Word Flow Keyboard - GIF, swipe, custom theme
By Microsoft Corporation
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Word Flow for iPhone, a Microsoft Garage project, is a blazing fast keyboard that comes with search (GIFs, restaurants, and more), free customizable themes, swipe, and Arc mode for comfortable one-handed typing.
• Whether you’re tapping or swiping, Word Flow predicts what you’re trying to type and corrects mistakes. It even predicts things from the web, like GIFs, restaurants, and more.
• Word Flow intelligently suggests the next word in your sentence, and gets better at it over time, as it learns based on your typing patterns.
• With access to your Contacts, Word Flow predicts the names of your contacts so you can go even faster.
Personalized – just how you like it
• You can customize Word Flow background using one of the images included in the app, or use your own favorite image.
• All the images included with the app are free.
Best for one-handed typing: Switch to Arc mode and easily reach keys on larger screens for a more comfortable one-handed typing experience.
Search built into the keyboard:
• Easily find and share GIFs, images, and emojis to better express yourself
• Find Contacts – when you need to share that person’s phone number
• Look up restaurants, news, videos, facts, weather forecasts, and much more
When you find something you want to send, just tap it, and that result will automatically stay in your history to make it even easier to find it again. If a result becomes outdated or irrelevant, you can always remove or refresh it.
Word Flow on iOS is optimized for iPhone, and supports English language only. Not all features are available on iPad.
The Microsoft Garage is an outlet for experimental projects for you to try. Learn more at http://garage.microsoft.com.
What's New in Version 2.5.1
•Added search icon to keyboard to access GIF, image, emoji, contacts, and web search more easily. You can still access left/right arc by tapping on the arc icon in the right corner.
•Added ability to search for things you already typed into a message. Just tap on the search box and your last few words will show up as one of the suggestions.
•Fixed more crashes.
Easily The Best Keyboard For Any Phone
I love the features and functionality. The comfort of the curve is amazing for one-handed typing, and I expect this innovation to show up more and more on mobile keyboards. The customizable look is fun to play around with and is actually pretty deep. This is easily a Five Star keyboard app, but I have to take away a star because Microsoft appears to be pretty stingy with the updates. It has been well over two months since that last update, but shortly after that Apple sent out an iOS update with support for the latest emojis... This means that if your using this spectacular keyboard (which I always am) and you want to use the new emojis, well, too bad: you have to switch to another keyboard. :(
On a different matter, for some reason (and I have noticed this with all third party keyboard apps, so I'm not knocking this keyboard for it) if your device is on this keyboard, but you are typing with an external Bluetooth keyboard, you cannot use an apostrophe (') on the external keyboard. If you switch back to Apple's default keyboard, apostrophe works again. It would be cool if a third-party keyboard app-maker could figure this out, and even cooler if it was THIS keyboard app's maker...
Takes some getting used to, but quicker overall than traditional typing
When I first got the app, it was clumsy to use. After persistent use, I became much quicker on it than the built-in Apple keyboard and love the curve feature for which hand you want to type with. It's a great app, especially for the larger plus phones like my iPhone 7-plus. It occasionally gets glitchy, but usually if you completely shut down the app with issues, the glitch corrects and is ready for use again. I also love being able to use my own photos behind the keyboard plus customize the letters and even decide if I want to see the key outlines for easier functionality. As for the guessing of words I want to use, it's accurate (or at least in a variation of the tense I want) about 75% of the time. Something to keep in mind is it works best with correct (or at least very close) spellings. If you're not one with good spelling skills, this app may be more frustrating than helpful. Overall, I recommend the app and hope glitches get figured out as updates are released.
Very good but Gboard is slightly better
I was using this keyboard for about 5 months and it's very good. Both Wordflow and Gboard are quite good at Swype typing (although not quite as good as my HTC keyboard was) and mediocre at touch typing (not as good as the built-in apple keyboard in my opinion.) However the major difference I've seen is that Wordflow is very biased towards words you've already used. This makes it great for rushed typing since it will easily recognize even an unusual last name if you've typed it before. But where this is a problem is if you need to type a less common word then it simply won't be recognised no matter how carefully you swype. This means you need to switch hands whenever an unusual word comes up for the first time, which happens fairly often and interrupts your typing. For this reason I'd say Gboard is slightly better. However the angled feature of wordflow may appeal to some users of larger phones.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Nov 09, 2016
- Version: 2.5.1
- Size: 92.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.