New SwiftKey beta update with Evernote and Google+ personalization

March 17, 2014

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Hi everyone,

We’ve got a new update for the SwiftKey beta with emoji support and number row today – be sure to download it before the current version expires!

Download the updated beta

Along with bug fixes, you’ll find two new personalization options – you can now get more accurate predictions by allowing SwiftKey to learn from your Evernote archives or your public Google+ posts. We added Evernote to our personalization list in response to the great feedback we’ve had for SwiftKey Note, our debut app for iPhones and iPads, which includes this feature. G+ has been added as we recognize more and more people are using it to share with their friends. (You can find the SwiftKey team on G+ too.)

This latest beta update also includes improvements to the emoji UI as well as bug fixes – see below for full details.

We really appreciate everyone taking the time to test out these new features and leave us feedback on the VIP Community – beta phases enable us to improve the app and smooth out any issues that might affect performance before we update the Google Play version of the app.

Kind regards,

Evan and the SwiftKey Team

Changelog for the update:

  • Added personalization from Evernote
  • Added personalization from Google+ public posts
  • Improved UI for emoji
  • Improved emoji pane-switching performance
  • New Themes selection menu

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed mentioning people in Google+ posts
  • Quick period after emoji now works
  • Flow experience improved on layouts with main letters on secondary characters
  • Switched email @ button back from @outlook.com to @hotmail.com
  • Fixed problem with unsupported emoji being predicted (see a square in the prediction bar)
  • Fixed problem with smartspace inserting spaces between words and punctuation
  • Fixed several force closes and crashes