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Correcting AutoCorrect

Failures in predictive text algorithms may be great fodder for humor websites, but those goofy typos can be maddening.

SwiftKey has been one of the most popular keyboard apps for Android, as an app that lets you swipe to type. Apple, however, does not allow developers to modify its keyboard. So SwiftKey is looking to improve typing on iDevices in another way – by applying its algorithms to improve Apple’s AutoCorrect.

Rather than integrating into the keyboard, SwiftKey’s app is a note-taking app, which offers users three options for each word they type to increase speed. It also learns your habits as you use it. The app hooks into Evernote, and you can share the notes over email or text.

Free, for iOS.

– Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post

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