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SwiftKey 4.3 is a unified app which works equally well on Android smartphones and tablets and it lets user customize the layout of their keyboard for the first time.

The new ‘Layouts for... Living’ feature enables users to move the keyboard around the screen, shrink it for one-handed use and even split it in two for two-handed typing. Another less notable addition is that the app no...

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Confirming the news in a press release, the London start-up indicated that SwiftKey 4.3 unifies the previous smartphone and tablet editions and hinted that this may have been down to growing popularity... for phablets.

“Listening to fan feedback, SwiftKey has merged the phone and tablet apps to eliminate guesswork as to which version of the app a user should purchase”, read the firm&rsq...

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As is the case with other leading keyboard apps on Android, SwiftKey Cloud enables users to back-up their custom phrases and personal writing habits and then sync these to other Android devices (SwiftKey... isn’t available on other platforms).

Users will however have to be on a Wi-Fi network and signed into their SwiftKey account for these settings to come into effect.

SwiftKey says that u...

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Google now offers its own alternative virtual keyboard for download at the Google Play store to compete with the likes of SwiftKey and Swype.  

The Google keyboard supports what the company... calls "gesture typing" for Android (4.0 and higher) smartphones and tablets. 

The keyboard also offers access to Voice Typing, word prediction and correction, in addition to diction...

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Readdle and SwiftKey, two of these app developers who concentrate on making mobile and tablet users more productive, both announced their own Black Friday offers today.

Readdle has discounted... a plethora of productivity apps, with some of these now up to 80% off or even completely free. The iPad-specific deals are listed below:

PDF Expert for iPad has been reduced from $9.99 to...
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There are a number of new features;

Smart Space: This new function basically gives your space bar some time off, by detecting and correcting when you've forgotten to add a space into a particular... phrase in real-time.  SwiftKey now claims to offer the most accurate and complete auto-correction available on a smartphone or a tablet.

Two new themes: The beta brings about two new color themes;...

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The app is available from the Android Market and offers a simple, clutter-free UI when entering the app. The keyboard works across various applications and supports 22 languages.

The virtual... keyboard is well designed; offering ample spacing, a fast response time and striking visibility. There are options for audio input and a split keyboard while typists can choose between ‘rapid&r...

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The discounted apps appeared quietly early Tuesday in Google’s Android Market as Android Central and a number of other sites reported. Until mid-morning Google hadn’t officially released... details other than featuring the apps for sale at its 10 Billion Promo page on the Android Market site. But in a new post Tuesday morning at Google's Mobile Blog, the company confirmed the ten app...

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The update adds a faster, artificially intelligent language engine, a new multi-touch framework for faster typing and a ‘polished’ UI for a better settings menu, alternative character selection... and extra sharing features.

The upgrade had added new languages, including Arabic and Hebrew, taking the total of supported languages up to 35, while SwiftKey has also added support for mobile de...