1. petrosil's Avatar
    I just read the article for the upcoming Swiftkey keyboard and after looking at the picture I'm really wondering if it's going to be any better than the original lame Apple keyboard. I've been using Swiftkey on Android for a couple of years and love it. However the pictures of the iOS version don't show any long press keys. Can that be true? That would be a terribly crippled version of the best keyboard I've ever used.

    Anyone think that we're not seeing the final product?
    09-10-2014 07:36 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't know, but from what I've read, the app is finished and will be released as soon as the official iOS 8 goes live or shortly thereafter. We know then..
    09-10-2014 09:52 PM
  3. sethjk's Avatar
    Considering the big switch to IOS and swiftkey was a big reason why. I LOVE having long press options and a number row on my GS4. Really hoping they bring these to IOS. Don't see why they couldn't.

    First IMORE Post!!!
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    09-15-2014 01:13 PM
  4. mikeo007's Avatar
    I think it's quite likely that it will have the long press feature along with most if not all of the other features from the Android version. There's no technical reason that it's not possible, so it just comes down to how faithful they want to be to their original Swiftkey.
    09-15-2014 09:40 PM
  5. xandrik's Avatar
    To someone who has never used swift key , what does the long press feature provide?
    09-16-2014 12:49 AM
  6. mikeo007's Avatar
    There are symbols and numbers on the keys that you can access with a long press. Similar to the stock iOS keyboard except that they actually show the symbols on the keys.
    09-16-2014 08:18 AM
  7. John Yester's Avatar
    I also believe it's not all capital letters either
    09-16-2014 08:41 AM
  8. MissShayona's Avatar
    Can't wait!
    09-16-2014 08:42 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I wonder if it's like the SwiftKey Note app. I have used that some for long emails and blogs.


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    09-16-2014 08:48 AM
  10. AmazingGraceTx's Avatar
    Dumb question, but will a third party keyboard support the shortcuts I've made in my native keyboard? Thanks.
    09-16-2014 04:54 PM
  11. michikade's Avatar
    Swiftkey is one thing I miss from Android, for sure. I loved my Swiftkey keyboard and it was always the first thing I installed when I got a new android device. I'm looking forward to reports of whether it is similar to the android version because it'll speed me up a lot with long press, etc. it's been years since I've used it but I always felt it was a little more intuitive than the stock keyboard from back then (and I always felt it was a little better than the iOS keyboard).
    09-16-2014 07:19 PM
  12. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Dumb question, but will a third party keyboard support the shortcuts I've made in my native keyboard? Thanks.
    No one knows that for sure yet. Maybe the app will let you import your shortcuts.
    09-16-2014 07:22 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Dumb question, but will a third party keyboard support the shortcuts I've made in my native keyboard? Thanks.
    Using SwiftKey will be like having short cuts for all words. Sort of. You type 2 letters and you see several possible words to pick. We'll see soon enough.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-16-2014 07:28 PM
  14. taz323's Avatar
    Using SwiftKey will be like having short cuts for all words. Sort of. You type 2 letters and you see several possible words to pick. We'll see soon enough.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    Been so looking forward to this.
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    09-16-2014 07:34 PM
  15. AmazingGraceTx's Avatar
    I'm excited. Thanks.
    09-16-2014 09:50 PM
  16. yungboi's Avatar
    Will Swiftkey be available the same time iOS 8 is released?


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    09-17-2014 09:57 AM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Will Swiftkey be available the same time iOS 8 is released?


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    I read via RSS feed this morning that it is all set to be released "today". Whether that's true remains to be seen.
    09-17-2014 09:59 AM
  18. mikeo007's Avatar
    Ally's got it covered here: SwiftKey for iOS review: An Android favorite comes to iPhone and iPad | iMore

    Says she'll update when the download becomes available, so watch this article!
    Just_Me_D and Illustrator Joe like this.
    09-17-2014 10:17 AM
  19. HankAZ's Avatar
    Will Swiftkey be available the same time iOS 8 is released?
    I read via RSS feed this morning that it is all set to be released "today". Whether that's true remains to be seen.
    I suspect so. I also got a link to Fleksky's new keyboard in iTunes and it reports "not available" for now.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-17-2014 10:18 AM
  20. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Will Swiftkey be available the same time iOS 8 is released?


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    Swiftkey for iOS 8-imageuploadedbytapatalk1410972434.373121.jpg

    I think SwiftKey is ready! Got the email!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    09-17-2014 12:47 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
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    I think SwiftKey is ready! Got the email!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    I'm not seeing it in the App Store just yet
    09-17-2014 01:03 PM
  22. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Where is it? All these sites are saying both SwiftKey and Swype are available but I can't find either one of them
    09-17-2014 01:29 PM
  23. applejosh's Avatar
    If doing a search in the App Store, you need to be careful what you download/buy. Searching for Swiftkey shows a "swipe keyboard" that is written by someone I've never heard of. Also, searching for Swype produces other similar keyboards, but not by the authors I am looking for.
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    09-17-2014 01:46 PM
  24. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    If doing a search in the App Store, you need to be careful what you download/buy. Searching for Swiftkey shows a "swipe keyboard" that is written by someone I've never heard of. Also, searching for Swype produces other similar keyboards, but not by the authors I am looking for.
    Yeah, I found those guys but not the official ones. You finding them?
    MarkY3130 likes this.
    09-17-2014 02:00 PM
  25. HankAZ's Avatar
    Yeah, I found those guys but not the official ones. You finding them?
    So far, this is a close as I can get:

    SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

    There’s a link to the app in the iTunes store - but it’s reporting "not available in the US store". Grrrr.
    09-17-2014 02:10 PM
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