Just installed iOS 8 and looking for some shiny new iOS 8 keyboard replacements to try out?
Here’s a few of the more popular iOS 8 keyboard replacements available on the App Store right now!
To kick off, we have SwiftKey. One of the more well known keyboard replacement apps for iOS 8. Best of all – it’s free.
Simply swipe on the onscreen keyboard in place of where you would usually move your fingers to type the keys, and it will do it’s best to predict what you want to say.
We tried it out quickly and were pleasantly surprised. It even picks up custom words such as “iPhoneZA” when you have manually typed them before a couple of times.
SwiftKey Keyboard is free in the App Store. Be sure to download the “SwiftKey Keyboard” app, and not the other “Note” version which isn’t the one you’re looking for.
You may remember Swype being demod on stage at Apple’s WWDC event earlier in June when showing off iOS 8 to the world. Well, it’s finally within grasp. But it’s going to cost you a dollar.
Here’s a quick recap of Swype:
Swype functions similar to that of SwiftKey, but looks slightly more polished. It also features themes to make the keyboard blend in with iOS 8 a bit more.
Swype is available on the App Store for $1
TouchPal is another free keyboard replacement, and offers many of the same features as the other two, but with emoji support built-in to the keybpard. Which means you don’t have to leave the custom keyboard just to type a bit of emoji like we all do :)
In our short testing, it didn’t seem to feature the responsiveness of the other two apps, however it’s definitely worth a shot. After all, it’s free! It also blends in nicely with the stock iOS 8 keyboard look.
TouchPal is available on the App Store for free.
Now here’s a fun one, and a very original use of the iOS 8 keyboard replacement feature.
Everything you type in Keymoji gets converted into emoji. Imagine the possibilities!
Keymoji is crowd sourced, meaning that emoji combinations are created and shared by it’s users. So feel free to come up with your own combinations, and share them with other Keymoji users!
Let us know how creative you can be in the comments section below :)
Keymoji is available on the App Store for free.
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