Of all the iOS 8 features, support for third party keyboards was probably the most anticipated. For years, Android has had the support and the entire iOS community waited with bated breath.
The native iOS keyboard does a fairly decent job (notwithstanding the Shift key nightmare), but when you throw emojis, GIFs and other such enhancements into the mix, you would probably be missing out if you haven’t tried a third party iOS keyboard as yet. Here’s a list of iOS keyboards that we thought were great:
SwiftKey gets smarter by learning the way you type and comes with a really decent next-word predictor. It’s probably one of the best free keyboards available as of now.
Minuum gets its name from its UI which is a one-line continuum of letters. Designed to handle sloppy typing, doesn’t take a lot of your screen space either.
Touted as the fastest keyboard in the world, its Android version has broken the Guinness World Record for fastest texting! Apart from its speed, Fleksy is highly customizable with multiple themes and sizes. It also lets you switch between 40+ languages with ease.
Swype learns the way you type so the more you use it, the smarter it gets. A great keyboard.
Type quicker and save text templates from any app easily. You can even protect the text clips with Touch ID. This is a great keyboard if you need higher productivity.
6 languages supported as of now. Comes with swipe input, keyboard themes, and a great collection of 800+ Emoji.
Create common phrases and sort them by categories. Simply tap a button to send off a quick reply.
GIF Keyboard [Free]
Sometimes emojis just don’t cut it. GIFs convey sarcasm and other emotions with ease. And, it’s fun!
Scribble Board [$0.99]
Tired with typing? Just scribble!
Loaded with well designed themes with lot of color variants.
That sums up our list of top iOS8 keyboards. Did we miss your favorite? Feel free to share it with us via comments.