Best keyboard apps for Android: type faster and have more fun

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The Google keyboard is a solid option that didn’t quite make this list list is any enumeration of a set of items. / © AndroidPIT


You’re probably familiar with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album),, or at least know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, about, SwiftKey’s Android keyboard app. A few months ago the company rebuilt the entire app to make it smarter with its predictions, as well as adding a couple of other neat features. The main bulk of what you should know though is that it offers predictions for key-by-key and swipe input may refer to: Advice (opinion), an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action or conduct Input (computer science), the act of entering data into a computer or data processing system and a variety of different sized keyboards to fit all needs, you can’t freely resize it though, as you can on some.

There’s also a good its most general context of the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy, the good often refers to and denotes that conduct which is to be preferred and prescribed by society and its range of default themes you can apply to the keyboard, and if you want more there’s a whole theme store where you can buy them individually or in packs. You can also choose to enable a separate number row across the top of the keyboard, or integrate the numbers number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label into the top row of letters. SwiftKey is also a good option if you need need is something that is necessary for an organism to live a healthy life to install a number of different languages too.

The thrust is a reaction force described quantitatively by Isaac Newton’s second and third laws of its appeal, however, is in the accuracy of predictions prediction (Latin præ-, “before,” and dicere, “to say”), or forecast, is a statement about an uncertain event, which will continue to improve as you use it. SwiftKey isn’t the most may refer to exciting option on this list, but it’s been around a long time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future now and provides a dependable, customizable option.

Add in stats for most frequently used words (and which categories they come from) you can see how much time you’ve saved by using SwiftKey, so there’s enough to warrant checking it out if you haven’t recently.

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SwiftKey’s Android app has a whole range of neat features. / © AndroidPIT

SwiftKey KeyboardInstall on Google Play

Microsoft Hub Keyboard (Preview)

Microsoft’s Hub keyboard might seem like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard an odd option in this list, but it brings some options that will be of particular interest to users tied into Microsoft’s software ecosystem via Office365. You may have also guessed that it focuses more on delivering productivity over fun. 

As such, if you sign sign is an object, quality, event, or entity whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else in with your Office365 account you’ll be able to search your documents or contacts directly from the keyboard. Even may refer to if you don’t, the options shown above the otherwise mostly standard QWERTY include quick access to the clipboard, Web search or search may refer to: Search and rescue Search and seizure, a police procedure Searching (horse) (1952–1973), a racehorse Bayesian search theory, looking for a target Search Games, looking for an (Bing, naturally) and thesaurus tools. Perhaps the best or The Best may refer to part is the ability to get live translations from one language is the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so, and a language is any specific example of such a system to another as you type. 

However, while it’s smart in some ways, it’s pretty may refer to: Beauty, the quality of being pleasing, especially to look at Physical attractiveness, of a person’s physical features limited in others – primarily the ability to customize the layout or theme. You can switch electrical engineering, a switch is an electrical component that can “make” or “break” an electrical circuit, interrupting the current or diverting it from one conductor to another to a dark theme or themes may refer to: Theme (arts), the unifying subject or idea of the type of visual work Theme (Byzantine district), an administrative girth district in the Byzantine Empire governed by a but that’s your only other option and there aren’t any size controls for the keyboard at all, which could make it a poor option for larger phones.

It is free though.

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Microsoft Corporation (, abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington‘s Hub keyboard is functional, but doesn’t offer many customizable options. / © AndroidPIT

Hub Keyboard, Preview or The Preview may refer to: Live preview, a feature that allows a digital camera’s display screen to be used as a viewfinder Preview (comics), a character in the Marvel Universe; her alter ego isInstall on Google Play


Yes, yes, it is the second keyboard from SwiftKey is an input method for Android and iOS devices, such as smartphones and tablets in this list but it also happens to be one of the better emoji keyboards available on Android. While it’s not the same feature-laden affair the main may refer to app is, it does offer up predictive emoji based on the words (and context of the words) as you’re typing, which comes in handy if you find yourself using them a lot. While it’s not perfect is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness, it’s pretty good for a free app.

It doesn’t offer access to the same level of customization may refer to: Customization (anthropology), the process of cultural appropriation Mass customization, the use of computer-aided manufacturing systems to produce custom output Modding, a slang as with SwiftKey, though you can still select from preset color or colour (Commonwealth English) is the characteristic of human visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, blue, yellow, green, orange, or purple schemes or enable a Dark the polar opposite to brightness, is understood as a lack of illumination or an absence of visible light Mode at night. You also get some of the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME stats stat, etc., may refer to available in the main SwiftKey app, like taps saved, words linguistics, a word is the smallest element that can be uttered in isolation with objective or practical meaning swiped, etc.

As with the main app, for the best predictions you’ll need to sign in, give it permission to access your messages and use it for a while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction.

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Swiftmoji offers up predictive emoji based on your input. / © AndroidPIT

Swiftmoji – Emoji KeyboardInstall on Google Play


Minuum is a little different to others in this list, as rather than employ a swiping method in conjuction with a predictive word engine that’s really pretty smart or SMART may refer to. Its main way of doing this is by reducing the multi-line qwerty into just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a two lines of characters, which is where the smart predictions come in handy as this means mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context you don’t need to hit the right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal letters letters, or literature may refer to very often. 

You can, of course, use Minuum in its non-minimized mode too. Here you get the full keypad and numbers, but the main thrust of the keyboard is that small row of minimized keys. You can also access different emoji from both expanded and minimized keyboard modes may refer to, and switching is what is done by a switch between modes is as easy as dragging the keyboard up or down.

It’s a potentially unnatural way to use a keyboard when you first try it but, providing you stick with it, you’ll almost certainly get faster. Whether or not you’ll be able to go back to a normal keyboard so efficiently is a different question. It does offer support may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical for a range may refer to of languages and the ability to change the keyboard theme too, and there’s an option that changes or Changing may refer to multiple times throughout the days automatically.

Now for the stinger: it’s not free. Well, there’s a free 30 day trial, but if you want to keep using all the features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to after that you’ll need to pay $2.99. You should be able to work out if it’s useful to you within 30 days though. 

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Minuum’s single row of keys is a novel approach to an Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system Android, a nickname for Andy Rubin the keyboard, if you can get used to it. / © AndroidPIT

Minuum Keyboard Free + EmojiInstall on Google Play


Chrooma is one of the lesser known keyboards in this list but it’s definitely one of the most customizable. That said, you’ll need to either pay for individual in-app purchases or opt for a one-off fee of $2.49 if you want to unlock all of the options. If you do choose to pay for those features or perhaps just want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to sync your preferences between devices, you’ll need to sign in with a Google account. 

Even if you don’t pay for anything or sign in with your Google credentials, Chrooma is still fairly customizable in different ways is a road, route, path or pathway, including long distance paths like the South Downs Way and the Cotswold Way and provides a wide feature set that makes it a good all-rounder. For example, you can input letters individually or use swipe may refer to: Swipe (barbershop), a music arranging technique Swipe (breakdance move) Swipe (comics), a technical term Swipe (dice game) swIPe (protocol), an IP network security feature Swipe file, input without needing to change any settings and the word predictions are fairly solid, though not always perfect. Plus it has all the staples like emoji support and a simple may refer to night or nighttime (sp. night-time or night time) is the period of time between the sunset and the sunrise when the Sun is below the horizon mode.

Perhaps best though is the thought that’s been put into accessing the options. Yes, you can go to the main Settings menu within the app, but you don’t need to thanks to gesture support for common functions may refer to, like switching between one-handed mode with just a swipe of the keyboard in either direction or changing the keyboard color without switching themes.  

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Chrooma’s keyboard has some well may refer to thought out options. / © AndroidPIT

Chrooma GIF KeyboardInstall on Google Play

Tenor GIF Keyboard

Tenor GIF is probably one of the most fun keyboards may refer to in this list, and that’s because (as the name implies) it’s all about GIFs. That, however, doesn’t make it unique. What does may refer to: An adult female in some animal species such as deer and goat; see List of animal names Doe people, a people of coastal Tanzania Doe language, spoken by the Doe people make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small it unique its ability may refer to: Aptitude, a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level Intelligence, logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, to show them to you really quickly, which means no more waiting around to for GIFs to load only to find Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and you need to tweak your search terms may refer to: Term (language), a noun or compound word used in a specific context: meaning.

It’s different to the others ones on the list as it doesn’t provide its own keyboard as such. You use whichever one you prefer and Tenor GIF extends the functionality by allowing you to search and insert a GIF by typing is the process of writing or inputting text by pressing keys on a typewriter, computer keyboard, cell phone, or calculator the # and then a search term. It supports searching by GIF too. 

In this instance, as is my preference, I’ve used it alongside Swiftmoji. This means I’ve got access may refer to to GIFs, emoji, swipe or type input and a few customization options all within may refer to: Within (William Joseph album) (2004), by pianist William Joseph Within (Embraced album) (2000), by Swedish melodic black metal band Embraced “Within” (The X-Files), a season eight my keyboard setup. You might prefer a more productivity-focused approach though.

If you don’t use Swiftmoji, you can still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor search by GIF by tapping the icon next to the trending tap in the Tenor GIF popup. 

Tenor is a type of classical male singing voice whose vocal range is between the countertenor and baritone voice types GIF makes it simple to use GIFs anywhere. / © AndroidPIT

GIF Keyboard by TenorInstall on Google Play


The Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products keyboard offers a simple and clean interface, but also many smart features. In addition to a modern look, the text-to-speech function allows you to write messages message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients with your voice, and it recognizes many different languages. This keyboard is found by default on Nexus and Pixel smartphones. Just like Swiftkey, Google’s keyboard remembers everything you type and is able to optimize its suggestions is the psychological process by which one person guides the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of another person.

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Gboard in action. / © ANDROIDPIT

Gboard is a virtual keyboard app developed by Google for Android and iOS devices – the Google KeyboardInstall on Google Play


Swype is one of the first to have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary launched a swiping keyboard for Android. Overall, it offers business, an offer is a proposal to sell or buy a specific product or service under specific conditions: a tender offer, an offer to buy company stock from existing stockholders under specific the same thing as SoftKey, but with somewhat different ergonomics. The application also uses Artificial Intelligence to learn your writing style and adapt its suggestions, even for emoji. The interface may refer to is very clean may refer to: Cleaning, the process of removing unwanted substances, such as dirt, infectious agents, and other impurities, from an object or environment Cleanliness, the abstract state of being.

There is a wide variety of options or Options may refer to, including an intriguing “thumb” mode that creates a space between the left half and the right half of the keyboard. In addition is one of the four basic operations of arithmetic, with the others being subtraction, multiplication and division, it is excellent for managing multiple languages ​​and is one of the only keyboards on which you do not need to manually switch between may refer to them. Simply select the languages ​​you want to use in the settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to, and text predictions and special characters may refer to will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive automatically work for all languages. It’s very clever.

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Swype is a virtual keyboard for touchscreen smartphones and tablets originally developed by Swype Inc., founded in 2002, where the user enters words by sliding a finger or stylus from the first letter of has a lot of great options. / © ANDROIDPIT

Swype KeyboardInstall on Google Play


Fleksy allows you to write is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion with signs and symbols messages quickly, without may refer to: “Without” (The X-Files), an episode in a late 20th-century television show “Without” (song) Without (film) sacrificing your desire to personalize your phone. Forget the old and boring black and white keyboards! Say hello to color! Many may refer to: plural A quantifier that can be used with count nouns – often preceded by “as” or “too” or “so” or “that”; amounting to a large but indefinite number; “many temptations”; “a good themes are available free of charge from the application, or there are paid ones 1 (, also called unit, unity, and (multiplicative) identity) is a number, numeral, and glyph if you so desire is a sense of longing or hoping for a person, object, or outcome.

Fleksy, also allows you to send emoji, stickers and GIFs Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF JIF or GHIF) is a bitmap image format that was developed by US-based software writer Steve Wilhite while working at the bulletin board directly from the keyboard. You can also select or SELECT may refer to predicted words as you type may refer to: In philosophy: Type (metaphysics), a concept contrastable with an instance (occurrence) or a token or customize the size is the magnitude or dimensions of a thing, or how big something is. Size can be measured as length, width, height, diameter, perimeter, area, volume, or mass of the spacebar to suit your needs. Finally, you can swipe to access different features, like autocorrect.

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This is Fleksy is a third party virtual keyboard extension and input method for touchscreen devices, which attempts to improve traditional tap-typing input speed and accuracy through enhanced auto-correct and. / © ANDROIDPIT

Fleksy + GIF KeyboardInstall on Google Play

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