1. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I was using Swype but it was massively broken in iOS 9 beta.

    So I started using Swiftkey. My qualm with that keyboard is that it turns longer words into a cluster of smaller ones.

    I'd just stumbled onto this keyboard called Path Input. It's a lot like Swype. I'm very satisfied with it.


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    09-07-2015 01:18 PM
  2. madkoda12's Avatar
    I had a question regarding keyboards. Do you still have to change your keyboard everytime you want to use it if you are using a third party keyboard? I am thinking of moving from android to Iphone when the 6S Plus comes out. I tried out the keyboard switching on the Iphone 6 Plus (I had it for a little while) but I didn't like that you had to keep changing your keyboard when you wanted to use a different keyboard. I had Swiftkey installed and I didn't like the way apple had you constantly changing from the default keyboard to the one you wanted.
    09-08-2015 07:29 PM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I had a question regarding keyboards. Do you still have to change your keyboard everytime you want to use it if you are using a third party keyboard? I am thinking of moving from android to Iphone when the 6S Plus comes out. I tried out the keyboard switching on the Iphone 6 Plus (I had it for a little while) but I didn't like that you had to keep changing your keyboard when you wanted to use a different keyboard. I had Swiftkey installed and I didn't like the way apple had you constantly changing from the default keyboard to the one you wanted.
    You can move SwiftKey to the top of your keyboard list for top preference, although iOS has still has some bugs with the code for third party keyboards. It will switch back to stock when typing in multiple text fields, sometimes the third party keyboard won't pop up or type text, and it sometimes switches back to stock just because. These are Apple's coding issues and I suspect they'll be fixed in due time.


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    09-08-2015 08:04 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I was using Swype but it was massively broken in iOS 9 beta.

    So I started using Swiftkey. My qualm with that keyboard is that it turns longer words into a cluster of smaller ones.

    I'd just stumbled onto this keyboard called Path Input. It's a lot like Swype. I'm very satisfied with it.


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    I've been using SwiftKey since iOS 8 started last year and have never had it break long words into groups of small words. That's kind of strange. The only problem I have now is the 3rd party keyboards issue of the keyboard vanishing in Messages. But it only does maybe once a week.
    09-08-2015 08:25 PM
  5. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Recently I tried to use SwiftKey again, and the strangest thing has been happening. After typing in a word and moving on to the next line, SwiftKey will then autocorrect as if I did not stop typing the last sentence. By that I mean it will group whatever I am typing with the last word I was typing, eventually jumbling up both together to make a rather weird mess.
    09-08-2015 11:09 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Recently I tried to use SwiftKey again, and the strangest thing has been happening. After typing in a word and moving on to the next line, SwiftKey will then autocorrect as if I did not stop typing the last sentence. By that I mean it will group whatever I am typing with the last word I was typing, eventually jumbling up both together to make a rather weird mess.
    I never experienced that. My biggest issue typing are my fat fingers. Maybe it needs time to build up memory of your words and typing style. It knows mine real good. It knows what I'm going to type before I do.
    09-09-2015 12:22 AM
  7. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I would be inclined to agree with you, except when it groups the two words, it cuts off the previous word. Therefore it becomes illegible and comes off as a glitch rather than a feature. I will try reinstalling and see if that fixes it. Otherwise, it's back to using the stock keyboard...again.
    09-09-2015 12:36 AM
  8. Superjudge's Avatar
    I'm so disappointed with Apple's implementation of third party keyboards. This was such huge news for iOS 8 but the reality is Apple doesn't want to play ball with them. I kind of feel bad for these devs. Apple finally allows them in and but makes the experience so inconsistent and buggy that they aren't worth using. At first I thought it might be the devs but every third party keyboard I've used has the same issues. Delays before becoming usable, stuttery performance, and sometimes not even appearing at all so you have to close the app and try again. I wish Apple seemed concerned about this flawed user experience for their customers but here comes iOS 9 with the same issues. Maybe they will update their keyboard with swiping abilities in iOS 10 or fix these issues with third party keyboards but that is year away and I'm not holding my breath on this one.


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    09-10-2015 01:04 AM
  9. jnew619's Avatar
    I'm so disappointed with Apple's implementation of third party keyboards. This was such huge news for iOS 8 but the reality is Apple doesn't want to play ball with them. I kind of feel bad for these devs. Apple finally allows them in and but makes the experience so inconsistent and buggy that they aren't worth using. At first I thought it might be the devs but every third party keyboard I've used has the same issues. Delays before becoming usable, stuttery performance, and sometimes not even appearing at all so you have to close the app and try again. I wish Apple seemed concerned about this flawed user experience for their customers but here comes iOS 9 with the same issues. Maybe they will update their keyboard with swiping abilities in iOS 10 or fix these issues with third party keyboards but that is year away and I'm not holding my breath on this one.


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    I think it's just gonna take time i remember when android first had there 3rd party apps swype was not stable same with swiftkey
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    09-10-2015 01:33 AM
  10. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I love Swiftkey and used it for a long time on Android. I wish iOS wasn't so buggy with other keyboards

    This thread inspired me to give it another shot. I've deleted the stock keyboard to see if that helps cut down on the bug where the keyboard falls to load.

    I'm typing this post now with Swiftkey and boy do I miss the Flow and awesome predictions!


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    09-26-2015 07:13 AM
  11. reeneebob's Avatar
    I use fleksy, because of the built in gif keyboard mostly (does the job of two apps)...but I also like the side to side sizing to make one handing the plus easier.


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    09-26-2015 07:54 AM
  12. neurodave's Avatar
    Does GIF keyboard count? I use that thing consistently, love it.
    09-26-2015 09:34 AM
  13. reeneebob's Avatar
    Does GIF keyboard count? I use that thing consistently, love it.
    That's why I use fleksy. Gif keyboard is integrated. Two keyboards one app.


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    09-26-2015 01:15 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm so disappointed with Apple's implementation of third party keyboards. This was such huge news for iOS 8 but the reality is Apple doesn't want to play ball with them. I kind of feel bad for these devs. Apple finally allows them in and but makes the experience so inconsistent and buggy that they aren't worth using. At first I thought it might be the devs but every third party keyboard I've used has the same issues. Delays before becoming usable, stuttery performance, and sometimes not even appearing at all so you have to close the app and try again. I wish Apple seemed concerned about this flawed user experience for their customers but here comes iOS 9 with the same issues. Maybe they will update their keyboard with swiping abilities in iOS 10 or fix these issues with third party keyboards but that is year away and I'm not holding my breath on this one.


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    They've improved greatly. I use SwiftKey as my default keyboard. I've deleted the stock English keyboard along with the emoji. SwiftKey rocks for me. Not perfect, but neither is stock.
    09-26-2015 01:56 PM
  15. Superjudge's Avatar
    They've improved greatly. I use SwiftKey as my default keyboard. I've deleted the stock English keyboard along with the emoji. SwiftKey rocks for me. Not perfect, but neither is stock.
    I'll give it another try but I have to admit I'm enjoying the fat keys on the stock keyboard on the S+.
    09-26-2015 07:45 PM
  16. ame's Avatar
    I like the stock keyboard just fine. On my 6 I tried a few and went back to the stock.
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    09-26-2015 11:25 PM
  17. Quis89's Avatar
    I've tried. The stock keyboard is just more consistent and less buggy. In my experience anyway.
    09-28-2015 10:54 AM
  18. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I like Swftkey better than any third party keyboard I've tried even the Apple stock keyboard. I actually deleted the Apple stock keyboard because it kept popping up and taking over. SwiftKey is by far the smartest keyboard I've tried even the stock keyboard and much smoother, plus I like the colors better....SMILE
    09-28-2015 10:59 AM
  19. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Also deleted stock keyboard. With ios 9 Swiftkey has become almost 100% reliable in my experience.
    09-28-2015 11:05 AM
  20. sleepngbear's Avatar
    I loaded up SwiftKey Saturday. Not immensely better than stock, but better enough that I'm keeping it. It does seem to learn my words a bit more quickly -- especially the ones you can't say on tv. The only 'issue' I've seen is that the stock kb pops up for most password fields. I imagine this would not happen if I were to delete the stock kb, but I'm not quite comfortable with the OS yet to take that leap. It certainly isn't something that I can't live with.
    09-28-2015 12:36 PM
  21. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I loaded up SwiftKey Saturday. Not immensely better than stock, but better enough that I'm keeping it. It does seem to learn my words a bit more quickly -- especially the ones you can't say on tv. The only 'issue' I've seen is that the stock kb pops up for most password fields. I imagine this would not happen if I were to delete the stock kb, but I'm not quite comfortable with the OS yet to take that leap. It certainly isn't something that I can't live with.
    iOS always uses the stock keyboard for passwords even if you delete the keyboard for regular use.


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    09-28-2015 12:44 PM
  22. sleepngbear's Avatar
    iOS always uses the stock keyboard for passwords even if you delete the keyboard for regular use.


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    Well that's interesting to know.

    For grins I just installed it on my iPad. I already like it even better than on the iPhone.
    09-28-2015 09:58 PM
  23. ryansethx's Avatar
    I still use the stock. From what I'm reading here, I'll give SwiftKey a try.
    09-29-2015 07:28 AM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I still use the stock. From what I'm reading here, I'll give SwiftKey a try.
    Welcome to iMore....ENJOY
    09-29-2015 07:46 AM
  25. ryansethx's Avatar
    Thank you, kind Sir!
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    09-29-2015 09:35 AM
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