The Good The SwiftKey virtual keyboard has a scary-smart prediction engine, multiple languages, and a Swype-like integrated Flow feature. Cloud syncing keeps typing consistent across devices.
The Bad At $3.99, it's one of the more expensive keyboard apps out there.
The Bottom Line SwiftKey is, quite simply, the best Android keyboard we've used.
The best Android keyboard we've reviewed
The newest version of SwiftKey bears an impressive feature set, with an increasingly smart prediction engine, a bevy of languages, SwiftKey Flow, and a convenient option to sync data with the cloud. While the virtual keyboard does cost $3.99 to download, the powers under its hood make it more than worth the money.
If you're not familiar with SwiftKey, it's an Android keyboard replacement that also happens to be a Google Play Editors' Choice app and winner of the coveted Most Innovative App award at the Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona, Spain. What sets this keyboard apart from others in its category is that it's capable of understanding not just patterns in your typing, but also how words work together. This makes it scarily good at predicting not only the next letter you need to type, but also the next word, sometimes even before you begin typing it. What's more, SwiftKey can continue to learn from your e-mail, SMS, and even social-media accounts (if each of these options is enabled), so it gets noticeably better at making predictions as you use it.
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