List Of Best iOS 8 Keyboards, Including Swype, That You Should Try Right Now
iOS 8 has been significant for a number of reasons, but for the makers of third-party keyboards, it has been something of a godsend. For a while, Android users have benefited from the enhanced functionality offered by the likes of Fleksy and SwiftKey, and with little by way of surprise, many of familiar faces are in the pool of developers vying for the newly-found audience on iPhone and iPad. Here, we round up the various keyboards now downloadable via the iTunes Store, and if you’re in the hunt for a better typing experience, check out the list after the break!
SwiftKey Keyboard (FREE)
One of our old Android favorites, SwiftKey Keyboard learns how you type, the language you use, and after a couple of weeks, eerily begins to read your mind. As with the Android edition, it’s free of charge, and can be downloaded below.
One of the first to get out of the blocks upon the release of iOS 8, Fleksy offers many of the same features as SwiftKey. For an additional one-dollar in-app purchase, you can also enjoy the themes bundle, and with a clean interface, is one that we have long-since enjoyed here at Redmond Pie.
At a shade under five bucks, TextExpander is at the higher tiers of the pricing scale, but even though it might cost a fair bit, it allows you to create neat shortcuts of longer phrases, lessening the amount of time you need to spend tapping out long messages.
Kuaiboard lets you create shortcuts for inserting expensive amounts of texts into a document or message just by keying in certain, smaller phrases. It’s all configurable, and rather than being an outright replacement for your current keyboard, operates as something of an extension to your current set-up.