SwiftKey Note gets landscape mode with wide keyboard on iPhone, new features

SiwftKey Note (landscape teaser 001)

SwiftKey Note by TouchType would file as yet another note-taking iOS app if it weren’t for its custom software keyboard with enhanced auto-correction and predictions. Apple has not yet opened up the iOS keyboard to third-party developers so any app that improves upon the soft-keyboard experience is noteworthy.

Since its January debut, the app’s undergone several revisions and currently sits at version 1.7.

Developers in a blog post announced that a new version has launched Wednesday with support for landscape keyboard on the iPhone and an additional three new features. If you’ve been wondering why all the fuss about SwiftKey Note, there’s no need to sit on the sidelines as the software is available free of charge in the App Store…

According to TouchType, the new SwiftKey Note version 1.8 finally lets you use SwiftKey’s nicely done software keyboard with a custom auto-correction engine and predictions in landscape mode on iPhones.

This mode has been available on the iPad since the launch.

Responding to user feedback, they’ve also added the following new features:

  • Create, edit and delete Notebooks and Tags
  • Tap the viewing panel of a Note to edit on iPad
  • Search your Notes using text in both the title and body text

These new features are supported on iOS 7 devices only.

I’m loving this app a lot and wish Apple would soon open up the iOS keyboard to third-party developers. You may not be aware that SwiftKey Note supports Bluetooth keyboards, with software-enabled features like auto capitalization and putting period using the spacebar key.

If only they implemented cross-device syncing of user patterns in terms of auto correct dictionary…

Go ahead, pick up SwiftKey Note free in the App Store.

The app’s been designed for both the iPhone and iPad and requires iOS 7.0 or later.