by Brent Dirks
April 23, 2014
Evernote-integrated note-taking app SwiftKey Note has just been updated to version 1.8. Most importantly, users can now take advantage of the app in landscape mode with their iOS devices. That will help make the app even more useful, especially with the smaller screen of the iPhone. And along with the ability to search for notes, the app now allows users to edit and delete their different notebooks and tags. A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, SwiftKey Note can be downloaded now on the App Store for free. The enormously popular Android keyboard finally made its way to iOS devices back in January as a standalone app. The predictive technology intelligently autocorrects words as they are typed while also offering next-word predictions based on how a specific person uses words together. While in our original review Christine Chan praised the app, she wished the technology could be integrated across iOS:
So far, even though this is pretty much a watered-down version of SwiftKey, it’s working a lot better than the native iOS autocorrect is, which is more often than not just downright annoying. It’s a shame that SwiftKey has to be limited into a single app, rather than being available system-wide, but it’s better than nothing, especially if you are using your iPhone or iPad specifically for fast note-taking. I hope that someday, if possible, SwiftKey Note can implement the swiping gestures and efficient numeric keyboard layouts that you can find on Android.Along with winning our AppAdvice App of the Week title soon after its release, Robin Rhys explored the app in a recent episode of AppAdvice Daily. The app’s first major update landed a little more than a month after its original release. Version 1.7 was highlighted by more responsive typing and prediction in longer notes.