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These are the best third-party keyboards for iOS 8 on the App Store

Published Sep 17th, 2014 4:24PM EDT
iOS 8 Third-Party Keyboards

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Whether you’re currently in the process of downloading iOS 8 or you’re trying to uncover all the hidden features that Apple didn’t highlight before release, you probably haven’t had a chance to try out many of the new third-party keyboards which have just begun to populate the App Store. Thankfully, MacRumors has put together a list of all the best keyboards for your perusal.

First up is SwiftKey [App Store Link], one of the most popular Android keyboards to transition over to iOS 8. It’s available now on the App Store for free.

“SwiftKey Keyboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a smart keyboard that learns from you, replacing your device’s built-in keyboard with one that adapts to the way you type.”

Next is Swype [App Store Link], another gesture-based keyboard with predictive text. Swype is available for $0.99 on the App Store.

“Swype is the most accurate keyboard on the planet. Whether you type or Swype we enable you to input words faster and easier. It learns the way you type so the more you use it, the smarter it gets.”


[App Store Link], the next keyboard on the list, stands out from the crowd by offering an adjustable keyboard for users who don’t need half of the display to type out a message. Minuum costs $1.99 for a limited time, but will return to its regular price of $3.99 when the sale is over.

“Type faster, see more of your screen, and take control of autocorrect with Minuum: the little keyboard for big fingers.”

Fleksy, TouchPal, TextExpander and KuaiBoard round out the list. Be sure to head to MacRumors’ post in the source link to watch videos of each of the third-party keyboards in action. App Store links for the remaining keyboard follow below.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.