Launching alongside iOS 8 are a few third party predictive keyboards including Swype that is available at a price of $0.99.
Swype works on both iPhones and iPads and can be downloaded from Apple App Store. It was made available on the App Store on September 17 to let users download it as soon as they update their devices to the new OS.
It currently doesn’t connect to the internet and all activity and storage happens locally and is limited to the device itself. The highlight of the Swype keyboard is its next word prediction technology which predicts the next word based on what has already been typed.
Its direct rival is SwiftKey, available for free, which stores the words typed by the user for future reference on the cloud.
Swype includes different keyboard themes to suit the users’ aesthetics and the occasion. Users can choose their favourite theme from the options available. Users can also add a particular word they want to use to the in-built dictionary that is not automatically suggested by the keyboard.
After installing the app, users will have to add the keyboard to the list of keyboards currently being used from General settings. Users can choose the Swype keyboard by tapping and holding on the globe icon to switch from the default keyboard or the QuickType keyboard that comes by default with iOS 8.