Swiftkey: the bridge between Android and Windows
Google started restricting clipboard access with the release of Android 10. This was a significant blow to cross-platform syncing clipboard apps. However, since the restriction was placed, many apps have started to adapt. Thus enters Swiftkey.
Since this restriction only applies to background apps that aren’t keyboards, you can use a third-party app, such as Swiftkey, to start syncing clipboard items across all platforms and devices. The latest beta version of the app supports cloud clipboard syncing with Windows.
To experience this, you will have to have the latest version of the app, Swiftkey v126.96.36.199, installed on your Android device. To activate syncing, you'll have to head to your keyboard settings and look for the ‘Rich Input’ section. In this section, you'll find a new ‘Clipboard’ entry and will be prompted to log into your Microsoft account if you aren’t already. Once logged in, you'll receive a prompt to sync your clipboard history. Once activated, this will allow you to seamlessly copy and paste the text back and forth between your Android phone and Windows device. However, you'll have to activate the syncing on your Windows device as well.
Despite the restrictions placed on background apps with the release of Android 10 and subsequent releases, Swiftkey has found a way to offer a cloud syncing clipboard feature using the keyboard.
We're grateful for the release of this feature on Swiftkey, especially with the number of passcodes and text messages sent to our Android devices. Now there is a way to seamlessly have access to these on our Windows devices as well.
If you're interested in testing this feature out for yourself, you can download the Swiftkey Beta on the Play Store or through an APK provider.
Swifkey delivers by allowing cloud-based synchronization of your clipboard between Android and Windows devices. However, this may not seem like much, having the ability to sync information between platforms has always been a useful feature. We are excited to see what other possibilities this may hold in the future.Advertisement