Swiftkey Android keyboard is now free forever

Swiftkey, the hugely popular Android keyboard, is now free, shifting its business model from paid-for to freemium.

Previously free for a limited time only, Swiftkey is now free forever, and instead the developers will only change for additional content, such as a range of different keyboard themes sold through the Swiftkey Store.

Those who have previously bought Swiftkey will get a pack of additional content worth $4.99 as a thank-you.

"This is the start of an incredibly exciting phase for us as a business. We have made the decision to go free to better enable everyone, everywhere, to use SwiftKey’s market-leading technology without payment being a barrier. We're focused not only on reaching more users with our powerful technology, but on building great content and features to engage them," said Jon Reynolds, SwiftKey co-founder and CEO.

New for Swiftkey 5 is the ability to add a row of numbers to speed up your digit entry, along with support for more languages and over 800 emoji, plus a system which learns when you might want to use certain emoji.


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