What are the best Android keyboard apps?

There are plenty of keyboard apps available in the Play Store for Android. Whether you need something clean and simple, or with lots of emojis and GIFs, or even one that you fully change the look of, there is something for every need. Here are some of the best Android keyboard apps to check out now.

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    #1Fleksy + GIF Keyboard

    Fleksy + GIF Keyboard

    Fleksy is one of the fastest keyboard apps in the world developed for various Android devices. Make your keyboard suited to you through gestures-based control and powerful customizations options.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Donna Cooper
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "probably the best android keyboard app! This is really helpful especially to those who are used to iPhones and a bit new to Android. This keyboard is the closest to the iOS keyboard and it also has other customization features which I really appreciate."
  2. 38

    #2TouchPal Emoji Keyboard

    TouchPal Emoji Keyboard

    TouchPal Emoji Keyboard was a free customizable keyboard app for Android. Its predictive technology makes learning words quickly and emojis input easier. It has since been discontinued and removed from the Play Store.

    Apps

    Jane Kelly
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "I've downloaded several keyboard apps but this one is my favorite so far. They have lots of available emoji and unique features like emoji prediction 😍"
  3. 35

    #3Gboard

    Gboard

    Gboard is a virtual keyboard app for Android developed by Google and is the built-in default keyboard app that ships with the mobile OS as well. It includes a tool to search emojis and GIFs faster.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Rodrigo Espinosa
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "Aside from the overall search option, I personally think Gboard's best feature is the glide typing... it makes typing easier and faster!"

DID YOU KNOW?

Early typewriter designs resembled sewing machines? Remington, the company that manufactured the first typewriters also made sewing machines. At the time, it was inevitable that typewriters would draw inspiration from them. There have been other concepts and devices that came before this. Though most of them had uses intended for the blind or was too cumbersome to operate. The typewriter invented by a priest named, Father Azevado in 1861 used wood and knives. It was the closest to what we know as typewriters though when it came to aesthetics. In 1867, the first practical typewriter came out. Three people were responsible for this. An inventor named Sholes and a mechanic, Glidden, They also had the help of a printer named, Soule. Remington did the manufacturing these new designs as well.

Fast forward to today and typewriters are pretty much a thing of the past. As with the advancement of technology, so does the need for newer ways of writing. In comes, the humble and ever-reliable modern keyboard. Keyboards are no longer limited to integrated board. We now have access to aftermarket peripherals. Keyboards even stayed relevant with the advent of smartphones. Mobile OS such as Android uses the same type input method. You will find plenty of keyboard app on the Play Store. The best Android keyboards more often come with a price. Free keyboard apps are getting good though and are enough for most people's needs.

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    #4GO Keyboard

    GO Keyboard

    GO Keyboard is a keyboard app for Android that helps make your typing faster and with fewer mistakes. It has its personalized emoji keyboard with smiley emoji, sticker, font, colorful themes in more than 60 languages.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Katherine Meyer
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "Their latest update is amazing! Go keyboard has always been my favorite keyboard app. They have the cutest themes and GIFs 😍"
  2. 31

    #5Redraw Keyboard

    Redraw Keyboard

    Redraw Keyboard is a keyboard app for Android that's powered by branded emoji! With this app, you can create your own keyboard with background, sounds and other features with this keyboard application.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Barbara Boyd
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "The negatives of this app are definitely outweighed by all of the positives that it offers. If you don't mind having to keep selecting the theme of the keyboard you want to use when you go to type, try this one out. It's simply mind-blowing just how many themes you can pick through that I am pretty sure I haven't even looked at a tenth of them all!"
  3. 29

    #6SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey Keyboard

    SwiftKey is a keyboard app wich intelligently learns from your unique writing style to predict your next word. With an autocorrect system based on your personal writing style. It even learns which emoji to predict next.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jorge Torres
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "I love that this keyboard is multilingual! BEST ANDROID KEYBOARD EVER!!! Chinese, Thai, Spanish, German name it and they have it 😉"
  4. 28

    #7ai.type keyboard Plus + Emoji

    ai.type keyboard Plus + Emoji
    ai.type keyboard uses a unique technology that utilizes Artificial Intelligence and complex mathematical algorithms. These two technologies combined bring the user a high level of productivity in typing.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Zhao Dong
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "I've been an iOS user for the longest time and new to Android phones so I'm really enjoying apps like these where I can customize my phone. This keyboard is really cute coz you can design and share your own theme"
  5. 25

    #8Multiling O Keyboard

    Multiling O Keyboard

    Multiling O Keyboard is a lightweight, flexible and powerful virtual keyboard developed by Honso for Android devices. With more than 200 languages to configure and many features to work with.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Thomas Rogers
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "I had no idea what the name of this app means but It's awesome ❤️️ Lots of customizable features that you can align to your needs or liking. I also noticed that it doesn't consume too much battery 💪"
  6. 23

    #9AnySoftKeyboard

    AnySoftKeyboard

    AnySoftKeyboard is an on-screen keyboard developed by Menny Even Danan for Android devices. The keyboard has various features including multiple languages, completion dictionaries, and next-word prediction.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Shirley Wang
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "It's generally a fast keyboard but the text predictions aren't that accurate... It's not a big problem though and it's an overall great app "
  7. 21

    #10AYE Keyboard

    AYE Keyboard

    AYE keyboard is an English language keyboard developed by Intuition Apps for Android. The keyboard includes a QWERTY and AYE style option designed for typing more faster and easier in your Android device.


    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Ruth Alvarado
    Written on April 3, 2019
    "What happened to this solution? No app is showing after clicking their link 😢"
  8. 20

    #11MessagEase

    MessagEase
    MessagEase is an input method and virtual keyboard for touchscreen devices and is the smartest keyboard for smartphones and tablets where the QWERTY keyboard is inefficient. It's available for Android and iOS devices.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Moisés Valdez
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "This is a really interesting concept, and props to the creators for coming up with such a unique keyboard. That being said, it just doesn't work for me. Maybe I'm just too used to qwerty keyboards and need to give this more time, but so far it hasn't done the job for me. I kind of like it when I'm only using words with the most common letters, but too often I have to use other letters and the problem is that I don't use them often enough to get the muscle memory down to swipe them. So basically I don't use them often enough to remember how to use them, but I use them often enough that the whole typing experience becomes a pain."
  9. 17

    #12Hacker's Keyboard

    Hacker's Keyboard
    This keyboard app has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys. It is based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard, so it supports multitouch for the modifier keys.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Patrick Hamilton
    Written on July 12, 2017
    "Looking to spruce up your keyboard? With Hacker's Keyboard, customize your android keyboard based on the AOSP Gingerbread soft keyboard. With an array of modifications, this keyboard will have you communicating with your friends in such a specific way!"
  10. 14

    #13Smart Keyboard Pro

    Smart Keyboard Pro
    Smart Keyboard Pro is a lightweight yet powerful international keyboard for Android. This app contains dozens of customization options: skin, layout, sound, prediction, smileys, calibration... everything can be personalized to fit your needs.
    Apps

    Android

    $2.49

    David Ortiz
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I've been very impressed with this keyboard. It allows me to customize to suit my own needs and I love the themes it offers. A very good investment. "
  11. 14

    #14Minuum Keyboard + Smart Emoji

    Minuum Keyboard + Smart Emoji

    Minuum is a smart keyboard that increases the possibilities of your screen space. It allows you to type faster and includes a smart emoji tool to choose the perfect emoji for any occasion.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, AppCrawlr

    $3.99

    Joshua Rios
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "Seems like a decent Android keyboard. That being said, most of the native android keyboard options are fairly comprehensive and well implemented already. If you changed your keyboard specifically for emojis then I guess this keyboard makes sense, but most of the functionality is in the native android keyboard already. "
  12. 12

    #15Flit Keyboard

    Flit Keyboard
    Flit Keyboard is a keyboard app for Android to improve typing accuracy without relying on auto-correction with adjustable per-key sizes Users can type properly even on devices as small as SmartWatch.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lauren Schmidt
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "I recently got an Android and I didn't like the keyboard. I liked the keyboard on my iPhone 5s a lot better. I didn't want to get rid of the Android just because of the keyboard, so I looked around in the Android Market for a keyboard app and I came across this one. It is so much easier to text now, and I can't picture ever using the original keyboard again. I'm planning on getting a smartwatch and since this keyboard is available for the smartwatch I'm even more eager to get one. "
  13. 9

    #16Dasher

    Dasher
    Dasher is an input method and computer accessibility tool which enables users to compose text without using a keyboard, by entering text on a screen with a pointing device such as a mouse, touch screen, or mice operated by the foot or head. 
    Apps

    Windows

    Free

    Alice Morgan
    Written on May 10, 2017
    "This is such an interesting and useful little keyboard replacement app, though I'm quite sure I'm not the targeted demographic for it. It's something I can get used to using all the time just because of how fun it is to play around on."
  14. 6

    #17Swype

    Swype

    Swype is a keyboard app for Android and iOS devices. With this app, you can type with just one thumb, as you only need to glide your finger over the characters on the screen. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Jack Schneider
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "I love typing messages on my Android, but the native keyboard leaves a lot to be desired. When someone tipped me to the existence of the Android keyboard app Swype, I jumped on it immediately. Whether you're a keyboard swiper or a hunt-and-peck artist, you'll find Swype to be a responsive and intelligent add-on. I certainly did. "
  15. 5

    #18Blueduino Quick Text

    Blueduino Quick Text
    Blueduino Quick Text is an Android app that provides immediate text expansion features with macros, multiline text, and emojis. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Apps

    Gloria Rose
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "Wanna make your texts extra special? Supe them up with Blueduino Quick Text. This Android app gives you text expansion features with macros, multiline texts and emojis!"
  16. 1

    #19Graffiti Pro for Android

    Graffiti Pro for Android
    Graffiti Pro for Android is an easy-to-learn, stroke-based handwriting recognition system that replaces the on-screen keyboard (also called an input method). *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Apps

    Randy Murphy
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "I could see this app being useful in the early days of smartphones, where typing with a tiny touchscreen keyboard was annoying and prone to error, but with the large screens that smartphones have now and with software like Swype it's really not of much use. You have to draw each letter and wait for the software to recognize it and then draw the next letter and so on. It's much faster and easier to use Swype, or even just the regular keyboard. If you have unsteady hands or have trouble with fine motor skills then this could be a useful app, but otherwise it just makes typing even more tedious."
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    #20MOX Words

    MOX Words
    MOX Keypad is a mobile keypad that supports input in 22 Indian languages, with next-word prediction, emoji support, and speech-to-text technology. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Apps

    Armando Lozano
    Written on August 8, 2017
    "MOX Keypad by MOX Words is a great replacement for the standard android keyboard. It supports 22 Indian languages and has all the features you would expect from a keyboard app such as speech-to-text and emojiis"

Summary

Best What are the best Android keyboard apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fleksy + GIF KeyboardApps 45 Free
2TouchPal Emoji KeyboardApps 38 Paid
3GboardApps 35 Free
4GO KeyboardApps 34 Free
5Redraw Keyboard Apps 31 Free
6SwiftKey KeyboardApps 29 Free
7ai.type keyboard Plus + EmojiApps 28 Free
8Multiling O KeyboardApps 25 Free
9AnySoftKeyboardApps 23 Free
10AYE KeyboardApps 21 Paid
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