AutoText - Word Substitution / Macros (brb = 'be right back')
Create your own typing shortcuts/macros. It's a popular feature that BlackBerry smartphones have always had that allows you to substitute a combination of letters (or words) for something else (typically longer). For example, why always type out your full email address when you can just type something like 'mygmail' and when you press the space button it'll replace 'mygmail' with 'email@example.com'. I use these all the time for things like my phone numbers, email addresses, addresses, and even just shorthand (i.e. ttyl + space button = talk to you later). It allows you to type faster with less characters.
Include text expansion options like found on iOs
The point is that you should be able to make upp and manage your own abbreviations. Example : "myadr" will . Write my whole adress, etc.
The ability to add shortcuts is the one thing I miss about the iPhone!
So i noticed that the Samsung keyboard has a function that is kind of editable shortcuts so for example you want the keyboard to know that if you want to write "cul8" it replace it with a text you have set before so in that case it would be "see you later" I would love that and I really miss it on SwiftKey :/
User entered keyboard shortcuts e.g.. NY gives New York or up to a few lines of texts. Very handy for the standard things we all type often like name place of birth address etc
I can't believe you don't have autotext. Your prediction seems better than the keyboard I currently use, but it has autotext and I need this to insert my company sig at the end of emails.
Hot key for e-mails address and frequently used texts. Sometimes the I need to put one mail address in free text box and it is difficult because the correction automatically
Use shortcuts to enter system variables e. g. dt, Dts, ts to enter a date/time stamps, maybe with a long press on a prediction. Allow user list for variables
Custom Shortcuts. For example when I am typing mye it will predict my email.... This means i can customize the Shortcuts i want
for example if you are typing long email addresses or such, you could put in $& and it would autofill the text.
Like if type gtg it automatically types got to go because I have already made preset for it in my settings category.
On the iphone keyboard i used to be able to create shortcuts for phrases "eok" would bring up "everyone ok?". Maybe commonly used names and addresses and signatures etc can be quickened by defining shortcut 3 OR 4 letter codes.
Have the possibility to add Keyboard shortcuts. The one thing I miss from having an iPhone! Cuts out a lot of time especially shortcuts for addresses, emails etc...
Add custum HotStrings (acronym) which will be expanded to phares, textblock, terms.
e.g.: input of mye# would be expanded to MyEmail@adress
e.g.: br# would be expanded to Best Regards
It would reduce time to input often used keywords / phrases enormously
Can you input features like short form key. For example, when i type 'otw', it will auto show the sentence 'on the way' so I can easily select.
Add the shorcut option like my email i want write shortcut to show my email in suggusstion place
Make abbreviations we can set ourselves. For instance I can set otw to always auto change to on the way or more creative common sayings. This would solve my other problem as well. I am I downloaded you in the hopes of getting the trademark symbol. I am I did not, then but if I could create shortcuts, I could copy and paste the symbol to appear any time I type tm. You should also consider significantly expanding your symbols keyboard. It is significantly lacking
Ok here's the idea: I am sick of typing all of my email address/logins/passwords. By adding a future cloud storage, or encryption to SwiftKey you could solve an issue that has plagued android for awhile, a truely universal key chain to make logging into websites AND apps possible maybe just some macros, that would be good.
why you didn't make auto text feature, that's maybe cool feature!
A list of user made shortcuts. Say for instance you use your email a lot in messaging. So the user creates a shortcut that is "mygmail". And defines it with his Gmail account. Now whenever he types "mygmail" SwiftKey auto corrects it to "firstname.lastname@example.org
please can add this idea to next updates.
auto text replacement means when i wrote "name" it will changed to
as I added in auto text settings
i hope its clear for you.
In JellyBean there is the "Personal dictionary" with the very usefull feature of "Shortcuts". So, I can enter "Firstname Lastname" and add the shortcut "fl". Then when writing "fl" I get my complete name as suggestion. This function almost makes me wanna use stock keybord instead of Swiftkey.
Adding custom autotext would be be great. Example, entering wysiwyg would display what you see is what you get.
I'm a little tired of filling in my emailadress. Can you think of an option to solve this? For example, a button or key combination. Kind regards,
Insert possibility to memorize a reference with short key like in iOs 5 (ex: "hello how are you" by typing "hhay")
I think it's. Important to have this.
A key that would type what you have told it to type.
Example : a key named e-mail once you press that key it automatically type your email That would help us to login fast into your account.
Example : a key named address, phone number, fax or postcode.
And it would be great to have the freedom to personalised those keys.
Add unlimited user defined "Auto Text" like in Blackberry, so I can type: "asap" or "ttul" and that will equal: "as soon as possible" or "talk to you later". This is a tremendous time-saver. Other than that, I think your app is fantastic. Keep up the great work and thank you.
Eg. If i type "brb" the keyboard expands this to "be right back", or "cus" would expand to "see you soon". If this was included, and customisable, it'd really help the efficiency of the keyboard!
The ability to type omw and be able to set it up so that it automatically expands to 'on my way' etc
My phrases should be stored and easily accessible.
Eg type atr and auto text replace appears.
Allow users to create an auto replace category. For example, if you type qqq, then replace qqq with "I know what you mean." users should be able to define their own dictionary of custom replacements. This could also include things like replacing "mike" with "Mike"
Create the possibility to define messages that we can choose in a quick response from SMS.
Allows to quickly answer or send an SMS message, choosing from a list of predefined texts.
It is a feature that I think will be useful.
One word: Autotext. Blackberry has had for years - one thing that makes e-mails a breeze. An android competitor has it and I paid for it, but would rather user swiftkey. I can enter one letter and have it replaced by entire paragraph. I have multiple signatures and just type one letter to enter the right one! LD puts in the date and LT puts in the current time. "hd" replaces with directions to my house! The list goes on. Makes typing superfast and is a deal maker/breaker for me!
I'd like the ability of adding custom autotext that I can personalize as I want.
for e.g. mm -> could expand to my mobile number (which is a pain to type)
em -> could expand to my email address.
or some commonly used sentences, or signature, etc etc.
See above for custom auto correction feature. I we would be able to make our own shortcuts like u corrects to you or pt corrects to patient or
Fuan corrects to follow up as a needed
Essentially this allows you to insert commonly used, pretyped template text anywhere where you are using SwiftKey. For example, you could prewrite your home address, phone number, email address, even your entire email signature/business card text and store as a template. In addition, some variable/dynamic text (like the date and time) could be stored or inserted into the templates.
Then, when you reach a point (anywhere in the system) where you need to insert it, you simply do one of :
* Type a short code (e.g. hmad for home address, eml for email, dt for date and time... you define the codes)
* Press a button to bring up a list of templates
* Some other fancy method like gestures I suppose
... would insert the relevant text where the text cursor is (changing the dynamic text to the literal value of course).
BlackBerry has a similar, very useful function, that I miss a lot.
For example you have a long mail adress, you learn once to SwiftKey à small shortcut of letters and SwiftKey replace it with the long text
Quick acces to list of preedefined custome made words/email/sentences by for an examble long pressing a button.
I often have to type my email address and it would be nice if I could select words/email I often use.
I should be able to define my auto completes like I define lu = love you and as soon as I type lu<space> it should change it to love you. gb = good bye and so on.
Allow users to define letter sequences that will input common phrases. For example, " plmk " inserts, " Please let me know if you have any questions." This would function like Autocorrect in MS Word/Outlook.
EryI've never had use for any of the canned responses. But I now have a motorbike, & the wife worries. She wants me to text every time I stop somewhere. It's kinda hard to fumble with my cane & my helmet plus whatever else I may have & to text at the same time. So now, I'd like to maybe have a personalized canned response to let her that I made it fine & in 1 piece with a few easy clicks instead of having to stop everything & my poke out a text that'll waste time @ every stop to say the same thing over and over. So an option to have an area where I can just have personalized space where all I'd have to do was just hit her up with what I tell her everytime. It would make my life a whole lot easier! Just an idea. And btw, AWESOMEST KB ANYWHERE!!! HANDS DOWN!! Thanks,
C. Burnside :-)
When you are filling an email, you have shortcut for "@gmail.com" it woul be great if i could insert some personalized data like my personnal extension or even my own email addresses.
In the same way, it would be great to have a shortcut to access some information i chose like my typical username and so on
There are some words that I type quite a lot, for example my email
having this ready under a button (combination) would really help a lot
(similar to what thumb keyboard has developed)
SwiftKey has three keyboards: letters, numbers and symbols. It would be nice to add another keyboard supplementary, with 10 or 15 customizable keys where we can record longer texts, such as responses to emails, paswords,
I don't like the auto-correct by saying spacebar enters prediction automatically, but there is a few words that I really want auto corrected every time. There should be a function in settings, like the iphone, to let you enter an input and it must always autocorrect to a spesific output. For example, I don't want to type "I don't know" in every time, so I set an input "idk" and set an output "I don't know", so every time it will replace "idk" with "I don't know"
I would like to have the ability to program shortcuts to long repetitive strings like an email adress
I use the autotext feature of Smart Keyboard Pro a lot to quickly enter blocks of boilerplate text or foreign characters when I need them, e.g. Φ, though I am otherwise typing in English. This would be a very useful addition to Swiftkey. As is stands, I would have to install the whole Greek keyboard, then switch keyboards, enter Φ, then switch back to English, just to enter a single character.
Add sooner like functionality to suggest commonly used phrases.
Bei Eingabe von Tastaturkürzel und der Leerzeichentaste erscheint der vorab festgelegte Text.
mfg = mit freundlichen Grüßen
ggf = gegebenenfalls
ssig = für die eigene Signatur
Holding down a certain key will make an entire word or paragraph that you have to type often appear. It would speed up typing dramatically.
In aitype keyboard, In Autotext: for example when you want to write tour email address you only write a few characters you want and it predict to tour email Address.. This is very good feature...
It would be great if you could add a shortcut key where the user could type in common phrases like greetings or salutations, email addresse
The user is able to add abbreviations for phrases to the dictionary so when the phrase is typed, swift key replaces the abbreviation with the phrase. ttyl ---> talk to you later
I use words like call, follow up, email quite.a bit. There should be a way to configure the keyboard to accept.long.press shortcuts for these words.
Text blocks can be stored and reused when entering text. This feature would be useful for messages you often reuse. If this feature is integrated in SwiftKey you can use it in any messaging application you use.
Dictionary to add auto complete words such as email address so it does not need to be typed out 100 times a day :)
Add the option of custom word replacement eg. BRB=Be right back. The user will define these shortcuts and using symbols is allowed eg ^$=>.<
I like to use that smily but it is time consuming to type properly with swift X
Create a new button where I can use the settings menu, to record the text that will be inserted if I press the button. This way I can quickly enter my email address, or favorite password.
personalized key for quick txt. the way thumbkeyboard has.
There are some abbreviations I use in smart keyboard pro for my domain name (long & full of hyphens) and the current date. I miss that.
The function would permit entering a few specific characters plus a space - then the auto-text would replace the previous characters with the desired text.
An autotext function would be great. For example, I could set it where when I type "tu" it types out "thank you."
Please add a QuikText feature that would allow us to create a list of text phrases to select from.
Have a panel of customizable phrases which can speed up typing, like I could add my email, postcode or other things which would save typing them out possibly wrong.
Possibility to make a shortcuts. For example mps - (My professional signature) John Smith, 5th Avenue NY USA etc...
How about a wAy to customized a shorcut preset by the user like Gmail would be the shortcut to my email address Or 123 my phone number but always confirm in the predictions
I would like to have the option to define custom shortcuts so that for example pressing a key a long press will insert my predefined email address
Please allow the user to create word shortcuts.
That is, when I type "ty" it will automatically change to "thank you" and so on.
It could be nice to have possibility to create our own shortcuts for words or even complete adress or short sentences as I used to do. Thanks (... TX...!!!)
type u and space will automatically enter you
type r and space will automatically enter are
on many situation you are either required to enter your email an password to a current account (like gmail) to enter into a service)
it would be usefull if swift x had a special where in the settings you'd type your email and password.
then when standing on email field, pressing said button would
fill in the email address
move to next field.
fill in the password
There need to be more emoticons -- like the heart <3 -- or please add auto-substitute, which I used a lot on default keyboard to enter entire phrases, e.g. "LL" could insert "running late, be there in 5 min" which was super handy.
Manual user input for specialized things (email) and ability to make a default word. To appear after, a specific word-
Have easily accessible canned text, more importantly, have gesture protected text that can be added to only password fields, and press enter (maybe)
Sometimes predictive text does not work, like in the Apps market place.
It would be handy to be able to auto fill some boxes (like email addresses, domain extent ions etc)
add abreviations or short codes the user specifies to type full words. Like if you type u that can change to you and ur to your
Add custom predictions to enable TextExpander style functionality. User defines custom predictions like "js!" followed by space expands automatically to email@example.com, or "sig!" is predicted as "yours truly, John Smith"
I had recommend the SwiftKey app to a friend and they asked if it had a signature option. Once, again, not really a necessity, but it would be kind of cool.
Add a key that will enter the current time of day. Another key to enter current date. A time stamp and date stamp if you will. :-)
Like the ability to create auto-phrases, for instance I tell my wife all the time "I love you baby, you are the best wife ever. Can't wait until I get home". On my Blackberry, I programed it so I. Typed "ilu" and it auto-replaced it with the above phrase. I have many phrases I use often. Other Android keyboards have this ability, would love to see SwiftKey have it too so that I won't have to use another keyboard ever again!
To be able to put in custom text mapping like idk =i don't know, etc. Not just common acronyms but custom ones that I use all the time
Keyboard shortcuts in the form of typing something like omw being changed to "on my way" would be a feature I would like to see and use.
There should be a way to make one key on my keyboard input my entire email address.
Replace the Emoticon button with a Macro button to select customisable strings and smilies ( actions, greeting, etc.
Need a user defined shortcut and or dictionary. My email does not get remembered and I have been using his for a long time. There is another post on this which I voted for. he predictive system gets lost at the @ and my email has a hyphen. I wind up entering my whole email and is frustrating as presently its slower because swiftkey is trying to fix it. So if the user could enter their own translations that would solve this. For example for my email I could have a unique 3 letter code, like "mwe". As soon as I enter this combination it would pop in the preset translation, Likewise I could enter my whole email address and make sure its correct. Text message short cuts like "ur" could fall into this too and automatically change to "your". It could also more than a word, like "ysmw" could change to:
I think that changing the smiley faces would be a fun and easy way to type freely. For example, removing the nose in the :-). Also, I think that text replacements is a vital method in typing quickly. For example, typing wayd --> what are you doing? and ily --> I love you <3.
These would be very handy in typing and texting.
This suggestion is now under review. Thanks for your input and watch this space for more updates :-)
I can't understand that this useful feature (macros) is "under review" since Aug2011, I'm a not so good programmer, but I think this function will cost hours or a few days to implement, not months, no years.
When you talk about having the best app, i don't understand why no auto text, its right in line with making things easier and more efficient.
Are you not capable of achieving it?
I have over 200 people at my firm that don't use your app over it and the app committee won't recommend it till its added.
I don't believe it comes nearly. So I change the software......
I believe SwiftKey's team packs more than enough knowledge to implement this, I really am. If it is not being implemented, I hope to see any if not some explanation why not? I know it is possible, technology wise, as the stock keyboard and some other third party keyboard layouts are able to do so.
It IS a time saver, that's why we have similar functionalities in other handheld OS-es, Windows, MacOS, *nix.
so, as a comment number 428, 2 years, 7 months, and 2 days later: please implement this feature?
Rob S. commented
I don't believe its under review. Matters like this don't typically stay under review for 2.5 years :) So what do you say SwiftKey? Implement a user customized dictionary with word substitution or don't, but for our sake would you please acknowledge that these grievances exist? Please?
Geoffrey Allan Plauché commented
How has this feature been under review for several years despite garnering almost 8,000 votes and over 400 comments? Please, implement it soon. This feature is needed even more on-line than on laptops and desktops. SwiftKey's personalized predictions are great, but they're no substitute.
Geoffrey Allan Plauché commented
Text expansion is just about the only feature SwiftKey needs for me. I wish it had text expansion capabilities, like Text Expander on the Mac and Breevy for Windows, so that I can assign abbreviations to produce longer snippets of text, including dynamic fields for dates, time, and fill-in-the-blank name fields. I think the stock Android keyboard has some of this capability, but it is otherwise clunky compared to SwiftKey.
Maxim Steinpreis commented
So what happened with that?
Rob S. commented
Add me to the list of consumers that would love to have this feature. In my Blackberry Days I used this feature regularly, mostly to set up little macros. For instance:
$ph spacebar would enter my phone number 000-000-0000
$add spacebar would convert to my address
$GM - my gmail address
Blackberry called this "word substitution". You can call it whatever you want but I would pay a premium for this feature set. I suspect others would as well. More than anything I'd like some assurance that these comments are being read. When something stays "under review" for this long it gives the appearance that swiftkey is not contemplating such an upgrade. If I saw this request closed by swiftkey I wouldn't have taken the time to write this. I'd move on. But since it is left open for discussion am I wrong to assume this may happen some day? In any event please consider developing this feature set. Great job on a near perfect keyboard. Sincerest Gratitude.....
Lawrence Charlie Mackinnon commented
i really love swiftkey & i'm loving beta- it now has everything i need, the new emoticons button is the best bit.. i really hope that you will make it avaliable on the App Store for everyone like myself who has bought it and would like to use it on the full version.. - i have Huawei Ascend P6 & it works perfectly!
Alessio Corsi commented
Please, develop this feature guys.
It's some basic voodoo in other inferior competitors... You rock btw!
David M. commented
It's 2014. Has this feature been implemented yet? I've switched to Smart Keyboard because it has a custom auto-text feature .
Paramananada Giri commented
Does any of the staff members atleast reading the feedback page? If yes, then please update on this feature request.
Danny Peck commented
The stock keyboard does this. It's essential.
Russ M commented
Or even clarsen to become C Larsen without becoming saved in the dictionary and thus interfere with my regular typing
Keith Walters commented
A few dynamic functions/macros to use with this would be cool too - ref: Blackberry's macros mechanism http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2012/10/word-substitution-macros/ e.g. I would like to create a macro for 'lw' to expand to 'Leaving Work HH:MM' where HH:MM is the current time. Ciould be creative thinking about the macros you could have e.g. Time, Weather, Location
Martijn Brouns commented
Please merge this with "AutoText - Word Substitution / Macros (brb = 'be right back')"
Martijn Brouns commented
Has been under review for 3,5 years now. Would be nice to get some form of update on this!?
Ben Paradise commented
Please implement this, it's the only feature I'm missing in this keyboard!
I want that too! Please add it, I'm seriously considering moving to Google Keyboard just for that feature (although I do prefer SwiftKey overall...)