Any point to use SwiftKey for iOS

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by hajime, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I use SwiftKey on my Android tablet. Is there any point to use it on iOS devices such as the iPhone 6s Plus?
     
  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Sure if you like the swipe option and their predictive/autocorrect. I personally now stick with the iOS keyboard because I use the 3D Touch cursor functionally all the time.
     
  3. steve knight Suspended

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    yes you loose the rd touch but you gain a much better word predict. I hate how the default keyboard puts the right word to the left instead of the middle.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    It's still buggy on iOS, I really want to use it because I love swiping but I find myself deleting it every time I talk myself in to trying it again
     
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I stopped using Siwftkey because of the horrible spell checking/auto correct it does. I much prefer Swype. It's unbelievable the amount of made up words Swiftkey thought I was typing.
     
  6. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the replies. I hope they could improve Skype for iOS soon. There should be more language support.
     
  7. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    It's not nearly as polished or feature rich on iOS. I'm hoping they work aggressively to improve it in 2016. That said, their prediction engine is far and away the best I've used on any keyboard once it's learned your patterns.
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I don't bother with third part keyboards apart from the kimoji app :). For two main reasons.

    1) they are generally pretty poor on iOS compared to android. Most are buggy and the few extra features you gain are not worth it imo

    2) the stock iOS keyboard is very good. Probably the best on a mobile device. It has a few quirks like capital letters but overall it's highly useable and therefore I don't see a need for third party apps.
     
  9. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    All third party keyboards I've seen on iOS suck compared to the ones on Android. They've gotten more stable since they first became available, but no where near as good as the Android versions.
     
  10. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I use swiftkey on iOS because I like swiping. It performs notably better on my 6S versus my iPad Air. My hunch is the 2GB Ram makes a big difference

    I will switch back to stock iOS keyboard when it can swipe type
     
  11. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    I use Swype on iOS instead. I find that Swype is better at gesture typing than SwiftKey. SwiftKey is better at thumb typing than Swype.
     
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  13. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the suggestion I will give it a shot. Have not tried Swype on ios :)
     
  14. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I turned off the stock keyboard and use Swiftkey. Turning off the stock keyboard takes care of most of the bugs. The text prediction and swipe features make it worth giving up the 3D touch keyboard cursor control on the stock one.
     
  15. gotluck, Jan 15, 2016
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    gotluck macrumors 603

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    That's a good tip about turning off the stock keyboard. Got rid of a lot of the jank!!
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    no only because IOS keyboard is very good and the mouse like curser is awesome.
     
  17. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Unlike the Android version, Mac version of Swiftkey has no Japanese language support yet.
     
  18. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Has Swype been improved at all during say the last 6 months? I gave up on it about that long ago because it was still crashing and refusing to appear way too often.
     
  19. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    In my limited experience with it on iOS 8 it was pretty buggy. That was also about a year ago. The stock keyboard seemed to work better.
     

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