Swiftkey Beta 4.2 Introduces Cloud Beta, Sync, Backup and More

July 23, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

After Swiftkey pretty much perfected Flow, all thought “what can Swiftkey do next?” well they’ve just answered that question with their newest beta version of the app. It’s the 4.2 beta and Swiftkey is now moving to the cloud. The Swiftkey Cloud allows users to back up their personalizations and predictions to the cloud, and keep them in sync across multiple devices. Which for someone like me who always is working on a review of a new device, is definitely a good feature. This new beta also allows your dictionary to be automatically updated with “trending phrases” based on local events, without requiring a separate app update.

Swiftkey’s new Cloud system actually uses Google+ sign-in, which is another one of my favorite features. Since we all use Google for our phone, we don’t even have to make another account for Swiftkey, pretty neat right? You’ll just login with your Google Acounts, Swiftkey will then personalize itself based upon your Gmail history. It’s also even easier than ever to personalize your keyboard.

I’ll be giving Swiftkey Cloud a go for a week or so on a new device I just got in for a review to see how well it works. I’ll be sure to report back as to how well or not so well it’s working out for me. Setup was pretty quick and I expect it to work out pretty easily.

You can join Swiftkey’s beta very easy, and you can download the beta here. It’s a 7.6MB download for phones and a 9.2MB download for tablets. Remember this is a beta and outside the Play Store, so you’ll need Unknown Sources checked to install it. I’m kind of surprised to see Swiftkey not using Google Play’s new Beta feature. That would be really cool.

How many of you are going to give Swiftkey Cloud a try? Let us know in the comments how it works out for you.