When Android 4.2 launched with a revamped AOSP keyboard featuring “Swype” feature, I, for a brief moment, thought SwiftKey 3 was in danger, well kind of. For starters, SwiftKey 3 still has the best word prediction and layout on Android that is totally out of this world, which I would not trade with any other features. But I did check out the AOSP 4.2 keyboard and I have to say it’s pretty neat and posts a rather serious threat to SwiftKey 3. Then I saw the announcement of SwiftKey Flow coming soon and I got very excited because after paying for an app, you wish it would stay on top of its game no matter what, i.e. excel in every area possible.
Now that the Flow Beta apk is made public, I can totally forget about keeping AOSP 4.2 keyboard. I read it before that it is going to be an add-on feature to the existing SwiftKey 3 but it seems like installing the apk in the source link would actually produce a new input method and I am guessing it will function as an add-on only after it comes out of Beta. So for now, even if you’re not a purchased user, you will be able to use the Beta for a period of time and decide whether or not to pay for it. Just install the apk as you would any other apk and follow the instructions to set it up. Enjoy the best keyboard feature with the best prediction on Android; it’s absolutely brilliant.