15 best keyboard for Android apps

by: Joe HindySeptember 20, 2014

The stock keyboard that comes on a device is usually passable, but always seems to leave one wanting something more. The good news is there is a lot of third party keyboard options and some of them are pretty spectacular. Which keyboard is best for you? We don’t know because everyone’s typing needs are different but in this list we’ll explore the best third party keyboard for Android options and hopefully that helps you find one that’s right for you. If you’d rather watch, we have a video above. Do note the list has been updated since the video came out so the most up to date list is below.

Adaptxt Keyboard best Android keyboardsAdaptxt Keyboard

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Adaptxt Keyboard is the first on our list and it’s one of the most unique. It has your standard options like text prediction and emojis so it’s a solid keyboard on its own. Its claim to fame, though, is its theming. You can theme literally every part of this keyboard on your own. So you can change the text color, font, keyboard color (or background if you’d like to use a picture), the trace color, and everything else. It’s an amazing option for people who like to theme. It’s free to try but to get everything you’ll have to pay $0.99 inside the app. For many, it’ll be worth it.
Get it on Google Play

AI Type Keyboard Best Android KeyboardsAI Type Keyboard Plus

[Price: $3.99]
Next up on our list is AI Type Keyboard Plus. This is versatile keyboard gives you a lot of options all inside of an eye friendly interface. The various menus in this keyboard app look really well designed, and the keyboard is fairly accurate too. It also tries to compete with SwiftKey in terms of word prediction and it’s fairly accurate. The theming is top notch and it’s worth a shot.
Get it on Google Play

best keyboard for Android appsFleksy Keyboard

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
It was pretty clear upon the release of Fleksy that its sole purpose of existence was to dethrone SwiftKey as the most popular keyboard out there. It has an above average prediction engine that looks at where you hit letters as opposed to the letters themselves which, in theory, is supposed to help figure out what you meant to type. There is also gesture typing, an invisible keyboard feature, and multiple language support. It been included on a recently released Android Wear device and it’s getting more popular every day. It’s free to try so why not?
Get it on Google Play
best keyboard for Android apps

Go Keyboard best Android keyboardsGO Keyboard

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
GO Keyboard suffers from the same stigma as other GO products. Some people absolutely love it and some people absolutely hate it. That said, GO keyboard is a fun option if you like your keyboard to look really busy. There are themes galore along with things like emoji support. The only issue is that it is really busy almost to the point of being cartoony. It is free, though, and that’s always a big plus.
Get it on Google Play
GO Keyboard best Android keyboards

Google Keyboard best Android keyboardsGoogle Keyboard

[Price: Free]
Of course we give the obligatory nod to the official Google Keyboard. This is the keyboard you’ll find on Nexus devices and, technically, qualifies as the stock keyboard. Even so, it has a lot of nice features like gesture typing, sentence gesture typing, and emoji support. It’s free and it’s pretty basic but if that’s all you need, this is all you’ll need.
Get it on Google Play
Google Keyboard best Android keyboards

Hacker's Keyboard best Android keyboardsHacker’s Keyboard

[Price: Free]
Next on our list is Hacker’s Keyboard. This keyboard app has been around for quite some time and has been consistently popular among its somewhat small, but loyal fanbase. One of the really cool features with this app is that it has the ability to set up a keyboard like you could find on any Windows computer which includes things like the function keys, alt, tab, ctrl, etc. You can resize the keyboard to four rows to make it look like your standard Android keyboard or you can set it independently based on rotation. So if you’re looking for a decent keyboard for portrait mode and a full-sized keyboard for landscape mode, Hacker’s Keyboard will do the job.
Get it on Google Play
Hacker's Keyboard best Android keyboards

keymonk keyboardKeymonk Keyboard

[Price: Free / $3.99]
We intentionally didn’t include Keymonk before because the developer stopped supporting it sometime ago. However, after learning that a lot of people still use the keyboard —including our very own Josh Vergara— we decided to include it here. Keymonk is unique because it is the only keyboard that allows you to swipe with multiple fingers. Unlike Swype and Swiftkey, with Keymonk you can swipe words using two thumbs instead of one which ostensibly allows you to swipe out words even faster and with more comfort. Like many unique twists on the keyboard, it does take some getting used to but once you do, it’s an unusually speedy way to enter text.
Get it on Google Play

Kii Keyboard best Android keyboardsKii Keyboard

[Price: Free]
Kii Keyboard may not be the most unique keyboard on this list, but it’s still a very solid keyboard. It has the standard features like text prediction, emoji support, some theme elements, and gesture input. It also includes things like multiple keyboard layouts and 80 languages. At first glance it seems like just another keyboard but it is anything but that. If you’re looking for a solid option, look no further.
Get it on Google Play

best keyboard for Android appsMultiling Keyboard

[Price: Free]
Multiling keyboard is one of those apps that has always drifted right on the cusp of mainstream attention. It’s good enough to be included on this list but hasn’t managed to gain the attention of people like Swype or SwiftKey has. Multiling has a myriad of features including more than 130 languages supported, floating keyboard functionality, theming, a built in calculator, multiple layouts, and gesture typing. There is a new beta out right now that’s free and seems to be better received than its predecessor so that’s the one that we linked but you can always find the original done by the same developer.
Get it on Google Play

10 best keyboard for Android appsMinuum Keyboard

[Price: Free / $3.99]
Minuum is a newer keyboard that takes a different spin to typing. Instead of the traditional QWERTY keyboard, Minuum relies on a proprietary keyboard set up that, after you get used to it, can meet or exceed your current typing speed on the traditional layout. Its claim to fame is the ability to take up less than half of the screen real estate of regular keyboards and allow for a more sloppy typing style. It’s unique and if you’re not sure you want to drop the $3.99 on the full version, you can always give the free demo a try to see if it’s for you.
Get it on Google Play
10 best keyboard for Android apps

best keyboard for Android appsSlideIT Keyboard

[Price: Free / $3.99]
SlideIT is another keyboard app that is very well and can compete with keyboards like Swype and SwiftKey in terms of popularity. It’s been a Google Play Editor’s Choice app and currently sits with over six million downloads. SlideIT has the standard features for keyboards these days, including theming and gesture typing. One of its more unique features is the ability to half type, half-gesture words. So if you’re typing “enjoyable” you can type “enjoy” then gesture type “able” and it’ll know you mean the same word. The predictive text isn’t half bad either.
Get it on Google Play

Smart Keyboard PRO best Android keyboardsSmart Keyboard PRO

[Price: $2.75]
Smart Keyboard PRO has been competitor in the keyboard market for a very long time now. While it may not look like much at first, it has improved leaps and bounds compared to earlier versions of the keyboard in terms of functionality. However, one of its hallmark themes is still the Gingerbread >keyboard, which may put some people off. It can be themed although the process is a little difficult. It’s a solid keyboard and worth looking at.
Get it on Google Play

Swiftkey best Android keyboardsSwiftKey Keyboard

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Predictive text functionality in SwiftKey is considered some of the best in its niche. It’s also considered one of the best trace keyboards, and there’s even a few small things included that make SwiftKey a great all-in-one keyboard experience, such as stats on how efficient you are when typing and a truck load of theme options. Simply put, SwiftKey is one of the best keyboards you could ever use on your Android device. There are also tablet keyboard options and an option to move the keyboard to one side for use on larger phones.
Get it on Google Play

Swype best Android keyboardsSwype

[Price: $0.99]
You’re probably already familiar with Swype, as OEMs included it as a stock app on smartphones for years. The long-time champion of third-party keyboards is also now available in the Google Play Store for those that may not have it yet. It features wickedly accurate gesture typing and a very clean, smooth interface. This is one of the few keyboards that people prefer to Swiftkey on a regular basis and you can try it before you buy it.
Get it on Google Play

TouchPal X Keyboard best Android keyboardsTouchPal X Keyboard

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
TouchPal X Keyboard has been around for a while but only over the last year or so has it begun to distinguish itself from the pack. In recent updates, there is now sentence gesture typing, better emoji support and access, and support for 70 languages. Add to that the existing theme options and features and you have a really solid keyboard that’s worth checking out.
Get it on Google Play

Final thoughts

If we missed a great keyboard for Android and you think we should’ve mentioned it, leave us a comment and tell us about it!

  • chanman

    I really like Keymonk, although there’s not much development going on around it (or any at all). It’s a solid keyboard that let’s you “Swype” two-handed.

  • jason

    are there any keyboards that have a single handed function or use with the note 2 and other 5.5 in+ devices

    • Critical Thinker

      Big Buttons Keyboard is best for single hand operation.

    • AItype

      ‘AItype FloatNSplit for Tablet’ can have the keyboard fixed to the right or to the left, eliminating the need for two hands.

      Try it for Free, and let us know what you think:
      AItype Support

    • http://cobravision.wordpress.com/ Cobravision

      Swiftkey now has a compact mode that does just that.

  • giganaut

    where is TouchPal?

    • ash

      Damn this article is one year old and posted again? AA should be ashamed of themselves

      • Not A Guest

        They at least could have deleted the comments to make it less obvious. LOL

      • John Doe

        Yea, and this isn’t the first time these lazy fuckers have been doing this… Pretty sad, actually – even AndroidCentral doesn’t do this.

      • cosmic

        The list has been updated, in case you didn’t notice.
        And there’s nothing to be ashamed of, unless you use iOS 8 :)

        suggestion for AA, next time you update list please add word [UPDATE] on article’s title.

  • RarestName

    No TouchPal, which has better accuracy than SwiftKey?

    • Nathan Buffington

      touchpal is in there…

      • RarestName

        It wasn’t there when I posted my comment. The author must have added it in afterwards.

  • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

    Still enjoy SwiftKey…. If developer added “auto complete features” this keyboard is the CHOSEN ONE o/

  • mggOptimusG

    Kii is better… And missing. This not a serious exercise.

    • Dr. G

      I agree

    • zzz

      except kii is the biggest heap of compiled garbage.

  • Kev

    where’s keymonk? 2-handed swiping is awesome!

  • Josh York

    I like trace-type keyboards for portrait typing, but my favorite typing experience for landscape is Thumb Keyboard. The split layout makes me much more efficient, that and the auto-correct is usually spot on for me.

  • aliho

    Kii Keyboard beats everyone of these

    • Guest123

      Been using Kii myself. Tried most of these and liked it the best however, there are a couple I missed.

      and the free version is totally useable with no time limit.

      • Mike0001

        I can’t see kii on the play store.

    • Stefan

      I use Kii too, I like the fact it has prediction for Romanian words without diacritics, this is extremely useful when sending an SMS, as letters that are not in the english alphabet add enough data to the SMS to make it change into an MMS (which never really took off here in Romania and cost half an euro each).
      Also, they have dual-language support, and gesture input and it’s free, so that makes me happy :).

    • Jay

      Kii is the only keyboard I’ve found that let’s you add shortcuts. eg. ‘abc’ types out my email address. Not sure if any of the others do this…

  • Moses

    Google keyboard

    • Martín69

      I find all of these very annoying with autocorrect. In my opinion TipType is the best keyboard. It has the world record in What-You-Write-Is-What-You-Get keyboards, pretty amazing, look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4PkB2YDa2E

      • Aiwin Paul

        world record is 18 seconds

      • tricksie

        I agree that autocorrect is annoying, which is why I disable it, which you can do on every Android keyboard I’ve tried.

    • L

      Secret fact: Google keyboard actually lets you use swipe gestures with two thumbs

  • Naterz

    Play Store ratings are worthless because different apps have different numbers of ratings. It isn’t directly comparable, but I do appreciate that you guys tried to keep the rankings impersonal.
    I think SwiftKey and Swype and heads and shoulders above all these other keyboards. They are more developed, but it’s nice to see other mature options available.

  • sam

    manh..touch pal x input is far much better than these

  • Azeem

    I like Thumb Keyboard. It is very accurate and fun to type on.

  • Android Developer

    wish there was a keyboard similar to note 2 keyboard with 4.1 version of android .
    it has nice interface, multiple auto-suggestions , and it has the digits buttons above the other keys.
    i’m using it on my SGS3 and don’t get why samsung didn’t put it on this device by default.

    • Kevin

      Actually the latest version of Swiftkey does in fact allow the number row and has always had multiple suggestions. As a matter of fact, their prediction and swipe engines are based on Swiftkey, so give that a shot.

      • Android Developer

        this is only one feature that i like about it.
        you have to try it for a couple of days to see how much the keyboard helps with auto suggesting.
        it suggests of emails, contact names, phone numbers, … it can learn from other apps (gmail,facebook,twitter) , it learns from previous types, it shows suggestions when you click on a word you’ve previously written…
        all keys also have long clicking features on them. for swiftkey, in hebrew, it shows weird long click characters that i don’t think have anything to do with hebrew.
        i even prefer samsung’s theme of the keyboard.
        unlike swiftkey, it shows more than 3 suggestions for what you type.

        besides, swiftkey is a trial based, no?

        don’t get me wrong. i think the choices of keyboards are great, and swiftkey is a decent keyboard, but i still prefer the stock one i’ve installed. sadly, i think samsung has updated it to be worse than what i have, so i don’t think i will be able to install it on newer android versions of SGS3.

  • Eoghan

    Stylus Beta Keyboard is very good too I think, it’s just like the like of the Note 3 Stylus writing pad, but for all phones! It’s very accurate and useful.

  • Data

    Interesting list. I’ve honestly never changed the keyboard on my phone lol

    • BJRCollins

      Definitely give SwiftKey a try, and the beta is free fyi

      • ash

        Even the full version is free not only beta

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      Don’t listen to @BJRCollins Swype is way more accurate.
      For instance typing “too” it is easier with Swype.
      With Switkey you would have to type “to” then choose from the samples(every time), incidentally this also occurs with Google Keyboard. Even then, I still had easier time with Google Keyboard than with Swiftkey.

  • trm96

    No Thumb Keyboard?

  • AndroidBoss

    I have Go Keyboard and I hate that it’s so hard to type on.

  • Nathan Buffington

    Google Keyboard FTW

  • Benjamin

    Touchpal simply da best among all!

  • kiran

    can you compile one with keyboards that have t9 modes?

  • tpx

    The FREE TouchPal X have more function than most paid keyboard. How many paid keyboard apps have “conbined key feature”, manual resize + position, custom theme etc??

  • Abhishek Kumar

    touchpal is the best!

  • http://ianhfrancis.blogspot.com/ Ian Francis

    Fleksy should definitely be in there. Awesome keyboard for people who hate how much screen real estate most keyboards take up.

  • Husca Sergiu Gabriel

    I want a keyboard that work with enter key!When i hit enter, to send the message!

    • Android Developer

      It depends completely on the app, and not the keyboard.
      The app tells the keyboard what to show, and it’s also responsible for taking action for what to do when the ENTER key is clicked.

  • Vardan Nazaretyan

    I hate how Google Keyboard isn’t available here in Germany. Or is it only my device?

  • Southall87

    I use google keyboard on my nexus4 and have never had a reason to change it, however on my sony tablet z the stock keyboard caused lag when editing large files and as i do occasional programing on my tablet i needed a keyboard wich is more like my windows one. so i opted for hackers keyboard and it is great! The sepearte numbers row, arrow keys and how much easier it makes copy pasting is a real winner. shift+arrow to highlight then ctrl+c ctrl+v means you only copy the bits you ment to and its a lot quicker then the standard way of doing things.

  • Tamadrummer94

    They’re all so ugly…except for the Google keyboard and maybe Go. I can’t imagine the other ones popping up every time I want to type.

    • HarvesterX

      Fleksy is gorgeous. I know it’s a year later but what the hell lol. Especially the white and black themes with the multicolored key popups.. You’ll need to unlock these themes first though by earning badges for each one, but they’re easy enough and fast enough to unlock.

      • Jonathan Kramer

        Tried Fleksy for about a week after being a Swiftkey user.. Like the UI and auto correct, but really missed the word prediction of Swift Key so I went back.

  • http://cobravision.wordpress.com/ Cobravision

    Huh, no love in the comments for AI Type Keyboard? Swiftkey is the greatest on the phone, but AI Type edges it out on tablets. It also has a split and undocked thumb keyboard mode, but it offsets the rows (which makes is easier to type) and has left and right arrow keys on the bottom row (which is incredibly handy). It pretty much has every other feature SwiftKey has.

  • TheCrusader

    For some reason i cannot download the Google Keyboard. In my smart phones Play Store it says that the app isn’t available in my country (Austria) and the Play Store within my chrome browser says that my Galaxy S2 isn’t compatible with the app… why ?

  • Albin

    Only for owners of old storage-challenged GB phones: I didn’t like the stock LG keyboard only because it lacks long-press numbers on the front. Got those, a speak to text mic, and more with the tiny, fast Gingerbread Keyboard. Really a job done the way LG shoulda done it.

  • A_Noyd

    Thumbs Keyboard should be on this list, tons of keyboard options, and themes, split, no split, re-size the regular keys, and/or the number keys. have the number keys on top, or separate, sound click type, and volume, or none, vibrate, or not, and way more options I can’t think of all of them ATM. It REALLY needs to be on this list.

  • http://www.dainbinder.com/ Dain Binder

    Google Keyboard works the best one for me. It is simple and effective.

  • JulienDhouti

    Google keyboard seems like the best one. It looks and feels simple and easy to use. It’s also free. I highly recommend this keyboard.

  • missashi

    Multilingual Kayboard new beta is the only keyboard I use now, I love it.

    • moew

      I won’t use it because you spelled keyboard, “Kayboard”.

      • Poopy Cat


  • guy with guts

    Hey joe why didnt you tag this article in app list category. I dont want to miss anything.

    • JosephHindy

      Hmm should be there. This is an update of a much older article so it may be down there back on it’s original post date (which I think was like back in December or something). It should be toward the top now :)

  • Kevin

    What about writing applications for this of us that us phones and tablets to keep notes.

  • Replicant Jason Booth

    I’ve been using swift key as well Google’s own text input option … very pleased both options… Swiftkey edges it out with its customization options though…. slightly

  • James

    Ive used just about every keyboard out there minus a few but I would really recommend useing thumb keyboard on a smaller screen but afyer I got the note 2 the standard keyboard works just fine but. When using one handed operation I use thumb.

  • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

    For UI I love Google Keyboard

  • Dierkdk

    Vote for MessagEase. Best replacement for &FITALY

  • monkey god

    What major advantages and features am I missing by sticking with the standard Google keyboard?

  • MGB

    For those who say that they cannot download Google keyboard… Read the required standards though.


  • http://www.allthatmsjazz.com/ Jasmine W.

    I love Swiftkey keyboard:)

  • Sharath

    Swiftkey is my favorite,then Kii keyboard.

  • adamhs

    I keep going back to Swiftkey. Not as many customization as some of the others but it’s word predictions and auto-corrections are almost always on the mark. I tried Fleksy, I wanted to like it but its interface is aggravating. Its “swipe up or left to bring up x, y, and z” almost never work the first time. Usually takes 2-3 swipes or more to get it to respond and bring up the right menu or settings.

  • A2theC

    What, no physical?

    • tricksie

      I love the physical keyboard on my Xperia Mini Pro :D. I only wish that Sony made newer keyboard models. Mine is from 2011.

  • Nathan Buffington

    Flesky looks really cool! I might give it a go

  • Lisak

    The comparison between fleksy and SwiftKey misses an uncanny feature of SwiftKey which is to predict words based on proximity of the keys struck to those intended. It is almost always able to translate my gibberish into the word I meant to type.

  • Ahmet C.

    I quite like TouchPal. Easy to use, resizeable, not intrusive, good prediction. Once you get used to it you can write pretty fast. Also it can handle predictions in 2 languages at the same time pretty well.

  • mitch

    SwiftKey does not have its own dedicated edit menu with arrows that can select text, cut, copy, paste, etc. This makes it worthless to me because the stock Android edit functionality is buggy and hard to use. I need a keyboard with a nice dedicated edit menu and that’s not SwiftKey!

  • UdiY

    Hey Joe, AItype keyboard has gone trough ‘face lifting’ version which is much cool than the one presented.
    presents a new experience in typing. It’ll still predicts as good as
    SwiftKey, but with all the customization others have all together. it
    can swipe, correct by context, predict words based on proximity of the
    keys, edit menu with arrows, cut, copy, paste, undo (!) and even
    resizing of the keyboard.
    Give it a try , and wait for more to come !

  • AndroidMiss

    After trying a lot of keyboards as I find stock Samsung keyboard lacking (Chinese keyboard is horrible!), I find Swiftkey to have the best accuracy for trace typing but it sadly does not offer Chinese after years of promising to add it “soon”. Swype offers a less accurate experience and frankly a less sleek design but offers more languages. It’s the closest competition I can find against Swiftkey

  • Christopher Loughrey

    Samung Keyboard which is the only keyboard that supports handwriting is definitely one of the best!

  • Monika

    http://www.swipewheel.com – check out this keyboard, I think it’s better than all above.



  • Arthur Dent

    I think a nice way to compare android keyboard is to play some sort of typing game like AutoCorrect Challange with different keyboards.

    By the score you’ll get there you could tell which keyboard suits you better, since that game grants you score for autocorrects and typing speed,

    that can be just the test you need.

    I checked it out and found that Hacker’s Keyboard is the one for me.

    If you want to that’s the app I used to test it:


  • Lilith_Black

    I need Mandarin and English input (The Chinese input by samsung is simply not good enough): After trying out quite a few, I find Swiftkey to be my favourite as it predicts the most accurately and learns my shortforms fastest. On the flip side it lacks chinese input. I am currently switching btwn swype and swiftkey.
    I gave fleksy a try recently…it seems to be worth a try but it seems to lag on my phone a little and the gestures needs time to be learned…. (Loved the look of the keyboard tho)

  • thegodfather4u

    I am an older man that finally joined the android phone arena a few years ago, as I am retired and repair and re-build computers I guess it was time………..So after quite a few keyboards, some free ones mentioned above I bought AI Type Keyboard Plus ……which to me is the very best of best, its well worth the money and works flawlessly……………thanks

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    Nice information shared on best Keyboard for Android. Google keyboard is one of my first choice and as per the other ugly mobile apps concern I like to suggest one link here:

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  • Aiwin Paul

    Fleksy Fleksy And Fleksy..
    none beats Fleksy

    > have a Guinness world record!
    > its the fastest
    > saves much much space than any other( except minium)
    > its the best

  • Wilson D

    Nothing beats stock note 3 keyboard

    • Android Developer

      Maybe. I liked the note 2 keyboard. If it’s similar, I wish I had it.
      The only bad thing about it is that it’s not available on non-stock roms (and on other devices, of course).

  • TDN

    Google Keyboard, LMP flavor.

  • Foosa Noble

    Google L keyboard… Is pretty darn good .. To you can get the pulled google play version at the amazon app store.

  • Joe

    You forgot the Android L keyboard, removed from the play store weeks after being released. It’s the one I use.

  • [S]unjΔy of Equestria

    The Google Keyboard is the best out there.

  • Noah Smith

    Fleksy doesn’t have gesture typing. At least not by default, because I’m using it right now and I see no setting for enabling it. Am I missing something?

  • Balraj

    For me it’s always swype
    Then SwiftKey keyboard
    Just these two…

  • Jimmy Sam

    Hope can see a list of best Chinese input keyboard…

  • Ricardo A. Fragoso

    I’ve been trying many keyboard apps since I’ve got a decent smarthphone… Never liked Google Keyboard (too limited IMO), tried TouchPal and i felt it was kinda “slow”, prediction was just “ok”, and themes were just ok as well. Then I tried Sype and it felt comfortable for a time for me, then, devs released an “update” and screwed all their work.

    Now, I’m giving SwiftKey a try… and I honestly can say that I’m pretty satisfied with its performance, themes, features, prediction is really good… and I didn’t doubt to buy some themes in order to support devs… For me, at this time, its the better option you can get… and its FREE!

    PS: I remember I’d tried IA Type Keyboard, and bought paid version…. I felt like the world’s biggest dumbass after 10 minutes. DAMN!

  • Dimitrios Pandioras

    I use SwiftKey purely for the resize option. I also find that the autocorrect on SwiftKey is good for those coming from iOS. Love Google keyboard though.

  • Kasi Viswanathan

    i feel Google keyboard much sensitive and friendly

  • mrjayviper

    to swipers, what’s the best keyboard? is swype still the king?

    I am currently using Google keyboard as downloaded from the playstore. But I have bought swiftkey/swype in the past. thanks :)

  • Phanikrishna Anumalla

    Only Fleksy for me, I was a die hard google keyboard fan..following which the only thing I liked was Swype.. Then came Fleksy into my life. for the first 3 days I hated it..now I just cannot type without Fleksy. Fleksy FTW!!!
    (I just don’t know why but I always hated swiftkey, the swype’n’type with swiftkey was never satisfying for me)

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  • sayitghoul

    Oh awesome, I was using Swiftkey but Touchpal is much better! Thanks :)

  • Ryan

    I keep going back to Samsung’s keyboard (since getting the S5). Works well enough for me. Only thing I don’t like is when autocorrect corrects something I didn’t want, you can’t tap backspace to restore the word. You have to tap the word. Otherwise I like it.

  • Paul

    Thumb keyboard still my favorite.

  • John Batty

    Swiftkey has the option for a number row (or pad to the side) which, for business users is a massive time saver. Dates, times, quantities, codes refs…etc. are a pain with switching layout or long press.

  • heyriad

    Multiling keyboard is my choice. It also good to read and write emoji.


  • Mohnish

    I love hackers keyboard. Thanks for the list. http://www.sportsmaza.net/

  • Mike

    I installed MultiLing Keyboard and takes a bit of figuring out and odd installations, but it works fast and doesn’t slow down the phone. Just hope to have better prediction.

    • StraightEdgeNexus

      Multiling keyboard is a good one, especially for low end phones. But it has way too many options and customizations that may fry your brain.

  • Adamski

    You guys should check out Ginger Keyboard. It’s a great keyboard with all the standard typing features and also has some really effective writing tools like a proofreader, paraphrasing and more : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gingersoftware.android.keyboard&hl=en

  • Elislav Atanasov

    For the people who edit documents all the time and need a compact keyboard with numbers above the letters – you can do this with Swiftkey in the settings. For me that is the best option. Hacker’s keyboard is compact, but the letters are so small, that I type wrong all the time. I am almost sure ai.type does support this option also, but you have to pay 4 euro for it. It may be useful for a lot of people to know that adding the numbers is just a matter of setting(I personally didn’t know and found it out by chance after using a lot of different keyboards) and the team could consider adding this tip in the next review for people like me :)

  • zyreno

    check the new Voice Typing Keyboard for truly hands-free voice guided typing and editing: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hulala.android.VoiceTypingKeyboardFree0

  • zyreno

    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. you can also format text with desired capitalization with voice.


  • Jamie Hyde

    Kii Keyboard no longer exists, so It should be removed from the list; See here: https://plus.google.com/100632073621913172365/posts/9Vu3PyvdXhv

  • Victor Kyalo

    a good suggestion for you guys to try it out. its called nin type, works like keymonk but has a better ui,

  • Typing revolution

    MessagEase? come on AA.

  • apples4apples

    Have you seen that Adaptxt and Swiftkey have college themes for March Madness?

  • mizar

    What about EaseMessage Keyboard ? I find it the most usable of all these, I never use prediction but you can set it if you want. It’s hard to miss the right character, with tapping or swypes you can use an entire alphabet and all the punctuations. It has a lot of customizations. Only emoticons are not so well integrated, but almost every chatting software use a special button for that.

  • mishael53

    Kii was the BEST BEST BEST customizable keyboard and Google play store has deleted it. SO AWFUL.

  • Jess Westergaard

    Next time you write about keyboards for Android, you should make an article about REAL keyboards. I was DISAPPOINTED about this article because the article headline indicated that it was about real kyboards. NOT about keyboard-apps for apps. I did not even bother to read it – the picures were enough!

  • Wong Gary

    Here is a keyboard which has PC features: Copy, paste, undo, redo, cursor move, alt text input

    RealTouch Keyboard

  • http://www.ecloga.org Lazar

    Hi everyone, I’m building keyboard for Android and I would like to know your opinion on it. I is still in the BETA stage of development process, but till the end of the summer there will be 1.0 version of it with many great features and personalization options. Check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=keyboard.ecloga.com.eclogakeyboard

  • LostInSight

    All I want from an android keyboard that I dont have is arrow keys.

  • Ric

    You missed 8pen (unfortunatelly abandoned from developing), and Messagease, probably the most confortable and faster touch keybord of the market.

  • Puppala SrinivasaRao

    why don’t you talk about KIKA key board its looks nice and user friendly. Just try it. it is free of cost many key board themes and text formates.
    Thank you

  • cash every 24 hours

    Key Ping is a nice keyboard on Google Play. The keyboard give you the ability to save your contact info and add it with one click.

  • davide

    Tried the first three… all lousy.

  • Elsie

    A brand new sign language keyboard app created by Deaf people for everyone who loves American Sign Language! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aslized.keyboard.signily

  • Dinesh Sehra

    Personally I like the “Swype” for the slide functionality for special characters and the selection option from the Swype key on the down-left corned of the keyboard. But the themes of SwiftKey are just awesome. I would love themes of SwiftKey and functionality of Swype. Jus watched the “Kii” KB, looks good enough. Probably what I am looking for. Will download it now.