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SwiftKey Flow gets new features and bug fixes in latest update


SwiftKey Flow has been updated to version 4.0.0.61, fixing a number of issues with the initial release.

The excellent glide-and-swipe keyboard, which competes with Swype and Android 4.2′s native keypad, has grown a lot since its release a month ago. While the changelog is lengthy, the main issue I had with the first version has been fixed: previously, when the last word in a series was not recognized, it would delete the entire sequence of words, an extremely frustrating occurrence.

Memory usage has also been improved, though the team still thinks it is “higher than we would like.” There is one significant issue facing CyanogenMOD users: the beautiful purple trail is very light and barely shows up on my Nexus 4 running CM10.1.

Nevertheless, this is a huge update to an important and useful keyboard. Check out the entire changelog on Swiftkey’s blog.

Download SwiftKey Flow for Android phones and tablets.

  • zzzZZZZzz

    Only thing keeping me back from using Swiftkey Flow is the lack of swype to delete…that really breaks my flow (ha!). So until then I’ll stick with Swiftkey 3.1

  • Manny

    Hopefully this improvement works better than the original version. Had several issues with words not completing properly and several other gripes. I did realize that it was the initial version and it is a beta so it didn’t bother me too much, just went back to the google stock keyboard. Swiftkey makes a great product however and it’s only a matter of time before they are the best swiping keyboard on the market.

  • Stephie

    I really love swiftkey, but I wasn’t willing to pay for it twice to put it on my tablet, so I downloaded this beta for it. Now I have the beta on my phone as well because its actually really good :3
    Try it out, you wont be disappointed.

  • Mark

    It’s only a beta, so bugs are expected. That being said, ‘Flow’ is a nice addition to Swiftkey. I’m starting to get the hang of it on my phone. Still just top many places that it won’t function. Essentially any place that Google has its own prediction swiftkey won’t have the apps prediction, and they breaks Flow in those places. I mean you can’t even use it in the url bar. One of my favourite apps, but it feels half baked with all these places the prediction doesn’t work (and my that I mean not just Flow Beta but the mainstream release).

  • crimsona

    Swiftkey refuses to allow flow to work on: browser bars, email to fields, login screens, any Google search bar (Search app, Google Maps).

    I find that a crippling deficiency since it’s trivial to enter names into the dictionary and Swype them in using Swype and stock Android 4.2 keyboard

  • KyoKeun

    The new update fixes few things but brought whole new bugs. For one thing, the flow detection seems much more off, there is a lag when flowing a lot at once on my NEXUS 4 (Very high end smartphone if you don’t know), etc…
    Don’t get me wrong, one of my favorite app out there! I can’y recommend Swiftkey enough to others, but until the bugs gets fixed, I’m sticking with Android keyboard, which doesn’t have any problems.

  • Tyco

    RIP Android :)

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