SwiftKey X is Today’s Amazon App of the Day


If you think $4.00 is too rich for your blood for an alternative keyboard, this post is for you (if you live in the United States, anyway) – SwiftKey X is now free for an entire day. That should be more than enough time to pick up what many consider the absolute best keyboard available for Android. And maybe even for all platforms. If you can’t seem to get to your phone at the moment, just stop by Amazon’s site and click “Get This App” to ensure you “purchase” it for free download later. [Amazon]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. SwiftKey X is by far the best keyboard out there. I can’t live without it anymore.

    1. It is pretty nice but I am still finding the modded HTC Sense Keyboard better. I almost didn’t buy the Nexus One because I wasn’t sure if I could install that keyboard on it. Here is the link:

  2. Woohooo, I wanted this, but can;t buy apps yet, so this is a gift, hope its as awesome as everyone says!

  3. I love SwiftKey. I just really wish I could completely turn off Hardware Keyboard stuff with it. I love its autocomplete and autocorrect features for the software keyboard, but I hate that it automatically adds spaces after punctuation on hardware, and that it corrects stuff even when I check the Hardware box under settings.

  4. Damn it. I just bought it for my Tablet (and it’s been plenty more than 15min). A little pissed that since I payed for it for my Droid, I had to pony up again for the tab. However, it’s been the best paid app I’ve gotten (though Rom Manager is a close second).

    1. ? Looks free from where I’m sitting.

      1. I scanned the code and it asks for payment before I download it.

        1. Remove or update the QR code. That directs us to the Android market, which will still charge for this app. That’s why it was wanting to charge me.

        2. You have to use the Amazon App Store

  5. They already had this as a freebie.

    1. Wrong. It was SwiftKey, not SwiftKey X.

      1. Ah, didn’t realize there was a difference. What’s the difference?

        1. Excellent question. No clue.

        2. An X

  6. Damn! And I already paid for the upgrade.


  7. Wish it was the tablet version!

    1. there is a tablet version but its just not free

  8. Thanks for the heads up Quentyn i was gonna buy this at the end of the week but i’ll just get it now

  9. I bought this yesterday…. Now its free. fml

    1. #firstworldproblem

  10. It’s fkn neon, bitches.

  11. Got it this morning & it’s 10x better than Swype IMO & I’m in love with Swype. Well, use to be.

    1. I am a swype user too. My first impressions are “I don’t know if I can type as fast or as accurately (especially without looking) as I could on swype”. Other concerns are that the one-handed typing (my primary method of typing) will be much slower with SwiftKey.


      1. IMO it’s way faster. The screen protector I recently applied has something to do with that obviously. The word correction has been flawless so far. I don’t think I ever typed 1 handed on a touch screen so I typed “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain” It was faster on Swype, more accurate on Swiftkey. Try it out, worse case scenario is you’ll have to uninstall it.

        Oh & “swyping” backwards on the screen to delete a word is epic

  12. put me on the list of people who just purchased this a few days ago.

    It’s an awesome app, I don’t mind so much.

  13. Don’t know if I can switch to SwiftKey over Swype.

    My personal reasoning:

    1) Swype has an entire menu that allows for precise word highlighting, copying, cutting, pasting, selecting all, cursor jumping, deleting in both directions, etc. I use this A LOT. SwiftKey only has some arrow keys and a “swipe left to delete a whole word”.

    2) I do most of my typing one-handed. I doubt that SwiftKey can best Swype in that department.

    3) Seems easier to type on Swype without looking.


    1. As someone who lives and dies by swype, I’ve found swiftkey to be very easy to switch too. It took a couple of days to adjust, but it’s predicyive text is spot on. Try it while its free. And one handed texting is about as good as swype imo.

  14. i did try it, probably great if u dont have a physical keyboard. i have a G2 so i mostly use the physical keyboard and tried it for its prediction capabilities. I dont know if its not meant to be used with a keyboard but every time i space it automatically entered an “I” ..kinda annoying, so i switched back to the android keyboard. i may use it on a future phone that doesnt hav a keyboard….and forget about swype, i dont know how anyone can say its faster than using real keys, especially if i have to constantly look down to see what button im swyping…to each his own i suppose….

  15. I don’t know, I picked up Flex T9 a few months ago when it was the free app of the day, and I think it’s the best of all worlds – type, swype, speak, and write. Maybe not as good at predictive text as Swiftkey, but I’ll make that trade.

    1. Totally agree. Now use FlexT9, and it really is the best of both worlds.

  16. I’m willing to give it a try…the latest version of Swype isn’t any good IMO

  17. Can anyone comment on SwiftKey’s EULA and allegations from a number of reviewers of the app saying that SwiftKey can collect anything you type and use it however they want?

  18. any of you know how to transfer SwiftKey X Beta settings into Swiftkey X ? I got this, but i really don’t want to lose all my settings and “learned” words that X beta has built up over the last month i’ve been using it.

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