Top 10 Best Android Apps — Keyboard — September 2018

Having the right keyboard on your smartphone is crucial, as you’re using your smartphone keyboard all the time. Most Android devices come with Google’s very own keyboard pre-installed, it’s called Gboard, and it’s one of the best out there, but there are so many other options to choose from. We’ve assembled a list of 10 keyboard apps that we do think are the best out there, and there are some rather interesting entries here, so if you don’t like your default keyboard that came pre-installed on your smartphone, feel free to check out the entries down below. Before we get started, it’s worth noting that these apps are not listed in any specific order.

Gboard Keyboard

The first keyboard on the list is Google’s very own offering, Gboard. This keyboard was once known as ‘Google Keyboard’, but Google decided to change its name a while back. This keyboard supports Glide Typing, to make typing with one hand easier, while it comes with voice typing as well. You can also this keyboard’s ‘Handwriting’ option if you’d like to write something manually, while this app also supports GIFs out of the box and has Google Translate built in.

SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey is one of the most popular keyboard applications out there, and it is one of the best out there as well. SwiftKey got acquired by Microsoft a while back, but the company continued on improving this keyboard. SwiftKey uses AI to learn your writing style, and that includes emojis, while you can simply swipe from one key to the other to utilize ‘SwiftKey Flow’, which is similar to Google’s Glide Typing. Various themes are available in this app as well, and the app has bilingual autocorrect across over 300 languages.

Chrooma Keyboard

Chrooma Keyboard is inspired by Gboard, for sure, but it brings a lot more functionality. Chrooma actually allows you to completely edit the look of your keyboard, while it also has the ‘Adaptive Theme’, thanks to which it can pick up a color from the app you’re in, so for example, if you’re using Hangouts, your keyboard will be green-colored. GIFs and emoji are supported here, while there are a ton of customization options available on the inside as well.

TouchPal Keyboard

TouchPal is one of the oldest and most popular keyboards for Android, and it actually comes pre-installed on a ton of smartphones out there. This keyboard comes with 5,000+ free themes, and over 300 emoji, gits, stickers and pop smileys. TouchPal has one of the best writing predictions out there, and it supports multilingual typing as well. This app is fully integrated with Wear OS as well, in case you were wondering.

Go Keyboard

Go Keyboard puts a huge emphasis on personalization, as it comes with over 1,000 emoji and stickers, while it has over 200 million users. You can theme Go Keyboard any way you like, as it has over 10,000 themes at your disposal. This keyboard supports over 60 languages, and by doing that, it covers over 100 countries all over the world, as far as language-support is concerned.

Fleksy Keyboard

Fleksy is a bit different than most other keyboards on the list. This app puts a huge emphasis on privacy and gestures. For example, you can swipe left wherever on this keyboard to delete the last word you typed down, while a number of similar gestures are also available. This app comes with over 50 themes, and Fleksy says that it doesn’t read what you type, in order to secure your privacy. You can choose between three keyboards sizes here, while many customizability options are available.

Black Keyboard

If you hate using keyboards which have a white background, and are unwilling to search for a perfect theme, Black Keyboard may be just perfect for you. This keyboard gives you some options when it comes to its look, but those are mostly black and blue hues. Animated themes are available for this keyboard, while you can also customize fonts here. This app also comes with a ton of emoji you can choose from.

Cheetah Keyboard

Cheetah Keyboard actually allows you to earn some cash for completing simple tasks like watching videos, changing themes and so on. This app also supports 3D themes, while it has ‘Gif Keyboard’ and ‘Emoji Keyboard’ built in, and those two are pretty much self-explanatory. This app allows you to choose between a ton of themes that are available, while you can also create your own themes, if you’d like.

RainbowKey Keyboard

RainbowKey Keyboard is one of the highest rated keyboard apps out there, and it brings a ton of customizability to the table. This app also supports gesture typing, while it is a multilingual keyboard as well. There are a number of fonts to choose from here, while the app supports both emoji and emoticons. Autocorrection and next word prediction features are included as well, while you can set your photo for the keyboard background here as well.

FancyKey Keyboard

FancyKey Keyboard is yet another keyboard that is all about personalization. This keyboard comes with over 3,200 emoji, emoticons, personalized themes, and so on. There are over 70 funky fonts that you can choose from, and over 50 typing sounds. ‘Swipe’ input method is available here, while over 50 languages are at your disposal. This app also comes with a built-in clipboard.

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Kristijan has been writing for Android Headlines since 2014 and is an editor for the site. He has worked as a writer for several outlets before joining Android Headlines, and has a background in writing about Android and technology in general. He is a smartphone enthusiast that specializes in Android applications, and that platform in general. Contact him at Kristijan. [email protected]