iPhone Best Keyboard?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by LaynieGorilla, Sep 17, 2014.

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Best Keyboard?

  1. Swype

    97 vote(s)
    22.9%
  2. Fleksy

    29 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. TouchPal

    21 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. Swiftkey

    263 vote(s)
    62.0%
  5. Minuum

    14 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. LaynieGorilla, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    #1
    What's you favorite keyboard? Fleksy? Swype? Swiftkey? Minuum? TouchPal?

    Talk to me people!

    I like swipe but it doesn't stay on the keyboard when changing apps. No option for full access. And no themes! Swiftkey works pretty well as a second.. would prefer other options besides blue detail for the black keyboard.
     
  2. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Right now it is a tie for me between swiftkey, and swype keyboard. I have to use both more before i can give more of an opinion. But i will be trying almost all of them.
     
  3. CMan0928 macrumors member

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    SwiftKey for me. Using it right now. Love it. One of the big things I missed about Android. Works for far more things on the iPhone too.
     
  4. LaynieGorilla thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Definitely changing my mind, after playing around with swift key more, definitely the best one out there.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 17, 2014
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  6. Telp macrumors 68040

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    For me I'm kind of stuck. I really like Fleksy's ability to change the physical size of the keyboard. It also seems to be implemented really well into the OS. On the other hand, I hate that just to right a question mark you have to make a period first and then swipe up on the keyboard. I feel like I'm on a flip phone keyboard.

    On the other hand, I really like the fact that you can access all the numbers and the main punctuation on the main keyboard of TouchPal, but it seems the buggiest of all the keyboards I've tried (admittedly I haven't tried them all).

    I'm looking for something kind of in the middle. :p
     
  7. HoosBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Swiftkey so far...havent tried the others...Apple Predictive Text has been getting better recently so that one isn't too bad either
     
  8. mush10 macrumors regular

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    Using SwiftKey myself. I thought the stock Apple keyboard was supposed to add a swipe feature but I cannot find it. Going to try them all as I did on Android and probably settle on SwiftKey. SwiftKey is very quick on iOS.
     
  9. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    Swype for me. Other than predictive text, how is swift key better than Swype? Is it's Swype engine better? More accurate?
     
  10. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

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    Swype is not that far behind.
     
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  12. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    Installed Swype but so far I can only select it in Mail. It doesn't show up in any other app including safari or messages. Did I miss a step?
     
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    I preferred swiftkey on android and now prefer it on ios. I wish it had all the themes the android version does though.
     
  14. Delorean2006 macrumors 6502a

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    for me personally after trying a couple...hands down swiftkey
     
  15. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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  16. mush10 macrumors regular

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    It can't predict without knowing your keystrokes. SwiftKey has been around a while. If you always are bothered by things like this it will never be the keyboard for you.
     
  17. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I'm really excited about the new landscape keyboard on the 6Plus so I think i'll be using that a lot (if AT&T ever manages to deliver my dang phone), but in the meantime Swiftly has been surprisingly reliable on my 5s so far. It's pretty impressive.
     
  18. CMan0928 macrumors member

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    I looked into it when I say this pop up for me, too. They don't store or keep track of long stings of digits like credit card numbers or whatever.
     
  19. Antgb84 macrumors 6502

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    I'd rather be warned than anything.
     
  20. fins831 macrumors 6502a

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    I installed Swype and it doesn't have the same popup at swiftkey, so does that mean Swype doesn't have the enable full access setting? Because I can't find it, so I am wondering if Swype just is sandboxed and doesn't need full access to fully function (which would be better for me)

    Or have I missed the swype message about 3rd party and they do the same thing as swiftkey.

    I am all about security so I just want to make sure Swype is good because even though it is buggy I am enjoying it so far.

    Anyone have any input on this - trying to be as security conscious as possible
     
  21. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    No one likes Fleksy?? Hahahaha. :D I personally like Fleksy because its auto-correct has been pretty good so far, and although there is a slight learning curve to the gestures, I'm starting to get used to it and am learning to use it efficiently. It also looks better (imo) than other keyboards.
     
  22. JoeTomasone macrumors 6502

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    I like both Swype and Swiftkey, preferring Swiftkey a bit more as punctuation seems to be easier.

    I want to like Touchpal since it has easier punctuation gestures due to the labeling on the keys, but I hate hate hate the way it doesn't put the word in the text field until you either select it or start to enter another word. I don't know why it bugs me... But it does.
     
  23. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    I've been enjoying Fleksy. It may have a pretty steep learning curve, but after using it for a while, I've grown to enjoy it. The extra space on the screen that the minimal option gives you is welcomed, and the autocorrect is pretty spot on, plus it seems to be getting better as I use it.
     
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