The amazing little predictive keyboard has been updated today, with SwiftKey 4 exiting beta and arriving on Google Play for all to install. The big addition in this update is the “Flow” system, which adds gesture-based, line-drawing text input to the mix, letting you write entire sentences without lifting off the screen.
It still predicts next words, if you’d rather peck away at it, using data harvested from your Twitter, Facebook, Gmail and RSS feeds to build up a database of your writing style, plus there’s a huge collection of visual and technical toggles inside to fiddle with endlessly until it’s working how you want it to.
And that’s it. The tablet and phone versions of SwiftKey are both updated to version 4, with previous buyers able to upgrade for free. Have a look at it here. You probably already have, though.