Best Alternative Keyboard for Android Phone & Tablet Device

If you don’t like the default on-screen keyboard that came pre-installed with your Android powered smartphone or tablet device, then let’s checkout in this post an alternative keyboard which you will definitely admire.

SwiftKey X

SwiftKey X is currently the best and smartest keyboard on Android Market (Google Play), which uses Artificial Intelligence to help predict your next word as you type. The AI of this Keyboard is unrivaled in terms of both personalization and prediction.

swiftkey x keyboard personalization prediction

The keyboard is based on TouchType’s Advanced Fluency Language Inference Engine, which is the most accurate prediction and correction technology as of now.

Cloud Based Personalization

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The keyboard can get your typing style and data from your Facebook, Twitter and Gmail accounts, your Blog’s RSS feed and from your sent text messages. If you have multiple Android mobile devices, then your language settings, personalizations and word predictions will be synced across all of them (requires a Google Account).

Support for Multiple Languages

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Following are the languages which are currently supported by SwiftKey X:

  • United States English
  • United Kingdom English
  • Austrailian English
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Basque
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French – CA and FR separately
  • Galician
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hinglish
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Indonesian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Javanese
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Persian, also known as Farsi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese – BR and PT separately
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish- ES, Latin American and US separately
  • Sundanese
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

You can simultaneously enable 3 different Languages and can combine each of them without changing any settings.

swiftkey x qwerty keyboard

The application also fully supports QWERTY, QWERTZ, QZERTY, AZERTY, Bulgarian, Greek, Scandinavian, Russian and Ukrainian layouts.

Themes and Layouts

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From Themes and Layouts on the settings page you can select any of the following theme for your keyboard:

  • Light
  • Dark
  • Neon
  • Pumpkin (Halloween Special)
  • Cobalt
  • Pitch
  • Dusk
  • Regal
  • Berry
  • Sky
  • Fuchsia
  • Holo

You can also configure/enable following things on this page:

  • Arrow Key: When selected, arrows will be shown on the keyboard.
  • Accented Characters: When selected, this will show all accents when a key is pressed for a long time.
  • Split Layout: This will split the keyboard in landscape mode.
  • Key Height: Allows you to adjust the height of keys in portrait and landscape mode.

Typing and Usage Statistics

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As soon as you start using this keyboard, you will be able to see following details under usage stats:

  • Typing efficiency
  • Distance and Words Flowed
  • Total number of Keystrokes saved
  • Number of Typos corrected
  • Number of words predicted and completed by the keyboard
  • Typing heatmap

typing heatmap

A typing heatmap is a visual representation of a person’s typing style. On heatmap, each blob is a key, which begins as a perfect circle, representing average accuracy. As you type, these blobs become morphed to fit the region that you tend to press when you want to use that key, thereby representing the unique way in which you use the keyboard.

Trial and Pricing

Mobile and Phablet Users: You can try fully functional trial version of SwiftKey X for 30 days by going to this link. If you are satisfied with the keyboard, then you can purchase it from here ($1.50 approx)

Tablet Users: There’s a separate version of keyboard available for tablet owners. To try it for 30 days head over to this link and if you want to purchase it, then go to this link ($1.50 approx).

Note: This application becomes available at a very cheap price during special occasion on Google Play like Christmas, New Year sale etc.