As most Android handset users already know, the keyboard is probably the feature of your device that you use most. Whether it’s typing a text message, tweeting or composing an email, your keyboard must come into play. But do you know there is more to the stocked keyboard that come comes featured on your device? With the many third party keyboards to choose from, it may seem like a task deciding which Android keyboard would work best for you especially considering your typing needs. This is a list to help you find one that hopefully will be right for you.

SwiftKey

SwiftKey, one of the most popular alternatives for most smartphones, is not only free but combines some of the coolest themes, first-rate predictions, auto-correct, and swipe to type capabilities all in one. This Keyboard also works for your web applications offering accurate suggestions based on your past preferences or history. Perhaps one of its best features, is the fact that the SwiftKey is able to guess the next words on your texts depending on your previous messages.

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AI Type Plus Keyboard

Offering both the functionality aspect of a keyboard as well as featuring a flamboyant look due to its animated themes, this make the app a versatile choice. The AI Type Plus Keyboard is influenced by the Android Lollipop, with over a hundred free download themes to choose from. If you are looking for creativity, this keyboard has over 800 emojis for you to tap, swipe and fill your texts.

MultiLing Keyboard

While it lacks the refined look of the AI Type Keyboard, the MultiLing Keyboard app is more functionality oriented. The only app on the list to feature a calculator and a ton of customization options, it is obvious that the app has more to offer than just Keyboard typing. With plenty of languages to choose from, the app offer both the letter and symbol texts. If you are more detail oriented, this should the perfect app for you.

Google Keyboard

Compatible with Android devices running on the 4.4 OS, the Google Keyboard embodies a simple, easy to use interface. This Keyboard has a lot to offer, with material design themes, different languages, text to speech functionality along with gesture typing. This application is available on the Google Play Store for free downloads without any in-app purchases to speak off.

TouchPal Keyboard App

Packed with emoji arts, colors and themes, the TouchPal app is also comes with over 85 languages, has both cloud and contextual prediction as well as featuring swipe functionality. The TouchPal Keyboard app is comfortable to use, making it more faster to use when it comes to composing messages.

Flesky

If you not fast paced in the swiping technique, the Flesky app is perfect keyboard to go for. Though not quite as intuitive as other keyboard apps, the Flesky app is more gesture oriented. This features auto correct while adjusting to your typing patterns. Learning the gestures may take a while, but once you get the hang of it, typing gets faster. Beginners may find the tutorial section helpful. Along with built in emojis, 40 languages support, it also sports an ‘invisible’ keyboard feature.

Swype

Swype another popular keyboard app with smartphones, makes use of the swipe method when it comes to text inputs. Along with adapting to your common typing mistakes, the Swype Keyboard learns your input habits over time, and automatically updates the phrases you often type into its dictionary. Though a bit tricky getting used to, it does on time when it comes to faster typing thanks especially to its automated space input.

Choosing your Keyboard App of choice may largely depend on the features available that work well for you, along with your typing needs and preferences. Feel free to share with us other great Android Keyboard apps not on the list in the Comments section.

 

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