About 2 years ago , SwiftKey decided to make its paid keyboard app and make it free. The only alternative revenue stream proposed was a theme store for different keyboard looks where some of the options would be paid. That has been going on since then, but it just changed yesterday .
Now, you can get all all SwiftKey themes free. Premium themes, paid packs, all 100+ of them. Free. Not a penny required. I checked the SwiftKey Store in the app to see that everything is marked as free and chose a few themes to download. You can just grab as many packs as you want . There's even a new Vivid pack that includes a lot of bright colors.
The change affects both Android and iOS, Although SwiftKey hasn't mentioned any replacement monetization plan, it seems that now the company has been acquired by Microsoft , it doesn't need to charge users for every theme they want to install.
Currently , if you're a SwiftKey user, enjoy your free themes. And if you already paid for the app then some premium themes, you can cry about how others now get all of it without paying anything , but I'm quite sure you got your money's worth while you were using the keyboard all this time.
I caught a glimpse of people requesting for refunds on twitter. Oh well.. I guess I'm just lucky I didn't buy any one previously.
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