1. iMore.com's Avatar
    Google has launched Gboard, a keyboard app for iPhone and iPad, which lets you launch a Google search no matter what app you're using.

    Full story from the iMore Blog...
    05-12-2016 09:30 AM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I've been a SwiftKey user for years, but I download it earlier today and so far I like it.,
    05-12-2016 04:36 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I didn't like the Gboard. The color is too light. Not impressed. I still prefer SwiftKey.
    05-14-2016 01:04 AM
  4. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    I like SwiftKey better.
    05-14-2016 08:39 AM
  5. mumfoau's Avatar
    I have stayed away from 3rd party keyboards but definitely gonna give this one a whirl. I use Google A LOT and love the search features that it has
    05-14-2016 09:02 AM
  6. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I love the Google keyboard
    05-14-2016 10:11 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I love the Google keyboard
    I might like it with a darker theme.
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    05-14-2016 10:21 AM
  8. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I might like it with a darker theme.
    Yes I would really love a dark theme
    05-14-2016 10:28 AM
  9. mumfoau's Avatar
    I love it so far. It's missing 3D Touch on the keyboard to make selections within the body of text but it's amazing with everything else. Maybe that 3D Touch capability will come later! I'm swiping away typing this response!
    05-14-2016 10:49 AM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Downloading now. I'll give it a try and post my thoughts
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    05-14-2016 11:07 AM
  11. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Initial thoughts...
    PROS: I like the swipe capability. It's fast and accurate. It has "SwiftKey" style predictions, which is nice because I'm horrible at typing on software keyboards.
    CONS: It has no voice dictation and no 3D Touch support. The keyboard search is gimmicky. I didn't find conducting Google searches in that small of a space convenient and would probably never use it.
    It's better than some, and I like Gmail's mindset. The fact that it is missing must-have features is a deal breaker for me. Uninstalled for now.
    I partially agree with @ledsteplin when it comes to the brightness. I don't mind it over a light background but it's distracting over a dark background. The stock keyboard is bright but it automatically adjusts for darker backgrounds.
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    05-14-2016 11:17 AM
  12. mumfoau's Avatar
    You're onto something about the dictation. That one I didn't even catch since the only time I really use it is when responding from my watch
    05-14-2016 11:19 AM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    You're onto something about the dictation. That one I didn't even catch since the only time I really use it is when responding from my watch
    Yeah I use it a lot during my work day. I can't live without that feature.
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    05-14-2016 11:21 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Initial thoughts...
    PROS: I like the swipe capability. It's fast and accurate. It has "SwiftKey" style predictions, which is nice because I'm horrible at typing on software keyboards.
    CONS: It has no voice dictation and no 3D Touch support. The keyboard search is gimmicky. I didn't find conducting Google searches in that small of a space convenient and would probably never use it.
    It's better than some, and I like Gmail's mindset. The fact that it is missing must-have features is a deal breaker for me. Uninstalled for now.
    I partially agree with @ledsteplin when it comes to the brightness. I don't mind it over a light background but it's distracting over a dark background. The stock keyboard is bright but it automatically adjusts for darker backgrounds.
    Nor will they have dictation and 3D Touch, as long as Apple disallows those.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    05-14-2016 02:10 PM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    Nor will they have dictation and 3D Touch, as long as Apple disallows those.
    Nooooooooo
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    05-14-2016 02:24 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Nooooooooo
    Apple considers dictation a security risk. Not sure about 3D Touch. Maybe they they just want to be the onliest ones to have it.
    05-14-2016 04:14 PM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    Apple considers dictation a security risk. Not sure about 3D Touch. Maybe they they just want to be the onliest ones to have it.
    I could personally live without them both! But I'd sure like to have 3D Touch!
    05-14-2016 04:28 PM
  18. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    Is there a way to change the keyboard language? Or add another language?
    05-14-2016 06:58 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Is there a way to change the keyboard language? Or add another language?
    I don't see an option for other languages.
    05-14-2016 10:35 PM

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