iPhone Best Keyboard?

Best Keyboard?

  • Swype

    Votes: 97 22.9%
  • Fleksy

    Votes: 29 6.8%
  • TouchPal

    Votes: 21 5.0%
  • Swiftkey

    Votes: 263 62.0%
  • Minuum

    Votes: 14 3.3%

  • Total voters
    424

LaynieGorilla

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Jan 1, 2011
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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.
 
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lsutigerfan1976

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Sep 14, 2012
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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.
 

CMan0928

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Sep 8, 2014
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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.
 

LaynieGorilla

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Jan 1, 2011
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Definitely changing my mind, after playing around with swift key more, definitely the best one out there.
 

Telp

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Feb 6, 2007
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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
 

HoosBruce

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Oct 21, 2013
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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
 

mush10

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Jul 15, 2008
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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.
 

phositadc

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Dec 9, 2012
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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?
 

CausticPuppy

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May 1, 2012
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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?
 

mush10

macrumors regular
Jul 15, 2008
127
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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.
 

VSMacOne

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Oct 18, 2008
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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.
 

fins831

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Oct 7, 2011
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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
 

snowman1

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Mar 17, 2010
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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.
 

JoeTomasone

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Aug 8, 2014
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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.
 

lunaoso

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Sep 22, 2012
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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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