02-26-2014 12:31 PM
  1. techie5's Avatar
    Hi Folks
    Looking for some opinions on what swiftkey can add to my phone. From what I have seen looking at it at the play store, there really is not a lot it can do that the lg default cannot, or can it? Before I buy it I wanted to hear from you guys. Is swiftkey worth it? What do you think?
    Thanks
    02-24-2014 11:31 AM
  2. somnambulator's Avatar
    I prefer Swype, but I do agree that the stock keyboard is pretty good. probably the best stock keyboard I didn't use. swiftkey is ok. it started out as a predictive typer and that's what's it's really good at. that's not my style, and it's swiping input didn't compare to swypes the last I used it. there's also the free Google keyboard if u want to avoid spending money.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
    02-24-2014 12:07 PM
  3. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    The LG keyboard is pretty good, but I still use SwiftKey.

    SwiftKey has better predictive texting (15k completed words in 3 months), flow, and several themes. If you type without flowing/swyping, then the G2 keyboard is probably fine.


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    02-24-2014 12:43 PM
  4. Andrei25's Avatar
    I switched to SwiftKey immediately. I don't like the LG keyboard, but that is a matter of taste.
    You don't need to buy the pro version of SwiftKey in my opinion. The free one gives me all I nedd.

    Trimis de pe G2
    02-24-2014 01:18 PM
  5. jmarkey77's Avatar
    I like my tablet and phone to have the same keyboard so I picked SwiftKey. That being said I think their version of Swype is less accurate than the LG one or Swype itself which bothers me rather often.

    Sent from my LG G2
    02-24-2014 01:27 PM
  6. techie5's Avatar
    Thanks all. Wondering if Swiftkey has a dedicated numbers row you can set like our default LG?
    02-24-2014 02:17 PM
  7. donm527#IM's Avatar
    The beta of SwiftKey has number row option which i also liked on the LG keyboard and glad to see on the beta. But the predictive typing on the LG keyboard is weak compared to the swiftkey and i prefer the swiftkey myself. Just waiting on an update to fix the bug with kitkat.

    Thanks all. Wondering if Swiftkey has a dedicated numbers row you can set like our default LG?
    02-24-2014 02:25 PM
  8. techie5's Avatar
    How does one get the beta version of it?
    02-24-2014 02:45 PM
  9. donm527#IM's Avatar
    New update for SwiftKey emoji beta out today

    How does one get the beta version of it?
    02-24-2014 02:53 PM
  10. techie5's Avatar
    Thanks, it appears one has to be rooted to use this, right?
    02-24-2014 03:19 PM
  11. donm527#IM's Avatar
    No. Been using it for a while and I have not rooted my phone.

    Thanks, it appears one has to be rooted to use this, right?
    02-24-2014 03:20 PM
  12. techie5's Avatar
    No. Been using it for a while and I have not rooted my phone.
    How do you get it on your phone? It was a link to a file that went to my computer. Don't know a lot about how to do these things. Thanks for your help
    02-24-2014 04:28 PM
  13. bcbbanga4l's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey I love using the black theme on the sexy black lgg2

    Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
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    02-24-2014 06:11 PM
  14. donm527#IM's Avatar
    Go to your apps drawer and go to downloads app. All downloads go there and you can run it.

    How do you get it on your phone? It was a link to a file that went to my computer. Don't know a lot about how to do these things. Thanks for your help
    02-24-2014 06:17 PM
  15. techie5's Avatar
    Go to your apps drawer and go to downloads app. All downloads go there and you can run it.
    Got it. Thanks
    02-24-2014 06:22 PM
  16. techie5's Avatar
    Just wondering how many of you who use swiftkey create an account with them and what advantage is that?
    02-24-2014 08:20 PM
  17. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Just wondering how many of you who use swiftkey create an account with them and what advantage is that?
    I have an account. I would recommend making one. It stores all your saved words and usage history in the cloud and syncs it between devices. So if you get a new phone or also have a tablet you will be getting the exact same experience. The thing about SwiftKey is it is great, but it gets even better the longer you use it and it learns your common used words and language patterns.

    ಠ益ಠ
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    02-24-2014 09:34 PM
  18. dctokyo's Avatar
    The LG keyboard is good enough IMHO.
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    02-24-2014 11:16 PM
  19. techie5's Avatar
    Well, I downloaded the beta, and took it off because of that funky message [see other post] that it gives with Kitkat. I will consider it when they fix that problem
    02-25-2014 09:03 AM
  20. mike31082's Avatar
    I'm using the stock Google keyboard. I'm not crazy about swiftkey.

    Posted via Android Central App
    02-26-2014 09:22 AM
  21. ffejjj's Avatar
    I'm using the stock Google keyboard. I'm not crazy about swiftkey.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Exactly the same here. I used swiftkey for a long time because it was the lessor evil. Now I'm totally happy with Google keyboard

    Sent from my HTCONE using AC Forums mobile app
    02-26-2014 09:26 AM
  22. MJJones1's Avatar
    I got minuum because I thought the concept was cool and was worth a try. Now when I try any other keyboard I always switch right back to minuum.
    02-26-2014 12:31 PM

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