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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5 Best Android Keyboard Apps Enhance Input Speed and Accuracy (Update)

Well, I believe that most of people is not satisfied with the original keyboard on Android because of the less new words, small keyboard and high error. And right now I believe that some people still grapple with various keyboard apps in Google Market (aka Google Play). Right now, I will bring you guys 5 best Android Keyboard Apps from Google Play. Just pick out one from them.

5. SlideIT Soft Keyboard (Rated: 4.0)

SlideIT keyboard is an excellent tool for entering text, replacing your touchscreen keyboard. SlideIT keyboard enables users to dramatically improve writing speed with practically no learning curve. Instead of entering text by tapping on the keyboard letters, SlideIT keyboard eases texting by sliding a finger along the keyboard letters, while the words “magically” appear on the screen.

Among SlideIT great features:
- Smart predictions and disambiguation
- Over 45 language packs and layouts
- More than 30 skins
- Speech-to-text
- Handwriting recognition
- Keyboard customization
- Import contacts from your phone

4. TouchPal Keyboard (Rated: 4.2)

Support Voice input, multi-language, dictionary update, contact import to dictionary etc.

And the main features:
1. TouchPal Curve - the first predictive sliding in the world. Pause in the middle of sliding to get long words predicted.
2. Intelligent next-word prediction. It may save up to 80% keystrokes.
3. Magic mistyping correction on Full QWERTY layout. Blind typing is no longer a dream!
4. Mixed language input allows auto language detection. No need to switch languages.
5. Innovation of T+ dual-letter layout. Bigger keys than QWERTY.

3. Smart Keyboard Trial (Rated: 4.3)

This is the TRIAL version of "Smart Keyboard PRO" (it has the same features but with a nag screen). And this keyboard app also gets multitouch keyboard with multi-language support, skins, voice input, T9 and compact, Smart dictionary, custom Auto-Text, hard keyboard support, calibration, many appearance and prediction options.

2. SwiftKey 3 Keyboard Free (Rated: 4.4)

SwiftKey 3 understands how words work together, giving much more accurate corrections and predictions than other keyboards. Very sloppy typing will magically make sense, even if you miss spaces, and SwiftKey 3 also predicts your next words. SwiftKey 3 learns the words and phrases you use, and how you interact with your keyboard as you use it, to make typing easier and even more accurate over time. You can also personalize it using your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or blog posts.

New features:

1. An improvement to the autocorrect function. Now the keyboard gives more accurate corrections and predictions and also recognizes where spaces between words should go.
2. Re-designed layout featuring a bigger spacebar and a single punctuation key.

1. GO Keyboard (Rated: 4.4)

GO Keyboard can make your typing faster and smarter. It is a essential choice for android mobile.

Main features:
★Predict in multiple languages and keyboard layouts
★Has accurate dictionaries
★Import contacts
★Support fantasy text output
★Support Emoji
★Support a variety of themes
★Smart to set skin and back ground
★Auto-memory and correct as you type
★Multi-point touch keyboard
★Support the slide input

With one of those 5 best Android keyboard apps, you can speed up the text input, if you do not want to move your fingers, just speak out with the voice input. It's much safer when you are driving. If you find any better keyboard, just leave your message below this blog. I will try it for you!


  1. "It's much safer when you are driving." WHAT!?!

    There is NO safe way to text when you are driving. Text and Drive? Just say no. Throw the phone in the back seat.

    Other than that, very informative.

    1. Yes, can't agree with any more. Sorry, I just make a comparison with type words by the fingers.

  2. I like Big Buttons Keyboard cuz i hate tiny buttons.

  3. Should update this with swiftkey 3

  4. About Go Keyboard I found it takes too long to load and it uses quite a lot of memory. How does it compare with the other apps you mention?

    I'm french, live in Japan and I type most of the time in japanese, sometimes in french or english. Go Keyboard is, basically, convenient to deal with that. However, my biggest concern is with the app. speed. The keyboard switching takes a very long time. When typing in japanese I often insert some english or french word so this is annoying. I type in japanese in portrait while I prefer landscape layout for eng/fr and this switch also takes a pretty long time, nothing to compare with the original Android keyboard.

    Same when u are searching the internet, typing in a search field, then browse, and repeat this a lot of times. The time spent at waiting for the keyboard to appear is pretty huge, even resulting in the keyboard app restart sometimes.

    So Go should be promising and really useful for people like me, but afaik the loading time is hard to forget and really annoying. Are the other apps you mention lighter to load ?

    1. Maybe you can try to use TouchPal. Actually I just need switch the language between Chinese and English, TouchPal is good, but I think it's still not as fast as the default keyboard when I typing the words. SwiftKey is awesome, but WTH it doesn't support Japanese! How could a Keyboard support Korean but can't do it for Japanese!

      And about the problem you mentioned. I suggest you to post it to the Go Keyboard developers. They should improve their products!

    2. BTW, my second foreign language is Japanese, but I almost forget this language now because I haven't used it in my life. Have a good day, Cossais さん

  5. Also about Go Keyboard, while I don't remember having problems with french and english dictionnaries, the japanese one was not able to find quite as many words or kanjis as the original japanese IME I got with my japanese Smartphone (a Sharp Galapagos 003sh).

  6. I use swiftkey, easy to get used to and very predictive indeed, wouldn't want to use anything else now!

  7. I'm using a different keyboard app and it's not on a qwerty layout, it's very interesting, fun and easy to use. I've been using this for a couple of months now and it fits what I want for a virtual keyboard. BTW this is a Dextr keyboard app.

    If you hate qwerty this is for you.


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