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  1. Option to disable auto-space after punctuation and/or prediction

    Add an option to disable automatic space after completing a word in flow. Instead add space after I have either chosen a suggestion is state typing a new word This way I could choose the proper suggestion much faster or need be correct my previous typing.

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      983 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      This issue is something we’ve thought about on many occasions, as it would definitely simplify some of the typing use cases.

      One of the primary problems is that people often build words by selecting the root or prefix and then adding a suffix. For instance, if I want the word “predicting” I might select “predict”, then add the “ing”. In this case, if you add space before a prediction, there’s no way of knowing if the user intended to start the next word or add to the selected word.

      In the absence of a space after a prediction, a user whose cursor was next to the end of a word would not know if the predictions/corrections that they saw related to the word they are currently “in”, or to the next word.

      There may be a way to solve this problem via probabilistic modelling, but it’s definitely non-trivial.…

    • 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 'mygmailname@gmail.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…

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        497 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add and maintain a stock Android theme updated with each release of Android

        there are quite a few threads in here talking about a stock Google Android theme. Instead of requesting an Android specific theme like jelly bean or holo, this request is to maintain a theme that always looks like the most current version of the stock Android theme.

        9,078 votes
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          126 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add an option to remove the text box that comes up in landscape mode, So we can see what we are typing into

          Currently if you put the keyboard into landscape, you get a large white text box above the keyboard. This means you can't see the fields you are typing into, select new fields, or see any formatting without switching back to portrait mode.
          Go Keyboard lets you do it, it's a common feature for iOS devices, I already have key height at small, makes no difference to the text box.

          8,459 votes
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            118 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone,

            Thanks for your feedback on this issue. Right now the “full screen” text box appears when you switch to landscape on a phone. “Phone” here means that SwiftKey detects that your device identifies itself as being of “normal” size.

            The problem here is that “normal” size ranges from HTC Wildfire up to Galaxy Note. On larger-screened phones, there is plenty of room to see the text box and the surrounding app. On smaller-screened phones, if the full screen text box does not appear, the environment of the app can take up so much space that it is very difficult to see the box that you want to actually type into.

            “Not being able to see the rest of the app” is annoying for users with large phones, but “not being able to see what they are typing” would be even more annoying for users with small phones., which…

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              483 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Having an option to select all, cut, copy and paste. / clipboard

              Just like ctrl a/x/c/v on windows pc. You just swipe from the icon to a to select all. So convenient! This needs it for sure. When we get it, I'll be a happy camper.

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                214 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • customizable smileys / emoticons

                Smileys should be customizable.

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                  266 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    300 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We are pleased to announce that the SwiftKey Japanese (SwiftKey 日本語入力) beta is now available to the public!

                    Please create a VIP account at vip.swiftkey.net. After doing so, you will find the “Japanese” section here http://vip.swiftkey.net/index.php?/forum/634-japanese-open-beta-testing/. You can find the APK in the ‘Downloads’ forum. Please feel free to use the Japanese beta and give us feedback in the Japanese VIP forum.

                    More info : www.swiftkey.net/jp

                    Thank you very much.

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                      298 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        306 comments  ·  2. New languages  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          under review  ·  126 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Don't autocorrect a word when the user backs up and deletes part of it,. People want it: http://redd.it/122sp3

                          Don't autocorrect a word when the user backs up and deletes part of it.

                          Whenever SwiftKey autocorrects a word that is almost correct (e.g. "bikes" instead of "bike"), don't autocorrect the word back to "bikes" if the user deletes the 's'.

                          As of right now, #1 post on Reddit!: http://redd.it/122sp3

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                            38 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            SwiftKey Cloud (4.2) has now been released to market! This version of SwiftKey includes improved backspace behavior so that suggested words now prioritize exact text entered after backspace is used to fix a mis-correction or completion.

                            If you have previously purchased SwiftKey, you should be able to update for free (use the same account and app store).

                            See our blog post for more info: http://www.swiftkey.net/en/blog/swiftkey-cloud-launched/

                            Thanks for your support!

                          • Manually edit dictionary - add or remove words

                            Editing the dictionary.. For example deleting passwords added to the dictionary by mistake.

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                              160 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              You can remove accidentally-saved passwords (or any other word that you don’t want in your model) by longpressing on the prediction and choosing “Remove”.

                              Because SwiftKey takes into account the context in which you use a word, the best way to add words is to do so at the time when you want to type them.

                              If your spacebar is set to “complete current word” or “insert a prediction” then the left-hand prediction will show the exact lettters that you have typed. Tap it to insert the word.

                              If your spacebar is set to “always insert a space” then just tap the space and the word you typed is inserted.

                              SwiftKey will learn every word that you type, but if your word is competing with another popular word (similar tap pattern, similar flow pattern or similar context) then it may take a few goes before your word is predicted.

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                                319 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • What if you could long-press on a prediction to get different forms of the word? / word variations / word variants

                                What if long-pressing on a prediction gave you a menu with different forms of the word. Many times I see SwiftKey predict the right word, but in the wrong form (Ex: predict, predicted, prediction, predicts), and I have to type it out.

                                3,144 votes
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                                  47 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • It would be great if you offered an open source API for making themes. it would be a real hit with the android theme community.

                                  It would be great if you offered an open source API for making themes. it would be a real hit with the android theme community, and would guarantee a TON of additional customers.

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                                    46 comments  ·  3. Themes  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      80 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        307 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          45 comments  ·  4. Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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