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How to find the absolute best third-party Android keyboard

Published Feb 6th, 2015 10:30PM EST
Best Third-Party Android Keyboards

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There has been an explosion in third-party smartphone keyboards over the last couple of years and it can be difficult to pick out the right one for you. That’s why we’re thankful that the good people at XDA Developers have put together an incredibly thorough guide that really should be the final word for anyone who is interested in replacing their current virtual Android keyboard with an even better one.

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Why is this particular guide so thorough, you ask? Because it reviews a ton of different criteria for each keyboard, including the keyboard’s input accuracy, whether it supports emoji, how many options for multiple languages it has, how strong it is at suggesting corrections and predicting your next word, what kinds of customization options it has and what its privacy settings are.

The XDA guide reviews 12 different third-party keyboards, some of which we’ve written about before: Fleksy, Google Keyboard, Hacker’s Keyboard, Hodor Keyboard, Minuum, Multiling O Keyboard, MyScript Stylus, NextApp Keyboard, SwiftKey, Swype, Thumb Keyboard, and TouchPal.

The guide also comes with a summary table at the end that you can use as a quick reference to see all the keyboards’ key features. Be sure to check it out at the source link below.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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