Microsoft’s Swiftkey ShakeSpeak Keyboard app

Microsoft’s latest acquisition SwiftKey introduced ShakeSpeak keyboard app as part of their SwiftKey Greenhouse program for testing new and experimental ideas. This newest keyboard is meant to honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death by enabling you to text like the Bard himself.

The ShakeSpeak keyboard for Android works like SwiftKey’s other keyboards, using machine learning to predict what you are going to type next. However, in the case of ShakeSpeak, SwiftKey generates its predictions from the complete works of Shakespeare. The result is ShakeSpeak suggests words or phrases from an Elizabethan era lexicon. And similar to the normal SwiftKey app, ShakeSpeak will learn from you as you type, making future suggestions based off of which words and phrases you use the most.