What keyboard do you use?

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What keyboard do you use?

  1. Apple

    29 vote(s)
    61.7%
  2. Swype

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. SwiftKey

    4 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. Fleksy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. GBoard

    12 vote(s)
    25.5%
  6. Word Flow

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  7. Other (explain)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. yanki01 macrumors 68040

    yanki01

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    #1
    Just wondering what everyone's preference to use and why.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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  3. maxsix Suspended

    maxsix

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    #3
    Gboard is excellent, fast, accurate and versatile.
     
  4. pacorob macrumors 68000

    pacorob

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    #4
    I'm a user of Swype on iPhone and iPad mini2, but I'm waiting on GBoard to support Dutch language so I can switch. Or even better if Apple would finally add support for swiping of words in iOS10.
     
  5. mthomas184 macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I have used GBoard since its release and love it. If Apple had swiping, I would use Apple's default.
     
  6. Budiosx macrumors regular

    Budiosx

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    #6
    Hemingboard: Synonyms, Rhymes, Puns in Your Keyboard
     
  7. Michael Anthony macrumors regular

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    Apple - it works fine me, that said I haven't played around with many other keyboards.
     
  8. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    I love Gboard. Works great.
     
  9. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    Swiftly because it's bilingual but it will be deleted if the iOS 10 keyboard works as stated .
     
  10. JaiyoInc Suspended

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    #10
    I don't know how I ever lived without Gboard.
     
  11. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    #11
    I primarily use the stock Apple keyboard. I have flirted with using other keyboards, but I tend to always go back to the stock keyboard.
     
  12. Howl's Castle macrumors regular

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    #12
    Word Flow. I am a HUGE Microsoft fan. I love the Bing integration :) I just wish it had Cortana integration or the option for the theme to be the Bing Image of the Day
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    With some of the punctuation behavior changes in the stock keyboard in iOS 10 I'm giving some serious thought about using a 3rd party keyboard.
     
  14. I_am_a_loser macrumors regular

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  16. Cogsworth macrumors 6502

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    I've tried nearly all the popular third party keyboards and I was primarily using SwiftKey, Swype, GBoard or Word Flow. But with the new functionality of the Apple keyboard in iOS 10 I'm back to the stock keyboard. Great autocorrection and emoji prediction/replacement works as advertised.
     
  17. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    #17
    But don't you miss the word swiping option? I need that feature to be added to the Apple keyboard in order to switch back. For now I will stick with Swype but I'm hoping I can soon switch to Gboard when Dutch language is also supported.
     
  18. Cogsworth macrumors 6502

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    Nah I've tried the swiping thing but never got used to it. For me, it actually slowed down my typing speed.
     
  19. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    #19
    For me it's the other way around, but it really does depend which third party keyboard I use and if it's smart enough to choose the correct word I just swiped.
     
  20. Jawn_Dough macrumors newbie

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    I was using Gboard up until iOS 10 came out. My favorite thing about it is how easy it is to search for emojis. I have never been good at remembering which emoji is where. I honestly haven't been using any of the new features in iMessage, so I am sure it will only be a matter of time before I switch back. There's just something about a black keyboard...
     
  21. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    No more 3d party keyboard for me ! I deleted Swiftkey now that the stock keyboard is bi lingual.
     
  22. bmattinw macrumors newbie

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    #22
    Glad I found this thread. Loving Gboard compared to stock. I just wish that we could change the keyboard size like on Android.
     
  23. pacorob macrumors 68000

    pacorob

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    #23
    Gboard can't do that indeed. I do know a few other third party keyboards like Path Input (iPhone,iPad), Nintype (see also the 3rd party keyboard topic) which can though.

    Something else: I wonder when Microsoft's WordFlow keyboard will finally be available in other countries and languages other then English.

    I'm also curious when ReBoard will add support for swipe typing and if it needs full access or not.
    I'm testing out Slash keyboard right now which seems also nice and supports Dutch. Unfortunately it does need full access rights like Swiftkey to use the word swipe feature :(
     

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