1. Shakell_Goddard's Avatar
    I was wondering if you guys use any third party keyboards. Do you keep it stock? Or are you into the third party keyboards?
    I personally just started using SwiftKey.
    mrkeynes likes this.
    04-05-2015 11:42 PM
  2. david9962000's Avatar
    Me too, it's a bit buggy but the prediction is better than the Apple keyboard.
    04-06-2015 12:12 AM
  3. Reparkable's Avatar
    I exclusively use SwiftKey
    04-06-2015 12:12 AM
  4. Shakell_Goddard's Avatar
    With third party keyboards, Yeah there's little bugs like the little stuttering that can be seen every time you open the keyboard. Otherwise it's better than stock imo.
    Last edited by Shakell_Goddard; 04-06-2015 at 05:36 PM.
    04-06-2015 12:15 AM
  5. MDsmartphone's Avatar
    I like SwiftKey alot but it still has some bugs. It doesn't always load everytime. Sometimes the stock keyboard pops up. It's annoying. I also wish the keys were a bit bigger as it feels more cramped than the stock keyboard. And lastly it needs microphone support so I can dictate. Guess latter is an apple limitation but it's a big one for me.


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    Ticojpunk likes this.
    04-06-2015 07:19 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No. I tested out a few when they were introduced, but I've since reverted back to the default keyboard. With the exception of an occasional hiccup with the auto-correct feature, the native keyboard is sufficient for my needs.
    Stan Jackson likes this.
    04-06-2015 08:24 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey as my default keyboard. It's great and has a better memory than the stock keyboard. The options are nice. All 3rd party keyboards cause the messages app to freeze up some. But that bug has gotten better. It doesn't happen near as often as it did before. Try SwiftKey. But give it time to work for you. Use it for a month or so to see if you like it. I like how I can enter just the first 2 characters of my email address and the entire address shows in the middle predictive box. Also you can delete non words by pressing on the non word to delete it from the predictive dictionary of SwiftKey. Like this:
    Do you all use any third-party keyboards?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1428323354.269733.jpg


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    04-06-2015 08:29 AM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    No. The stock keyboard meets my needs.
    04-06-2015 08:41 AM
  9. anon(785719)'s Avatar
    Nope -- the iOS implementation with third party keyboards is terrible.

    Having used android some in the past might have ruined this for me. Android was 98700562 times better with 3rd party keyboards.
    04-06-2015 08:44 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My problem with the stock keyboard is
    1. The low contrast color makes it difficult for me to see and read. Especially the predictive words.
    Do you all use any third-party keyboards?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1428327297.505253.jpg

    2. I have had an issue with email addresses popping up when I don't want them. It's irritating and annoying. I've tried deleting all my shortcuts and starting over with better shortcuts. That didn't work. So I reset the Dictionary Keyboard in Settings. That did not work. The email addresses keep popping up as like auto correct words. SwiftKey does not do that. So SwiftKey it is. And I really like it better.


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    04-06-2015 09:41 AM
  11. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I tried Swiftkey on my phone and iPad but reverted to the stock keyboard. Less buggy.
    04-06-2015 11:58 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I tried Swiftkey on my phone and iPad but reverted to the stock keyboard. Less buggy.
    When? They've updated a few times and it's much better than it was in the beginning.


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    04-06-2015 06:59 PM
  13. Evilguppy's Avatar
    About 2 months ago, I think.
    04-06-2015 08:02 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    About 2 months ago, I think.
    It's better now. But you still may not like it. Unless you want a dark theme, there's no reason to switch. It does have some features I like that the stock doesn't have. And I think the memory is better. You can hear type clicks now and it recognizes your shortcuts.


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    04-06-2015 08:57 PM
  15. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I hate the clicks but I love the dark theme. I might try it again 😃
    04-06-2015 09:14 PM
  16. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I hate the clicks but I love the dark theme. I might try it again
    You can turn the clicks off in the app.


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    04-06-2015 10:32 PM
  17. Evilguppy's Avatar
    You can turn the clicks off in the app.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, YOU FREAKING ENABLER, I JUST DID!!! Hehe.

    So I put Swiftkey back on my phone. I'll give it a couple of weeks to see of I like it.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    04-06-2015 10:36 PM
  18. shanghaichica's Avatar
    No. I tried them when iOS 8 was first released. I quickly returned to the stock keyboard for several reasons:

    The third party keyboards are buggy and it often reverts back to the stock keyboard

    Keyboards like swift key on iOS are limited compared to their android counterparts.

    I like the stock iOS keyboard and have no issues using it. The only reason why I used swift key on android is because the stock keyboards are so poor.

    The stock iOS keyboard still remains the best keyboard I've ever used on any OS. It's a lot better than swift key on android.
    Miska Hietala likes this.
    04-07-2015 02:16 AM
  19. anon(785719)'s Avatar
    No. I tried them when iOS 8 was first released. I quickly returned to the stock keyboard for several reasons:

    The third party keyboards are buggy and it often reverts back to the stock keyboard

    Keyboards like swift key on iOS are limited compared to their android counterparts.

    I like the stock iOS keyboard and have no issues using it. The only reason why I used swift key on android is because the stock keyboards are so poor.

    The stock iOS keyboard still remains the best keyboard I've ever used on any OS. It's a lot better than swift key on android.
    Wow this is the first time that I have heard someone say that the iPhone keyboard was the best they have used. Not saying that it's not good or even the best for you -- I just haven't heard this in the past.


    I personally like the stock bb 10 keyboard, stock Google keyboard, htc keyboard and swiftkey all better than iOS keyboards. This may actually have to do with the screen size of those devices though. Haven't done a ton of typing on a 6 plus -- so that might change my mind.
    04-07-2015 08:34 AM
  20. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I've used Swype for a bit, kind of buggy then tried Swiftkey also. I'm a stick to stock, seem to type more accurate. I wish Google keyboard was available.


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    04-07-2015 09:32 AM
  21. robbrick's Avatar
    Wow! I just re-downloaded this SwiftKey per @Ledsteplin's suggestion and wow, am I super-impressed with this KB since the first time I tried it. It's really smooth and so far, I've made less mistakes than I do using the built-in KB. Swiftkey really upped their game with this KB.
    04-07-2015 04:57 PM
  22. fredriks's Avatar
    Been an SwiftKey user for a long time on my Android and gave it a try after ios 8, didn't work well then. Installed it again for a month ago and now it works great most of the time. Some times it doesn't pop up, don't know why but it's not too often that happens. Really like SwiftKey on iOS now. Use it as my default keyboard
    04-07-2015 05:08 PM
  23. truenorthstrong's Avatar
    SwiftKey hands down the best keyboard.
    04-07-2015 06:31 PM
  24. iDrizzy01's Avatar
    Swype does it for me.
    04-07-2015 07:49 PM
  25. Stan Jackson's Avatar
    I agree, I tried different ones but I always resort back to stock.
    04-07-2015 08:36 PM
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