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The best alternative keyboards for Android

0. phoneArena 07 Jul 2014, 06:44 posted on

The ability to swap the stock on-screen keyboard with an alternative one is a big part of Android's open experience, and developers have come up with some of the best ideas in the industry to improve the challenging life of the virtual typist that we all are. Innovative input methods are pushing the concept boundaries, allowing you to reach levels of typing speed and precision attributed only to ergonomic physical keyboards before, and often surpassing them. We've rounded up a few of the best on-screen keyboards available for Android, to facilitate your search for the one and only keyboard that will suit your current needs best...

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posted on 07 Jul 2014, 13:37

29. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Also, Go Keyboard allows you to set your own background.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 16:39

30. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


A.I.Type Keyboard. The only one I know with Undo and Personal Shortcuts. Dont care about swipe stuff and prediction.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 16:49 2

31. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I'm seeing comments from February. Did PA just recycled this article?

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 13:31 1

32. azfar (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


google android L keybaord with material theme suit best for me.

posted on 08 Jul 2014, 17:42

33. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Keymonk is a good one too

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 20:34

35. harimura (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


Swype because its one of the few swipe keyboards that supports Japanese input.

Their Japanese dictionary is terrible though as it seems to leave out a number of characters used for local place names.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 10:48

38. liisamariie0330 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Aug 2014)


I was using Samsung S4 stock keyboard for awhile, a few months ago switched to Go Keyboard (nice themes, every other aspect sucked) & now I use Ultra Keyboard. No Emoji's thus far but I haven't really looked in to it yet. It has so many different features, nice themes & it's full of customizing options.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 06:27

40. steelew (Posts: 207; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


The emoji are in the a` button on the toolbar.

posted on 24 Aug 2014, 10:59

39. liisamariie0330 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Aug 2014)


With Go Keyboard I had so many issues. It never recognized my personal dictionary. (Annoying)
Even worse are the predictions. I accidently hit the "k"when typing lion, so I typed "klion"... for one, lion wasn't even an option, the only words that it brought up was klondike & Lloyd. Lol.

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 18:31

42. miguelalonsosevilla (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


I was searching a long time for a keyboard and there are a lot. Finally I decided to install a keyboard that it is not very different to a common keyboard but you can customize your own keyboard to write faster and it is great after some days using it. I found it searching in youtube. The name is "Fastest Keyboard Customizable" I think.

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 23:08

43. zyreno (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


The new free "Voice Typing Keyboard" app lets you do truly hands-free voice guided typing and editing in any text field on an Android device. On your phone or tablet, you can input text with either normal speech or letter spelling. Insert punctuation, typography, symbol and emoticon with voice. Move cursors freely in a text field with voice. Erase/insert/revise freely in a text field with voice. Format text with desired capitalization with voice.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 00:29

44. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Why on earth was SlideIT mentioned when it hasn't received any updates for over a year?

posted on 13 Feb 2017, 01:50

45. WilliamWolley (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2017)


Typany is perhaps another keyboard that should be on the list. It is very simple to use and has quite good auto-correction as well as word prediction, well, at least in English. There is a lot of things that you can customise on the keyboard. And above all, it is super small and is never a burden for your limited storage.

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