SwiftKey has solely just lately obtained an replace that made lots of its followers sad with adjustments to the toolbar. A brand new launch to the beta channel does not mitigate these points, nevertheless it packs some much-needed enhancements: SwiftKey’s settings have been fully redesigned with a extra typical interface that now additionally helps Android 10’s darkish mode. The keyboard itself does not change themes routinely but, although, and typing stats are fully gone. Child steps.

Left: The SwiftKey settings of outdated. Center & Proper: The brand new SwiftKey settings of their white and darkish theme variants.

Beforehand, SwiftKey’s settings had been populated by 4 giant buttons that took you to completely different subsections and an space devoted solely to your typing stats. Within the beta replace, the top-level sections have been reorganized to be extra granular from the get-go, supplying you with entry to options that had been beforehand principally hidden within the typing part. For instance, you possibly can entry emoji, structure, and voice enter settings with out further faucets now. Microsoft has additionally determined that it is time to put its personal title entrance and heart following its 2016 acquisition, because the app bar title has been renamed from “SwiftKey Keyboard” to “Microsoft SwiftKey.” The app settings additionally already respect Android 10’s system-wide darkish theme, although the keyboard itself does not simply but.

The typing stats have been fully faraway from the keyboard. I do not suppose that is a foul choice for the reason that said percentage-based enhancements in writing pace have to be taken with a grain of salt — in any case, SwiftKey does not have entry to different keyboards’ writing stats in your telephone it might correctly evaluate itself in opposition to.

What’s new in v7.four.9.9

  • Your SwiftKey Keyboard now helps darkish mode. Darkish mode is obtainable as an possibility on Android 10 (and better).
  • Your SwiftKey Settings now provide a brand-new look. We’ve redesigned Settings to make issues simpler to search out and your SwiftKey Keyboard simpler to customise. Go test it out by urgent the ‘Cog’ icon in your Toolbar or tapping your SwiftKey app icon out of your gadget app drawer.

It is a bummer that keyboard themes aren’t routinely switching in response to the system-wide darkish or mild mode but, however Microsoft will possible add that performance as a part of one other app replace. The present adjustments are reside in beta model 7.four.9.9, which you’ll obtain on the Play Retailer. Because it’s an additional itemizing, you should use the keyboard’s secure launch alongside it.

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