virtual keyboard

Swype update: more languages, emoji support, floating keyboard

Virtual keyboards have become not just an alternative, but sometimes a necessity for people who are not satisfied with just the default keyboard of their devices. One of the standouts among the available apps in the market is Swype, and their latest update brings even more to the plate. They've added support for several new languages, a floating keyboard, and most exciting of all (well, for those who are crazy about them) is emoji support.

Swiftkey releases Chinese version for Android devices

The Chinese New Year is still a few days away but Chinese-speaking (or rather, typing) Android users are getting an early present, as virtual keyboard SwiftKey has released the official Chinese version for smartphones and tablets. They've been beta-testing this particular version for a few months now, and after many tweaks and fixes, they are ready to release it as an official part of the free typing app.

Minuum update: better spacing, more languages, new themes

Virtual keyboards have been gaining more popularity among mobile users who are not satisfied anymore with their smartphone or tablet's default keyboard. One of the more popular ones is Minuum and their latest app update brings improved autocorrect, a new feature called smart spacing, the ability to do multilingual typing, more new (or rather, old) themes on offer, and of course the usual bug fixes you can expect.

TouchPal update: Material Design, more emojis

When chatting with your friends and loved ones on mobile devices, sometimes, words are not enough. Some emotions are better expressed through emojis. That's why it's handy to have an alternative keyboard that has both the traditional characters and then a pretty large number of emojis at the ready to express yourself. TouchPal is one of those apps, and the newest update brings more improved features to the virtual keyboard.

Minuum update: multiple languages at once, material design

With the global community becoming smaller and more connected due to the Internet and digital technology, more and more people are becoming bilingual or even multi-lingual, in either business and/or in their personal lives. Sometimes, when communicating with other people, they even use two or more languages at the same time. Virtual keyboard Minuum is giving this kind of users an easier time by giving the app simultaneous multilingual capabilities.

Major Fleksy update brings virtual keyboard extensions to your phone

Virtual keyboard apps have become an in thing for those dissatisfied with their device's native typing pad. One of the most popular ones out there is Fleksy and we think they're about to become even more popular with their biggest update to date, bringing keyboard extensions, including the (almost) always fun world of GIFs to your fingers. And if "extensions" sounds like such a boring feature, wait til you see what you can now do without leaving the app you're currently typing on.

SwiftKey releases Frozen-themed virtual keyboards in time for Christmas

It's been a year since Frozen-mania snowstormed its way into the theaters and children's (and adults!) hearts. But it's still not over, especially if your kids still break out into song (okay, admit it, you too) when they hear the opening notes of "Let It Go" or beg you for Olaf plushies this Christmas. SwiftKey says it's better late than never as they release Frozen-themed virtual keyboards for you and/or your kids.

SwiftKey helped enhance Stephen Hawking’s communication system

Virtual keyboard SwiftKey revealed recently that they have actually been involved in enhancing the communication system of arguably one of the best scientists of our times, Stephen Hawking. Suffering from motor neurone disease, the theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and lecturer communicates through the use of a small sensor, and it is in this system that SwiftKey has helped make things easier.

New SwiftKey update brings speed, Indo-Aryan languages

SwitfKey has definitely been busy. Today it announced an update that may not be major in version number or appearance but is quite the big thing in experience. The new SwiftKey promises to be faster, coming quickly when you need it and quickly getting out of your way when you're done. It has also expanded its roster of supported languages to 81, adding 12 new languages from Indo-Aryan regions to that ever-growing list.

SwiftKey introduces support for Chinese languages in beta mode

With a population of over 1 billion, China has much potential to grow into the biggest market of practically anything in the world. And in the digital realm, a lot of brands and companies are already looking at expanding their products to cater to or support languages and features that would appeal to even just a fraction of that huge market. Virtual keyboard SwiftKey is one such product and they just recently announced the release of the beta version for their Chinese language support.
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