iPhone Best Keyboard?

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


Best Keyboard?

  1. Swype

    97 vote(s)
  2. Fleksy

    29 vote(s)
  3. TouchPal

    21 vote(s)
  4. Swiftkey

    263 vote(s)
  5. Minuum

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

    LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2011
    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 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    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

    Sep 8, 2014
    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

    Jan 1, 2011
    Definitely changing my mind, after playing around with swift key more, definitely the best one out there.
  5. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 17, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2014

    BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
  6. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    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

    Oct 21, 2013
    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

    Jul 15, 2008
    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

    Dec 9, 2012
    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

    Mar 9, 2013

    Swype is not that far behind.
  11. hallidc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2013
  12. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2012
    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?
  13. Toltepeceno Suspended


    Jul 17, 2012
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
    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

    Feb 4, 2012
    for me personally after trying a couple...hands down swiftkey
  15. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2007
  16. mush10 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2008
    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


    Oct 18, 2008
    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

    Sep 8, 2014

    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

    Mar 9, 2013

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

    Oct 7, 2011
    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

    Mar 17, 2010
    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 6502a

    Aug 8, 2014
    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


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    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.
  24. sjperformance macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Miami 305

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