SwiftKey’s New Keyboard Makes You Text Like Shakespeare Would



You may not be so smooth with words and that is why keyboard applications like the ones SwiftKey is well known for making exist. To make every bit of typing on our tiny smartphone screens as convenient as possible and our grammar faultless. As if that is not enough, you can now go a step further and text like you are living in the middle ages. You know, using Shakespearean English.

A new keyboard app that has dropped on the Google Play Store developed by the experimental arm of popular mobile keyboard app maker SwiftKey, SwiftKey Greenhouse, does exactly that. ShakeSpeak, as it is called, is, to paraphrase the blog post announcing it, a predictive keyboard populated with words from William Shakespeare’s plays, allowing users to type like Shakespeare himself!

The app is part of events to mark 400 years since the death of one of the greatest playwrights to ever walk the face of the earth. While it’s such a novel thing to do, we can never be really sure what a drunk Shakespeare would text.