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The Best Android Keyboard: Review Of 10 Best Android Keyboards

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Are you looking for an alternative Android keyboard? Check the list of the best Android keyboards and choose the one for yourself. 

Typing (texting) is probably the most frequent activity among Android users.

We type to find the information we are looking for, to text our friends or family, to comment on photos our friends share with us. We type 90& of time we spend with our smartphones or even more!  

That's why to make our typing as effective and pleasant as possible we need to find the best keyboard app for ourselves. Unfortunately, stock keyboards seldom are good enough, so we often have to look for alternatives. 

So what's the best Android keyboard? Let's find out. 

I want this article to reach as many people as possible so that they can find the best Android keyboard for themselves. That’s why if you like this article, please share it with your friends. 

I have been doing research on the best Android keyboard apps  for almost a week so that you can choose the best app for you in less than a 5-minute read. Good luck!

The best Android keyboard: review

The Best Android Keyboard (List Of 10 Best Android Keyboard Apps)

What I am giving you here is probably the most comprehensive, detailed and to-the-point list/review of best Android keyboards you will find on Google Play and in the Amazon Appstore for Android.  

Before I show you the apps, here are a few words about the list itself:

  • It contains only the official Android keyboard apps that you will find on Google Play (and in some cases also in the Amazon Appstore for Android).
  • The description shows you the main features of each keyboard app and you will also see the basic information about the price, advertising, average rating and number of downloads. 
  • All the screenshots are real and come from my own Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 7.0).
  • Under each description you will find direct links to download the app from Google Play and from Amazon Appstore for Android. You can learn more about how to install Amazon apps on Android here (I recommend installing this alternative app store)
  • The apps are not in any special order. You can start studying the list both from the beginning and from the end.  

The Best Android Keyboard #1: Gboard

Gboard is the Android keyboard I've been using for more than two years now. For me this is the best keyboard app and I cannot imagine replacing it with anything else. That's why I am putting it here at the beginning of this list.

This is the Android keyboard that comes straight from Google (this keyboard used to be known as the Google Keyboard). It's supposed to make your typing as efficient and typo-free as possible. I type very fast and make tons of typos and this is the only keyboard that handles my sloppy writing style. 

The main features of Gboard include: Glide Typing that lets you type faster by sliding, voice typing, possibility of searching and sharing anything from Google with the use of the G button, fast emoji search, support for GIFs, multilingual typing (with no need to change the language), lots of themes and possible customization (e.g. layout, size or colors) 

The Best Android Keyboard: Gboard (screenshot)Gboard: using the Google search engine from the keyboard
The Best Android Keyboard: Gboard (screenshot)Gboard: different themes & colors
The Best Android Keyboard: Gboard (screenshot)Gboard: customizing the keyboard looks

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: NO
Contains ads: NO
Average rating on Google Play: 4.1/5
Number of downloads: below 1 billion

DOWNLOAD THE GBOARD KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)

The Best Android Keyboard #2: SwiftKey Keyboard

Before the emergence of Gboard, SwiftKey was the number one alternative Android keyboard for me and most of my friends.

This is also a very nice keyboard app that uses AI to learn your writing style and give the best possible predictions and correct your typos as effectively as possible. When it comes to predicting, SwiftKey is the best (it's even better than Gboard). 

The main features of SwiftKey include: tons of different colors, designs and themes to customize your keyboard (80+ different variations), support for 150+ languages, two modes (swipe or type), lots of emojis and graphics to choose from, it learns your nicknames and predicts your favorite emoticons and more. 

The Best Android Keyboard: SwiftKey Keyboard (screenshot)SwiftKey: keyboard customization
The Best Android Keyboard: SwiftKey Keyboard (screenshot)SwiftKey: keyboard themes
The Best Android Keyboard: SwiftKey Keyboard (screenshot)SwiftKey: keyboard themes

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: NO
Contains ads: NO
Average rating on Google Play: 4.5/5
Number of downloads: 50-100 million

DOWNLOAD THE SWIFTKEY KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)
DOWNLOAD THE SWIFTKEY KEYBOARD APP (Amazon Appstore)

The Best Android Keyboard #3: Fleksy

Fleksy is also one of the best Android keyboards you can find both on Google Play and in the Amazon Appstore for Android

The creators of this keyboard app claim it's the fastest keyboard in the world and the only one with full GIF support. It lets you quickly navigate by swiping left/right and up/down to delete words, add punctuation or quickly view the suggested words. 

Whether or not it's really the fastest keyboard in the world, this is certainly the app you should try.

The main features of Fleksy include: tons of customizations & beautiful themes to choose from (more than 40), full support for GIFs (you can find and send GIFs), very good auto-correction, custom extensions, support for 42 languages. 

The Best Android Keyboard: Fleksy (screenshot)Fleksy: startup tutorial
The Best Android Keyboard: Fleksy (screenshot)Fleksy: startup tutorial
The Best Android Keyboard: Fleksy (screenshot)Fleksy: keyboard customization

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: YES
Contains ads: NO
Average rating on Google Play: 4.4/5
Number of downloads: 5-10 million

DOWNLOAD THE FLEKSY KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)
DOWNLOAD THE FLEKSY KEYBOARD APP (Amazon Appstore)

The Best Android Keyboard #4: GO Keyboard

GO Keyboard is the app that fans of GO apps (like GO Pro SMS) know for sure. If you are not familiar with GO apps, it's a good idea to start from installing this keyboard app. 

What makes GO Keyboard stand out in comparison to other alternative Android keyboards are tons of customizations that let you personalize your keyboard in almost any way you want.

The main features of GO Keyboard include: possibility of customizing your keyboard with 10000+ themes and 100+ fonts, support for 60+ languages, a lot of emojis, emoticons, stickers and smiley faces, smart word correction, different layouts, voice input and more. 

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: YES
Contains ads: YES
Average rating on Google Play: 4.5/5
Number of downloads: 100-500 million

The Best Android Keyboard: GO Keyboard (screenshot)GO Keyboard: settings
The Best Android Keyboard: GO Keyboard (screenshot)GO Keyboard: themes
The Best Android Keyboard: GO Keyboard (screenshot)GO Keyboard: standard keyboard

DOWNLOAD THE GO KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)
DOWNLOAD THE GO KEYBOARD APP (Amazon Appstore)

The Best Android Keyboard #5: Kika Keyboard

If you like GO Keyboard, you will probably also like Kika Keyboard which is another fun Android keyboard app that offers you tons of different customizations. 

If you are all about expressing yourself with emojis, funny GIFs, emoticons, stickers or animated GIFs you know from Messenger, Twitter, Snapchat and other social media, you will certainly love this keyboard app. 

The main features of Kika Keyboard include: huge and growing library of free emojis, stickers and so on, hundreds of themes to customize the app in any way you want, different color fonts, different keypress sounds, different layouts, support for 82 languages, intelligent text prediction and more. 

The Best Android Keyboard: Kika Keyboard (screenshot)Kika Keyboard: choosing themes
The Best Android Keyboard: Kika Keyboard (screenshot)Kika Keyboard: example keyboard
The Best Android Keyboard: Kika Keyboard (screenshot)Kika Keyboard: emojis

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: YES
Contains ads: YES
Average rating on Google Play: 4.3/5
Number of downloads: 100-500 million

DOWNLOAD THE KIKA KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)
DOWNLOAD THE KIKA KEYBOARD APP (Amazon Appstore)

The Best Android Keyboard #6: FancyKey Keyboard

FancyKey Keyboard, one of the best alternative keyboards for iOS, has also been available for both Android and Kindle Fire users for some time. 

As the name suggests, FancyKey Keyboard is also all about you having lots of fun while typing thanks to thousands of different emojis, emoticons and emoji arts available. If you like this stuff, you will love this app for sure. 

The main features of FancyKey Keyboard include: tons of emojis & emoticons to choose from (3200+), 70+ fun fonts, 50+ themes to customize your keyboard, possibility of setting a custom background and layout, 50+ typing sounds, two modes (swipe or type), support for 50 languages, different font colors, advanced auto-correction & auto-suggestion and more. 

The Best Android Keyboard: FancyKey Keyboard (screenshot)FancyKey Keyboard: example theme
The Best Android Keyboard: FancyKey Keyboard (screenshot)FancyKey Keyboard: example theme
The Best Android Keyboard: FancyKey Keyboard (screenshot)FancyKey Keyboard: example theme

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: YES
Contains ads: YES
Average rating on Google Play: 4.6/5
Number of downloads: 5-10 million

DOWNLOAD THE FANCYKEY KEYBOARD APP (Amazon)
DOWNLOAD THE FANCYKEY KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)

The Best Android Keyboard #7: American Keyboard

Now it's time for something a little bit different and more American than all the remaining keyboards. 

American Keyboard also focuses on giving you access to tons of different emojis so that you can express yourself even better.  This keyboard app promises to make you type faster than ever. It the promise kept? It's for you to judge! 

The main features of American Keyboard include: there are more than 1000 emojis available, support of different themes, different keyboard letter and font styles, possibility of setting custom backgrounds, cool keypress sounds, very nice keyboard design, the possibility of making your own keyboard and more. 

The Best Android Keyboard: American Keyboard (screenshot)American Keyboard: standard keyboard theme
The Best Android Keyboard: American Keyboard (screenshot)American Keyboard: emojis
The Best Android Keyboard: American Keyboard (screenshot)American Keyboard: settings

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: YES
Contains ads: YES (including popups)
Average rating on Google Play: 4.2/5
Number of downloads: 5-10 million

DOWNLOAD THE AMERICAN KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)
DOWNLOAD THE AMERICAN KEYBOARD APP (Amazon Appstore)

The Best Android Keyboard #8: iKeyboard

Are you still looking for the best Android keyboard app? There is another nice app that I suggest you try: iKeyboard. 

This is another advanced keyboard app that offers you tons of customizations and options so that you can easily adjust it to all your needs. 

The main features of iKeyboard include: lots of colorful themes & skins for you to choose from (100+), tons of emojis, smileys and emoticons (1200+), two modes (swipe or type), animated GIFs and stickers, effective hashtag search, Google voice input, support for 60+ languages, different layouts, accurate auto-correction, different keypress sounds and more. 

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: NO
Contains ads: YES
Average rating on Google Play: 4.4/5
Number of downloads: 10-50 million

The Best Keyboard App For Android: iKeyboard (screenshot)iKeyboard: startup screen
The Best Keyboard App For Android: iKeyboard (screenshot)iKeyboard: standard keyboard theme
The Best Keyboard App For Android: iKeyboard (screenshot)iKeyboard: custom keyboard theme

DOWNLOAD THE IKEYBOARD APP (Google Play)

The Best Android Keyboard #9: Ginger Keyboard

Ginger Keyboard is another very popular and good keyboard app for Android. 

What makes this app stand out is the built-in grammar and spell check, which isn't a very popular feature in most keyboard apps. The app not only checks grammar, spelling but also punctuation.

The main features of Ginger Keyboard include: free and precise grammar & spell check, lots of available emojis and GIFs (1000+), good and efficient word prediction (that uses AI to learn your writing style), themes to customize your keyboard (100+), two modes (swipe or type), keyboard in-app games, sentence rephrasing, translation, support for 13 languages and more. 

The Best Keyboard App For Android: Ginger Keyboard (screenshot)Ginger Keyboard: themes
The Best Keyboard App For Android: Ginger Keyboard (screenshot)Ginger Keyboard: standard keyboard
The Best Keyboard App For Android: Ginger Keyboard (screenshot)Ginger Keyboard: emojis

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: YES
Contains ads: YES
Average rating on Google Play: 4.4/5
Number of downloads: 5-10 million

DOWNLOAD THE GINGER KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)
DOWNLOAD THE GINGER KEYBOARD APP (Amazon Appstore)

The Best Android Keyboard #10: Emoji Keyboard

Last but not least comes Emoji Keyboard which is another very good alternative Android keyboard. 

As the name suggests, this app's main focus is on emojis and this app is a winner when it comes to emojis! You get access to more than 5000 thousand different emojis, emoticons, smileys, stickers and so on. 

Emojis is of course not everything this great keyboard app has to offer. 

The main features of Emoji Keyboard include: thousands of emojis/emoticons/stickers/smileys (they are compatible with emojis used on social media), material design, gesture typing, custom keypress sounds, customizable fonts, wallpapers and colors, text faces, auto-correction & prediction, 1000+ themes to choose from, support for 60+ languages and more. 

The Best Keyboard App For Android: Emoji Keyboard (screenshot)Emoji Keyboard: standard keyboard theme
The Best Keyboard App For Android: Emoji Keyboard (screenshot)Emoji Keyboard: emoji plugins
The Best Keyboard App For Android: Emoji Keyboard (screenshot)Emoji Keyboard: custom theme

Price: FREE
In-app purchases: YES
Contains ads: YES
Average rating on Google Play: 4.1/5
Number of downloads: 10-50 million

DOWNLOAD THE EMOJI KEYBOARD APP (Google Play)
DOWNLOAD THE EMOJI KEYBOARD APP (Amazon Appstore)

Help Me Keep This List Of Keyboard Apps Up-To-Date

If you find some information here to be out of date or some link not working, please let me know. I am doing my best to keep this list up-to-date. If you think I should add some other keyboard app here, let me know as well! Thanks!


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