SwiftKey’s Layouts for Living upgrade now available in Google Play

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A few weeks ago, we told you about a new SwiftKey upgrade that would make live easier for those using multiple-sized devices. SwiftKey dubbed it “Layouts for Living,” and it brings us a multitude of keyboard options.

Note 3 users can finally get away with one-handed use. Tablet users can split it in half to type with both hands. And normal-sized phone users, well, things are just as smooth as they’ve always been. All of the new keyboard layouts can be undocked and resized to fit your own personal taste.

That update has finally made its way into the Google Play Store as a free upgrade for SwiftKey purchasers. Beyond that, folks will be happy to know that smartphone and tablet versions have been combined. Many people were willing to pay for both separately before, but we’re happy SwiftKey decided to do the right thing and deliver an all-in-one package.

If you’re already part of the SwiftKey army you can grab the download for no additional cost here. New users will have to pony up $4, but that’s hardly a steep price to pay for one of the best third-party keyboards out there.

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  • Dan

    I’m liking the KitKat keyboard a lot, imo it’s a lot more accurate than SwiftKey, the only problem is that you can’t have 2 languages at the same time. Although swiftkey often got that wrong for me (French/English)

    • TheHowiie

      Agreed, Google’s keyboard is much more accurate than swiftkey although I do miss the themes and switch back and forth sometimes lol

    • Nick Mantzoros

      SwitftKey seems more natural and faster. Maybe it’s because of the tactile feedback

  • Gus70

    I’m jumping back to SwiftKey after a couple days trying KitKat keyboard on my Nexus 5.

    • C-Law

      In going back to swype. The kitkat keyboard never gets I’m(corrects to in) or ur(corrects to it). There are others too and they drive me crazy. Swype and swiftkey never give me these issues

      • thedicemaster

        ur isn’t a word.
        if you use a sliding keyboard it’s no effort to slide “your”

  • ggfb20

    Can you guys at phandroid please make an article about having a dedicated number row option. It’s something that would make this keyboard near perfect for note 2, s4, and Note 3 users. Millions of people would like that feature added by no blog has yet to write about it.

    • Lennatron

      Great point. That’s why the only keyboard I use on my Note 2 is the Samsung Touchwiz keyboard.

      • thedicemaster

        which is based on swiftkey.

        • Dan

          which doesn’t have a dedicated number row -.-

    • Dan

      yeah I agree, one of the reasons I stuck with samsung keyboard for so long

      • WhoaManWtF

        I actually like this keyboard for not having that.. I love the 10 key it has if you hit number… IF they did add a row I hope they make it so it does not have to be there. Extra space taken up by they keyboard for no reason cramps my style, quite literally.

  • http://www.legaldefenderspc.com No 4.4 This will go a long way

    One of the most useful and most important apps on my phone.

  • pr1nyc1

    The only feature I wish to get back from the previous version is the ability to switch languages using the space bar.

  • coolbreeze03

    is it updated in the amazon market place too

  • Montisaquadeis

    I am using the Go Keyboard with the tablet/pad addon and it is good since it allows me to choose different key layouts for when a tablet is in either orientation and spreads the keys out so typing with 2 hands in landscape it not really a problem.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jb.gokeyboard.plugin.pad

    • Scotsman of Loch Ness

      SwiftKey does that on my Palm Pad… Errr I mean HP Touchpad. O:-)

  • ac

    I love the new updates for swiftkey and use them on my Note 8.0, but with the additions Samsung made to the stock Note 3 keyboard, as well as the much improved handwriting recognition (including software enhancement to scroll the writing pad over, after each word), I’ve been sticking with their stock keyboard. They even implemented Swiftkey’s functionality of pulling info from social networking and emails, so that the predictive text is improved.