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SwiftKey Launches on iOS, But Only in a Notes App

SwiftKeySwiftKey, the word-predicting artificially intelligent keyboard made by a U.K. startup — whose machine-learning software was on more than 100 million devices globally last year (most of them Androids) — is finally addressing the mainstream iPhone/iPad user. Not, sad to say, as an alternative iOS keyboard that can be used natively across the phone. That remains an impossible dream because Apple still doesn’t allow third parties to create alternative system global keyboards. Instead, SwiftKey has done the next best thing it can at this point: launched a note-taking app, called SwiftKey Note, to let iOS users get a taste of what its word-predicting engine can do. The launch of SwiftKey Note was rumoured last week, after @evleaks tweeted some images of the app. Those earlier leaks have been confirmed on Thursday with SwiftKey Note landing on the App Store as a free download for iOS.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.