1. morrisbuttermaker's Avatar
    What if any drawbacks are there to using 3rd party keyboards ?
    04-09-2015 09:08 PM
  2. Hansana's Avatar
    What if any drawbacks are there to using 3rd party keyboards ?
    Using SwiftKey atm. After the 8.3 update they perform better I think. No problems so far. Only draw back is can't change the face colour from the emoji section in this keyboard


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    04-09-2015 09:25 PM
  3. jeffgoldstein2's Avatar
    04-09-2015 11:34 PM
  4. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    None really. Before 8.3 they used to revert back to stock keyboard automatically sometimes. Haven't yet seen that on 8.3.
    For example with SwiftKey you can write a lot faster with one hand only. With stock it is slower.
    morrisbuttermaker likes this.
    04-11-2015 02:58 AM
  5. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Having to use stock for passwords.
    04-12-2015 01:17 PM
  6. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    Update: 3dt party keyboards still have problems in 8.3. Sometimes laggy appearance and sometimes won't show at all. It is recognized problem and gets fixed in future. I think.
    04-27-2015 07:23 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use 3 3rd party keyboards. SwiftKey is my go to for typing. It's great. The other 2 are utility keyboards. Kuaiboard and Symbols. The only issue I have is the messages app freezes up occasionally. Not near as often on 8.3 as it used to. Also the keyboard sometimes vanishes on the messages app. Both issues are quickly fixed by swiping the messages app out of the multitasking tray. But SwiftKey works great now. It seems to be smarter than the stock keyboard. IMO!


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    04-27-2015 08:26 AM
  8. Kiccofe's Avatar
    none, apple's keyboard is enough
    04-27-2015 09:17 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    none, apple's keyboard is enough
    Maybe for you. But not for me. I prefer the dark theme of SwiftKey. And the stock keyboard keeps popping up email addresses that is annoying. And the predictive words on the stock keyboard are hard to read. The low contrast is horrible for us old geezers.


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    david9962000 likes this.
    04-27-2015 09:54 AM
  10. NinerJet9's Avatar
    I've been using Crimson on and off (mostly off). It's okay but nothing to write home about. It doesn't come up like it should a good majority of the time. If anything I think I'm slower on it and it's a but cumbersome at times. When you're at the end of a sentence, you have to backspace to enter a period otherwise there will be a space between the period and the last word. Also the suggested words are way too small imo. I haven't tried swiftkey or any others.
    04-27-2015 12:53 PM
  11. John105's Avatar
    I love SwipeKeys keyboard, friendly and elegant themes, supper security without 'Allow Full Access'. Specially support many awesome typefaces.
    Apple still don't permit play touch sound without 'Allow full Access', they don't permit 3rd-party-keyboard access dictation key.
    04-28-2015 03:01 AM
  12. david9962000's Avatar
    Swiftkey is free and their next update should be very good since 8.3 improved 3rd party keyboards.
    04-29-2015 07:43 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Swiftkey is free and their next update should be very good since 8.3 improved 3rd party keyboards.
    It's my favorite. I love you can delete non words like the one shown. It's one of my favorite features.
    3rd party keyboards-imageuploadedbytapatalk1430361180.940005.jpg


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    04-29-2015 10:33 PM
  14. david9962000's Avatar
    Cool, how do you do it?
    05-01-2015 03:54 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Cool, how do you do it?
    Long press on the non word in the predictive box.


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    05-01-2015 05:59 PM
  16. Khairul Akmal1's Avatar
    Cool. Really like swiftkey
    05-02-2015 12:09 AM
  17. circlez's Avatar
    I used Swype for a bit when that was released for iOS, but more often than not felt more annoyed by that keyboard especially when compared to the stock iOS option. I generally just stick with the stock one due to familiarity etc. Though when I occasionally go through one of my Android "phases" I always use Swype.
    05-03-2015 11:09 PM

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