Apple iPhone users can select and use any keyboard they want but unfortunately Android users can’t but again fortunately there are variety of third-party keyboards available for download that can suggest words as you type, swipe between letters for faster one-handed input and lot more.
Here i will be listing five alternative to your default Android Keyboard
SwiftKey Keyboard (Trial, $3.99 Premium)
There’s a reason why Samsung and BlackBerry licensed SwiftKey’s technology for their keyboards. This Android app is so smart to the extent that it can predict what you’re going to type next. Just tap the suggestions above the layout as you type. With this you can enter entire sentences without touching the individual letters. SwiftKey can also learn from what you type in Social Network to boost accuracy. You can also use ‘Swipe’ by swiping your fingers accross multiple letters without lifting finger from the keyboard.
Swype Beta 1.4 (Free)
The original swiping keyboard just keeps getting smarter. Not only can you type up to 40 words per minute with Swype Beta using a continuous tracing motion, Swype offers next word prediction, tons of gestures (i.e ones for cut and paste) and a Living Language feature that updats your dictionary with trending words. It’s not available from the Google Play Store, this free app worth the download from beta.swype.com.
Thumb Keyboard ($2.35)
Thumb Keyboard’s split design makes it easier to type faster without having to stretch your fingers out of their sockets. There’s also a special layout for 5-inch devices and a one-handed operation mode for large-screen handsets. The good thing is you can customiz key row above the letters, in which you can place numbers, symbols and even command shortcuts like Delete Word, Copy and Paste. Tailor-made for tablets and phablets,
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Kii Keyboard (Free, $4.25 for Premium)
Getting pissed out of long-pressing letters to enter numbers or switching to numeric mode? Kii Keyboard gives you the option of showing a top number row in landscape and portrait mode. I also like the multiple gesture options; you can either enable gesture typing for Swype-style input or activate other gestures, such as swiping left to delete words and swiping right to show Emoji. Last but not least, you can create multiple text shortcuts activated by abbreviations or your own custom keywords, which is a real time-saver.
Perfect Keyboard ($2.99)
If you love to personalize your phones, all you need is Perfect Keyboard, which lets you choose from multiple keyboard themes (from Honeycomb and Stone to Silicone and even iPhone). You can also tweak everything from the button to font color and download additional skins in the Play store (such as Tron Style for 99 cents). Perfect Keyboard also supports multiple layouts, including a split version with numbers in the middle that’s ideal for tablets. The customization fun continues with vibration-intensity settings and gesture-option shortcuts when swiping in any direction.