One of the best things about Android is that you can use just about any corresponding app as default for various functions. Don’t like Google Messages? Switch to another messaging app. Don’t like Bixby on your Galaxy smartphone? Change it to Google Assistant. Even something like text input can be changed if you prefer the look of a different keyboard than your phone’s default.
This is the subject of today’s poll. We want to know which of the best keyboard apps you prefer to use on your Android smartphone.
At Android Central, many of us prefer Gboard. It’s not perfect, but it has lots of fun features that make it a joy to use. Emoji Kitchen is easily one of its best features, allowing users to create fun emoji mashups. The app recently enabled custom text stickers to personalize certain messages to friends, and a new split keyboard mode has started appearing for some Gboard beta users.
SwiftKey is another popular keyboard app and is owned by Microsoft. It’s a competent app with themes, integration with Microsoft’s Tasks app, and even Cloud Clipboard, so you can copy and paste between devices. It also has a split keyboard mode for large screen device users.
Fleksy describes itself as an “all-in-one emoji keyboard”, with access to millions of GIFs, emoji, animations and clip art. It also allows for easy customization, smart gestures, and prides itself on privacy, which means everything you type is stored locally on your phone.
Grammarly, the service that helps many people (like me) clean up their text, has a keyboard that focuses on just that. As you type on your phone, it corrects errors and suggests edits to make your writing sound better. If you want to have the best sound when you type, this might be the keyboard for you.