How can we improve SwiftKey?

More than three predictions

It would be nice to see 6 or even 9 predictions stacked on top of each other instead of just 3. I seem to have to press one or two letters a lot of the time to see the word I'm looking for. With a customizable few more rows of predictions, I would sacrifice some screen real estate to say what I have to say faster.

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    Brett Porter Brett Porter shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    My nameMy name shared a merged idea: Option to select 3 or 6 or 9 prediction words  ·   · 
    Mathäus WegertMathäus Wegert shared a merged idea: More than three predictions at a time  ·   · 
    Filipe Pernes Filipe Pernes shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    Deborah BransonDeborah Branson shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    SCSC shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    P. P. shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    Spicydog ProxySpicydog Proxy shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    DAMDAM shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    Neil Hoffman Neil Hoffman shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    AlexAlex shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    Vinayak SPVinayak SP shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    Vinayak SPVinayak SP shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    Vinayak SPVinayak SP shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    Jaquan LevonsJaquan Levons shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    Faryal Mallick Faryal Mallick shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    Leonardo BarbosaLeonardo Barbosa shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    Leonardo BarbosaLeonardo Barbosa shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions at the same time  ·   · 
    Leonardo BarbosaLeonardo Barbosa shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    M SeifelnasrM Seifelnasr shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    Jeff Mong JrJeff Mong Jr shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    Michael Nieke Michael Nieke shared a merged idea: More than three predictions  ·   · 
    James HaneyJames Haney shared a merged idea: I would like to have more than three words that are predicted. Maybe put an arrow to bring up a small list of words or something like that.  ·   · 
    Radoslaw SzymanskiRadoslaw Szymanski shared a merged idea: More than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    PetePete shared a merged idea: More Than Three Predictions  ·   · 
    Agus DoankAgus Doank shared a merged idea: more than three predictions  ·   · 
    Martin Martin shared a merged idea: more predictions  ·   · 
    Brian OsorioBrian Osorio shared a merged idea: more than 3 predictions  ·   · 
    John John shared a merged idea: More predictions  ·   · 
    Yevgeniy LukyanenkoYevgeniy Lukyanenko shared a merged idea: more predictions  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: more predictions  ·   · 
    Andrew CrantasAndrew Crantas shared a merged idea: More Predictions  ·   · 
    Steve MBSteve MB shared a merged idea: More Word Predictions  ·   · 
    Simon Simon shared a merged idea: Swipe right for more predictions than just the 3 on screen  ·   · 
    NasserNasser shared a merged idea: more predictions  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Have more choices  ·   · 
    Chetan AsherChetan Asher shared a merged idea: User to be able to choose number of suggested word open displayed, currently it's 3, could give more number in settings.  ·   · 
    Dave HyerDave Hyer shared a merged idea: Adjustable word suggestions  ·   · 
    Juan Miguel Juan Miguel shared a merged idea: More predictions  ·   · 
    WillWill shared a merged idea: Two Rows of Suggested Words  ·   · 
    ESTEST shared a merged idea: scrollable prediction bar  ·   · 
    Sarfraz Sarfraz shared a merged idea: more predictions  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: More than 3 word, again  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: More than 3 words  ·   · 
    KailashKailash shared a merged idea: Can we have a sliding kind of suggestions instead of just 3 suggestions?  ·   · 
    JeremyJeremy shared a merged idea: Optionally display more predictions  ·   · 
    hstoerrhstoerr shared a merged idea: Display 5 predictions in landscape mode  ·   · 
    Niels OttoNiels Otto shared a merged idea: Make suggestion bar have more suggestions  ·   · 
    KeithKeith shared a merged idea: More word suggestions in the prediction bar.  ·   · 
    Zach RZach R shared a merged idea: The ability to customize how many word predictions are offered would be useful. 3 is often not enough.  ·   · 
    Ng Yao ZhuNg Yao Zhu shared a merged idea: Scrollable suggestions  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Please make it possible to scroll in the word prediction field for numerous amount of suggested positions predictions.  ·   · 
    Brett DeWolf Brett DeWolf shared a merged idea: word prediction bar  ·   · 
    JJ shared a merged idea: More words  ·   · 
    GzaGza shared a merged idea: the prediction bar at the top it should slide for more options  ·   · 
    Greg Greg shared a merged idea: Allow predictive text to be swiped for more suggestions.  ·   · 
    Wojtek Wojtek shared a merged idea: Is possible that you give in future option to see more suggestions than 3 only. Because when I'm writing sometimes, some words it doesn't sh  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: I would like to be able to see more than 3 suggestions at a time.  ·   · 
    Greg Greg shared a merged idea: Please add a fourth word to the prediction bar! Or more, when in landscape mode!  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: 4 Suggestions instead of 3 with smaller Text size  ·   · 
    lion ellion el shared a merged idea: You should add a 6 slots to predict words (at this moment we only have 3) and It would be perfect ! Thanks  ·   · 
    DiegoDiego shared a merged idea: add a second row of predictions  ·   · 
    Clarence TangClarence Tang shared a merged idea: More than three word suggestions / more predictions  ·   · 
    TiagoTiago shared a merged idea: Change the number of word suggested by Swiftkey  ·   · 
    krist0ph3rkrist0ph3r shared a merged idea: use all available space for predictions, intelligent mode shifting  ·   · 

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      • My nameMy name commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Im thinking the same. If with this idea SwiftKey will be more slow, put a option where we can choose 3, 6 or 9 options... With only tree options swype is faster.

      • Andrew KennedyAndrew Kennedy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Perhaps having to recognize and process more than 3 words is more cognitive load, but when one is always the currently typed word (in case you want to stop where you are) the that only leaves 2 spots for predictions. What slows me down is typing a letter or two, checking if my word is predicted, typing a couple more letters, checking again, etc. Honestly I can type faster when I don't use the predictions. Or having the different predictions jump from left to right. There needs to be a dedicated 'current word' button and at least the option for more predictions. Additionally, flow completely bypasses predictions and I have to flow the whole word, not worth it.

      • DanDan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What increases cognitive load and increases typing time is flow typing a word only to get three wrong suggestions, then having to delete and flow-type again, and possibly again, until the correct word comes up.

      • CelsoCelso commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The number of words could be defined by the user in some parameter of "definitions" screen. If the user feels its being to slow, he can change it back to three words.

      • hstoerrhstoerr commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'll too give now up completely on Swiftkey. I've switched to A.I. Type Keyboard a while ago because of this annoying limitiation, and it doesn't have this problem. If they just care about the average user - OK, I'm not one.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks for being so clear that you won't do this. In that case, I'm going back to Swype.

      • Joery LemmensJoery Lemmens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So, the microsecond it would take to simply look at 3 other words on an extra row is slower than tapping again on the word, having the exact same predictions, tapping again on another letter, missing and having the same predictions again, tapping again this time succeeding in tapping another letter, getting 3 other suggestions but still not the one you want, giving up, deleting the word, en typing it again letter by letter ?

        Because that is reality at this point. So to me, your experts might have a theory about what is faster and why, but it is simply wrong in reality. You sure they tested this through ?

        Anyway, make everyone happy: show 3 suggestions, and ig you long tap any of them, show extra rows with more suggestions. Everybody okay with this ? Because I always end up with the scenario above causing me to get frustrated.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        sorry, I meant 'you know better ...'.
        an angry customer, not willing to spend a cent for having basic feature requests (basically) ignored for years

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I see, you no better than your users. great support. I will switch to swipe and dragon. SwiftKey is more about making shiny announcements about stuff of rather limited use than about increasing efficiency.

      • NjtotxNjtotx commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Baloney, swiftkey. I keep having to go back to the stock keyboard. Use a smaller font with at least 5 predictions.

      • Filipe Pernes Filipe Pernes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ups sorry, grammatical error, I meant even instead of heaven... I can't find a way to change it, I'm Portuguese so sorry for my rusty English ;-)

      • Austin O'BrienAustin O'Brien commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        increased cognitive load to the point of slowing down all humans? That's a pretty big news to me, in an area i am very interested, where can I learn more? Source?

        What is the value in not giving the user the choice? The default can be 3.

        There are keyboards that can generate more than 3 predictions available.

      • Chris Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can you please put the third word choice back in Thumb mode?

        The upgrade now only gives 2. I understand that in detached mode, but docked still provide 3. I'd really like 5, but I understand what you are saying about the increase in cognitive load. Although I could take it.

      • BillBill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        On my Samsung Galaxy S3, the stock keyboard shows two levels of suggestions and the font size scales to matches the keyboard, which makes it possible to write quite a lot without typing anything and is especially good when going for words that are variations.

        This is the only thing that is better about it and it would be awesome if swiftkey had the option to get something similar (why three suggestions have to be so huge anyway?)

      • DAMDAM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I know that ther's some other guy with an idea to swipe left for more suggested words but I think we should keep it simple .Swipe up/down/left /right BUT JUST GIVE US MORE SUGGESTED WORDS.
        In the landscape view is absolutely sad to see those 3 words stretched on so much wasted space.

      • ëRiCëRiC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cognitive LOL! :D
        Have a look at minuum keyboard. I mean they have plenty suggestions! But you only see the most prominent in the first place. And you can scroll them! That's important!
        Unfortunately on their keyboard there is no completion of words so you have to write every word to end. So adding a letter would not make it any better!

        I'm really baffled how you guys offer some great options on the one hand and try to shove everybody's abilities into one box on the other!!

      • kami786kkami786k commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fed up with the 3 suggestions, if not able to display more than 3 at least have an option to hold down any of the current suggestions then choose more suggestions and have a pop up come with more suggestions, even the default android keyboard has this feature and nothing slows down, you people are just lazy! I'm not using your keyboard again, moving over to Swype!

      • kami786kkami786k commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fed up with the 3 suggestions, if not able to display more than 3 at least have an option to hold down any of the current suggestions then choose more suggestions and have a pop up come with more suggestions, even the default android keyboard has this feature and nothing slows down, you people are just lazy! I'm not using your keyboard again, moving over to Swype!

      • Jeremy SchwartzJeremy Schwartz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Sarah please reopen this, at least with regards to CORRECTIONS vs PREDICTIONS. When flowing 3 corrections is far too little; the cognitive load of remembering to press backspace, looking for the proper correction, not finding it, then angrily holding backspace is far more then just seeing 5 to 7 suggestions in the first place. At least allow it as a configurable setting; assuming you know what works better for me is not helpful.

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