SwiftKey Keyboard For iPhone Surges To 1 Million Downloads In 24 Hours

Do you think maybe that iPhone users are hungry for third-party keyboards? It would be hard to argue otherwise after seeing the SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone surpass 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours. SwiftKey is now the number one app in the U.S. free app charts, and it was all made possible thanks to third-party keyboard support baked into iOS 8.

The iPhone has always had a decent stock keyboard, though SwiftKey is popular for its ability to learn your writing style to more accurately predict your next word, and also because it allows users to type by sliding from letter to letter with SwiftKey Flow. It also doesn't hurt that SwiftKey is free, unlike some its competitors, namely Swype and Fleksy.

SwiftKey for iOS

"SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a smart keyboard that learns from you, replacing your device’s built-in keyboard with one that adapts to the way you type. The app learns your writing style to give you super-accurate autocorrect and intelligent next-word prediction, reducing keystrokes and getting smarter over time," the app's description reads. "SwiftKey Keyboard is loaded with features to make typing even easier, including multilingual typing and speedy swipe typing with SwiftKey Flow."

Another neat feature of SwiftKey is that you can type in up to two languages at once without changing any settings. This is great for anyone learning a second language and for multilingual people in general.

SwiftKey is available now in iTunes.