Although it’s neat and gets the work done, the default iOS keyboard app may not seem that user friendly to all and if that’s the case with you too, third-party keyboards — launched alongside iOS 8 are there to cater to your needs.
In this article, we’ve listed seven of the most useful keyboard apps for your iPad, which allow further customisations and offer additional cool features.
Developer: Gursimranjeet Singh | Size: 132.6 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
ReBoard has a lot to offer you like GIFs, fonts, themes, text-replacement, multi-language, stickers, emojis, and much more. The cool thing about this app is that it allows you to open another app inside the keyboard. While you are chatting on WhatsApp, you can search and share web, photos, videos, and much more. The design of the app is quite simple, and the app is also quite easy to use.
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Developer: Icoaching GmbH | Size: 98.7 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
The keys on this app are almost 70% larger, thus ensuring that you type faster with fewer typo errors. It has some intriguing gestures like swiping up will capitalise a letter, swiping left will delete and swiping right will undo, among other similar ones. Its autocorrect feature works relatively better. Typewise supports over 40 languages.
Developer: XIANGZI AN | Size: 82.3 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
People who like to type with a single hand can out this app. It has a resisable keyboard, which is perfect for one-handed typers. Word auto-complete and suggestions make typing faster. Just a long press will take you to emojis, so no more switching is required. It has a powerful auto-correct feature, which learns from your typing pattern. The data that the app collects is saved on your phone.
Developer: Daniel Soffer | Size: 149.6 MB | Price: INR 159. Offers in-app purchases
People who feel lazy to type will surely love this app. It can be called a fully-fledged keyboard because it gives pre-written text responses. The app provides a few bundled phrases, and you can add to that list too. The app offers you over 100 fonts and you can customise your keyboard with different buttons and background colours
Developer: Microsoft | Size: 118.6 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
This intelligent keyboard learns from your typing pattern, which includes emojis, nicknames, and slangs. Choose a theme for your keyboard from dozens of options available. The keyboard offers you swipe typing and tap to type typing, whichever you prefer. Powerful autocorrect and predictions will save you a lot of time.
Developer: Wuhan Fancy Netcom Science & Technology Co., Ltd.| Size: 171.8 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
Type faster without getting bored using the Swipe function of the FancyKey app. It has a fully customisable keyboard with powerful autocorrect feature. It provides you with over 50 themes and more than 100 fonts. With the help of fast auto-suggest feature, your typing speed will get better too.
Developer: Bytesize Systems Pty Ltd.| Size: 20.5 MB | Price: Free. Offers in-app purchases
With a tap on the keyboard, you can now insert templates, snippets, phrases and more. You can also create custom quick responses and save them for later. You can use Wordboard alongwith the default iPad keyboard app and can simply swipe to access phrases you’ve saved on the Wordboard keyboard app.
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