Screenshots: Five alternative keyboards for your Android tablet
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The tablet keyboard is a personal thing. To one user, it’srnjust a means for typing messages and statuses, entering data while on the go.rnTo someone else, it’s a way of making the mobile experience more efficient andrnenjoyable.
Out of the box, the Android keyboard is serviceable… especiallyrnon the smartphone form. But once you venture into the realm of the tablet, thatrnstock keyboard seems a bit less than user-friendly.
Thankfully, you’ll find an abundance of third-partyrnkeyboards on the Google Play Store, ready for action. But which ones deservernyour precious time and effort? Here are five that I consider to be the bestrnkeyboards available for Android. Let’s see if one will meet your needs.
Note: This gallery is also available as an article.
One of the best Google Keyboard features is that it syncsrnyour settings across all devices. All you have to do is set up Google Keyboardrnexactly how you like it, and it will sync those settings to all your Androidrndevices that also use Google Keyboard. The only drawback to using GooglernKeyboard is that it doesn’t offer a split screen keyboard. For many, however,rnthe gesture typing makes up for that loss.
Once you get used to Fleksy’s methods (pay close attentionrnto the welcome tutorial), you’ll find this keyboard to be one of the mostrnefficient third-party options available. Fleksy also offers extensions thatrnenable you to extend the feature set of the keyboard (some are free, some arernpaid), as well as themes to personalize your keyboard.
A.I.type Tablet Keyboard Free
This keyboard also offers a float option that allows you tornmove the split keyboards wherever you want them on the screen. If you likerncomplete control over your keyboard, A.I.type might be exactly what you’rernlooking for.