SwiftKey is one of the best keyboards available for any mobile platform. The company is constantly improving and adding new features for users. Recently, they have been beta testing a new Cloud sync feature that lets users back up their personal predictions and dictionary for use on multiple devices. Today, SwiftKey official announced Cloud sync and made it available for everyone.
The new SwiftKey Cloud lets you sign in to your Google account for authentication, and then syncs your predictions and backs them up. You'll now have the same prediction data on all of your devices and have that data backed up in case something happens. You can also update current trending phrases and additional data from Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo!, and your RSS feeds. Your predictions will be better than ever. SwiftKey Cloud also supports multiple accounts. Gmail and Facebook learning is easier than ever, too. SwiftKey will learn from your Facebook and Gmail data with just a single tap because of native API integration.
SwiftKey Cloud also syncs between smartphones and tablets without an issue. This was a question because there are separate versions of SwiftKey for tablets and phones. No worries, your Cloud sync data will all be there for you. You data is protected with AES-256 encryption, SSL access, node isolations, and access restrictions on SwiftKey's backend servers, all according to their privacy policies and data security terms.
The new SwiftKey 4.2 version brings not only Cloud sync, but other great updates as well:
- Better contextual predictions: SwiftKey will recognize the kind of field you are typing in and suggest more relevant predictions. For example, a contact field will learn contact names over time as they are entered
- Smarter learning: recognizes deliberate actions e.g use of punctuation and delete keys and includes these in all suggestions
- Fewer keystrokes needed when searching contacts: SwiftKey will now emphasize what was previously typed in name fields
- Quickly return to previously entered search terms: Words previously used in URL fields will be emphasized in predictions
- New settings for physical keyboards: including space bar behavior and punctuation settings
- Improved layouts for Russian (compact and phonetic) and Ukrainian (compact)
- New layouts for Bulgarian (BDS), French (Bepo) and Swedish (Svorak)
- Improved settings layout
- Removed ".com" key from keyboard when typing in a URL bar (at our users' request)
To celebrate this big new release, both smartphone and tablet keyboards are on sale for 50% off. Here are links for SwiftKey Keyboard and SwiftKey Tablet Keyboard so you can take advantage of the sale. Go get it!