Best iOS 8 Third Party Keyboards

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by macsurge730, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. bacchus_3

    bacchus_3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,440
    Likes Received:
    103
    Gender:
    Male
    Swype is the App of the Week and is free! So anyone who's wanted to try this keyboard you can download it from the App Store.
     
  2. nickie

    nickie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    Too bad, I just purchased Swype a few days ago. It was worth it though. One of the best keyboards out there for me since you can add the usual tagalog words that you use to your dictionary so you could enjoy the "swype" feature for both English, Tagalog or whatever. I just wished there were more themes to choose from. Is there another keyboard that has that "Add to dictionary" feature? I would love to try it.
     
  3. battlestar23

    battlestar23 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    2
    There's no way to disable the word suggestion in app, even the predictive text is turned off. The end result, I can't utilize the swiping feature.
     
  4. Ejaxene

    Ejaxene Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    2,141
    Likes Received:
    50
    I'm using SwiftKey now.
     
  5. argonautjay

    argonautjay Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South
    Do these 3rd party keyboards (swype/swiftkey) allow us to change the font or font size of the messages that appear on our screen? (diba ganito sa Anroid na pwede maiba ang font ng messages and even font ng keyboard?) :)
     
  6. macsurge730

    macsurge730 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,322
    Likes Received:
    140
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Manila
    Some third party keyboards allows the change in fonts.

    A bit OT, how I wish that we can also change background on the messages app. If Viber and other messaging apps allow us to customize background, I wonder why are we not allowed in the dafault messaging app. The answer, the best answer perhaps, Apple will make it as a "new feature" in the coming iOS 9 or iOS 10. [emoji12]

    They reserved that feature. [emoji13]
     
  7. loudsound

    loudsound Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Laguna
    search for Themeboard in the AppStore, I'm pretty sure everyone will like it. it allows you to put themes on your keyboard. The app is free including some themes but some are available as in-app purchases. There's a lot to choose from in the application ;)
     
  8. francisian

    francisian Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    38
    Downloaded and installed swiftkey but i cant make it work. Im still defaukted to the ios 8 keyboard
     
  9. loudsound

    loudsound Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,210
    Likes Received:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Laguna
    After installation, have you added the keyboard via Settings? If yes, enable "Allow Full Access" as well. Hope this helps!
     
  10. rabby

    rabby Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,160
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pasig
    +1 for Themeboard :)

    I am tempted to buy the IAP for the MAC style (pack)
     
  11. austineuy

    austineuy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was forced to uninstall Swiftkey today. Serious bug when attempting to fill in fields... either the keyboard freezes and the app has to be closed and restarted, or the keyboard does not appear at all.

    Removing all third-party keyboards seems to fix it. Anyone else experienced this?
     
  12. rabby

    rabby Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,160
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Pasig
    I just noticed that you can't "split" a third party keyboard on the iPad
     
  13. cyberjock

    cyberjock Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Concrete Jungle
  14. ronnel0918

    ronnel0918 PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,574
    Likes Received:
    326
    Location:
    Las Piñas
    Tried SwiftKey yesterday but I can't seem to connect to the SwiftKey Cloud. Tried both Facebook and Google sign-in but to no avail.

    Anyone experiencing this error?
     
  15. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,946
    Likes Received:
    297
    Location:
    Singapore
  16. Simbadda

    Simbadda Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    34
    shuffling between word flow and gboard
     
  17. GilGrissom

    GilGrissom Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    LALA Land
    slash keyboard looks amateurish compared to gboard now. Switching between fleksy and gboard when I need some google power.
     
  18. Kleithxx

    Kleithxx Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    203
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Angeles, Pampanga
    Trying to download gboard but I cant, Appstore says I need to cancel my subscription sa Apple Music before I can switch stores (Phil to US) :(
     
  19. GilGrissom

    GilGrissom Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    169
    Location:
    LALA Land
    Gboard is a pretty smart move for google. I can just imagine all the data they are potentially collect from what people are typing. It can be a potential privacy problem in the future.
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!