SwiftKey hits iOS, sort of, with SwiftKey Note

SwiftKey hits iOS, sort of, with SwiftKey Note

Summary: The best keyboard app for Android brings its predictive text technology to iOS.

TOPICS: Mobility, Apps, iOS

SwiftKey has long been one of the best keyboard apps on Android. It is now hitting iOS, although in a different form. Apple doesn't allow keyboard apps on iOS to replace its own entry method, so SwiftKey is using an app to sneak its predictive text technology onto iOS.

SwiftKey Note
(Image: SwiftKey)

SwiftKey Note is a note-taking app that uses the famous predictive text entry within the app. This technology learns about your writing style the longer you use it. After a short time with SwiftKey it becomes uncannily accurate at predicting the word you want after entering just a letter or two.

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SwiftKey Note has tight integration with the popular Evernote service. Notes created in SwiftKey Note are synced with Evernote notebooks in the cloud.

Joe Braidwood, SwiftKey’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “With SwiftKey Note, we’ve worked closely with Apple and Evernote to bring all of the power of SwiftKey’s mind-reading prediction technology to iPhone and iPad users everywhere. Whether it’s in the meeting room, lecture hall or grocery store, with SwiftKey Note you can now take much faster notes, getting a more human typing experience from your devices and remembering more of the things that matter in your life.”

Chris Traganos, Head of Developer Outreach at Evernote, said: “Pairing SwiftKey’s predictive keyboard with the Evernote Platform is a transformative experience for creating quick notes. We’re excited to have SwiftKey Note’s two-way sync with Evernote and to build this relationship.”

SwiftKey Note is free in the Apple app store.

Topics: Mobility, Apps, iOS

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  • Someday...

    Apple may allow their users to have the best.

    Keyboards -- like Swype and Swiftkey allow users to "type" 60 words per minute and more. Steve Jobs tried to buy Swipe, who wouldn't sell. Rather than "share" the innovation with Android, he forced his users to continue pecking.

    Resolution/screen size --- Top tier Androids have had 720p since 2011, and started having 1080 since end of 2012. In 2013 all top tier Android had 1080p and 4.7" or more display size.

    A smartphone is basically a small handheld computer that also makes phone calls. Most people actually use their smartphones to read incoming emails -- work-related and personal, watch videos, check news items, use navigation/mapping apps, video conference with clients via Skype or Google Hangouts, use browser to check product specs and prices, maybe play a game. ALL those functions benefit from larger screens with high resolution. For Apple, to have to have pioneered the use of such apps -- even if they don't do any of them the best -- it's still really weird they have not kept up with the needs of their customers by offering larger screens with higher resolution, as well as better ways to input text.
    • iPhones aren't smartphones

      They are featurephones. Very smart featurephones, but featurephones nonetheless.

      I use a Windows Phone -- also a featurephone. And the limitations are really starting to get to me. I am one of those "Google haters" who considers them to be a spyware company. (Actually, that is probably beyond dispute...it is a straight up fact that they are a spyware company. I guess the real question is weather or not you *care* that they are a spyware company.) I am desperately hoping that Amazon releases a phone so that I can get my Android without my Google. Then, I'll jump ship in a red hot moment.
      x I'm tc
      • Tell me

        What a Windows smartphone can do that my iOS smartphone cannot. I've owned an Android smartphone and there is nothing my iPhone cannot do that my HTC Thunderbolt could.
  • Supports Evernote?

    Dang! That is awesome! Now this app will be useful. Good job Swiftkey!!! Downloading it now
  • What about permissions?

    In android this app is well-love, but the permissions it requires are quite concering. Thoughts?