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Here are the best keyboards for Android

Derek Walter | April 6, 2016
With so many good software keyboards out there, you can select one that truly matches your preferred style.

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Fleksy combines a lot of original thinking in design and typing gestures.

But Fleksy is also about fun. Want a keyboard that throws in GIFs or wacky images with ease? Then this is definitely your choice. The autocorrection is decent enough, but mastering the swipes makes this a super fast way to fire off a text message or email. The design isn’t totally to my taste, but I do recommend you give it a try and it’s a system that might really appeal to some people.

From left field: Go Keyboard

Sometimes you don’t care so much about all that serious productivity and you’d rather have a little fun or tap into your inner teenager. If that’s the case, then check out Go Keyboard. It has the wackiest set of themes, sticker packs, and other animations that pair perfectly with a Snapchat session.

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Go Keyboard is the ideal choice for your less serious self.

But the keyboard and auto correction also need to be good, which they are. It’s not quite SwiftKey level at churning out magical predictions, but it’s competent enough to get the job done. But the focus here is really on all the themes and emoji integration, so check it out and have some fun with it. I didn’t expect to enjoy using it, but there was a lot to like.

Besides, experimenting is the whole point when it comes to deciding on the best keyboard solution. There are plenty of others: ai.type, Flash Keyboard, and Microsoft’s new Hub keyboard that syncs up closely with Office content. So if you want to find the right keyboard for you, there’s a good chance it’s out there.

 

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