SwiftKey Flow trace-typing comes to iPad

SwiftKey's trace-typing "Flow" feature is now available to iPad users, part of an update that's bringing emoji support, new languages, and more to iPhone and iPad users. SwiftKey has been one of our favorite custom keyboards for iPhone and iPad from the start, but the lack of trace typing on the iPad was maddening. That's no longer an issue.

In addition to Flow on the iPad, SwiftKey now offers support for more than 800 emoji:

We've built emoji right into SwiftKey Keyboard so you can now express yourself when words don't quite cut it. Just as it learns the words and phrases that matter to you, SwiftKey also learns and predicts which emoji you use most often so you can spend less time looking for that perfect smiley (or slice of pizza – whatever you're into).

You can find more than 800 fun emoji by tapping the "smiley" button on the bottom left of the keyboard. The more often you add a fun icon to your messages, the more SwiftKey will learn to offer it to you in the prediction bar.

Additionally, 11 new languages have been added to the SwiftKey library, bringing the total to 35. Options now include Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hinglish, Icelandic, Indonesian, Latvian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish. As before, SwiftKey users can run two languages at a time for beautiful bilingual input. SwiftKey is also working on adding support for right-to-left languages like Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi.

Lastly, SwiftKey's added support for keyboard click sounds for those that prefer to tap away instead of swiping words into existence. Blessedly, they've disabled the clicks by default, so don't worry that you'll start making noise the next time you try typing.

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