Some of you have been asking about the new additions to the stats page in the latest versions of SwiftKey X and SwiftKey Tablet X, so we thought it’s be fun to take a look at what each of the pieces of info says about you and your SwiftKey.
We have already blogged about what your typing heatmap shows, now let’s take a look at these numbers.
Efficiency is the original SwiftKey stat – we’ve been showing you how efficient you are since the very beginning. Efficiency is calculated by looking at the number of characters you’ve entered (how much you’ve typed) and how many times you had to tap the keyboard to do it (keystrokes). If you press the screen 30 times to write 50 characters then your keystrokes saved number is 20 and we say that you are 40% (20/50) more efficient. The more that you choose predictions instead of typing out a word in full, the higher your efficiency will be.
Typos corrected does exactly what it says on the tin. How many characters has SwiftKey changed when correcting your typos? If you type “Amdriif” and SwiftKey corrects it to “Android” then SwiftKey has corrected the m, the i, and the f, so that’s 3 typos corrected. If you miss out a letter and SwiftKey adds it in, or you double-type a letter and SwiftKey takes one out, that’s also counted. If you tend to type without looking at the predictions and rely on SwiftKey’s awesome context-led auto-correct, your typos corrected number will be high.
Words predicted counts the number of words that SwiftKey has predicted for you without you having to type any letters at all. If you are a prediction-led typist then this number will be high.
Words completed counts the number of times that SwiftKey has inserted a prediction after you have typed one or more letters (or if you typed the whole word, but SwiftKey corrected it for you). This is something that will happen for both prediction-led precise typists and rapid typists.
What kind of a typist are you? Do you type efficiently and choose predictions whenever they occur? Or do you type fast and let SwiftKey fix your typos? You can go into Settings -> Advanced and choose your typing style to make sure that SwiftKey is working in the best possibly way to suit your unique way of typing.
Hope you found this useful,