Which Android keyboard are you using?

Which Android keyboard are you using?
The ability to change the stock on-screen keyboard that comes with your phone, for a better one made by a third-party developer, is a big part of Android's open experience. Devs have consistently proven they can come up with some of the best ideas in the industry to improve the challenging life of the virtual typist in all of us. Innovative input methods like gesture typing and geometrical intelligence are pushing the concept boundaries, allowing you to reach levels of typing speed and precision attributed only to ergonomic physical keyboards before, and sometimes even surpassing them. 

We recently 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. There are a lot of great choices in there, and the list is by no means exhaustive, as our phones' Android overlays come with their own decked-out keyboards, and even Google's stock Android one is a great contender now. That is why we wanted to ask you which of the many stock or third-party Android keyboard choices are you using on your phone or tablet. Checkmark your current thumb-wrecker situation in the poll below, and tell us why did you choose what you have in the comments.


Which Android keyboard are you using?

I'm using whatever comes with my phone, custom ROM or launcher
29.2%
SwiftKey
42.46%
TouchPal
2.96%
ai.type Keyboard
0.92%
Multiling Keyboard
0.31%
Fleksy
2.6%
Minuum
0.71%
SlideIT
0.25%
Swype
6.32%
Smart Keyboard PRO
0.66%
GO Keyboard
0.51%
Thumb Keyboard
0.46%
Hacker's Keyboard
0.66%
Other
11.98%

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60 Comments

1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I'm too used to Sony's keyboard that everything else that I used seems to be inferior compared to it. Maybe I should try and change.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Try the Android L keyboard or Swiftkey. I can send you the APK for AL.

14. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

gdrive link?

15. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Hahaha I have android L on my phone but for some reason couldn't really get used to it.

21. josephnero

Posts: 775; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Using ported Xperia keyboard on Sammy S4.Stock sammy KB is goods too

35. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I'm new to sony phones but I don't like that it doesn't have the mic option (maybe I'm missing it)

56. Sora77

Posts: 70; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

You can enable it in the setting.

48. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Android L Keyboard should be an option

49. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

For me, the most useful feature is probably the automatic language switching. Do you know of any others that offer this feature?

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Vintage Android L keyboard!

17. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I do love the design though:)

3. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

where's google keyboard?!!!

27. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I recently changed from Xperia's keyboard to Google's... The former is not bad but it had some annoyance like automatic learning for words that I might not use again...

50. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

You can turn that off ;)

53. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I like using Swype-like keyboards, so in Xperia when you activate the "Slide" keyboard it automatically add words that you type by tapping... this way the phone automatically adds many mistakes, and single-use words... And you can't turn that off Google keyboard require you to tap the word you typed twice before learning it as a new word... Don't get me wrong, I like the Xperia keyboard (for a year and a half) but after switching to Google's there is no coming back... Similarly to how I tried early Moto music player, Cubed, TuneWiki, MixZing, Samsung Music Player... and finally Loving Walkman and not going back... I usually don't like downloading apps that duplicates what the phone bundled (if its actually good)... but I have had my exceptions and Google Keyboard is one of them.

58. steedsofwar unregistered

Too true buddy. I've been using the google keyboard since the gingerbread days. Their keyboard is just so responsive and also powerfully simple yet intuitive. The theme is kind of naff but the new Material design with one or two tweaks would make it awesome. Visually speaking? Fleksy is the most beautiful, no question about it.

5. Phoenity

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

I use swiftkey daily, but i dabble with the google kb and the android L kb, plus minuum is pretty cool too but my fingers are too big to use it properly.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Swype FTW! For those who don't want to spend but want a great keyboard, just get the google keyboard, the latest version(not fan of the new theme) is surprisingly awesome. BTW Argentina 4-2 :)

7. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Ole ole ole, ole ole ola

30. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Romero the hero. Gonna be an exciting final!

34. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Sure. I'm rooting for Argentina, bored of Germany. BTW Cortana now at 14-0 record. RIP Paul Octopus.

36. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Cortana is14-0? Wow

37. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah she's amazing at predictions.

39. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

It'll be the first time I'd be against something Microsoft. I want her to be 14 to 1.

38. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Even I'm rooting for Argentina. See, we can agree on something!

45. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Oh I wanna get in the group too :/ But go Germany! :D

8. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

In my experience, the Go keyboard has the best visuals/features, but SwiftKey is the best one to use

9. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Where ia android l keyboard?

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1794; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Swiftkey here. I like google's keyboard, but it is not anywhere near as good as Swiftkey. And now that Swiftkey is free, that just seals the deal.

11. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Android L keyboard.

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