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SwiftKey 4.3.1 Update Adds New Number Pad Option for Lefties

by Jacob Kleinman | November 25, 2013November 25, 2013 9:00 pm PST


SwiftKey rolled out an update for its popular Android keyboard app today, adding a few user requested features and a handful of bug fixes. The latest update, version 4.3.1, is available through Google Play for Android versions 2.2 and up.

The biggest change is the updated number pad, which you can now move over to the left side of the screen, if you’re left-handed, by simply holding down the “123” key and then selecting Themes. Swiftkey 4.1.3 also brings back the dollar sign that was missing from non-U.S. versions of the app, and fixes a recurring issue where users were losing all personal language data for improved predictions.

Android Central notes that if you’re running Android 4.4 KitKat you’ll need go through one more step after updating SwiftKey. For some reason, Google’s new OS automatically reverts to the standard keyboard following the upgrade, though you can correct this by simply opening the SwiftKey app or going through Android’s “Select Input Method” menu (Settings>Language&Input>Default), though the first option sounds easier to us.

You can check out the full changelog via the source link below.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...