You Don’t Need to Lift A Finger – Introducing SwiftKey

We’re always looking for new ways to improve efficiency for TouchRight users. Sometimes it’s by creating our own new features, and other times it’s by discovering what is already out there. Enter SwiftKey, a free keyboard app from Microsoft that revolutionises predictive text. Here’s how it works.

SwiftKey is a keyboard that offers the ability to swipe between each letter, rather than type. You no longer have to lift your finger from the screen. The predictive text judges your motions between letters and builds each word from there. The smart programming learns your common words and phrases for improved accuracy. The result is less typos, faster writing and a reduced chance of dropping your device. For property managers creating property reports, this could be a vital tool.

Where hands are often full, time is of the essence and information needs to be written quickly – this is where SwiftKey can help. Letting agents often have common phrases that are frequently typed, which SwiftKey’s intelligent learning will be able to predict. In an industry where appointment schedules are tight, this feature could be a helpful assistant. Reporting is a hands-on job, so the security of keeping your whole hand on the phone at all times reduces the chance of a drop and consequent screen cracking. If you’re anything like us, then software that reduces the risk of buying another new phone screen is worth a try!

If you use common phrases to describe a property, then Swiftkey’s clipboard is designed for your convenience.  Essentially by using the integrated clipboard, you can create your own personalised dictationary of popular phrases and recall them at the touch of a button.

SwiftKey also learns your writing style to suggest your next word. Enter a whole word with a single tap, instead of typing letter by letter.

Whilst being designed for functionality, SwiftKey has fun features up its sleeve. Customise your keyboard’s themes and colours to suit your style, or to maximise readability. There’s even the ability to use a photo as your theme. Its predictive nature extends to emojis too, allowing you to get creative with your language.

Adding the SwiftKey keyboard to your device is simple. Download it from the App Store, activate it from your phone’s settings, and you’re ready to go.

This app is available for free on iOS and Android devices from the App and Google Play stores. To find out more information, visit the Microsoft website here for more details.

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