How can we improve SwiftKey?

Typing a web address is a pain

Typing an URL is quite a pain: Www. SwiftKey. Com
It shouldn't be too hard to detect if a user is typing a Web address or an email address and adjust the correct functions accordingly?
Would be appreciated :)

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    PepijnPepijn shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    BenBen shared a merged idea: Entering urls is a nuisance  ·   · 

    Swiftkey now goes into “literal mode” after you have typed @ because it knows you are typing an email address. It will not correct or add spaces after periods.

    It will also do this after you type www. because it knows you are trying to type a web address.

    Outside of a URL field or an email address box we are currently unable to tell if you are writing an email or a web address before you get to these points.

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      • Tenash MoulinTenash Moulin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add some button to quickly go into "liteleral mode" where. writing domain/url/email/ip is painful with swiftkey

      • James CampbellJames Campbell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There's no excuse for this still being a problem. Congratulations for the update that monetises themes, but your product is still fundamentally broken for anyone that types a URL.

      • Jack GarnhamJack Garnham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I absolutely cannot believe that this is still an issue. "Woooo, we've got loads of themes, but our keyboard is still fundamentally broken!"
        I'm glad I never paid for Swiftkey. I ended up here while looking for a solution. I honestly thought that there was some option I was missing but it seems not. It's infuriating when typing an email address in a general text field.

      • John GoodmanJohn Goodman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on SwiftKey, you have had lots of sensible suggestions to fix this and plenty of time, during which other keyboards have caught up with you. I will be switching to Google's default keyboard and won't consider switching back until you fix this.

        support.swiftkey.net - with Google keyboard
        support. SwiftKey. Net - with SwiftKey
        abe.cox@swiftkey.net - with Google keyboard
        Abe. Cox@swiftkey.net - with SwiftKey

        Both keyboards support swipe and predictions but Google's keyboard does not insert a space after every period. It waits until it's sensible to do so.

      • Wyn TermuteWyn Termute commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I entered a website address to a friend on yahoo messenger tonight, and SwiftKey still inserted spaces after the www. et al., and it also capitalized the first w.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This it literally the one thing that makes SwiftKey useless.

        Fix it ffs, it's not THAT hard.

      • goldieloxgoldielox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This suggestion has been here since Oct 2012 and nothing has been done?? Come on developers, what are you doing? This is supposed to be the best alternative keyboard available and in this day and age where there is so much talk about the Internet and websites, we can't even type a URL without wanting to smash up our phones with a lump hammer!

      • LHLH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This drives me insane. I'm sick of fighting SwiftKey just so I can type a URL. URL's don't need www. in front of them and so I almost never use this naming convention. Why should I conform to this rule of using www. with SwiftKey in order to trigger literal mode? There should be an easy way to enter literal mode temporarily when I want to, not when SwiftKey thinks I should be allowed. Really, really annoying. Please fix this.

      • Shawn TolleShawn Tolle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        you should also go into 'literal mode' if the user types http:// or https:// especially since they are in the predicted text!

      • John AldayJohn Alday commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you tell SwiftKey to never suggest Www (when SwiftKey shows Www, hold the suggestion and choose Remove Prediction) it will go in to literal mode when you type www. It's still a little cumbersome if you start a sentence with www since it will automatically capitalize to Www but it's still better than not removing the prediction

      • Alan ColonAlan Colon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I absolutely need this. I have to switch keyboards whenever I want to text someone a URL, a password.. It took me like 3 minutes to figure out how to text "TaskRabbit.com" cus it kept autocorrecting to "Task Rabbit. Com".

      • Scott VinebergScott Vineberg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        SwiftKey should just be able to recognize the string whateverdomain. Com. Net. Org and then correct it after the fact to be whateverdomain.com

      • asparaspar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This does not work at all so far... an option to go into literal mode would be more than apreciated. I need to type URLs (which do not always start with www ) and similar technical information into eMails and texts regularly so this is an absolute necessity for me...

      • AprilApril commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What the admin said is not entirely true, and this is clearly still an issue that VERY much needs to be fixed. If the first W is capitalized in www, as soon as I enter the period, it changes Www to Wow. It is SO frustrating, and people are voting and commenting for EVER now, asking for a very simple solution. Please stop resisting and just implement it already!!!

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