What is the BEST Android keyboard?

THE CONTENDERS

Smart Keyboard PRO
Swiftkey Keyboard
Better Keyboard
Android 2.3 Keyboard
Swype

Smart Keyboard PRO - $2.73



Pros:
  • Fastest at typing due to great keypad spacing
  • iPhone keyboard skin, no matter how you feel about the iPhone the virtual keyboard is hands down the best. This is not a perfect replication of it, but it is pretty close.
  • Gesture features, swipe down to hide keyboard among others
  • Good prediction & spell check
  • Customize, customize, customize
Cons:
  • A little bit of a lag with the first few letters when you open an app
  • Not super pretty
  • Not Free
  • Input sound does not match exactly click

Swiftkey Keyboard - $1.99 (On Sale so this could go up)



Pros:
  • Excellent prediction, many times you don’t have to even type the word, just tap it
  • Beautiful interface design with the latest update, it looks like it belongs
  • Gesture features, swipe down to hide keyboard among others
Cons:
  • Same lag issue when first starting an app, this might be an Android issue
  • Keys are a little small and harder to hit than Smart Keyboard PRO
  • Not Free
  • Not as customizable as the others

Better Keyboard 8 - Free


Pros:
  • Customizable
  • Pretty Fast other than initial lag
  • Gesture features, swipe down to hide keyboard among others
  • Free
Cons:
  • Prediction is just in testing for now, seemed pretty decent
  • Same lag issue when first starting an app, this might be an Android issue
  • No next or enter button
  • Key placing slightly more cramped

Android 2.3 Keyboard (Gingerbread)


Pros:
  • Free
  • Built for Android
  • Very fast
  • Simple & Clean
  • Excellent key spacing
Cons:
  • Limited customization

Swype (When Available)


Pros:
  • Very cool concept
  • Very fast once you get used to it
  • Fun to use
  • Very clean & elegant
  • Free if available
Cons:
  • Learning curve, it’s very different than a regular typing experience
  • Not available for all devices yet (depends on carrier & manufacturer)

THE WINNER IS:


The Android Keyboard that I have chosen to use for my day to day use is, the Android 2.3 Keyboard (Gingerbread). I find the spacing is excellent & it has minimal to no lag. In short it is just a very simple & elegant keyboard. It is the keyboard that should have come with Android all along.

My runner up was Smart Keyboard Pro. I used this keyboard for months before the 2.3 keyboard was available. It was a very fast & reliable keyboard with a lot of customization options.

Comments

  1. Mostly people are using android smart phones these days. According to essay pro reviews people are getting perfect keyboard in their smart phones. They can use keyboard easily with latest features and type very well. They can get facility of spelling check also with good keyboard.

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