Swiftkey Update Improves Speed and Performance

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  1. wicked

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    SwiftKey Keyboard app for Android device is one of the bestselling products in Google Play, topping as bestseller in 2012 and 2013.

    SwiftKey’s newest update, launching today, promises to ramp up the app’s performance. The developers targeted making the keyboard more responsive when typing, to the tune of a claimed 10 to 18 % performance increase; it also pops up and disappears from the screen faster than before, and refreshes quicker when switching between different forms. Additionally, SwiftKey has expanded its number of supported languages to 81 by adding Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali, Sinhala.


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    Haven't noticed a ton of difference yet, but I also haven't used my phone much since updating during lunch. Anything that makes it better than it already is is fine with me though. No matter how many other keyboard apps I try, I always come back to swiftkey.
     
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    I does appear and disappear much faster. The swipe speed is better and it seems to know the words I'm typing better. Like the update.
     
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    Now that I've had it longer, I see the difference for sure. Glad they're still improving.

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    The appear and disappear lag is why I went back to the Google Keyboard. I can't wait to give it another shot.
     
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    It's pretty snappy. Before I posted my last update here, I had Tapatalk open, reading Malkavian's post and started opening and closing it to really see if it had improved. It's definitely noticable.

    It lagged really bad for a while, but it's been improving slowly over time. This is a big leap here.
     
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    so I've been using Swype for years - is it time for me to switch to the Swiftkey?
     
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    It certainly appears and disappears faster. Sometimes the lag would be horrible, but since the update it's been significantly quicker.
     
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    I switched from swype some time ago.
     
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    I've had SwiftKey for a long time and haven't used it much. Once I'm done with completing the Fleksy challenges I will take it for a spin. It will be interesting to see how it compares to swiping versus swiping with my stock keyboard.
     
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    I honestly think I like it so much that I don't give even the stock keyboards enough of a fair shake. That said, I'm tempted to download fleksy again to see what I can do about these challenges you keep talking about...Pretty sure I had it at one point...
     
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    Fleksy was free on Amazon last week.

    I found out by accident that the stock keyboard is swipeable.
     
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