SwiftKey Flow Beta brings bugs fixes and enhancements

by: Bams SadewoJanuary 5, 2013


The beta version of SwiftKey Flow has been out for a month now. With its “Flow Through Space” feature, the app allows you to swipe over the spacebar to insert a space, which means you can type continuously without having to lift your finger off the screen.

Given its beta status, you may have encountered some bugs and glitches while using SwiftKey Flow. Fortunately, your feedback hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the developer is bringing out an update for the app that should enhance its performance.

As listed on their website, here’s the complete changelog:

  • Flow-through-space autocommit: if you flow-through space but mess up your last word, all the prior words will be inserted (instead of losing all the words)
  • Flow in landscape on tablets (not on split layout with numpad)
  • Battery usage improved (when flowing and when not in use)
  • Performance of flowing and tapping improved
  • Longpress of bottom-right (smiley/enter) button now works
  • Fixed some force close issues
  • Fixed some memory leaks
  • Predictions not lost when changing keyboard layout (e.g to symbols)
  • Fixed DOuble CApitalization issue

It’s quite a long list of improvements, but there are still many known issues that have yet to be resolved by the team, the list of which you can find at the source.

If you’re keen on giving the SwiftKey Flow Beta a spin, click here to download the smartphone version of the app and here for the tablet-optimized version.

  • Noah

    Flow is shy and doesn’t appear very often, bad decisions, so not quite there yet…

    TouchPal and SlideIT still being erratic.

    Swype is still the lesser evil, unfortunately ;-)

    • and i still feel FlexT9 is still superior to all swype type input and it hasn’t been worked in for years. the makers of flext9 bought swype and it just isn’t as good imo