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SwiftKey lets you sync your Android clipboard with a Windows PC

The latest beta version of SwiftKey for Android adds one major new feature to this keyboard app: the ability to sync clipboard data between an Android phone and a Windows PC. When enabled, this will let you copy text on your Android phone and then paste it on your Windows computer with a Windows+V keyboard […]

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Microsoft is bringing SwiftKey to Windows 10

Microsoft acquired mobile keyboard app maker SwiftKey in 2016, and the company has continued to support the SwiftKey apps for Android and iOS. Now Microsoft is starting to bring SwiftKey features to Windows. One of the changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17692, which is out today, is an updated virtual keyboard experience that’s […]

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Microsoft kills Word Flow keyboard for iOS to focus on SwiftKey

Smartphones that run Windows may not be very popular these days, but you can get a taste of Microsoft on iOS or Android by installing some of the company’s apps for those platforms, including Cortana, Bing, and Office. Up until recently, iPhone users could even install Microsoft’s Word Flow keyboard to get a typing experience […]

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Microsoft acquires SwiftKey, software keyboard maker

Microsoft has acquired the maker of one of the most popular third-party keyboard apps for Android an iOS. While this probably means we’ll see SwiftKey technology integrated into Windows 10 in the future, Microsoft says it will continue to develop SwiftKey apps for Android and iOS. SwiftKey is known for its ability to predict the […]

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SwiftKey Clarity Android keyboard features multi-word autocorrect

SwiftKey offers a third-party keyboard app for mobile devices which is designed to save you time by, among other things, predicting the next word you’ll want to type before you’ve even finished entering the current word. Now SwiftKey has a new Android app called Clarity. It’s also a keyboard app, but instead of focusing on […]

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SwiftKey for Android is now free… unless you want premium themes

One of the most popular keyboard apps for Android is now available for free. SwiftKey has earned a reputation for helping you finish words and sentences quickly thanks to predictive text features which suggest words while you type. It’s a feature that many other keyboards (including Google’s stock keyboard) have imitated, but SwiftKey’s app is […]

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Now you can use SwiftKey on an iPhone (in one app only)

Good news! You can finally use SwiftKey’s excellent keyboard to enter text on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Bad news! There’s a catch. Apple still doesn’t actually allow third-party keyboards to replace the stock keyboard. But you can add keyboard functionality to an individual app. So SwiftKey created a standalone note-taking app called SwiftKey Note […]

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Lilbits (7-23-2013): Supercomputers on the cheap

Want to build a so-called “supercomputer,” but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money? No problem. Now there’s an option that costs just $99. Sort of. Adapteva’s Parallella is a $99 system-on-a-board that features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, HDMI, and Ubuntu Linux. Sounds kind of neat for a […]

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Use a third party keyboard with a (rooted) Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon offers Kindle Fire users the opportunity to download and install thousands of third party apps from the Amazon Appstore. But there are some apps you won’t find there, including apps that require phone, camera, or microphone capabilities, because the Kindle Fire doesn’t have the hardware to support them. You also won’t find alternate home […]

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SwiftKey introduces software keyboard for Android tablets

SwiftKey is one of the more popular third party keyboard apps for Google Android devices. But what works on a smartphone with a 4 inch or smaller screen doesn’t necessarily work on a7 to 10 inch tablet. So the folks behind SwiftKey have been working on a tablet version of their software. Today they unveiled […]