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SwipeKeys app review: a new way to type on your iOS device



There are many different keyboard apps available for iOS devices and most of them have some great functionality but for the most part they just offer variations on the same theme. They provide new fonts and some automatic functions. SwipeKeys brings some innovative ideas to your iOS device. This app can be purchased from the App Store at a cost of $0.99 and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Keyboard Innovation

One of the most frustrating things about using any keyboard is the single input key method that has been the standard input method for well over a century now. It's this type of input method that has been the reason for a lot of repetitive stress injuries in recent years. The developers of SwipeKeys have come up with a potential answer to this problem. Their solution is a keyboard that allows you to swipe the keys without ever having to tap the keys.

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A great feature of this app is its comprehensive help function. The developers have included a step by step guide to help you as well as an excellent video tutorial. There isn't anything they've missed here. My only complaint would be an occasional hang up when attempting to use the keyboard. I did find it froze on occasion for a couple of seconds but other than that, it works exactly as advertised. This app will require 15 MB of free space on your iOS device.

How it Works

To begin using SwipeKeys you'll first have to add the fonts and activate the keyboard on your device. Adding the keyboard is the same process you would use to add any keyboard to your iOS device. You simply add the new keyboard from within the general tab within the settings section of your device. Adding the fonts is a little different so from within the app you'll want to tap on install font configuration profile to trigger an automated process which will walk you through setting up the fonts for your keyboard. It`s all pretty straightforward.

Once your keyboard is set up and ready to go you can begin taking advantage of the features of the SwipeKeys keyboard. What makes this keyboard special is that it allows you to input words without ever lifting your finger off the keyboard. You simply tap on the keyboard and swipe to each letter in the word; no worries about repetitive stress injuries! Not only is this a great way to prevent injuries but it's also a much quicker input method.  This app is a real game changer and may very well change the way you use your device.



Pros and Cons


  • Easy to add to your device
  • Helps to prevent repetitive stress injuries
  • Allows for quicker word input


  • Freezes occasionally

Final Words

There certainly are a lot of keyboard apps available for your iOS device but none are as innovative as SwipeKeys. This app will help you reduce the risk of injury from repetitive stress and it will help increase the speed with which you can input words on your device. This app is one you'll want to check out.



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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.