SwiftKey's New Keyboard Lets You Type Like Shakespeare

By Tom Pritchard on at

Have you ever felt that your writing lacks a certain flair? If you're looking to spice things up, SwiftKey's brand new keyboard is for you. ShakeSpeak will actually let you write things out in the style of the Bard himself.

It works just like the regular SwiftKey keyboard, but instead of predicting regular words it pulls up phrases that are pulled directly from Shakespeare's plays. According to SwiftKey:

“Our research revealed some of the playwright’s most popular words and phrases, but what can you do to type like the Bard? Get ‘thou, thee, and thy-ing’. It’s true – the ‘thou, thee, thy’ cultural stereotype is there for a reason, with these three among the top words he used the most compared to the average modern English speaker*. Start your sentence with ‘Ha!’ Or an ‘O!’ Or a ‘What ho!’ for an authentic Shakespearean feel.”

Available for Android devices for a limited time (so get your hands on it quickly), the app has been released to coincide with the 400th anniversary Shakespeare's death. Hopefully it does a better job than Tony Stark. [Google Play via Ubergizmo]