symbols. Kind of a joke.
Only TWO languages at once.
by Richie J.T. on 2020/10/23 06:33
This app is going to let you down if you have to switch between more than two languages. I mean, people generally love to be limited, so it's GREAT!
Love the App ❤️
by Russell786 on 2020/10/23 06:09
Is it possible add grammar check and better word choice for professional use? it would be a great feature for people whose mother tongue isn't English.
Beautiful Keyboards
by ItsLoveWorld on 2020/10/23 01:44
There keyboards are amazing!
Lag makes app unusable
by anonymous user 32243 on 2020/10/22 12:58
I'm on iPhone 7. When I open text message or chat programs the app lags for 2 full seconds on startup. Completely unusable
It used to be awesome. Then Microsoft bought it
by all Thumbs-up I guess on 2020/10/22 06:21
I bought this keyboard fice or joee years ago. It learned my diction and rarely made a misstep. And compared to the default ios keyboard it was a lifesaver. And mow, wow how bad it's gotten. I'm typing this review with it - no joke - it suggested "joee" and "fice". Words I've never once typed. I was able to deal the past few years by steadfastly editing everything I typed from my phone but then I started a language app and it just can't even. The prediction ai is clearly built for English speakers only and the suggestions in a foreign language are a joke. But even for English, the typos have spiked and the suggestions have fallen off a cliff. I used to tell everyone I knew to buy this keyva odd. Obviously, not anymore. It's awful now.
Stopped working
by LNforever123 on 2020/10/21 19:05
Love the app, but it stopped working today. I’ve already done all of the troubleshooting and nothing worked.
Josen1948
by josen1948 on 2020/10/21 18:22
Awesomely awesome application, my first time with this application and can say that I really recommend it to the general public.
Korean keyboard
by kittiepops on 2020/10/21 02:36
Add Korean keyboard to ios. Why can you add it to Android but not ios? Hurry up
Unreliable
by BEn809786 on 2020/10/20 16:47
What used to be a GREAT app has turned unreliable and buggy. It doesn't always stick as the main keyboard in iOS, leading me to have to go into settings several times a week. Word predictions used to be almost perfect. That's changed. Now it's rarely right.
Frustrating - But Still Least Worst Option
by sidthafish on 2020/10/20 15:02
I used this keyboard to write this review. I will leave the words that it puts and parenthesis the correct words. This keyboard can be extention (extremely) frustrating to use nexus (because) it will often suggest words that make no sense contextually and grammatically. It's sad that I have yet to find an iPhone swipe type keyboard that is as intelligent as Swype for Android from 8 years ago. Edit: This keyboard is advertised as adaptive. It is not, or it doesn't do it very well. Some other notes: The keyboard will change words you have previously typed. More often then not, the changes make no sense. Proofread everything before you send it. Predictive word suggestions are often obtuse. I often have to type out what I want to the second to last letter before I get the version of the word I need. Swipe texting with SwiftKey is still terrible but is the least worst option in the app store. I often get words that I have never seen or have never used. I'm still amazed that Swype had a better keyboard with more function (could add words to dictionary, remove words from predictive text, restrict certain words, etc.)
Keyboard Good Mayor Downfall
by alfreshco on 2020/10/20 14:35
I come from using iphone 7 that had force touch and cursor control was located on top of the keys and worked great. Now that I changed to iPhone SE 2 with 3D touch, they changed the cursor control to the space bar. Since I have a bilingual keyboard, 3D touch makes me choose between keyboards instead o cursor control. Need to fix this ASAP. Either go back to using the cursor control on top of the center keys or something else. But an essential function is gone and I could stop using this keyboard tmdue to this. If you fix this I will raise the score back to 5 stars. Update: still no fix on this issue after latest update. One star removed. Update 2: still no fix for cursor control. Seems they gave up. Why can't they just go back to using the space between the keys in the middle? Really disappointed.
FINALLY! Dvorak layout is here for SwiftKey on iPhone
by The Sim on 2020/10/20 13:13
Congratulations SwiftKey for finally adding Dvorak layout to the iPhone version, missing for many years! Now I'll have to get used to this all over again..😜 Maybe move delete key back to the right side of the keyboard?
Can’t return
by Leanan nguyen on 2020/10/20 02:07
When I was playing roblox I press return and my words didn’t popped up and I press again it didn’t showed up and again again again
SwiftKey
by Browntown2189 on 2020/10/19 22:36
Awesome keyboard! No issues so far
Disappointing
by TwentySixHundred on 2020/10/19 20:11
SwiftKey on Android is awesome! So much customization, key pop-ups,etc. None of that and very disappointing on the iPad.
Keeps glitching
by yyouunngg on 2020/10/19 18:53
It stopped working on my iPhone xs
Too many glitches lately
by Virginia of Boston on 2020/10/19 10:45
I've been using this app forever. But lately it's been forgetting half my words. I wish the function of writing a word and the emoji showed up to replace it would be made available. Just seems like there's a lot of glitches lately. Love the swipe which was the main reason for me to get the app. I think that a lot of things can still be worked on
Great keyboard
by Gene Yus on 2020/10/18 15:42
I love your keyboard. Can you; 1) introduce a theme that resembles the keyboard you use on your computer with the numbers in a 10-key format' 2) introduce the ability to customize the keys to type a word or symbol using the 'touch and hold' action like the [?!.] key does. Ex, many folks use certain words or punctuation often. If I could program, say the 'W' key using the 'touch and hold' action one could program that key to type say 'set to default'. This way one touch (and hold) would save 13 keystrokes! I love the little down arrow in the lower right corner to dismiss the keyboard. I love the ability to move the cursor using the space bar. Using this action, the space bar isn't so sensitive that it moves the cursor inadvertently causing grammar errors. I'm giving you 5 stars and would be very excited if these features were added. Thanks.
Not working
by help me swift on 2020/10/18 00:32
I’ve been using this keyboard since forever, but just recently, it refuses to pop up and instantly defaults to the IOS keyboard. I also miss when you were able to type a word partially and finish it with swipe
Great
by owneislsnkssnbsjdnd on 2020/10/17 15:10
Really great keyboard, the only thing missing and i wish the developers would add is the same keyboard clicks as Apple when tapping on backspace, the keyboard, and the shift keys
Thank you
by keith dahlke on 2020/10/17 02:11
Thank you
Excellent
by farbod3f on 2020/10/16 14:14
I have so may typo but this keyboard is fascinating and corrects them all! However, recently I encounter a bug in Farsi/Persian keyboard when I want to type a time; it is typed 30:6 instead of 6:30. ۶:٣٠
Good Application
by Paulo Teran on 2020/10/16 05:54
I been working on my Microsoft computer and my MacBook and my apple iPhone and I been seeing the difference.
Love it
by spoiledbab3 on 2020/10/16 04:37
Enjoy the app
Best keyboard I found
by PandorahJo on 2020/10/15 02:11
It's customizable to a point. They have a lot of pleasant themes. Just wish on some I could put the key boarders on. And change the color of pop up and stuff when I use my own background. Anyway I've tried others. Including gboard and always come back. 😁❤️ I used to be a fan of swiftmoji on Android. So I'm very glad I like this! Editing to add I would love more theme options.
Absolutely ruined
by mcarb251 on 2020/10/15 01:08
I've been using SwiftKey for so many years and it's been perfect. I updated it today to see that it's been entirely ruined. There's now a giant bar along the bottom that literally just repeats two infrequently used buttons that are directly above it. It looks awful and greatly reduces usability. PLEASE at least give the option to return to the original look.
more languages
by FLOOD_CATZ夢 on 2020/10/14 22:49
its a good app, u can customize ur own keyboards, but I something I hope u take in consideration. I'm Japanese, and I really want to text on this keyboard in Japanese. but there is no Japanese option on the languages. could u maybe add Japanese as an option? otherwise, it's really great.
Fabulous app
by Peggyannelee on 2020/10/14 16:44
This app is amazing and the best I've ever used! The layout is great and I love having favorite pictures as a possible keyboard theme. It has helped so much with my texting and writing altogether as it is so intuitive and knows what I am trying to say. Sometimes I can almost complete a whole text with barely touching the keys, because my words are available in the toolbar! I love the directional keys. I think you will also be extremely satisfied and Happy with the app. Download it today!
1 star until syncing is re-enabled
by inea22 on 2020/10/14 11:10
E
Best predictions in speech and swipe and logic
by CD!0nneE on 2020/10/14 04:06
The predictions are top notch! Whether using the text to speech function or the store function or just typing, it adjusts to your writing style and makes predictions based on common phrases. I appreciate that I can have a picture background on the keyboard or switch between different languages.
Great keyboard
by CJibs on 2020/10/13 15:06
There's a massive bar at the bottom of my phone now that is unused space with just the globe and dictation mic in the corners. Over all the keyboard is much more customizable than apples (not hard) I downloaded this when I had an android phone as well, but they had more options on that OS.
Keyboard
by ajsjhsiwskehe on 2020/10/13 13:47
Its OK... Auto correct guesses some weird stuff that's not even words...
Love it
by Starling Shovon on 2020/10/13 12:37
This keyboard is really amazing. Using it on my Android phone as well as on my iPhone 11
Love!
by cgsbhdbjgbnmk on 2020/10/13 08:05
I have been using this app for a week or so now and I have no complaints! I love it! At first I didn't know you could change the look of the keyboard so I was thrilled when I discovered this. 😂 But when I saw the option to create my own keyboard, I was overjoyed! In the great days of clovis, it doesn't take much to excite me lol! I love that there is no limit to how many keyboards you can create. I have made several, adding photos of my family and I love them! Thank you for such a fun app. To add a little bit of extra sunshine to my day 💕
Amazing
by 🧐🙃🧐🙃😗🙃🤪🙂🙂🧐🙃 on 2020/10/13 03:00
Not a scam
So cool
by xxteacion on 2020/10/12 16:37
The best background is so cool
Oh wow
by iamlegend7405 on 2020/10/12 05:19
I don't like the stock keyboard. Was using Google keyboard. But I've got to admit swift key is amazing
Needs long press keys
by D1Allan on 2020/10/11 16:34
This app needs long press dual use keys like the android app has.
Swiftest
by Masquerader007 on 2020/10/11 09:23
Can't stop typing
Horrible
by Ari_625 on 2020/10/11 05:20
The keyboard lags so much that it messes up my typing. I type with near perfect accuracy on other keyboards but not on this one. This app is the worst keyboard ever. The only decent feature is its autocorrect.
Best app ever just one thing..
by ♡︎𝕄𝕚𝕒♡︎ on 2020/10/11 03:43
I love the app so much and it’s so amazing but the only problem is that I wish it provided more designs, I hope this helped!
Idk what happened
by Amelia brovald on 2020/10/11 00:29
It was working really good then a couple weeks later it randomly stoped working
Microsoft Quietly Purchased This App
by Icogreen on 2020/10/10 18:28
Let me start by saying that I have loved this app for years. It was a great keyboard that has decent predictions out of the gate and allowed me to easily add or remove words from my dictionary, making it much better over time. That said, I opened it one day to find that Microsoft’s name was now on it. I don’t recall being informed of this pending sale, or the final acquisition, but I was apparently now subject to Microsoft’s privacy policy. Here’s the problem; when you look at Microsoft’s privacy policy (attached to this app in the App Store), absolutely no mention is made of what (if any) data Microsoft may collect from your keyboard. The keyboard app could easily be construed as “information you provide”. This is a huge issue! Now I’m not naive enough to think that a large corporation like Microsoft is going to risk a multi-million-dollar lawsuit for what’s available in my bank account or credit card, but the fact that it isn’t addressed means that it’s very likely some Microsoft analyst somewhere could be reading text messages or emails I’ve typed, or using my searches to attack me with customized ads and building a profile on me. I keep checking back to see if they’ll update their policy, but so far they haven’t. Please address this one way or another, I miss this app!
Since last update having problems
by jonsCL on 2020/10/10 18:08
Since last updates both Swiftkey and iOS 14.0.1 the keyboard isnt working fine. It closes and reverts to the original keyboard. Ive been trying turning off/on the iPhone, disabling and selecting the Swiftkey and nothing happens!!! I couldnt find wher to reporr bugs so im writing it as a review. Need solution asap please!
:(
by Stephanie✌🏻️ on 2020/10/10 03:21
the app is starting to lag and glitch a lot for me. it makes my theme dissapear. please fix this.
Love it!
by Kaykay_Jay on 2020/10/10 00:46
I don't know why Apple always feel the need to change/ruin things with every update but SwiftKey makes it all better 😊 My numbers are finally back with my letters and they have awesome keyboard designs 👌🏾🙌🏾
iOS 14 version works well
by MufaaFat on 2020/10/09 20:12
The new update for the IOS 14 version has made the app quite responsive and smooth. The predictions work accurately and I can type as fast as I used to when I was on Android. Maybe this some backend change by Apple or Microsoft finally figured out how to make the app just work but it's a welcome move. I am so glad to be back on this app. Swiftkey is life.
Very good!
by Joe Mammmma on 2020/10/09 17:10
This is a really good keyboard, but I have a few complaints. First, the line is really blocky at times. Second, I really liked the default keyboard, but I can't find it in the list of themes and there isn't an option to revert it to the default theme. I really do like the cog theme though, so it's not a super big issue. Another thing I should add is that I really like the statistics that it shows you in the app.
Don't Fix What Ain't Broken
by PixyChic5.0 on 2020/10/09 13:55
Before the Microsoft buyout, I loved SwiftKey! The current changes have left me disappointed to say the least. They removed the emoji suggestions which made finding the right emoji quick and easy. The auto prediction is pretty horrific and flow isn't very reliable at inserting the correct word. Long story short. Go back to the old functions. This isn't a case of needing to get adjusted to change. SwiftKey under Microsoft has seriously degraded. The only reason I keep it is because I haven't found another keyboard similar to to the old SwiftKey. If you're reading this and have some expert coding knowledge, please create a keyboard app in line with the old SwiftKey.
Not downloading
by ffdpownzu on 2020/10/09 04:16
This keyboard isn’t downloading for me. I use to have it and love it
Add Chinese Pls!!!
by jw12138 on 2020/10/09 02:14
It has Chinese on Android, Why doesn’t iOS have it🤔
I can’t use it .so much glitch
by saadman@007 on 2020/10/08 20:17
Need a update to solve the glitch
Great app
by Rakshi on 2020/10/08 16:54
Love it.
Works Great
by Jim's iPhone 7 on 2020/10/08 11:53
An excellent word processing app. I also enjoy changing the themes.
Alright, but wish it was better
by Mr. Thoughtful on 2020/10/06 20:04
Of course it is great for swiping, but I wish it would support using styluses better. The punctuation doesn't work with a stylus, and if you hold on a key, instead of giving the different options for that letter, it just says "Drag your finger to scroll through text". I hope your guys can come up with some software to incorporate the user of styluses.
Love the keyboard but no feature to edit your custom theme
by Hidlsh on 2020/10/06 01:46
This keyboard is amazing! I use it on my android as well and it’s just as good. I was gonna give it a full 5 star rating but there is no “edit” button after you publish/save your custom keyboard, you have to do it all over again. Another thing I’m looking for is an option to switch around where keys are, I’m so used to my android keyboards’ layout, this one is a little bit more confusing. Nonetheless, this app is still great!
Update
by maximo34 on 2020/10/05 06:45
Use to work great now glitches and won’t let me use? Not sure what happen
Android version is better
by youonlylibe2wice on 2020/10/05 01:17
I like the keyboard but the android version is way better!
Fantastic Program
by Smith82A on 2020/10/04 23:16
With any other similar program, I get multiple errors maybe from larger fingers. But whatever the behind the scenes reasons I wouldn't understand anyway, this program works without fail for me. I highly recommend it.
Good but fix this error please
by lockwoodND on 2020/10/04 06:07
Great keyboard… Love it but when I turn off predictive in the all keyboard settings it has no effect on this keyboard. Please fix that
Needs improvements
by Apple_App Gamer on 2020/10/03 20:18
Microsoft SwiftKey is very usable and it's the keyboard I mostly use. However, there needs some improvements. For example, the default iOS keyboard is easier to use because the letters are larger and there is a dark background which contrasts with the letters, making it a lot easier to see. Another needed improvement is need to include a suggestion box for emojis after typing a word, just like the default iOS keyboard. Microsoft needs to include Microsoft SwiftKey in their own App page under "Microsoft," just like they do with all their Microsoft products. The reason being that because it's not included under Microsoft's App page, Microsoft SwiftKey is not well heard of. And finally, I would like to suggest that it would be very neat for the consumers to have options to choose how they would like to style their Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard.
Great fun.!
by Skyfall_007 on 2020/10/03 09:18
Great fun with so many things to change your way and your mood
Feature parity
by VAsHachiRoku on 2020/10/03 04:28
I am going to have to give a 1 star when switching from Android to iOS the US English Dvorak keyboard layout is missing. It's not a limitation of iOS because other keyboards on App Store offer Dvorak. If the feature is added and there is consistancy across platform then will change to 5 star.
Not what I remember!
by trymeps on 2020/10/02 12:24
I'm sorry, but their new keyboards lack the imagination,brilliant colorful & over the top multiple functions they once had. The science and the other tools still will help anyone improve, but the pizzazz and the esthetic pleasures of having such an incredible array of keyboards to use and show friends, like the 24 K or the Chocolate keyboards, don't seem to exist any longer. Too bad, any entrapanuers out there want to go in on a new biz? Call me zero stars
Good
by 𝑲𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒖𝒐 on 2020/10/02 00:05
Very simple to use
Keyboard
by Mechelle348 on 2020/10/01 23:12
Keyboard is not continuous and is sporadic, I will not be keeping it.
Games
by Asajaki on 2020/10/01 07:22
Good but can barely talk in games because the enter key
You may don't care but I
by Mahmoud Akbarpour on 2020/10/01 05:51
A very nice, fluent keyboard. I'm using both English and farsi. We farsi users feel deserted these days. I'm not sure whether you will read my review of not. As a farsi user, I'd like to have the letter " ژ" in Farsi
Disappointed again
by Heng(Cambodia) on 2020/10/01 05:36
I’ve been waiting for long time but I can’t find Khmer keyboards I wonder why Microsoft swift key don't have any asia keyboard Chinese, Japanese, Korea, Khmer, Thai...
الفنطاس
by النجم الثلاثي on 2020/10/01 03:16
ممتاز
Wordflow
by Ahlbus on 2020/10/01 02:04
One word. Wordflow
Issue
by 04.aom on 2020/10/01 00:44
The keyboard is not any more listed as an option in the keyboard settings. Cant control or use it any more.
I need khmer keyboard🇰🇭
by VeasnaKH🇰🇭 on 2020/09/30 22:01
I need khmer keyboard🇰🇭
Love Swiftkey
by lorapereira on 2020/09/30 19:12
Use 2 languages and it works great for me. Had my husband download it too. He lives it too.
please add persian language
by pedr@m on 2020/09/30 18:09
please add persian language ; like andriod version.
Love it
by Clint Bahr on 2020/09/30 17:41
Love it
Voice support for Spanish
by JuanMa2503 on 2020/09/30 17:38
Voice support for Spanish is required and a reason why people use the google keyboard. Microsoft is a leader on inclusion and machine learning and voice recognition. Can this feature be added ?
Lag and freezes
by Kityn13 on 2020/09/30 17:30
Used to love this keyboard but it lags and freezes so much that I’ve gone back to iOS default keyboard
Features are always added
by 47u2caryj on 2020/09/30 15:01
Trying Colemak before changing my desktop. Ortholinear as well
600 Languages but no Urdu
by Sakhtar on 2020/09/30 13:25
I am surprised that MS has added 600 languages without adding support for one of the widely used language Urdu (from Right to Left). That is a bummer.
No Arabic Windows PC Layout for iOS
by M Bahareth on 2020/09/30 12:59
This app does not support Arabic. It has only one of 2 Arabic keyboard layouts, on Android they have Windows PC Arabic layout for , however they do not have for iOS. 3 years i have been asking for it with no respect for iOS Arabic users. Surprisingly Microsoft owns the app and don’t put their own Arabic keyboard layout which is used in 200 million of PC’s in The Middle East and north africa !! Staya Nadella and Bill Gates should make the policies of Microsoft to support their other brands and services. This is highly inappropriate and disrespectful to all iOS Users in the MENA region. I made ten’s of complaints in the last 3 years with no results!!!!!!!!!!
Ahr
by zitt jackker on 2020/09/30 10:58
Great app
Horse and I
by a.amdar on 2020/09/30 06:04
I give all mylyftdriverz a choice Stuart
Favorite keyboard but...
by ChiCityROB on 2020/09/29 12:25
Please add more customization options. Also make your keyboard themes "X" compatible. They look better overall on the iPhone X type phones. And add more themes please 👍🏼 Also, add an option to minimize the keyboard when it automatically pops up and I don't necessarily need it sometimes and the ability to add Memoji using this keyboard!!
Getting rid of SwiftKey after years!
by Count Macula on 2020/09/27 15:01
Been using SwiftKey since before swype was standard on ios. Don't know when Microsoft bought SwiftKey, but the voice to text is so lame that it's painful. Still love the punctuation box on the period, and the numbers line, but the voice to text is too awful for me to keep on my phone.
Problem with Calendar
by Darchrow on 2020/09/27 08:52
It's becoming very irritating. This is my primary and sole keyboard. Evrytime I create a new calendar event, I can't type anything! I have to click something else and then back to writing a title for the event. ALWAYS have to click twice before I can type. There have been dozens of version updates since I had this problem, and I've been patient and holding off writing this. But I can't take it anymore. Fix it!
Help
by Lilgame10 on 2020/09/27 02:16
There is a glitch won’t show my keyboard thing plz fix
This is like the second review I've ever written so take notice
by Smokybear1369 on 2020/09/27 00:38
I really like this app and always have but ios now has a predictive text swipe keyboard....TAKE THE NOTIFICATION BANNER OFF THAT TELLS ME EVERYTIME I COPY SOMETHING BEFORE I DELETE THIS MF AND ROCK THE IOS PIECE KEYBOARD....i hope u see that and i hope u act quickly bc i don't need swift key anymore....i only keep it because it was there for me before ios caught up and that ish is annoying...straight up...change it back where I'm not getting a bunch of pop up banners every time the app does something
Request
by Pyae Phyo Kyaw on 2020/09/26 19:16
We need Myanmar (Burma)🇲🇲 Keyboard. Please........
Best keyboard ever
by MaTeeN93 on 2020/09/26 12:10
Best keyboard ever and also please add Kurdish(sorani) language.
Better On Android And Earlier Versions.
by BasedApps on 2020/09/26 05:00
Like many here, I've been a Swiftkey fan for years since my Samsung S7 and S9 and it has been amazing for me. I have recently made the switch to the iPhone 11 Pro Max because I felt like it (kind of regret it) and promptly downloaded Swiftkey as my go to. Although it is just recently downloaded, not only does it have to re-learn my entire personal dictionary but I guess the iOS version doesn't support connecting different social media and email account to scan your text usage, which SIGNIFICANTLY aided in its improvement. Even now as I type this review I am having to correct many more mistakes than I am able to smoothly complete a phrase or a sentence. E.g. Manny -> Many, Regret -> Re-learn, Snagging -> Amazing EDIT: 1 less star for traditional typing. Sometimes I'd like to take a break and type traditionally every few minutes. <-- Even this sentence had a lot of mistakes.
Terrible since acquired by Microsoft
by Antiwhoknows on 2020/09/25 23:20
It constantly auto completes long words to the last word I typed. It just happened while writing this review. I was typing "constantly" and it corrected it to "terrible" but when I backspace, or suggests words spelled similarly to "constantly".
Nice app
by Blondiedoc on 2020/09/25 22:40
Q
Perfect keyboard
by Ironman68 on 2020/09/25 11:32
Perfect keyboard. Memorized word awesome feature. Could you please add punjabi language.
Teresa
by Lourdes Acosta on 2020/09/25 01:12
This is the best keyboard ever. You can customize it how eve you want by adding your personal pictures and you can customize the font colors as well.
Go back to combing typing & swiping for the same word.
by Anchorman428 on 2018/09/01 18:22
I've been a devoted SwiftKey user for years. I even purchased themes to keep you going. I primarily love SwiftKey because I love to swipe without having to lift my finger up. However it seems like SwiftKey changed the way that swiping works and it takes away some of what made SwiftKey better than Gboard. You see, I used to be able to enter a word by manually typing the first two letters of the word and then finished spelling the word by swiping the remaining letters. As long as I didn't hit the spacebar then it knew that I was still working on the same word. This made word prediction significantly more accurate. However, your new method removes the ability to start a word by typing and finish it by swiping. Instead, if I lift my finger up, it automatically considers that a new word. The end result is that I end up typing most words (to get the proper ending) instead of swiping. And that defeats the purpose of swiping all together. Please strongly consider going back to the old way of swiping.
Still The Best, But "Flow" Accuracy Has Deteriorated
by Aerincal on 2020/08/30 17:59
First, let me note that this is NOT a negative review. I still recommend the app, but I do see an issue happening that I think should be recognized. I have been using SwiftKey for years, since long before Microsoft bought them out. It is/was a fantastic keyboard that you could actually see improve as it learned your patterns. Lately, however, (maybe the past 6-8 months?) the accuracy of my flow typing has deteriorated to the point I'm spending more time fixing its errors than typing my messages. I actually tried switching back to the stock IOS keyboard for a bit, though I ended up coming back to SwiftKey. I'd forgotten how IOS polices and censors "bad" language and that doesn't sit well with me, and their emoji and punctuation access is awkward as heck. SwiftKey still soundly trounces them in those areas. I really hope that this issue sorts itself out, because aside from that, the keyboard is the best out there, hands down. The customizations, the way they've set up how you access emojis and punctuation, and other options are top-notch and no other keyboard I'm aware of comes close. For the time being, I've somewhat mitigated my issue by greatly slowing down my flow typing, which is ok but defeats the purpose of faster typing using flow.
Not pleased
by enter my review on 2018/04/20 19:31
I have had this app just about a year now. Having the ability to swipe and not chicken peck on a cellphone to send text and email is huge, but some basic features on this app are inconsistent and worse than earlier versions or similar apps (hard to know switching from Droid to Apple). For instance, as others have mentioned, it completely forgets previous frequently used words not even suggesting them, instead inputs words I have never used or selected. Where do they come from? I have never heard or seen anyone use this crazy/foreign/ dated language. It does not appear to be improving with usage, as I thought was implied. And to the above point, I use similar language frequently and I don't know why I often have to repeatedly correct it from crazy words I never use. Why isn't it improving? Next, when I begin typing a word or compete a word and it offers a suggestion and I choose that word from the suggestion box it does not input it but leaves the few letters I typed and enters a space after the incomplete word, or just enters a space after the wrong word. I have to go back and select the word again or completely type the word myself. What's the use in suggestions then? I am growing increasingly frustrated with this app and beginning to question if chicken pecking might be faster and more hassle-free.
I love this app buuuutttttt........
by Cathey98 on 2017/11/18 01:40
I love SwiftKey, and have had it for years now, buuuutttttt... Every now and then it seems like it forgets all words lol. For instance I will just type and show you the ridiculous predictions it makes... Seeley is they beat ladybirds applications I have asked to be ony phone fit this looks (years) Brevard it is bets than any other keyboards I have ever been able Fri use that actually does what I need it to do. Thus is turning out to be a bad example of the ridiculous words of will change my round into.... Sooooo, what I just typed (or tried to) is "SwiftKey is the best keyboard application I have allowed to be on my phone for this long (years) because it is better than any other keyboards I have ever been able to use that actually does what I need it to do. This is turning out to be a bad example of the ridiculous words it will change my words into"... You get the point. Just wonder why it seems to forget my words at random times. Makes typing longer and more difficult when I have to re-type every word over and over and OVER AGAIN. But other than those random points where it re-learns my style or regular English (lol), I do love this app.
Bummer keyboard
by sizzlin'soap on 2018/10/31 14:13
I had a keyboard that swyped better than this one until it continuously froze. It guessed my words accurately and didn't change my typed words after a second time. This app is a let down, the amount of times I have to retype a word because it wants to supply a different word is ridiculous. I've had this keyboard for a few months because it's the only option aside from manually typing like everyone else, but it still feels like a waste of time. I give it two stars since it still cuts down the amount of time I could've spent putting in the text individually, but there have been a number of times that I spent more time trying to get this keyboard to work and I doubled the time that should've been non existent. Really disappointed. My expectations were too high, I guess because the other keyboard put in the word I needed and I didn't have to be so concise, on the other hand, when I am annoyingly concise with running my thumb across letters to be accurate, the keyboard doesn't pick up the word 🙄 this rating has a third of the original words, I had to delete the other two thirds and retype them. I continue to look for another keyboard that's accurate and efficient. If they update this one , that would be nice (:
Sometimes works correctly
by sdewey99 on 2018/10/20 19:43
This app is great to be able to design your own keyboard and enjoy the swipe feature... when it wants to work! I tell my friends when they see my custom keyboard on my iPhone, with swipe, to download this application. But I won’t if it isn’t working correctly and will only cause others technological issues as well. I find myself C O N S T A N T L Y rebooting my phone or messing with the application itself to try to figure out why the swipe feature is in fact not working. Especially when I need it to work, trying to send something quickly and efficiently which is why I utilize this keyboard as a tool almost 24/7. The only thing is the mistakes with the functionality of the swipe keyboard itself is making me want to look into other options because the keyboard won’t work 50% of the time. I just rebooted my phone to fix the issue, and it lasted about 5 minutes, or a couple of texts to be accurate, and then the issue began again! If you could fix the bugs that would be great. Thank you! You will he keep me as a user and I will continue to promote this keyboard.
Love!!!
by Mandy-Mommy-of-5 on 2019/10/20 08:06
I don't know what I'd do without this app!!! Actually Yea I do!!! I'd be spending a hell of a lot more time typing!!! Thank you SwiftKey!! The only disadvantage is not having the option to go into SwiftKey settings to view/edit the "dictionary" that is automatically created specifically as I use the App! I'll keep checking back after any updates the app has just in case this feature is added!! Or if there is an option to do so but I've somehow over looked it, please let me know!! There's quite a few words I've misspelled while rushing that saved in my "dictionary" of words, some aren't even words!! Very frustrating having one of those pop up several times while I'm typing! Even worse when I correctly spell words but SwiftKey will change/substitute it to my accidental jibberish 😳😐!! Now these nonsense words are piling up and popping up way too often!!! Very frustrating! I still feel it's a five star app just give us the option to edit our dictionary!! Thanks SwiftKey!!!
Good as they get!
by Stihlmanthrunthru on 2019/12/08 01:12
Been using this app for year's now and would not send a message without it for the simple fact of the time alone it saves you compared to other apps or even apples that comes with your phone can not compare and can not stand when my phone will change over to one of the others that is in my phone like I am not going to notice that it is not SwiftKey. This app bar none hands down is the best free app out there for messaging, if you are looking for a messaging app don't waste your time looking any further and download this one now I promise you will not regret it. It also has themes I almost forgot to mention so you can customize your keyboard to your liking which is neat specially during holidays they have themes for each holiday and all free and who doesn't like free. Hope this helps someone who is considering this free app download with their decision!
Really.
by Igot1too on 2020/07/11 15:08
So I've used this app for some years. I have since switched to iPhone and all the keyboards I purchased when using samsung are no longer in my account. I can't restore them? This was before all the keyboards were free. I purchased several and I would either like the keyboards or my money. Additionally, the "contact us" within the app is a scam. Everytime I try to submit a question it gives and error message about my connection. I take it they don't want complaints. If you are thinking of getting this app, sure why not, it's all free now. If you purchased keyboards in the past and can't find them or access them in your account consider it money down the drain.. !!!! Update: someone did get back to me about this problem. And basically said that iPhones have limited capabilities on the keyboards which is ridiculous. And no I still couldn't get the ones I purchased on Samsung cause of this limited capabilities. And apparently no one is working to increase the capabilities so we could have more crea4ive keyboards instead of 12 they offer.
Needs improvement although best for me
by CasperUllal on 2018/02/08 11:02
I tried Word Flow and Gboard keyboards before I settled on this keyboard. Word Flow is deprecated so there is no point discussing it. Gboard has a couple of features that are nicer than this keyboard - example, searching emojis. However, the predictive capabilities of this keyboard are much better than Gboard or any other keyboard including Apple's built-in keyboard. This is why I keep using it. The negatives of this keyboard for me are: 1) Inability to search for emojis. 2) The predictive text bar doesn't show up in some situations but I can't tell what the reason is. 3) The emojis move around - especially the first part and if you try to send multiple emojis of the same type you may end up sending some other emojis if you keep tapping in the same spot. It doesn't make sense for the frequently used emojis to move while you are using them. 4) The period key doesn't have a single quote option. I find this annoying as I use it all the time. It would be nice to be able to customize what punctuation options are available on the period.
Its a shame Microsoft abandoned Word Flow
by Raikon87 on 2017/09/26 00:07
The swipe prediction of SwiftKey pales in comparison to Word Flow. Word flow would let you swipe fast and would recognize every word...with SwiftKey it doesn't recognize words if you swipe fast, so you have to spend time swiping slow or spend a lot of time correcting. SwiftKey's only saving grace is being able to swipe complete a word from mid word to correct it. however that doesn't make up for its faults. Also they need to add an apostrophe to the first page punctuation button. It's a shame Microsoft abandoned word flow for this. Also if this program want backed by Microsoft I wouldn't be using it.... It REQUIRES FULL ACCESS which I'm hesitant to give even though it's backed by Microsoft. Who knows what data could be getting mined from what you type, that Microsoft isn't aware of. Either way, with all that said, it's the best option on the market since Microsoft took down word flow, so I use it.... But it's far from perfect. Maybe one day Microsoft will start up word flow again or integrate it into SwiftKey... One can only hope.
Fantastic app
by Ahi kdnzidbdiane on 2019/04/11 17:56
Great, smooth, and very well designed, user friendly keyboard. My only problem is autocorrect, autocorrect is great with English but is awful with Arabic. It's always changing things that I typed correctly to weird unintelligible words that aren't even close to what I wanted to say so what I send ends up being gibberish. To be fair, fixing autocorrect for Arabic would be too much to ask because the lexicon is diverse and very regional; all I'm asking for is the ability to turn off autocorrect for a certain language by itslef. I can't give up the English autocorrect but I also can't live with the Arabic one... I hope that option is not too difficult for the developers to add. I feel bad for giving the app 3 stars but having to manually re-correct two to three words of every sentence I type is quite annoying and I feel like 3 stars is the best way to get through the developers. Will update my review as soon as the option to turn off autocorrect for certain languages is added, I check for updates of this app very frequently
Not perfect, but I'll never go back to the stock keyboard.
by Skler5467 on 2018/11/19 22:41
I've been using SwiftKey for about 3 years and have seen its ups and downs. It started out with occasional glitches that would cause the keyboard to close and swap back to the stock keyboard until I reopened whatever app I was using, but even then, the functionality was worth the minor inconvenience. Nowadays, it's 99% stable and its predictive engine knows me so well that I never want to go back to the stock keyboard. The designs look great (I've been using Shooting Stars for years now), the swipe typing is super efficient, and its subtle modification of my typing map makes my accuracy spot on whether I'm typing with one or two hands. The only remaining glitch is that sometimes, the text doesn't continue to scroll down, so I have to manually scroll down or at worst, switch keyboards and back, but the amount of time saved by its features makes it well worth it. Try it out for a week or two and you'll fall in love with it.
Frustrated
by Tahl000 on 2018/11/04 19:02
I like the look of this swype app and I like that it allows to have multiple languages with ease of transition directly on the same screen but it has quite a few flaws. If you want to swipe two letter word and the letters are close to each other, it won't swype. It's ability to predict your words is inconsistent. Short cuts to punctuation marks are practically none existent (unless I don't know them) I hate switching to the number keypad every time I want to use a symbol. The shortcuts they do have (to the right are a pain to use. With the previous app I used, each letter could be pressed for a second longer and it would instead display a corresponding symbol. For example hold g and you'd get a parentheses. Hold j and your get a colon, etc. Also the app would recognize when you'd swype names from your contacts and it allowed you to save words you want to app to recognize. I also don't know how to switch to the regular Apple keyboard from this apps keyboard. I love swyping but this app sometimes makes it frustrating to swype.
Great app, 2 major problems.
by Sjsksksks on 2018/04/01 04:29
I love this app and all of the features it has, especially the slide-to-text feature. It works very well and I use it a lot. Although, there are a couple of things that really, really annoy me about this app. 1. When you misspell something, it doesn't underline the word in red telling you it's misspelled. The auto-correct function does not do as well as the standard, Apple keyboard does, even when texting normal opposed to the sliding feature. 2. You cannot use Siri to type for you with this keyboard. On the standard apple keyboard, there is a microphone icon in the bottom right corner of the keyboard where you can speak and it will type for you, SwiftKey does not offer this feature unfortunately, which is very annoying to me and seems like a main feature they would have. Overall, this application is great and I use it daily. I urge SwiftKey to fix these few issues and I think it would put them on the top!
Hate it more than I Love It
by atandreolli00 on 2017/12/28 05:55
The swipe feature was the main reason I downloaded SwiftKey. And I love that feature. I'm not into the whole customization aspect so I just picked a keyboard that looked most like apple's stock keyboard. The sizing and spacing was different so it took a little bit of getting used to. I tapped a lot of wrong keys in the beginning. The word prediction and auto-correct is TERRIBLE. It is so frustrating to use. I'll type a very normal word that I have typed MANY times correctly and it will change it to some random word. It slows me down a lot. You'd think that the advertised feature that the app "learns your typing style to know what words you choose and use frequently" would actually work...but it doesn't....not even in the slightest. I feel like I am too committed to switch back to Apple's keyboard or a different 3rd party...but overall, I hate this keyboard app way more than I love it. It slows me down a ton while trying to the something simple. Even the swipe feature will never give me the words I want. So yeah, I'm not a big fan unfortunately.
Used to be great, now not so much. Great if you want more typos
by LGB987 on 2020/01/22 03:24
I’ve had Swift key for a while. I used the love it! The swiping, the customization, the autocorrect, everything. However, recently something changed, and SwiftKey has been causing me more typos than when I use my apple keyboard. For whatever reason it stopped autocorrecting a lot of the time, BUT autocorrecting me when I don’t want it to. It’s really annoying At first I thought it was a combination of my horrendous spelling and mediocre typing skills. But recently my Apple keyboard switched on, and I noticed how much faster and correctly I was typing. It was like shedding the skin that is swiftkey. I realized that it was swiftkey and not me (okay maybe a little me, but the apple keyboard is able to keep up better with and for me). One feature that I do like is the emoji searching (something apple doesn’t have) . They could improve the results though. After getting really annoyed I finally deleted Swiftkey, I’ll see if I end up downloading it again idk
Best keyboard ever but..
by OmerWow on 2017/12/29 20:27
This is seriously the best keyboard I've ever used. I tried them all: Gboard, Fleksy, Grammerly, Minumm, Apple's own keyboard and more, but I always come back to this one because it's just works so good in pretty much every category. I have a small request though: if you can, please do something with the wasted space on the iPhone X, either eliminate it or do something useful with it (in the app settings there's no wasted space for example and that's nice). Also, on 3D touch enabled devices, can you please do that moving the cursor up and down and not only left or right will be an option as well? I know that when you reach the end of the row it automatically does that, but it's not the most comfortable thing... Another complaint I have is that the keyboard doesn't insert a space after things like a .,?! and that's pretty annoying. Last complaint is that there's no long pressing a letter for options like ":()*% etc.
Great keyboard
by Gene Yus on 2020/10/18 15:42
I love your keyboard. Can you; 1) introduce a theme that resembles the keyboard you use on your computer with the numbers in a 10-key format' 2) introduce the ability to customize the keys to type a word or symbol using the 'touch and hold' action like the [?!.] key does. Ex, many folks use certain words or punctuation often. If I could program, say the 'W' key using the 'touch and hold' action one could program that key to type say 'set to default'. This way one touch (and hold) would save 13 keystrokes! I love the little down arrow in the lower right corner to dismiss the keyboard. I love the ability to move the cursor using the space bar. Using this action, the space bar isn't so sensitive that it moves the cursor inadvertently causing grammar errors. I'm giving you 5 stars and would be very excited if these features were added. Thanks.
SwiftKey is a slow learner
by expressgoner0101 on 2019/10/01 15:31
I had Word Flow on my old phone and when that died, I had to find another swipe keyboard because apparently Word Flow isn't supported any longer (you could still use it if you'd already downloaded it though). I've been using SwiftKey for a few weeks now and it's so frustrating! You would think after that amount of time it would have 'learned' by now that I'm trying to type 'and,' not 'abs' or 'Ave,' or 'neighbor' instead of 'Bridgette' or 'beige.' Its predictive text capability is absolute garbage. A lot of the time it comes up with completely nonsensical words that I've never used and certainly aren't commonly used in wider social circles than mine. I tried to give it some time to see if it would 'remember' which words and phrases I use the most so its predictive text would become more accurate, but that hasn't been the case. I spend more time correcting its mistakes or just typing out individual letters (which obviously isn't the point of a swipe keyboard) than I do getting accurate swipes. I'll be looking for another keyboard and can't wait to stop using this one.
Not helpful anymore
by I Ms Snow I on 2018/07/08 15:29
So, I initially installed this app because the regular iPhone keyboard was terrible at predicting my Spanglish and because of the beautiful choices of aesthetics it provided. I’m bilingual and I’m constantly switching between the two. Swiftkey was excellent at first doing this, but as time passed not only did the bilingual perk went away, it doesn’t even predict correctly for just one language. It constantly suggests words that I do not use and it doesn’t improve because it does not add the words I’m using. Also, I reserve my right to cuss and for some God forsaken reason it won’t let me do that either it just switches it with another similar completely unrelated word. I decided to give the standard iPhone keyboard a try and it just turns out it is either pretty much the same, similar or better than Swiftkey was at first. Nevertheless, I don’t need the ongoing struggle Swiftkey was giving me so I deleted the app and stayed with the original. Hence, this review because I’m open to coming back if the developers fix all of the issues I’ve been and everyone’s been complaining about.
Best alternative
by l11arcangel on 2019/05/07 00:40
This is the best alternative to the default iOS keyboard in my opinion. I picked this keyboard particularly for swipe functionality, GBoard being the other option. I find this one a lot more pleasing due to its simplicity. The default theme is clean and minimal, and I don't mind the SwiftKey logo being on the spacebar (although a premium option to remove it would be ideal). I do have one suggestion for the keyboard, an option to remove the globe/emoji button altogether or being replaced with something more useful and linking the emoji button on the bottom left to SwiftKey's implementation if possible. On my Xs, the default emoji button on the bottom left leaves SwiftKey's emoji button redundant. I can remove the system emoji keyboard but will be left with a huge space. Using SwiftKey with two emoji buttons at the moment. Thanks for the beautiful keyboard!
Most recent update killed emoji function
by 2258901 on 2020/05/16 21:52
I have been a dedicated SwiftKey user since Apple started allowing third-party keyboards. I am appalled by the most recent update. While I use SwiftKey for text, I use Apple's emoji keyboard. I use Apple's emoji keyboard because it highlights all words in a message in orange and allows the user to convert the words into relevant emojis. This feature was compatible with SwiftKey's keyboard until the most recent SwiftKey app update. After the most recent SwiftKey update, Apple's emoji keyboard does not recognize words typed with SwiftKey and cannot highlight them in orange to allow emoji substitution. This problem was not generated by any change in Apple's software. I have tested the compatability between SwiftKey and Apple's emoji keyboard on multiple iPhones running multiple iOS versions (both current and outdated). My experimentation has conclusively revealed that the most recent SwiftKey update killed compatability between SwiftKey and Apple's emoji keyboard. I will unfortunately be unable to use SwiftKey as my primary keyboard (after years of dedication to SwiftKey) until this issue is remedied.
A giant step down
by LethalMartini on 2018/07/10 00:38
I give this three stars instead of just one because it is technically the best option at the moment. Previously, that would have been the now deprecated Word Flow (which I'm still using and writing this review on), which was a great keyboard that Microsoft chose to abandon (after putting in a ton of work on it I assume) in favor of buying and marketing an inferior existing product. Word Flow brought me reluctantly back to swipe-style keyboards because of its unmatched accuracy. I can practically randomly wiggle my finger around on the keyboard and it somehow knows what I'm trying to say. Swift key requires more time executing precise swipes and making corrections that it takes to just type in the standard Apple keyboard. Yes, Swift Key a little more stable and maybe has a few features that people prefer but please, Microsoft, you own the algorithm from Word Flow that can make this keyboard great... Integrate that tech into Swift Key or give/sell it to a developer who will.
Please Add Long-Press Characters.
by Joshua D. on 2018/07/29 12:38
When using Swype you could access numbers and characters by long-pressing the on screen letters and it saved time because you didn't have to click the "123" button to access them. Would you please add this feature to the Swift Key keyboard please? So, if I long-press on say the letter "x" it would input an exclamation point "!". To me that saves so much time instead of always having to click the button to access those characters. You could put all the numbers for long-press on the top letters and all the other characters everywhere else. I really hope you'll consider my request please,thank you. It would save so much time and make typing with Swift Key so much faster in my opinion. Thank you again if you'll consider this request and hopefully implement into the keyboard. Or maybe it could be an option to turn on for users like myself who are used to it or find that they like and enjoy how much quicker it really is. Also, when I go down a new line on my iPhone 8 plus, it doesn't pull up the screen, it keeps hiding what I'm tomb topping typing and I have to keep pushing the screen up on my own. Would you please fix the app so that i don't have to do this? It's very annoying that I cannot see what I'm typing until I thumb up the screen on my iPhone. Thank you and thanks for all the work and time put into this nice keyboard.
Used to be much better
by gatoverde225 on 2018/03/09 00:11
I loved this keyboard until a few updates ago when it forgot my writing style and vocabulary. Ever since then, it has actively resisted learning the words I frequently use. It honestly feels like censorship because these are words that adults use and I use them ALL THE TIME. I thought it was supposed to learn from ME . . . It always suggests something else. It's a miracle when it actually DOES remember. Which is only with words that don't have many potential replacements. Today it began to make ridiculously loud click sounds, even near the lowest volume setting on my phone. I had to turn off the key clicks on it because it was too much. I'm on a 6s with the newest OS. I really hope that this keyboard can be made to once again work with me, rather than against me. Some of the suggestions/corrections are just plain awful. Especially for names. They should allow us to add words if they can't fix this.
Two steps forward, two steps back.
by DennySF415 on 2020/08/19 07:16
I've said it before and I'll say it again--1 star until you change the placement of that bloody voice to text button. It's in the worst spot possible!!! Move it to the left of the emoji button. I absolutely HATE where the voice to text mic button is now. I've accidentally hit it a bazillion times when trying to hit the emoji button. Then it opens that other page up which is incredibly frustrating!!! This definitely needs to be fixed! Otherwise, pretty good but words still come out jumbled and I have to constantly go back and delete words and start all over. This is probably the best keyboard for the iPhone although I'm always left scratching my head when some words come out a jumbled mess. Definitely room for improvement. Also frustrating is that it keeps defaulting back to the native Apple keyboard which drives me batty. I often have to tap on it several times to bring it back. Why is it not possible to keep the keyboard static and not bouncing back and forth?!
by far the best non-apple keyboard
by actuallyben on 2019/03/04 01:40
I have owned dozens of keyboard apps since the update allowing different keyboards and this is definitely my favorite. You don't have to pay to get upgrades like other annoying apps which I appreciate a lot. The swipe works so well and you can customize your keyboard in so many ways. You can add a picture to the background and change your auto capitalization and auto correct. I would without a doubt recommend this app to anyone looking for a faster way to text or even just looking for a cuter keyboard. I also appreciate that they have their own built in emoji keyboard. With other keyboard apps, when you switch over to emojis, when you try to go back to your keyboard it would only take you to the Apple keyboard. This one goes back to the swift keyboard.
Learn from Swype.
by icalc on 2019/01/10 00:53
I was sad to let go of Swype because it is no longer maintained. SwiftKey is the best replacement I found, better than gboard in many respects, however I wish it was as good as Swype for glide typing. I suggest the developers learn from using Swype. The most impactful improvement, for me, would be to allow deleting the entire last word using backspace, if done right after the glide stroke. This prevents me from wasting time deleting long words guessed incorrectly by SwiftKey. The next improvement is automatic insertion of a space after a comma or question mark. A more sophisticated improvement is smart insertion, where spacing is automatically adjusted when inserting new text in the middle of a sentence. Finally, I wish I could curate words I teach the keyboard, instead of hoping that some inefficient (insert your favorite strong word here) machine learning algorithm will figure out what I need. Hoping to see these soon in a future update.
I LOVE swift key!!!
by punk_262x on 2018/08/09 22:46
Hi my name is Kaitlyn...I have been using swift key for a bout a year now and I couldnt be more happy with it! I love all of the designs on it...like when I am missing my mom I can make my keyboard a picture of her. Not only can you put pictures but there are awesome designs that you can choose to be your keyboard...but my favorite is designing my own and using pictures! You can change the settings for how you want it, they automatically capitalize words or sentences that should be capitalized, and there is even a swipe setting in it! Of course though, if you don't want any of that stuff then you can always change it off in settings. Swift key gets to know how you type and what you are trying to say, even when you don't know what your trying to say😂. I hope you enjoy swift key!
Hands down THE VERY BEST "Swpye" app EVER!!
by CRS 55 on 2018/08/09 21:14
So I've used quite a few of the "Swpye" apps before this one but once I downloaded this and now that I've been using it I tell my friends and family all the time,it's like it reads my mind!! Once you've used it for awhile it seriously "gets to know you" like a friend would :) Even beyond that brilliance comes the beautiful personalization options, and for the love of God I FINALLY know how and often use my clipboard!! I tell literally every single person that I engage with on more than a five minute basis about this app! Yous Guys are killing it man! And thank you!! (My only ensy weensy teeny tiny thing that I would love to add is the text to talk ability. If it's already on her,which it probably is then PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO FIND IT! And if not...then just a small suggestion ;)
My Keyboard of Choice, Still Have a Wishlist
by Andomor on 2018/03/16 23:36
I enjoy using this keyboard, and absolutely prefer it over Apple’s stock tapper. And the latest updated added some much needed/appreciated features. However, I do have to knock one star off for some features that are still woefully missing. First: This is Microsoft’s official/supported mobile add-on keyboard, is it not? Since this is the case, I cannot fathom the reason that it does not have the best and defining feature of WordFlow (Microsoft’s previous mobile add-on keyboard before acquiring SwiftKey): the curved, one-handed keyboard. I sincerely hope that this distinctive and awesome feature from WordFlow is being diligently worked on for SwiftKey. Second: 3D Touch functionality in SwiftKey is atrocious compared to Apple’s native keyboard. With Apple’s keyboard, I can use 3D Touch to move the cursor in any direction I please, not just left and right. And with a second push of the 3D Touch, I can highlight without having to lift my thumb (or finger) to touch the body of text. These two features of 3D Touch in Apple’s native keyboard are extremely useful and convenient, and I would very much like to see them make their way to SwiftKey. So if they add WordFlow’s curved keyboard and vertical movement/hightlighting to 3D Touch, then Five Stars (from me) is just an update away!
Needs improvements
by Apple_App Gamer on 2020/10/03 20:18
Microsoft SwiftKey is very usable and it's the keyboard I mostly use. However, there needs some improvements. For example, the default iOS keyboard is easier to use because the letters are larger and there is a dark background which contrasts with the letters, making it a lot easier to see. Another needed improvement is need to include a suggestion box for emojis after typing a word, just like the default iOS keyboard. Microsoft needs to include Microsoft SwiftKey in their own App page under "Microsoft," just like they do with all their Microsoft products. The reason being that because it's not included under Microsoft's App page, Microsoft SwiftKey is not well heard of. And finally, I would like to suggest that it would be very neat for the consumers to have options to choose how they would like to style their Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard.
Not accurate
by Ms. Marvel 2008 on 2020/07/24 19:22
The accuracy of the Windows mobile keyboard was much more accurate and predicated predicted my words better than this. After 3 years, SwiftKey still hasn't learned that I am typing "you and not your." And it's not just you and your, it's many more Dunmore simple words that should be typed or speed speed speed swiped out the first time, which causes me to chicken peck, significantly lowering the productivity of this keyboard. Copy and paste is also a core core core chore. Tapping on the screen to get the cursor where you want to stay start to copy did died does not respond well. Double tapping in an empty space highlights an area I don't want to copy and trying to unhighlight the area is equally a core core core core core core core core core core chore. The only reason I have stayed and not switched to the default iOS keyboard with doing sweeping sweeping sweeping sweeping swiping ability is my love for Windows mobile.
Aggravating, barely better than the rest
by tr1999 on 2018/08/03 19:08
I've tried a bunch: Gboard has the best swipe dictionary but is unstable and prone to swipe "breaks". Swype was just unstable to the point of unusable. SwiftKey seems most stable but has fewer features than Gboard and the swipe dictionary is HORRIBLE. For example I cannot swipe "we" or "as" consistently because the w and e (or a and s) are too close. Half the time I get just e and often I get "rwe" whatever the heck that is. I've removed "rwe" multiple times from my dictionary but still it keeps popping up. The swipe dictionary is terrible, try swiping "how've" and I get "Hoeven" or "Glebe". Long press on the period key in a URL bar and you won't get the website extensions (.com, .edu, ...) that you get with the Apple keyboard or Gboard. Long press on the same key when typing a message and you only get a very limited (6) punctuation marks while Gboard gives you the whole punctuation menu. In short barely above a very bad lot of swipe keyboards
Vastly good, regrettable hindrances
by Selekate on 2018/12/13 13:22
DOESN'T WORK WITH SMART INVERSION: photo themes stay the same color in smart inversion, but keys turn dark—completely illegible. If you use color inversion often, e.g., to reduce glare at night on white documents, you'd need to manually switch keyboards every time. OR REGULAR INVERSION: dark backgrounds are easier on the eyes. Enabling total color inversion makes the text legible on the background, at the cost of being blinding. For the purpose of inverting to reduce white space eye strain, swiftkey is defunct. INABILITY TO CHANGE KEY COLOR: above could be solved by enabling white keys on custom keyboards, which would also benefit users who want to use light photo backgrounds. INABILITY TO RESET TAP MAP: I'd like to reset the tap map after switching dominant hands for swiping and texting. There's no option to do this. That's lackluster. I don't want to uninstall and reinstall swiftkey; first, that's a silly solution for a straightforward problem, second, it would reset various type predictions. It's apparently possible to preserve predictions through making an account, but that's definitely not an obvious solution. New emoji/gif/whatever bar is beautiful and elegant though. Despite above problems, makes swiftkey the best tool around in my books.
It could of been great.
by Wolveslie on 2017/10/15 19:44
Yet it isn’t. There are two things about SwiftKey that turn a promising keyboard awful. The first is what I’ll call “multi-word gesture correction”. This isn’t part of the autocorrect function but rather a part of the gesture typing. So when i swipe a word, which it gets correct and adds a space appropriately, and then i swipe another word, it assumes that either the second word will fall in line with predictive suggestions for the first, or that I for some silly reason was swiping the word with two gestures, resulting in entirely correct words being changed to absolutely different words not even near what i wanted. It’s at it’s worst with “a” however. It seems to think I want to type out an a word rather than the one-lettered word itself. So a becomes “Alan”, or “assist”, or “Africa”, or “archaeologists”. It’s asinine! The second is the lack of custom themes. Im aesthetically picky, and i much prefer the “blurred wallpaper” look i had going with other keyboards. Not these cheap gradients (as nice as they are); it doesn't fit in. In all it’s a good concept gone wrong. It’s single word gesture prediction is pretty good, and i could even live without themes, but if it’s going to consistently rewrite my entire sentences because it thinks the word i swiped doesn’t fit with the other words, (and therefore i must of “swiped wrong”), then it’s absolutely garbage as a keyboard. Sayonara, SwiftKey. I hardly knew you.
Absolutely love it!! Must read review!
by Spazboy426 on 2019/06/03 00:22
Granted I never got the whole 'flow' thing down, I just turned it off in SwiftKey settings. EVERYONE who sees me typing always second glances and then goes, "Whoa, how'd you get a black keyboard?!!" My favorite feature is the constantly updating 'Tap Map' I only have one hand so I text with my right thumb only, and sometimes I miss the letter I was going for, SwiftKey actually adjusts those letters to better suit where you tap. You never notice it on your keys of course, it's all behind the scenes, BUT IT HELPS ME IMMENSELY!!! My personal tap map is actually kind of awesome. Also it learns how you use your vocabulary, and how you personally text, so you'll never get those random word predictions that are totally wrong. After using it for more than a year, it'll know the next word I plan to type as soon as I type the first letter almost 100% of the time. SwiftKey truly helps me! Thanks to them I type much faster, more accurately, and overall I like everything their app does. There are sooo many different keyboard themes too, I highly doubt you won't find one you absolutely love... Hopefully this review helps someone who's interested in customizing their iPhone keyboard. I love it!
Frustrating... I miss Swype
by StillwaterCreek on 2019/02/11 00:55
I switched to SwiftKey after Swype was abandoned, but like so many others here I'm growing more and more frustrated with it. It doesn't learn from me and frequently suggests words that are not only incorrect but are strange and unknown. Half the time when I try to type "we" it enters a lone "e". What the heck? "E" by itself is not even a word in English. Who stocked the word library in this thing? And why do I have to delete incorrect words letter by letter? If Swype got it wrong, a single backspace deleted the entire word quickly, and it really did learn from its mistakes. Punctuation is especially frustrating. Swype had awesome shortcuts for exclamation and question marks, and automatically inserted proper spacing. SwiftKey is a mess in this regard. I really do wonder sometimes if this is worth the hassle, any faster than hunt and peck. UPDATE: I just found Gboard by Google. Still not as good as Swype but waaaay better than Swiftkey. Plus surprisingly it doesn't require full access.
An amazing app, my #1 daily user.
by John Alden on 2018/11/29 04:52
SwiftKey is hands down the best of the keyboard apps I've used. There are things I still use other keyboards for, so it's not a universal solution, but the ease of use, the EXCELLENT swipe typing capabilities, and about the best predictive text I've encountered make it indispensable as an everyday tool. This one also gives cool statistical info on your typing and keyboard usage, including a "heat map" (recently renamed the "tap map") shows where your fingers THINK letters are, the total improvement to productivity, number of words typed, corrected, replaced, and a total distance your finger traveled across your phone screen while swiping (mine if over 2100 METERS!), etc. All in all, this is a must have for anyone that doesn't use voice dictation.
Terrible
by gjbffyjktdcbjjjydx on 2018/12/20 15:50
I’m using talk to text to write this because the keyboard is so terrible. The word prediction is so bad I don’t even know What some of the words are or how it comes up with abbreviations for words Nor with these words ever make sense in a sentence. I like how the app gives you stats on how many words it’s predicted and change for you yeah it changes all the words most the time words that I have typed out right and then it goes back and changes and I have to redo them again. So I guess I’m going to go back to using the regular keyboard although I will miss my swipe texting terribly but at this point I’m using talk to text more than ever anyway so at least when I type words out it won’t go back and change them hopefully. oh and when I try to post this bad review I asked for a nickname and I’ve tried about 100 of them so far and it won’t let me use any so I’m guessing they probably block out the bad reviews by the system I’ll keep trying hopefully find one.
Great when it works
by Sodiumnitrate on 2017/11/06 01:12
First with the positives: I can use two languages at the same time. This is very important for me because English is not my native language but I live in the US. I also like the design and the ease of swiping and such. But it rarely loads within tens of seconds. I open up a messaging app, be it iMessage or WhatsApp, there’s no keyboard. I click on the text box to make it appear, and wait. It appears in a few seconds but the keys aren’t responsive. Then it crashes. I get the default iOS keyboard. I select SwiftKey from the list again. It appears and disappears. I have to do this several times until I can use it. It’s insanely frustrating. I’ve been using a swipe keyboard since my Nokia windows phone, and I’m so used to it that it’s painful to type on the regular iOS keyboard. And there doesn’t seem to be an alternative to SwiftKey that doesn’t have more problems. Please please can you fix this issue?
Love it
by Camryn Valencia on 2019/02/19 14:41
I love this app. In the Christmas of the year 2017 I received my iPhone and I was looking at the apps that my Nana and mom had. They both had these adorable keyboards and I asked how they got those and they told me it was this app. So I looked at the app and read some reviews and decided to dialogs the app. So I went in the app and was trying to figure out how to change my keyboard to make it a picture on my phone...and it turned out that I got the newer version of the app that my family had. And I didn't really care cause at least I can change my keyboard to something different from the standard iPhone keyboard. I kept up with the updates and this winter I updated the app and am now adding my own new keyboards. Love the app!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😁👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Built-in Clipboard a Winner!
by DaveKubi on 2019/05/01 19:56
I've used several keyboards and several separate Clipboard managers. I'm glad I found "SwiftKey" which an incorporates an easily accessible clipboard into the keyboard and which holds up to 10 clippings. I've been looking for this feature for a long time. It makes message composition so much easier! My hope is that the authors at least double the clippings the clipboard holds. Thanks! 7.9.18 Brilliant idea for the designer(s) of this app: Add a button to the keyboard which will stamp a (customizable) date and time to the text being. written. I would use this often in my daily logging of events. Thanks! 😎 5.1.19. Adding a number row almost has me back from "Slyder" keyboard. If you add a date and time stamp button I willbe back. Thanks. 😎
I am a professional writer
by The. Eat on 2017/10/16 06:59
I make my living by writing and editing on on the go. Every single second I'm able to streamline that process is important to me and enhances the quality of my life. I've been hesitant to use 3rd party keyboards in the past because they always seemed just a fraction of a second slower and less responsive than apple's native keyboard and that fraction multiplied over hundreds of thousands of words adds up. Without question, SwiftKey is noticeably snapper and more responsive than the default one. What blows my mind is the built in clipboard function. I don't care it's an old invention or brand new, it's new to me and it's changing my entire writing process for the better. Thank you so much for this tool👍
One Finger
by Rev Ky 85 on 2019/03/20 21:37
I am a one finger Typer swiftKey has helped me tremendously with predictive words and also with my spelling. Love the different type of keyboards even the custom ones you can make I have chosen the nickel rose colored keyboard because of the very dark background I can see the keys better. The only thing that I wish is that they would make the keyboard where you can use a animoji. you can use emoji’s but not animoji's. All in all I am very happy with this keyboard there is so much more that can be said about it. I would recommend this to anyone. If you’re like me and like change on certain things you love this app literally has limitless Changes that you can make from their keyboard teams to custom themes that you can make. Very awesome app.
Much better than gboard again
by Anonymous veriewer on 2020/09/06 14:17
I miss the way gboard allowed you to erase the whole word when a bad swype led to the wrong prediction. But gboard has become useless lately in recent versions so I'm back. only 2 glitches seen in swiftkey settings. They are that the clipboard setting is at first inaccessible (you can scroll up to see it but can't click it bc the scroll resets back where it isn't on the screen [the fix is to hit the plus symbol in the top left of the keyboard and then the clipboard looking icon to shortcut to settings that way, then the feature isn't off the screen anymore]). Also the search bar doesn't work in the languages section (no keyboard pops up to type into [the clipboard fix seems to fix that too, maybe it just was not done installing]).
Very good!
by GC 101 on 2020/05/04 00:05
It is outstanding! I love swoops typing more than ever now. Plus, you get a bunch of cool themes and keyboards. There are also some other cool tools that are not orginally equipped on the standard keyboard that comes default on iOS. I swipe typed this review actually! XD LOL HAHAHAHA It has saved me many taps and I think overall and general made me miss productive. Plus, you have multitudinous customization and versatility on the keyboard. There are accent colors and themes you can tweak. You can even make a theme for your keyboard as a photo you took already! Sweet! Awesome! Plus, it has awesome accuracy even typing on a tiny keyboard of an iPhone 5S, thus, my iPhone 6S broke and using this as backup currently. Anyways, I recommend getting this. Plus, it's free! :) ;)
Predictive text completely unpredictable
by Neploxo on 2019/11/19 22:08
I don't know what's going on, but the last couple versions of SwiftKey do completely stupid things with predictive text. I can't even type an example here, because it keeps screwing up what I type. It generally works for words, but punctuation freaks it out. A double quote deletes the last character of the previous word, or a period causes a word to completely change after I've typed it. I spend more time editing my posts to correct these mistakes than I do typing them in the first place. Update- my accuracy with SwiftKey is getting worse and worse. It's OK if I type with both thumbs, but if I use just one thumb every other word is screwed up. It needs separate modes for one and two thumb typing. But my biggest frustration on ios is that SwiftKey never *sticks* as the default keyboard. I always have to switch back to it after locking the phone and then returning to the messenger app.
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Microsoft SwiftKey is the intelligent keyboard that learns your writing style, so you can type faster. Microsoft SwiftKey is always learning and adapting to match your unique way of typing - including your slang, nicknames and emojis. That means autocorrect that actually works and helpful predictions, so you can get your point across fast, without errors. Customise your keyboard to match your style, with dozens of themes to choose from. Send emojis, GIFs and more to your friends – Microsoft SwiftKey even learns your favourite emoji. Let Microsoft SwiftKey help you text faster with Artificial Intelligence, swipe-to-type and more! Download today. TYPE LESS, DO MORE Intelligent Keyboard - Microsoft SwiftKey learns from you, including your word choice, emoji usage and more - swipe typing or tap-to-type, whichever you prefer - Toolbar: the expandable menu filled with quick shortcuts
Great app with the occasional crash or slowdown
by Puppy Pilot Ninja on 2020/10/24 18:37
Overall much more enjoyable and accurate than the ios default keyboards. With the addition of haptic feedback, a number row, and the key reorientation shown, this is an easy to use and adjust app. The themes are good to change up appearances with the seasons or when you get bored. There are also multiple language keyboards as well.
Faulty update
by SL079 on 2020/10/24 16:37
The app has become very unreliable since the most recent update. It keeps switching to the default iOS keyboard despite the fact that I’ve completely removed that one from my list. Not sure if it’s the Swiftkey app crashing in the background or something else but it’s very frustrating.
Ok
by JdhdkfbsvskflsvavHai825373 on 2020/10/24 06:20
Works ok. A lot of swipes end up being wrong unfortunately, and sometimes you can perfectly/accurately swipe a word and no matter how many times you try it won't show up anywhere and you just have to tap it in. Could definitely use some improvements, but unless there is something newer I haven't seen (very possible) i find it works better than the others I've tried. Really need to bring back the feature that allows you to start a word by tapping and then finish that same word by swiping. Just make it an optional setting or something and literally everyone wins.
Still no arrow keys? No comma, no long press. It's a joke.
by crogs571 on 2020/10/23 19:10
It's been years since I tried SwiftKey on iOS. Happy to finally see a number row, but still no dedicated comma or arrow keys? No long press on letter keys for punctuation or symbols. Kind of a joke.
Only TWO languages at once.
by Richie J.T. on 2020/10/23 06:33
This app is going to let you down if you have to switch between more than two languages. I mean, people generally love to be limited, so it's GREAT!
Love the App ❤️
by Russell786 on 2020/10/23 06:09
Is it possible add grammar check and better word choice for professional use? it would be a great feature for people whose mother tongue isn't English.
Beautiful Keyboards
by ItsLoveWorld on 2020/10/23 01:44
There keyboards are amazing!
Lag makes app unusable
by anonymous user 32243 on 2020/10/22 12:58
I'm on iPhone 7. When I open text message or chat programs the app lags for 2 full seconds on startup. Completely unusable
It used to be awesome. Then Microsoft bought it
by all Thumbs-up I guess on 2020/10/22 06:21
I bought this keyboard fice or joee years ago. It learned my diction and rarely made a misstep. And compared to the default ios keyboard it was a lifesaver. And mow, wow how bad it's gotten. I'm typing this review with it - no joke - it suggested "joee" and "fice". Words I've never once typed. I was able to deal the past few years by steadfastly editing everything I typed from my phone but then I started a language app and it just can't even. The prediction ai is clearly built for English speakers only and the suggestions in a foreign language are a joke. But even for English, the typos have spiked and the suggestions have fallen off a cliff. I used to tell everyone I knew to buy this keyva odd. Obviously, not anymore. It's awful now.
Stopped working
by LNforever123 on 2020/10/21 19:05
Love the app, but it stopped working today. I’ve already done all of the troubleshooting and nothing worked.
Josen1948
by josen1948 on 2020/10/21 18:22
Awesomely awesome application, my first time with this application and can say that I really recommend it to the general public.
Korean keyboard
by kittiepops on 2020/10/21 02:36
Add Korean keyboard to ios. Why can you add it to Android but not ios? Hurry up
Unreliable
by BEn809786 on 2020/10/20 16:47
What used to be a GREAT app has turned unreliable and buggy. It doesn't always stick as the main keyboard in iOS, leading me to have to go into settings several times a week. Word predictions used to be almost perfect. That's changed. Now it's rarely right.
Frustrating - But Still Least Worst Option
by sidthafish on 2020/10/20 15:02
I used this keyboard to write this review. I will leave the words that it puts and parenthesis the correct words. This keyboard can be extention (extremely) frustrating to use nexus (because) it will often suggest words that make no sense contextually and grammatically. It's sad that I have yet to find an iPhone swipe type keyboard that is as intelligent as Swype for Android from 8 years ago. Edit: This keyboard is advertised as adaptive. It is not, or it doesn't do it very well. Some other notes: The keyboard will change words you have previously typed. More often then not, the changes make no sense. Proofread everything before you send it. Predictive word suggestions are often obtuse. I often have to type out what I want to the second to last letter before I get the version of the word I need. Swipe texting with SwiftKey is still terrible but is the least worst option in the app store. I often get words that I have never seen or have never used. I'm still amazed that Swype had a better keyboard with more function (could add words to dictionary, remove words from predictive text, restrict certain words, etc.)
Keyboard Good Mayor Downfall
by alfreshco on 2020/10/20 14:35
I come from using iphone 7 that had force touch and cursor control was located on top of the keys and worked great. Now that I changed to iPhone SE 2 with 3D touch, they changed the cursor control to the space bar. Since I have a bilingual keyboard, 3D touch makes me choose between keyboards instead o cursor control. Need to fix this ASAP. Either go back to using the cursor control on top of the center keys or something else. But an essential function is gone and I could stop using this keyboard tmdue to this. If you fix this I will raise the score back to 5 stars. Update: still no fix on this issue after latest update. One star removed. Update 2: still no fix for cursor control. Seems they gave up. Why can't they just go back to using the space between the keys in the middle? Really disappointed.
FINALLY! Dvorak layout is here for SwiftKey on iPhone
by The Sim on 2020/10/20 13:13
Congratulations SwiftKey for finally adding Dvorak layout to the iPhone version, missing for many years! Now I'll have to get used to this all over again..😜 Maybe move delete key back to the right side of the keyboard?
Can’t return
by Leanan nguyen on 2020/10/20 02:07
When I was playing roblox I press return and my words didn’t popped up and I press again it didn’t showed up and again again again
SwiftKey
by Browntown2189 on 2020/10/19 22:36
Awesome keyboard! No issues so far
Disappointing
by TwentySixHundred on 2020/10/19 20:11
SwiftKey on Android is awesome! So much customization, key pop-ups,etc. None of that and very disappointing on the iPad.
Keeps glitching
by yyouunngg on 2020/10/19 18:53
It stopped working on my iPhone xs
Too many glitches lately
by Virginia of Boston on 2020/10/19 10:45
I've been using this app forever. But lately it's been forgetting half my words. I wish the function of writing a word and the emoji showed up to replace it would be made available. Just seems like there's a lot of glitches lately. Love the swipe which was the main reason for me to get the app. I think that a lot of things can still be worked on
Great keyboard
by Gene Yus on 2020/10/18 15:42
I love your keyboard. Can you; 1) introduce a theme that resembles the keyboard you use on your computer with the numbers in a 10-key format' 2) introduce the ability to customize the keys to type a word or symbol using the 'touch and hold' action like the [?!.] key does. Ex, many folks use certain words or punctuation often. If I could program, say the 'W' key using the 'touch and hold' action one could program that key to type say 'set to default'. This way one touch (and hold) would save 13 keystrokes! I love the little down arrow in the lower right corner to dismiss the keyboard. I love the ability to move the cursor using the space bar. Using this action, the space bar isn't so sensitive that it moves the cursor inadvertently causing grammar errors. I'm giving you 5 stars and would be very excited if these features were added. Thanks.
Not working
by help me swift on 2020/10/18 00:32
I’ve been using this keyboard since forever, but just recently, it refuses to pop up and instantly defaults to the IOS keyboard. I also miss when you were able to type a word partially and finish it with swipe
Great
by owneislsnkssnbsjdnd on 2020/10/17 15:10
Really great keyboard, the only thing missing and i wish the developers would add is the same keyboard clicks as Apple when tapping on backspace, the keyboard, and the shift keys
Thank you
by keith dahlke on 2020/10/17 02:11
Thank you
Excellent
by farbod3f on 2020/10/16 14:14
I have so may typo but this keyboard is fascinating and corrects them all! However, recently I encounter a bug in Farsi/Persian keyboard when I want to type a time; it is typed 30:6 instead of 6:30. ۶:٣٠
Good Application
by Paulo Teran on 2020/10/16 05:54
I been working on my Microsoft computer and my MacBook and my apple iPhone and I been seeing the difference.
Love it
by spoiledbab3 on 2020/10/16 04:37
Enjoy the app
Best keyboard I found
by PandorahJo on 2020/10/15 02:11
It's customizable to a point. They have a lot of pleasant themes. Just wish on some I could put the key boarders on. And change the color of pop up and stuff when I use my own background. Anyway I've tried others. Including gboard and always come back. 😁❤️ I used to be a fan of swiftmoji on Android. So I'm very glad I like this! Editing to add I would love more theme options.
Absolutely ruined
by mcarb251 on 2020/10/15 01:08
I've been using SwiftKey for so many years and it's been perfect. I updated it today to see that it's been entirely ruined. There's now a giant bar along the bottom that literally just repeats two infrequently used buttons that are directly above it. It looks awful and greatly reduces usability. PLEASE at least give the option to return to the original look.
more languages
by FLOOD_CATZ夢 on 2020/10/14 22:49
its a good app, u can customize ur own keyboards, but I something I hope u take in consideration. I'm Japanese, and I really want to text on this keyboard in Japanese. but there is no Japanese option on the languages. could u maybe add Japanese as an option? otherwise, it's really great.
Fabulous app
by Peggyannelee on 2020/10/14 16:44
This app is amazing and the best I've ever used! The layout is great and I love having favorite pictures as a possible keyboard theme. It has helped so much with my texting and writing altogether as it is so intuitive and knows what I am trying to say. Sometimes I can almost complete a whole text with barely touching the keys, because my words are available in the toolbar! I love the directional keys. I think you will also be extremely satisfied and Happy with the app. Download it today!
1 star until syncing is re-enabled
by inea22 on 2020/10/14 11:10
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Best predictions in speech and swipe and logic
by CD!0nneE on 2020/10/14 04:06
The predictions are top notch! Whether using the text to speech function or the store function or just typing, it adjusts to your writing style and makes predictions based on common phrases. I appreciate that I can have a picture background on the keyboard or switch between different languages.
Great keyboard
by CJibs on 2020/10/13 15:06
There's a massive bar at the bottom of my phone now that is unused space with just the globe and dictation mic in the corners. Over all the keyboard is much more customizable than apples (not hard) I downloaded this when I had an android phone as well, but they had more options on that OS.
Keyboard
by ajsjhsiwskehe on 2020/10/13 13:47
Its OK... Auto correct guesses some weird stuff that's not even words...
Love it
by Starling Shovon on 2020/10/13 12:37
This keyboard is really amazing. Using it on my Android phone as well as on my iPhone 11
Love!
by cgsbhdbjgbnmk on 2020/10/13 08:05
I have been using this app for a week or so now and I have no complaints! I love it! At first I didn't know you could change the look of the keyboard so I was thrilled when I discovered this. 😂 But when I saw the option to create my own keyboard, I was overjoyed! In the great days of clovis, it doesn't take much to excite me lol! I love that there is no limit to how many keyboards you can create. I have made several, adding photos of my family and I love them! Thank you for such a fun app. To add a little bit of extra sunshine to my day 💕
Amazing
by 🧐🙃🧐🙃😗🙃🤪🙂🙂🧐🙃 on 2020/10/13 03:00
Not a scam
So cool
by xxteacion on 2020/10/12 16:37
The best background is so cool
Oh wow
by iamlegend7405 on 2020/10/12 05:19
I don't like the stock keyboard. Was using Google keyboard. But I've got to admit swift key is amazing
Needs long press keys
by D1Allan on 2020/10/11 16:34
This app needs long press dual use keys like the android app has.
Swiftest
by Masquerader007 on 2020/10/11 09:23
Can't stop typing
Horrible
by Ari_625 on 2020/10/11 05:20
The keyboard lags so much that it messes up my typing. I type with near perfect accuracy on other keyboards but not on this one. This app is the worst keyboard ever. The only decent feature is its autocorrect.
Best app ever just one thing..
by ♡︎𝕄𝕚𝕒♡︎ on 2020/10/11 03:43
I love the app so much and it’s so amazing but the only problem is that I wish it provided more designs, I hope this helped!
Idk what happened
by Amelia brovald on 2020/10/11 00:29
It was working really good then a couple weeks later it randomly stoped working
Microsoft Quietly Purchased This App
by Icogreen on 2020/10/10 18:28
Let me start by saying that I have loved this app for years. It was a great keyboard that has decent predictions out of the gate and allowed me to easily add or remove words from my dictionary, making it much better over time. That said, I opened it one day to find that Microsoft’s name was now on it. I don’t recall being informed of this pending sale, or the final acquisition, but I was apparently now subject to Microsoft’s privacy policy. Here’s the problem; when you look at Microsoft’s privacy policy (attached to this app in the App Store), absolutely no mention is made of what (if any) data Microsoft may collect from your keyboard. The keyboard app could easily be construed as “information you provide”. This is a huge issue! Now I’m not naive enough to think that a large corporation like Microsoft is going to risk a multi-million-dollar lawsuit for what’s available in my bank account or credit card, but the fact that it isn’t addressed means that it’s very likely some Microsoft analyst somewhere could be reading text messages or emails I’ve typed, or using my searches to attack me with customized ads and building a profile on me. I keep checking back to see if they’ll update their policy, but so far they haven’t. Please address this one way or another, I miss this app!
Since last update having problems
by jonsCL on 2020/10/10 18:08
Since last updates both Swiftkey and iOS 14.0.1 the keyboard isnt working fine. It closes and reverts to the original keyboard. Ive been trying turning off/on the iPhone, disabling and selecting the Swiftkey and nothing happens!!! I couldnt find wher to reporr bugs so im writing it as a review. Need solution asap please!
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by Stephanie✌🏻️ on 2020/10/10 03:21
the app is starting to lag and glitch a lot for me. it makes my theme dissapear. please fix this.
Love it!
by Kaykay_Jay on 2020/10/10 00:46
I don't know why Apple always feel the need to change/ruin things with every update but SwiftKey makes it all better 😊 My numbers are finally back with my letters and they have awesome keyboard designs 👌🏾🙌🏾
iOS 14 version works well
by MufaaFat on 2020/10/09 20:12
The new update for the IOS 14 version has made the app quite responsive and smooth. The predictions work accurately and I can type as fast as I used to when I was on Android. Maybe this some backend change by Apple or Microsoft finally figured out how to make the app just work but it's a welcome move. I am so glad to be back on this app. Swiftkey is life.
Very good!
by Joe Mammmma on 2020/10/09 17:10
This is a really good keyboard, but I have a few complaints. First, the line is really blocky at times. Second, I really liked the default keyboard, but I can't find it in the list of themes and there isn't an option to revert it to the default theme. I really do like the cog theme though, so it's not a super big issue. Another thing I should add is that I really like the statistics that it shows you in the app.
Don't Fix What Ain't Broken
by PixyChic5.0 on 2020/10/09 13:55
Before the Microsoft buyout, I loved SwiftKey! The current changes have left me disappointed to say the least. They removed the emoji suggestions which made finding the right emoji quick and easy. The auto prediction is pretty horrific and flow isn't very reliable at inserting the correct word. Long story short. Go back to the old functions. This isn't a case of needing to get adjusted to change. SwiftKey under Microsoft has seriously degraded. The only reason I keep it is because I haven't found another keyboard similar to to the old SwiftKey. If you're reading this and have some expert coding knowledge, please create a keyboard app in line with the old SwiftKey.
Not downloading
by ffdpownzu on 2020/10/09 04:16
This keyboard isn’t downloading for me. I use to have it and love it
Add Chinese Pls!!!
by jw12138 on 2020/10/09 02:14
It has Chinese on Android, Why doesn’t iOS have it🤔
I can’t use it .so much glitch
by saadman@007 on 2020/10/08 20:17
Need a update to solve the glitch
Great app
by Rakshi on 2020/10/08 16:54
Love it.
Works Great
by Jim's iPhone 7 on 2020/10/08 11:53
An excellent word processing app. I also enjoy changing the themes.
Alright, but wish it was better
by Mr. Thoughtful on 2020/10/06 20:04
Of course it is great for swiping, but I wish it would support using styluses better. The punctuation doesn't work with a stylus, and if you hold on a key, instead of giving the different options for that letter, it just says "Drag your finger to scroll through text". I hope your guys can come up with some software to incorporate the user of styluses.
Love the keyboard but no feature to edit your custom theme
by Hidlsh on 2020/10/06 01:46
This keyboard is amazing! I use it on my android as well and it’s just as good. I was gonna give it a full 5 star rating but there is no “edit” button after you publish/save your custom keyboard, you have to do it all over again. Another thing I’m looking for is an option to switch around where keys are, I’m so used to my android keyboards’ layout, this one is a little bit more confusing. Nonetheless, this app is still great!
Update
by maximo34 on 2020/10/05 06:45
Use to work great now glitches and won’t let me use? Not sure what happen
Android version is better
by youonlylibe2wice on 2020/10/05 01:17
I like the keyboard but the android version is way better!
Fantastic Program
by Smith82A on 2020/10/04 23:16
With any other similar program, I get multiple errors maybe from larger fingers. But whatever the behind the scenes reasons I wouldn't understand anyway, this program works without fail for me. I highly recommend it.
Good but fix this error please
by lockwoodND on 2020/10/04 06:07
Great keyboard… Love it but when I turn off predictive in the all keyboard settings it has no effect on this keyboard. Please fix that
Needs improvements
by Apple_App Gamer on 2020/10/03 20:18
Microsoft SwiftKey is very usable and it's the keyboard I mostly use. However, there needs some improvements. For example, the default iOS keyboard is easier to use because the letters are larger and there is a dark background which contrasts with the letters, making it a lot easier to see. Another needed improvement is need to include a suggestion box for emojis after typing a word, just like the default iOS keyboard. Microsoft needs to include Microsoft SwiftKey in their own App page under "Microsoft," just like they do with all their Microsoft products. The reason being that because it's not included under Microsoft's App page, Microsoft SwiftKey is not well heard of. And finally, I would like to suggest that it would be very neat for the consumers to have options to choose how they would like to style their Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard.
Great fun.!
by Skyfall_007 on 2020/10/03 09:18
Great fun with so many things to change your way and your mood
Feature parity
by VAsHachiRoku on 2020/10/03 04:28
I am going to have to give a 1 star when switching from Android to iOS the US English Dvorak keyboard layout is missing. It's not a limitation of iOS because other keyboards on App Store offer Dvorak. If the feature is added and there is consistancy across platform then will change to 5 star.
Not what I remember!
by trymeps on 2020/10/02 12:24
I'm sorry, but their new keyboards lack the imagination,brilliant colorful & over the top multiple functions they once had. The science and the other tools still will help anyone improve, but the pizzazz and the esthetic pleasures of having such an incredible array of keyboards to use and show friends, like the 24 K or the Chocolate keyboards, don't seem to exist any longer. Too bad, any entrapanuers out there want to go in on a new biz? Call me zero stars
Good
by 𝑲𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒖𝒐 on 2020/10/02 00:05
Very simple to use
Keyboard
by Mechelle348 on 2020/10/01 23:12
Keyboard is not continuous and is sporadic, I will not be keeping it.
Games
by Asajaki on 2020/10/01 07:22
Good but can barely talk in games because the enter key
You may don't care but I
by Mahmoud Akbarpour on 2020/10/01 05:51
A very nice, fluent keyboard. I'm using both English and farsi. We farsi users feel deserted these days. I'm not sure whether you will read my review of not. As a farsi user, I'd like to have the letter " ژ" in Farsi
Disappointed again
by Heng(Cambodia) on 2020/10/01 05:36
I’ve been waiting for long time but I can’t find Khmer keyboards I wonder why Microsoft swift key don't have any asia keyboard Chinese, Japanese, Korea, Khmer, Thai...
الفنطاس
by النجم الثلاثي on 2020/10/01 03:16
ممتاز
Wordflow
by Ahlbus on 2020/10/01 02:04
One word. Wordflow
Issue
by 04.aom on 2020/10/01 00:44
The keyboard is not any more listed as an option in the keyboard settings. Cant control or use it any more.
I need khmer keyboard🇰🇭
by VeasnaKH🇰🇭 on 2020/09/30 22:01
I need khmer keyboard🇰🇭
Love Swiftkey
by lorapereira on 2020/09/30 19:12
Use 2 languages and it works great for me. Had my husband download it too. He lives it too.
please add persian language
by pedr@m on 2020/09/30 18:09
please add persian language ; like andriod version.
Love it
by Clint Bahr on 2020/09/30 17:41
Love it
Voice support for Spanish
by JuanMa2503 on 2020/09/30 17:38
Voice support for Spanish is required and a reason why people use the google keyboard. Microsoft is a leader on inclusion and machine learning and voice recognition. Can this feature be added ?
Lag and freezes
by Kityn13 on 2020/09/30 17:30
Used to love this keyboard but it lags and freezes so much that I’ve gone back to iOS default keyboard
Features are always added
by 47u2caryj on 2020/09/30 15:01
Trying Colemak before changing my desktop. Ortholinear as well
600 Languages but no Urdu
by Sakhtar on 2020/09/30 13:25
I am surprised that MS has added 600 languages without adding support for one of the widely used language Urdu (from Right to Left). That is a bummer.
No Arabic Windows PC Layout for iOS
by M Bahareth on 2020/09/30 12:59
This app does not support Arabic. It has only one of 2 Arabic keyboard layouts, on Android they have Windows PC Arabic layout for , however they do not have for iOS. 3 years i have been asking for it with no respect for iOS Arabic users. Surprisingly Microsoft owns the app and don’t put their own Arabic keyboard layout which is used in 200 million of PC’s in The Middle East and north africa !! Staya Nadella and Bill Gates should make the policies of Microsoft to support their other brands and services. This is highly inappropriate and disrespectful to all iOS Users in the MENA region. I made ten’s of complaints in the last 3 years with no results!!!!!!!!!!
Ahr
by zitt jackker on 2020/09/30 10:58
Great app
Horse and I
by a.amdar on 2020/09/30 06:04
I give all mylyftdriverz a choice Stuart
Favorite keyboard but...
by ChiCityROB on 2020/09/29 12:25
Please add more customization options. Also make your keyboard themes "X" compatible. They look better overall on the iPhone X type phones. And add more themes please 👍🏼 Also, add an option to minimize the keyboard when it automatically pops up and I don't necessarily need it sometimes and the ability to add Memoji using this keyboard!!
Getting rid of SwiftKey after years!
by Count Macula on 2020/09/27 15:01
Been using SwiftKey since before swype was standard on ios. Don't know when Microsoft bought SwiftKey, but the voice to text is so lame that it's painful. Still love the punctuation box on the period, and the numbers line, but the voice to text is too awful for me to keep on my phone.
Problem with Calendar
by Darchrow on 2020/09/27 08:52
It's becoming very irritating. This is my primary and sole keyboard. Evrytime I create a new calendar event, I can't type anything! I have to click something else and then back to writing a title for the event. ALWAYS have to click twice before I can type. There have been dozens of version updates since I had this problem, and I've been patient and holding off writing this. But I can't take it anymore. Fix it!
Help
by Lilgame10 on 2020/09/27 02:16
There is a glitch won’t show my keyboard thing plz fix
This is like the second review I've ever written so take notice
by Smokybear1369 on 2020/09/27 00:38
I really like this app and always have but ios now has a predictive text swipe keyboard....TAKE THE NOTIFICATION BANNER OFF THAT TELLS ME EVERYTIME I COPY SOMETHING BEFORE I DELETE THIS MF AND ROCK THE IOS PIECE KEYBOARD....i hope u see that and i hope u act quickly bc i don't need swift key anymore....i only keep it because it was there for me before ios caught up and that ish is annoying...straight up...change it back where I'm not getting a bunch of pop up banners every time the app does something
Request
by Pyae Phyo Kyaw on 2020/09/26 19:16
We need Myanmar (Burma)🇲🇲 Keyboard. Please........
Best keyboard ever
by MaTeeN93 on 2020/09/26 12:10
Best keyboard ever and also please add Kurdish(sorani) language.
Better On Android And Earlier Versions.
by BasedApps on 2020/09/26 05:00
Like many here, I've been a Swiftkey fan for years since my Samsung S7 and S9 and it has been amazing for me. I have recently made the switch to the iPhone 11 Pro Max because I felt like it (kind of regret it) and promptly downloaded Swiftkey as my go to. Although it is just recently downloaded, not only does it have to re-learn my entire personal dictionary but I guess the iOS version doesn't support connecting different social media and email account to scan your text usage, which SIGNIFICANTLY aided in its improvement. Even now as I type this review I am having to correct many more mistakes than I am able to smoothly complete a phrase or a sentence. E.g. Manny -> Many, Regret -> Re-learn, Snagging -> Amazing EDIT: 1 less star for traditional typing. Sometimes I'd like to take a break and type traditionally every few minutes. <-- Even this sentence had a lot of mistakes.
Terrible since acquired by Microsoft
by Antiwhoknows on 2020/09/25 23:20
It constantly auto completes long words to the last word I typed. It just happened while writing this review. I was typing "constantly" and it corrected it to "terrible" but when I backspace, or suggests words spelled similarly to "constantly".
Nice app
by Blondiedoc on 2020/09/25 22:40
Q
Perfect keyboard
by Ironman68 on 2020/09/25 11:32
Perfect keyboard. Memorized word awesome feature. Could you please add punjabi language.
Teresa
by Lourdes Acosta on 2020/09/25 01:12
This is the best keyboard ever. You can customize it how eve you want by adding your personal pictures and you can customize the font colors as well.
Go back to combing typing & swiping for the same word.
by Anchorman428 on 2018/09/01 18:22
I've been a devoted SwiftKey user for years. I even purchased themes to keep you going. I primarily love SwiftKey because I love to swipe without having to lift my finger up. However it seems like SwiftKey changed the way that swiping works and it takes away some of what made SwiftKey better than Gboard. You see, I used to be able to enter a word by manually typing the first two letters of the word and then finished spelling the word by swiping the remaining letters. As long as I didn't hit the spacebar then it knew that I was still working on the same word. This made word prediction significantly more accurate. However, your new method removes the ability to start a word by typing and finish it by swiping. Instead, if I lift my finger up, it automatically considers that a new word. The end result is that I end up typing most words (to get the proper ending) instead of swiping. And that defeats the purpose of swiping all together. Please strongly consider going back to the old way of swiping.
Still The Best, But "Flow" Accuracy Has Deteriorated
by Aerincal on 2020/08/30 17:59
First, let me note that this is NOT a negative review. I still recommend the app, but I do see an issue happening that I think should be recognized. I have been using SwiftKey for years, since long before Microsoft bought them out. It is/was a fantastic keyboard that you could actually see improve as it learned your patterns. Lately, however, (maybe the past 6-8 months?) the accuracy of my flow typing has deteriorated to the point I'm spending more time fixing its errors than typing my messages. I actually tried switching back to the stock IOS keyboard for a bit, though I ended up coming back to SwiftKey. I'd forgotten how IOS polices and censors "bad" language and that doesn't sit well with me, and their emoji and punctuation access is awkward as heck. SwiftKey still soundly trounces them in those areas. I really hope that this issue sorts itself out, because aside from that, the keyboard is the best out there, hands down. The customizations, the way they've set up how you access emojis and punctuation, and other options are top-notch and no other keyboard I'm aware of comes close. For the time being, I've somewhat mitigated my issue by greatly slowing down my flow typing, which is ok but defeats the purpose of faster typing using flow.
Not pleased
by enter my review on 2018/04/20 19:31
I have had this app just about a year now. Having the ability to swipe and not chicken peck on a cellphone to send text and email is huge, but some basic features on this app are inconsistent and worse than earlier versions or similar apps (hard to know switching from Droid to Apple). For instance, as others have mentioned, it completely forgets previous frequently used words not even suggesting them, instead inputs words I have never used or selected. Where do they come from? I have never heard or seen anyone use this crazy/foreign/ dated language. It does not appear to be improving with usage, as I thought was implied. And to the above point, I use similar language frequently and I don't know why I often have to repeatedly correct it from crazy words I never use. Why isn't it improving? Next, when I begin typing a word or compete a word and it offers a suggestion and I choose that word from the suggestion box it does not input it but leaves the few letters I typed and enters a space after the incomplete word, or just enters a space after the wrong word. I have to go back and select the word again or completely type the word myself. What's the use in suggestions then? I am growing increasingly frustrated with this app and beginning to question if chicken pecking might be faster and more hassle-free.
I love this app buuuutttttt........
by Cathey98 on 2017/11/18 01:40
I love SwiftKey, and have had it for years now, buuuutttttt... Every now and then it seems like it forgets all words lol. For instance I will just type and show you the ridiculous predictions it makes... Seeley is they beat ladybirds applications I have asked to be ony phone fit this looks (years) Brevard it is bets than any other keyboards I have ever been able Fri use that actually does what I need it to do. Thus is turning out to be a bad example of the ridiculous words of will change my round into.... Sooooo, what I just typed (or tried to) is "SwiftKey is the best keyboard application I have allowed to be on my phone for this long (years) because it is better than any other keyboards I have ever been able to use that actually does what I need it to do. This is turning out to be a bad example of the ridiculous words it will change my words into"... You get the point. Just wonder why it seems to forget my words at random times. Makes typing longer and more difficult when I have to re-type every word over and over and OVER AGAIN. But other than those random points where it re-learns my style or regular English (lol), I do love this app.
Bummer keyboard
by sizzlin'soap on 2018/10/31 14:13
I had a keyboard that swyped better than this one until it continuously froze. It guessed my words accurately and didn't change my typed words after a second time. This app is a let down, the amount of times I have to retype a word because it wants to supply a different word is ridiculous. I've had this keyboard for a few months because it's the only option aside from manually typing like everyone else, but it still feels like a waste of time. I give it two stars since it still cuts down the amount of time I could've spent putting in the text individually, but there have been a number of times that I spent more time trying to get this keyboard to work and I doubled the time that should've been non existent. Really disappointed. My expectations were too high, I guess because the other keyboard put in the word I needed and I didn't have to be so concise, on the other hand, when I am annoyingly concise with running my thumb across letters to be accurate, the keyboard doesn't pick up the word 🙄 this rating has a third of the original words, I had to delete the other two thirds and retype them. I continue to look for another keyboard that's accurate and efficient. If they update this one , that would be nice (:
Sometimes works correctly
by sdewey99 on 2018/10/20 19:43
This app is great to be able to design your own keyboard and enjoy the swipe feature... when it wants to work! I tell my friends when they see my custom keyboard on my iPhone, with swipe, to download this application. But I won’t if it isn’t working correctly and will only cause others technological issues as well. I find myself C O N S T A N T L Y rebooting my phone or messing with the application itself to try to figure out why the swipe feature is in fact not working. Especially when I need it to work, trying to send something quickly and efficiently which is why I utilize this keyboard as a tool almost 24/7. The only thing is the mistakes with the functionality of the swipe keyboard itself is making me want to look into other options because the keyboard won’t work 50% of the time. I just rebooted my phone to fix the issue, and it lasted about 5 minutes, or a couple of texts to be accurate, and then the issue began again! If you could fix the bugs that would be great. Thank you! You will he keep me as a user and I will continue to promote this keyboard.
Love!!!
by Mandy-Mommy-of-5 on 2019/10/20 08:06
I don't know what I'd do without this app!!! Actually Yea I do!!! I'd be spending a hell of a lot more time typing!!! Thank you SwiftKey!! The only disadvantage is not having the option to go into SwiftKey settings to view/edit the "dictionary" that is automatically created specifically as I use the App! I'll keep checking back after any updates the app has just in case this feature is added!! Or if there is an option to do so but I've somehow over looked it, please let me know!! There's quite a few words I've misspelled while rushing that saved in my "dictionary" of words, some aren't even words!! Very frustrating having one of those pop up several times while I'm typing! Even worse when I correctly spell words but SwiftKey will change/substitute it to my accidental jibberish 😳😐!! Now these nonsense words are piling up and popping up way too often!!! Very frustrating! I still feel it's a five star app just give us the option to edit our dictionary!! Thanks SwiftKey!!!
Good as they get!
by Stihlmanthrunthru on 2019/12/08 01:12
Been using this app for year's now and would not send a message without it for the simple fact of the time alone it saves you compared to other apps or even apples that comes with your phone can not compare and can not stand when my phone will change over to one of the others that is in my phone like I am not going to notice that it is not SwiftKey. This app bar none hands down is the best free app out there for messaging, if you are looking for a messaging app don't waste your time looking any further and download this one now I promise you will not regret it. It also has themes I almost forgot to mention so you can customize your keyboard to your liking which is neat specially during holidays they have themes for each holiday and all free and who doesn't like free. Hope this helps someone who is considering this free app download with their decision!
Really.
by Igot1too on 2020/07/11 15:08
So I've used this app for some years. I have since switched to iPhone and all the keyboards I purchased when using samsung are no longer in my account. I can't restore them? This was before all the keyboards were free. I purchased several and I would either like the keyboards or my money. Additionally, the "contact us" within the app is a scam. Everytime I try to submit a question it gives and error message about my connection. I take it they don't want complaints. If you are thinking of getting this app, sure why not, it's all free now. If you purchased keyboards in the past and can't find them or access them in your account consider it money down the drain.. !!!! Update: someone did get back to me about this problem. And basically said that iPhones have limited capabilities on the keyboards which is ridiculous. And no I still couldn't get the ones I purchased on Samsung cause of this limited capabilities. And apparently no one is working to increase the capabilities so we could have more crea4ive keyboards instead of 12 they offer.
Needs improvement although best for me
by CasperUllal on 2018/02/08 11:02
I tried Word Flow and Gboard keyboards before I settled on this keyboard. Word Flow is deprecated so there is no point discussing it. Gboard has a couple of features that are nicer than this keyboard - example, searching emojis. However, the predictive capabilities of this keyboard are much better than Gboard or any other keyboard including Apple's built-in keyboard. This is why I keep using it. The negatives of this keyboard for me are: 1) Inability to search for emojis. 2) The predictive text bar doesn't show up in some situations but I can't tell what the reason is. 3) The emojis move around - especially the first part and if you try to send multiple emojis of the same type you may end up sending some other emojis if you keep tapping in the same spot. It doesn't make sense for the frequently used emojis to move while you are using them. 4) The period key doesn't have a single quote option. I find this annoying as I use it all the time. It would be nice to be able to customize what punctuation options are available on the period.
Its a shame Microsoft abandoned Word Flow
by Raikon87 on 2017/09/26 00:07
The swipe prediction of SwiftKey pales in comparison to Word Flow. Word flow would let you swipe fast and would recognize every word...with SwiftKey it doesn't recognize words if you swipe fast, so you have to spend time swiping slow or spend a lot of time correcting. SwiftKey's only saving grace is being able to swipe complete a word from mid word to correct it. however that doesn't make up for its faults. Also they need to add an apostrophe to the first page punctuation button. It's a shame Microsoft abandoned word flow for this. Also if this program want backed by Microsoft I wouldn't be using it.... It REQUIRES FULL ACCESS which I'm hesitant to give even though it's backed by Microsoft. Who knows what data could be getting mined from what you type, that Microsoft isn't aware of. Either way, with all that said, it's the best option on the market since Microsoft took down word flow, so I use it.... But it's far from perfect. Maybe one day Microsoft will start up word flow again or integrate it into SwiftKey... One can only hope.
Fantastic app
by Ahi kdnzidbdiane on 2019/04/11 17:56
Great, smooth, and very well designed, user friendly keyboard. My only problem is autocorrect, autocorrect is great with English but is awful with Arabic. It's always changing things that I typed correctly to weird unintelligible words that aren't even close to what I wanted to say so what I send ends up being gibberish. To be fair, fixing autocorrect for Arabic would be too much to ask because the lexicon is diverse and very regional; all I'm asking for is the ability to turn off autocorrect for a certain language by itslef. I can't give up the English autocorrect but I also can't live with the Arabic one... I hope that option is not too difficult for the developers to add. I feel bad for giving the app 3 stars but having to manually re-correct two to three words of every sentence I type is quite annoying and I feel like 3 stars is the best way to get through the developers. Will update my review as soon as the option to turn off autocorrect for certain languages is added, I check for updates of this app very frequently
Not perfect, but I'll never go back to the stock keyboard.
by Skler5467 on 2018/11/19 22:41
I've been using SwiftKey for about 3 years and have seen its ups and downs. It started out with occasional glitches that would cause the keyboard to close and swap back to the stock keyboard until I reopened whatever app I was using, but even then, the functionality was worth the minor inconvenience. Nowadays, it's 99% stable and its predictive engine knows me so well that I never want to go back to the stock keyboard. The designs look great (I've been using Shooting Stars for years now), the swipe typing is super efficient, and its subtle modification of my typing map makes my accuracy spot on whether I'm typing with one or two hands. The only remaining glitch is that sometimes, the text doesn't continue to scroll down, so I have to manually scroll down or at worst, switch keyboards and back, but the amount of time saved by its features makes it well worth it. Try it out for a week or two and you'll fall in love with it.
Frustrated
by Tahl000 on 2018/11/04 19:02
I like the look of this swype app and I like that it allows to have multiple languages with ease of transition directly on the same screen but it has quite a few flaws. If you want to swipe two letter word and the letters are close to each other, it won't swype. It's ability to predict your words is inconsistent. Short cuts to punctuation marks are practically none existent (unless I don't know them) I hate switching to the number keypad every time I want to use a symbol. The shortcuts they do have (to the right are a pain to use. With the previous app I used, each letter could be pressed for a second longer and it would instead display a corresponding symbol. For example hold g and you'd get a parentheses. Hold j and your get a colon, etc. Also the app would recognize when you'd swype names from your contacts and it allowed you to save words you want to app to recognize. I also don't know how to switch to the regular Apple keyboard from this apps keyboard. I love swyping but this app sometimes makes it frustrating to swype.
Great app, 2 major problems.
by Sjsksksks on 2018/04/01 04:29
I love this app and all of the features it has, especially the slide-to-text feature. It works very well and I use it a lot. Although, there are a couple of things that really, really annoy me about this app. 1. When you misspell something, it doesn't underline the word in red telling you it's misspelled. The auto-correct function does not do as well as the standard, Apple keyboard does, even when texting normal opposed to the sliding feature. 2. You cannot use Siri to type for you with this keyboard. On the standard apple keyboard, there is a microphone icon in the bottom right corner of the keyboard where you can speak and it will type for you, SwiftKey does not offer this feature unfortunately, which is very annoying to me and seems like a main feature they would have. Overall, this application is great and I use it daily. I urge SwiftKey to fix these few issues and I think it would put them on the top!
Hate it more than I Love It
by atandreolli00 on 2017/12/28 05:55
The swipe feature was the main reason I downloaded SwiftKey. And I love that feature. I'm not into the whole customization aspect so I just picked a keyboard that looked most like apple's stock keyboard. The sizing and spacing was different so it took a little bit of getting used to. I tapped a lot of wrong keys in the beginning. The word prediction and auto-correct is TERRIBLE. It is so frustrating to use. I'll type a very normal word that I have typed MANY times correctly and it will change it to some random word. It slows me down a lot. You'd think that the advertised feature that the app "learns your typing style to know what words you choose and use frequently" would actually work...but it doesn't....not even in the slightest. I feel like I am too committed to switch back to Apple's keyboard or a different 3rd party...but overall, I hate this keyboard app way more than I love it. It slows me down a ton while trying to the something simple. Even the swipe feature will never give me the words I want. So yeah, I'm not a big fan unfortunately.
Used to be great, now not so much. Great if you want more typos
by LGB987 on 2020/01/22 03:24
I’ve had Swift key for a while. I used the love it! The swiping, the customization, the autocorrect, everything. However, recently something changed, and SwiftKey has been causing me more typos than when I use my apple keyboard. For whatever reason it stopped autocorrecting a lot of the time, BUT autocorrecting me when I don’t want it to. It’s really annoying At first I thought it was a combination of my horrendous spelling and mediocre typing skills. But recently my Apple keyboard switched on, and I noticed how much faster and correctly I was typing. It was like shedding the skin that is swiftkey. I realized that it was swiftkey and not me (okay maybe a little me, but the apple keyboard is able to keep up better with and for me). One feature that I do like is the emoji searching (something apple doesn’t have) . They could improve the results though. After getting really annoyed I finally deleted Swiftkey, I’ll see if I end up downloading it again idk
Best keyboard ever but..
by OmerWow on 2017/12/29 20:27
This is seriously the best keyboard I've ever used. I tried them all: Gboard, Fleksy, Grammerly, Minumm, Apple's own keyboard and more, but I always come back to this one because it's just works so good in pretty much every category. I have a small request though: if you can, please do something with the wasted space on the iPhone X, either eliminate it or do something useful with it (in the app settings there's no wasted space for example and that's nice). Also, on 3D touch enabled devices, can you please do that moving the cursor up and down and not only left or right will be an option as well? I know that when you reach the end of the row it automatically does that, but it's not the most comfortable thing... Another complaint I have is that the keyboard doesn't insert a space after things like a .,?! and that's pretty annoying. Last complaint is that there's no long pressing a letter for options like ":()*% etc.
Great keyboard
by Gene Yus on 2020/10/18 15:42
I love your keyboard. Can you; 1) introduce a theme that resembles the keyboard you use on your computer with the numbers in a 10-key format' 2) introduce the ability to customize the keys to type a word or symbol using the 'touch and hold' action like the [?!.] key does. Ex, many folks use certain words or punctuation often. If I could program, say the 'W' key using the 'touch and hold' action one could program that key to type say 'set to default'. This way one touch (and hold) would save 13 keystrokes! I love the little down arrow in the lower right corner to dismiss the keyboard. I love the ability to move the cursor using the space bar. Using this action, the space bar isn't so sensitive that it moves the cursor inadvertently causing grammar errors. I'm giving you 5 stars and would be very excited if these features were added. Thanks.
SwiftKey is a slow learner
by expressgoner0101 on 2019/10/01 15:31
I had Word Flow on my old phone and when that died, I had to find another swipe keyboard because apparently Word Flow isn't supported any longer (you could still use it if you'd already downloaded it though). I've been using SwiftKey for a few weeks now and it's so frustrating! You would think after that amount of time it would have 'learned' by now that I'm trying to type 'and,' not 'abs' or 'Ave,' or 'neighbor' instead of 'Bridgette' or 'beige.' Its predictive text capability is absolute garbage. A lot of the time it comes up with completely nonsensical words that I've never used and certainly aren't commonly used in wider social circles than mine. I tried to give it some time to see if it would 'remember' which words and phrases I use the most so its predictive text would become more accurate, but that hasn't been the case. I spend more time correcting its mistakes or just typing out individual letters (which obviously isn't the point of a swipe keyboard) than I do getting accurate swipes. I'll be looking for another keyboard and can't wait to stop using this one.
Not helpful anymore
by I Ms Snow I on 2018/07/08 15:29
So, I initially installed this app because the regular iPhone keyboard was terrible at predicting my Spanglish and because of the beautiful choices of aesthetics it provided. I’m bilingual and I’m constantly switching between the two. Swiftkey was excellent at first doing this, but as time passed not only did the bilingual perk went away, it doesn’t even predict correctly for just one language. It constantly suggests words that I do not use and it doesn’t improve because it does not add the words I’m using. Also, I reserve my right to cuss and for some God forsaken reason it won’t let me do that either it just switches it with another similar completely unrelated word. I decided to give the standard iPhone keyboard a try and it just turns out it is either pretty much the same, similar or better than Swiftkey was at first. Nevertheless, I don’t need the ongoing struggle Swiftkey was giving me so I deleted the app and stayed with the original. Hence, this review because I’m open to coming back if the developers fix all of the issues I’ve been and everyone’s been complaining about.
Best alternative
by l11arcangel on 2019/05/07 00:40
This is the best alternative to the default iOS keyboard in my opinion. I picked this keyboard particularly for swipe functionality, GBoard being the other option. I find this one a lot more pleasing due to its simplicity. The default theme is clean and minimal, and I don't mind the SwiftKey logo being on the spacebar (although a premium option to remove it would be ideal). I do have one suggestion for the keyboard, an option to remove the globe/emoji button altogether or being replaced with something more useful and linking the emoji button on the bottom left to SwiftKey's implementation if possible. On my Xs, the default emoji button on the bottom left leaves SwiftKey's emoji button redundant. I can remove the system emoji keyboard but will be left with a huge space. Using SwiftKey with two emoji buttons at the moment. Thanks for the beautiful keyboard!
Most recent update killed emoji function
by 2258901 on 2020/05/16 21:52
I have been a dedicated SwiftKey user since Apple started allowing third-party keyboards. I am appalled by the most recent update. While I use SwiftKey for text, I use Apple's emoji keyboard. I use Apple's emoji keyboard because it highlights all words in a message in orange and allows the user to convert the words into relevant emojis. This feature was compatible with SwiftKey's keyboard until the most recent SwiftKey app update. After the most recent SwiftKey update, Apple's emoji keyboard does not recognize words typed with SwiftKey and cannot highlight them in orange to allow emoji substitution. This problem was not generated by any change in Apple's software. I have tested the compatability between SwiftKey and Apple's emoji keyboard on multiple iPhones running multiple iOS versions (both current and outdated). My experimentation has conclusively revealed that the most recent SwiftKey update killed compatability between SwiftKey and Apple's emoji keyboard. I will unfortunately be unable to use SwiftKey as my primary keyboard (after years of dedication to SwiftKey) until this issue is remedied.
A giant step down
by LethalMartini on 2018/07/10 00:38
I give this three stars instead of just one because it is technically the best option at the moment. Previously, that would have been the now deprecated Word Flow (which I'm still using and writing this review on), which was a great keyboard that Microsoft chose to abandon (after putting in a ton of work on it I assume) in favor of buying and marketing an inferior existing product. Word Flow brought me reluctantly back to swipe-style keyboards because of its unmatched accuracy. I can practically randomly wiggle my finger around on the keyboard and it somehow knows what I'm trying to say. Swift key requires more time executing precise swipes and making corrections that it takes to just type in the standard Apple keyboard. Yes, Swift Key a little more stable and maybe has a few features that people prefer but please, Microsoft, you own the algorithm from Word Flow that can make this keyboard great... Integrate that tech into Swift Key or give/sell it to a developer who will.
Please Add Long-Press Characters.
by Joshua D. on 2018/07/29 12:38
When using Swype you could access numbers and characters by long-pressing the on screen letters and it saved time because you didn't have to click the "123" button to access them. Would you please add this feature to the Swift Key keyboard please? So, if I long-press on say the letter "x" it would input an exclamation point "!". To me that saves so much time instead of always having to click the button to access those characters. You could put all the numbers for long-press on the top letters and all the other characters everywhere else. I really hope you'll consider my request please,thank you. It would save so much time and make typing with Swift Key so much faster in my opinion. Thank you again if you'll consider this request and hopefully implement into the keyboard. Or maybe it could be an option to turn on for users like myself who are used to it or find that they like and enjoy how much quicker it really is. Also, when I go down a new line on my iPhone 8 plus, it doesn't pull up the screen, it keeps hiding what I'm tomb topping typing and I have to keep pushing the screen up on my own. Would you please fix the app so that i don't have to do this? It's very annoying that I cannot see what I'm typing until I thumb up the screen on my iPhone. Thank you and thanks for all the work and time put into this nice keyboard.
Used to be much better
by gatoverde225 on 2018/03/09 00:11
I loved this keyboard until a few updates ago when it forgot my writing style and vocabulary. Ever since then, it has actively resisted learning the words I frequently use. It honestly feels like censorship because these are words that adults use and I use them ALL THE TIME. I thought it was supposed to learn from ME . . . It always suggests something else. It's a miracle when it actually DOES remember. Which is only with words that don't have many potential replacements. Today it began to make ridiculously loud click sounds, even near the lowest volume setting on my phone. I had to turn off the key clicks on it because it was too much. I'm on a 6s with the newest OS. I really hope that this keyboard can be made to once again work with me, rather than against me. Some of the suggestions/corrections are just plain awful. Especially for names. They should allow us to add words if they can't fix this.
Two steps forward, two steps back.
by DennySF415 on 2020/08/19 07:16
I've said it before and I'll say it again--1 star until you change the placement of that bloody voice to text button. It's in the worst spot possible!!! Move it to the left of the emoji button. I absolutely HATE where the voice to text mic button is now. I've accidentally hit it a bazillion times when trying to hit the emoji button. Then it opens that other page up which is incredibly frustrating!!! This definitely needs to be fixed! Otherwise, pretty good but words still come out jumbled and I have to constantly go back and delete words and start all over. This is probably the best keyboard for the iPhone although I'm always left scratching my head when some words come out a jumbled mess. Definitely room for improvement. Also frustrating is that it keeps defaulting back to the native Apple keyboard which drives me batty. I often have to tap on it several times to bring it back. Why is it not possible to keep the keyboard static and not bouncing back and forth?!
by far the best non-apple keyboard
by actuallyben on 2019/03/04 01:40
I have owned dozens of keyboard apps since the update allowing different keyboards and this is definitely my favorite. You don't have to pay to get upgrades like other annoying apps which I appreciate a lot. The swipe works so well and you can customize your keyboard in so many ways. You can add a picture to the background and change your auto capitalization and auto correct. I would without a doubt recommend this app to anyone looking for a faster way to text or even just looking for a cuter keyboard. I also appreciate that they have their own built in emoji keyboard. With other keyboard apps, when you switch over to emojis, when you try to go back to your keyboard it would only take you to the Apple keyboard. This one goes back to the swift keyboard.
Learn from Swype.
by icalc on 2019/01/10 00:53
I was sad to let go of Swype because it is no longer maintained. SwiftKey is the best replacement I found, better than gboard in many respects, however I wish it was as good as Swype for glide typing. I suggest the developers learn from using Swype. The most impactful improvement, for me, would be to allow deleting the entire last word using backspace, if done right after the glide stroke. This prevents me from wasting time deleting long words guessed incorrectly by SwiftKey. The next improvement is automatic insertion of a space after a comma or question mark. A more sophisticated improvement is smart insertion, where spacing is automatically adjusted when inserting new text in the middle of a sentence. Finally, I wish I could curate words I teach the keyboard, instead of hoping that some inefficient (insert your favorite strong word here) machine learning algorithm will figure out what I need. Hoping to see these soon in a future update.
I LOVE swift key!!!
by punk_262x on 2018/08/09 22:46
Hi my name is Kaitlyn...I have been using swift key for a bout a year now and I couldnt be more happy with it! I love all of the designs on it...like when I am missing my mom I can make my keyboard a picture of her. Not only can you put pictures but there are awesome designs that you can choose to be your keyboard...but my favorite is designing my own and using pictures! You can change the settings for how you want it, they automatically capitalize words or sentences that should be capitalized, and there is even a swipe setting in it! Of course though, if you don't want any of that stuff then you can always change it off in settings. Swift key gets to know how you type and what you are trying to say, even when you don't know what your trying to say😂. I hope you enjoy swift key!
Hands down THE VERY BEST "Swpye" app EVER!!
by CRS 55 on 2018/08/09 21:14
So I've used quite a few of the "Swpye" apps before this one but once I downloaded this and now that I've been using it I tell my friends and family all the time,it's like it reads my mind!! Once you've used it for awhile it seriously "gets to know you" like a friend would :) Even beyond that brilliance comes the beautiful personalization options, and for the love of God I FINALLY know how and often use my clipboard!! I tell literally every single person that I engage with on more than a five minute basis about this app! Yous Guys are killing it man! And thank you!! (My only ensy weensy teeny tiny thing that I would love to add is the text to talk ability. If it's already on her,which it probably is then PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO FIND IT! And if not...then just a small suggestion ;)
My Keyboard of Choice, Still Have a Wishlist
by Andomor on 2018/03/16 23:36
I enjoy using this keyboard, and absolutely prefer it over Apple’s stock tapper. And the latest updated added some much needed/appreciated features. However, I do have to knock one star off for some features that are still woefully missing. First: This is Microsoft’s official/supported mobile add-on keyboard, is it not? Since this is the case, I cannot fathom the reason that it does not have the best and defining feature of WordFlow (Microsoft’s previous mobile add-on keyboard before acquiring SwiftKey): the curved, one-handed keyboard. I sincerely hope that this distinctive and awesome feature from WordFlow is being diligently worked on for SwiftKey. Second: 3D Touch functionality in SwiftKey is atrocious compared to Apple’s native keyboard. With Apple’s keyboard, I can use 3D Touch to move the cursor in any direction I please, not just left and right. And with a second push of the 3D Touch, I can highlight without having to lift my thumb (or finger) to touch the body of text. These two features of 3D Touch in Apple’s native keyboard are extremely useful and convenient, and I would very much like to see them make their way to SwiftKey. So if they add WordFlow’s curved keyboard and vertical movement/hightlighting to 3D Touch, then Five Stars (from me) is just an update away!
Needs improvements
by Apple_App Gamer on 2020/10/03 20:18
Microsoft SwiftKey is very usable and it's the keyboard I mostly use. However, there needs some improvements. For example, the default iOS keyboard is easier to use because the letters are larger and there is a dark background which contrasts with the letters, making it a lot easier to see. Another needed improvement is need to include a suggestion box for emojis after typing a word, just like the default iOS keyboard. Microsoft needs to include Microsoft SwiftKey in their own App page under "Microsoft," just like they do with all their Microsoft products. The reason being that because it's not included under Microsoft's App page, Microsoft SwiftKey is not well heard of. And finally, I would like to suggest that it would be very neat for the consumers to have options to choose how they would like to style their Microsoft SwiftKey keyboard.
Not accurate
by Ms. Marvel 2008 on 2020/07/24 19:22
The accuracy of the Windows mobile keyboard was much more accurate and predicated predicted my words better than this. After 3 years, SwiftKey still hasn't learned that I am typing "you and not your." And it's not just you and your, it's many more Dunmore simple words that should be typed or speed speed speed swiped out the first time, which causes me to chicken peck, significantly lowering the productivity of this keyboard. Copy and paste is also a core core core chore. Tapping on the screen to get the cursor where you want to stay start to copy did died does not respond well. Double tapping in an empty space highlights an area I don't want to copy and trying to unhighlight the area is equally a core core core core core core core core core core chore. The only reason I have stayed and not switched to the default iOS keyboard with doing sweeping sweeping sweeping sweeping swiping ability is my love for Windows mobile.
Aggravating, barely better than the rest
by tr1999 on 2018/08/03 19:08
I've tried a bunch: Gboard has the best swipe dictionary but is unstable and prone to swipe "breaks". Swype was just unstable to the point of unusable. SwiftKey seems most stable but has fewer features than Gboard and the swipe dictionary is HORRIBLE. For example I cannot swipe "we" or "as" consistently because the w and e (or a and s) are too close. Half the time I get just e and often I get "rwe" whatever the heck that is. I've removed "rwe" multiple times from my dictionary but still it keeps popping up. The swipe dictionary is terrible, try swiping "how've" and I get "Hoeven" or "Glebe". Long press on the period key in a URL bar and you won't get the website extensions (.com, .edu, ...) that you get with the Apple keyboard or Gboard. Long press on the same key when typing a message and you only get a very limited (6) punctuation marks while Gboard gives you the whole punctuation menu. In short barely above a very bad lot of swipe keyboards
Vastly good, regrettable hindrances
by Selekate on 2018/12/13 13:22
DOESN'T WORK WITH SMART INVERSION: photo themes stay the same color in smart inversion, but keys turn dark—completely illegible. If you use color inversion often, e.g., to reduce glare at night on white documents, you'd need to manually switch keyboards every time. OR REGULAR INVERSION: dark backgrounds are easier on the eyes. Enabling total color inversion makes the text legible on the background, at the cost of being blinding. For the purpose of inverting to reduce white space eye strain, swiftkey is defunct. INABILITY TO CHANGE KEY COLOR: above could be solved by enabling white keys on custom keyboards, which would also benefit users who want to use light photo backgrounds. INABILITY TO RESET TAP MAP: I'd like to reset the tap map after switching dominant hands for swiping and texting. There's no option to do this. That's lackluster. I don't want to uninstall and reinstall swiftkey; first, that's a silly solution for a straightforward problem, second, it would reset various type predictions. It's apparently possible to preserve predictions through making an account, but that's definitely not an obvious solution. New emoji/gif/whatever bar is beautiful and elegant though. Despite above problems, makes swiftkey the best tool around in my books.
It could of been great.
by Wolveslie on 2017/10/15 19:44
Yet it isn’t. There are two things about SwiftKey that turn a promising keyboard awful. The first is what I’ll call “multi-word gesture correction”. This isn’t part of the autocorrect function but rather a part of the gesture typing. So when i swipe a word, which it gets correct and adds a space appropriately, and then i swipe another word, it assumes that either the second word will fall in line with predictive suggestions for the first, or that I for some silly reason was swiping the word with two gestures, resulting in entirely correct words being changed to absolutely different words not even near what i wanted. It’s at it’s worst with “a” however. It seems to think I want to type out an a word rather than the one-lettered word itself. So a becomes “Alan”, or “assist”, or “Africa”, or “archaeologists”. It’s asinine! The second is the lack of custom themes. Im aesthetically picky, and i much prefer the “blurred wallpaper” look i had going with other keyboards. Not these cheap gradients (as nice as they are); it doesn't fit in. In all it’s a good concept gone wrong. It’s single word gesture prediction is pretty good, and i could even live without themes, but if it’s going to consistently rewrite my entire sentences because it thinks the word i swiped doesn’t fit with the other words, (and therefore i must of “swiped wrong”), then it’s absolutely garbage as a keyboard. Sayonara, SwiftKey. I hardly knew you.
Absolutely love it!! Must read review!
by Spazboy426 on 2019/06/03 00:22
Granted I never got the whole 'flow' thing down, I just turned it off in SwiftKey settings. EVERYONE who sees me typing always second glances and then goes, "Whoa, how'd you get a black keyboard?!!" My favorite feature is the constantly updating 'Tap Map' I only have one hand so I text with my right thumb only, and sometimes I miss the letter I was going for, SwiftKey actually adjusts those letters to better suit where you tap. You never notice it on your keys of course, it's all behind the scenes, BUT IT HELPS ME IMMENSELY!!! My personal tap map is actually kind of awesome. Also it learns how you use your vocabulary, and how you personally text, so you'll never get those random word predictions that are totally wrong. After using it for more than a year, it'll know the next word I plan to type as soon as I type the first letter almost 100% of the time. SwiftKey truly helps me! Thanks to them I type much faster, more accurately, and overall I like everything their app does. There are sooo many different keyboard themes too, I highly doubt you won't find one you absolutely love... Hopefully this review helps someone who's interested in customizing their iPhone keyboard. I love it!
Frustrating... I miss Swype
by StillwaterCreek on 2019/02/11 00:55
I switched to SwiftKey after Swype was abandoned, but like so many others here I'm growing more and more frustrated with it. It doesn't learn from me and frequently suggests words that are not only incorrect but are strange and unknown. Half the time when I try to type "we" it enters a lone "e". What the heck? "E" by itself is not even a word in English. Who stocked the word library in this thing? And why do I have to delete incorrect words letter by letter? If Swype got it wrong, a single backspace deleted the entire word quickly, and it really did learn from its mistakes. Punctuation is especially frustrating. Swype had awesome shortcuts for exclamation and question marks, and automatically inserted proper spacing. SwiftKey is a mess in this regard. I really do wonder sometimes if this is worth the hassle, any faster than hunt and peck. UPDATE: I just found Gboard by Google. Still not as good as Swype but waaaay better than Swiftkey. Plus surprisingly it doesn't require full access.
An amazing app, my #1 daily user.
by John Alden on 2018/11/29 04:52
SwiftKey is hands down the best of the keyboard apps I've used. There are things I still use other keyboards for, so it's not a universal solution, but the ease of use, the EXCELLENT swipe typing capabilities, and about the best predictive text I've encountered make it indispensable as an everyday tool. This one also gives cool statistical info on your typing and keyboard usage, including a "heat map" (recently renamed the "tap map") shows where your fingers THINK letters are, the total improvement to productivity, number of words typed, corrected, replaced, and a total distance your finger traveled across your phone screen while swiping (mine if over 2100 METERS!), etc. All in all, this is a must have for anyone that doesn't use voice dictation.
Terrible
by gjbffyjktdcbjjjydx on 2018/12/20 15:50
I’m using talk to text to write this because the keyboard is so terrible. The word prediction is so bad I don’t even know What some of the words are or how it comes up with abbreviations for words Nor with these words ever make sense in a sentence. I like how the app gives you stats on how many words it’s predicted and change for you yeah it changes all the words most the time words that I have typed out right and then it goes back and changes and I have to redo them again. So I guess I’m going to go back to using the regular keyboard although I will miss my swipe texting terribly but at this point I’m using talk to text more than ever anyway so at least when I type words out it won’t go back and change them hopefully. oh and when I try to post this bad review I asked for a nickname and I’ve tried about 100 of them so far and it won’t let me use any so I’m guessing they probably block out the bad reviews by the system I’ll keep trying hopefully find one.
Great when it works
by Sodiumnitrate on 2017/11/06 01:12
First with the positives: I can use two languages at the same time. This is very important for me because English is not my native language but I live in the US. I also like the design and the ease of swiping and such. But it rarely loads within tens of seconds. I open up a messaging app, be it iMessage or WhatsApp, there’s no keyboard. I click on the text box to make it appear, and wait. It appears in a few seconds but the keys aren’t responsive. Then it crashes. I get the default iOS keyboard. I select SwiftKey from the list again. It appears and disappears. I have to do this several times until I can use it. It’s insanely frustrating. I’ve been using a swipe keyboard since my Nokia windows phone, and I’m so used to it that it’s painful to type on the regular iOS keyboard. And there doesn’t seem to be an alternative to SwiftKey that doesn’t have more problems. Please please can you fix this issue?
Love it
by Camryn Valencia on 2019/02/19 14:41
I love this app. In the Christmas of the year 2017 I received my iPhone and I was looking at the apps that my Nana and mom had. They both had these adorable keyboards and I asked how they got those and they told me it was this app. So I looked at the app and read some reviews and decided to dialogs the app. So I went in the app and was trying to figure out how to change my keyboard to make it a picture on my phone...and it turned out that I got the newer version of the app that my family had. And I didn't really care cause at least I can change my keyboard to something different from the standard iPhone keyboard. I kept up with the updates and this winter I updated the app and am now adding my own new keyboards. Love the app!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😁👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Built-in Clipboard a Winner!
by DaveKubi on 2019/05/01 19:56
I've used several keyboards and several separate Clipboard managers. I'm glad I found "SwiftKey" which an incorporates an easily accessible clipboard into the keyboard and which holds up to 10 clippings. I've been looking for this feature for a long time. It makes message composition so much easier! My hope is that the authors at least double the clippings the clipboard holds. Thanks! 7.9.18 Brilliant idea for the designer(s) of this app: Add a button to the keyboard which will stamp a (customizable) date and time to the text being. written. I would use this often in my daily logging of events. Thanks! 😎 5.1.19. Adding a number row almost has me back from "Slyder" keyboard. If you add a date and time stamp button I willbe back. Thanks. 😎
I am a professional writer
by The. Eat on 2017/10/16 06:59
I make my living by writing and editing on on the go. Every single second I'm able to streamline that process is important to me and enhances the quality of my life. I've been hesitant to use 3rd party keyboards in the past because they always seemed just a fraction of a second slower and less responsive than apple's native keyboard and that fraction multiplied over hundreds of thousands of words adds up. Without question, SwiftKey is noticeably snapper and more responsive than the default one. What blows my mind is the built in clipboard function. I don't care it's an old invention or brand new, it's new to me and it's changing my entire writing process for the better. Thank you so much for this tool👍
One Finger
by Rev Ky 85 on 2019/03/20 21:37
I am a one finger Typer swiftKey has helped me tremendously with predictive words and also with my spelling. Love the different type of keyboards even the custom ones you can make I have chosen the nickel rose colored keyboard because of the very dark background I can see the keys better. The only thing that I wish is that they would make the keyboard where you can use a animoji. you can use emoji’s but not animoji's. All in all I am very happy with this keyboard there is so much more that can be said about it. I would recommend this to anyone. If you’re like me and like change on certain things you love this app literally has limitless Changes that you can make from their keyboard teams to custom themes that you can make. Very awesome app.
Much better than gboard again
by Anonymous veriewer on 2020/09/06 14:17
I miss the way gboard allowed you to erase the whole word when a bad swype led to the wrong prediction. But gboard has become useless lately in recent versions so I'm back. only 2 glitches seen in swiftkey settings. They are that the clipboard setting is at first inaccessible (you can scroll up to see it but can't click it bc the scroll resets back where it isn't on the screen [the fix is to hit the plus symbol in the top left of the keyboard and then the clipboard looking icon to shortcut to settings that way, then the feature isn't off the screen anymore]). Also the search bar doesn't work in the languages section (no keyboard pops up to type into [the clipboard fix seems to fix that too, maybe it just was not done installing]).
Very good!
by GC 101 on 2020/05/04 00:05
It is outstanding! I love swoops typing more than ever now. Plus, you get a bunch of cool themes and keyboards. There are also some other cool tools that are not orginally equipped on the standard keyboard that comes default on iOS. I swipe typed this review actually! XD LOL HAHAHAHA It has saved me many taps and I think overall and general made me miss productive. Plus, you have multitudinous customization and versatility on the keyboard. There are accent colors and themes you can tweak. You can even make a theme for your keyboard as a photo you took already! Sweet! Awesome! Plus, it has awesome accuracy even typing on a tiny keyboard of an iPhone 5S, thus, my iPhone 6S broke and using this as backup currently. Anyways, I recommend getting this. Plus, it's free! :) ;)
Predictive text completely unpredictable
by Neploxo on 2019/11/19 22:08
I don't know what's going on, but the last couple versions of SwiftKey do completely stupid things with predictive text. I can't even type an example here, because it keeps screwing up what I type. It generally works for words, but punctuation freaks it out. A double quote deletes the last character of the previous word, or a period causes a word to completely change after I've typed it. I spend more time editing my posts to correct these mistakes than I do typing them in the first place. Update- my accuracy with SwiftKey is getting worse and worse. It's OK if I type with both thumbs, but if I use just one thumb every other word is screwed up. It needs separate modes for one and two thumb typing. But my biggest frustration on ios is that SwiftKey never *sticks* as the default keyboard. I always have to switch back to it after locking the phone and then returning to the messenger app.
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