Swype, a third party keyboard app for iPhone and iPad is now offering 21 languages, emojis based on what you’re typing, and new iPad keyboard themes.
Swype is one of several third-party keyboards that have brought in since Apple opened up support for them in iOS 8. Although, Apple’s built-in keyboard offers prognostic typing and other handy features, some of the third-party keyboards add even more functionality, such as gesture-based typing. Swype is among them.
The recent version 1.1 of Swype released Tuesday adds a number of features and tweaks for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users. You can now choose between 21 languages, including 16 new ones available for download.
Moreover, if you would like to pepper your emails and messages with emojis, Swype will offer you tiny icons in US English, UK English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. That’s not all; the Swype’s emoji feature is prognostic, meaning it tries to suggest the right emoji to enter based on the text you type. So if you write “I’m happy,” the feature may suggest a smiling emoji. If you write “I’m angry,” the feature will suggest a more sour-pussed icon.
Swype — owned by Nunace — adds new keyboard layouts so that it now supports QWERTZ and AZERTY in addition to the traditional QWERTY style.
If you are one of those who like to hear a sound when you press a key , then just keep the “Sound on keypress” option enabled. Rather have a silent keyboard? You can easily turn the option off. In addition, the Swype keyboard automatically adds a space when you end a sentence by pressing the space bar twice.
Lastly, all of Swype’s built-in themes are now available for the iPad too. So, tablet users can chose from among Dark, Light, Earth, Sand, and Sun to give a different look and feel to the keyboard.