Universal Keyboard that has pull down for numbers (like Apple iOS keyboard)

MrMister111

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I like the in built Apple keyboard, but I use swipe so use gboard keyboard now.

Only thing I miss is the ability to pull down on letters to get a numbers and symbols. I don't think this is on the iPhone keyboard anyway, wish it was, but on gboard you have to hold down on the letter.

Is there a keyboard that has swipe, pull down for numbers and symbols? Or is this an Apple exclusive/trademark?

Thanks
 

thyttel

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Never said it was a good keyboard. But it's the only one I know of with those features you asked for. I always end up going back to SwiftKey no matter what other keyboard i try.
 

MrMister111

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Never said it was a good keyboard. But it's the only one I know of with those features you asked for. I always end up going back to SwiftKey no matter what other keyboard i try.
Agree SwiftKey is decent, but gboard about the same I think. Gboard has number shortcuts by holding down so mostly use that
 

pacorob

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Agree SwiftKey is decent, but gboard about the same I think. Gboard has number shortcuts by holding down so mostly use that
I agree with you there. I tried almost all 3rd party keyboards and I did like Swype the most although the stability of it was horrible but it did have an excellent word recognition which I still can't find today in either Swiftkey or Gboard but since Gboard is out I prefer that over Swiftkey also the voice option is nice as well although I did turn it off since I didn't use it. I also liked the more unknown Path Input as well which had also an excellent iPad version of their keyboard.

You could also give GO Keyboard a try which also has word swiping functionality although not certain about the numbers.

You can also check out the iOS8 big keyboard topic with a long list of keyboards and special categories in the start post I maintained in the end since it is a wiki like post.