The team behind the wildly popular SwiftKey Flow keyboard have just issued a quick update to their VIP community as version 18.104.22.168. In the latest update to the SwiftKey Flow beta you’ll enjoy tons of bug fixes, enhanced features, a better typing experience, and overall better performance. Their keyboard is still in the testing phase but works wonderfully, so read on for the full changelog and known issues.
SwiftKey didn’t just update us all with a changelog, they went a step ahead and mentioned what’s new, things to be aware of, as well as a full known issues list. All of this has been detailed over at the SwiftKey Flow Blog. One of SwiftKey’s best features is being able to flow not just a word, but an entire sentence without lifting a finger. Then it predicts everything using their prediction engine and even puts in the spaces. Their previous beta if you make a mistake on a word, any word, the entire sentence was lost when you hit backspace — a real bummer.
I can happily confirm they’ve integrated a “save sentence” feature they’re calling Flow-through-space autocommit: if you flow-through space but mess up your last word, all the prior words will be inserted (instead of losing all the words). They’ve fixed that pesky double capitalization issue, fixed memory errors and much more. Here’s their huge detailed update information:
Flow-through-space autocommit: if you flow-through space but mess up your last word, all the prior words will be inserted (instead of losing all the words)
Flow in landscape on tablets (not on split layout with numpad)
Battery usage improved (when flowing and when not in use)
Performance of flowing and tapping improved
Longpress of bottom-right (smiley/enter) button now works
Fixed some force close issues
Fixed some memory leaks
Predictions not lost when changing keyboard layout (e.g to symbols)
Fixed DOuble CApitalization issue
Instead of blasting this post with their known issues and things to be aware of when using SwiftKey Flow, just head to their Blog Post for all the details. You can also check out our Flow Fingers-on post for a first hand look. More details are provided below and hit the links to give the latest SwiftKey Flow beta for smartphones and tablets a try. Enjoy!