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Apple fans: Here’s your first look at one of the world’s best third-party iOS 8 keyboards

SwiftKey iOS 8 Release Date

One of the more underrated aspects of iOS 8 will be its support for third-party keyboard apps that Android users have had the privilege of using for years. One of the best third-party keyboard apps out there is SwiftKey, which earlier this week announced that the first-ever iOS version of its popular keyboard app will release to iOS 8 users on September 17th.

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For those who have never tried it on Android, SwiftKey is a fantastic keyboard app that lets you quickly zip through words by sliding your finger over different letters instead of having to peck at them one at a time. The app also gets better the more you use it because it adapts to your swiping style and comes up with autocomplete suggestions based on words and phrases that you use more often than others.

You’ll also be able to get SwiftKey in multiple languages when it launches on iOS, as it will support not only English but Portuguese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish right from the start.

To get your first glimpse at how SwiftKey will look on your iPhone, check out SwiftKey’s official video showing off the app below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.