It is always interesting to customize our devices, and along with widgets and launchers, one of the most popular Android attachments are keyboards! Undoubtedly that finding the one that best suits our style of writing, with a quick and attractive interface is fundamental to transmit messages efficiently and with as few errors as possible, so today in AndroidADN we bring you a selection of the top 10 best Android keyboards:

To make the selection we seek to provide the widest range since the styles and needs are many, so some of them may seem irrelevant or unnecessary to you in the ranking but it’s all a matter of taste and use. Remember that you can have multiple keyboards installed simultaneously and change them when writing.

I recommend you try them all without prejudice and then stay with the one that best serves you:

Best Android Keyboards

10.Hackers keyboard

Hackers keyboard is a keyboard ideal for the big screen of the tables, as it is organized in 5 rows as PC keyboards. Thus, you can access from a single screen to both letters and numbers and some special characters.

Although it is also available for smartphones, on small screens its use is usually a little uncomfortable even in devices like the Galaxy S3 where it is difficult to get used.

Like the PC keyboard has keys for keys [] and the bars / \, something really useful for programmers, though I doubt that they get used to do their work on mobile devices.

Continuing with the keys, we can also find the controls, shift or intro, arrows to move and symbols and strange characters on the number keys.

Hackers keyboard has support for a lot of language you can change from the settings.


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9.SmartKeyboard Pro

Smart Keyboard Pro is a fast multitouch keyboard with multi-language support, skins, voice input, T9 and compact mode, Smart dictionary, custom Auto Text, hard keyboard support, calibration, many appearance and prediction options.

It is a sober Keyboard, you may not have the high performance and language packs as SwiftKey or Swype but is a good option especially if interface customizations are for you: you can choose between the appearance of an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, HTC and others.


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8.SlideIt

SlideIt is one of the most downloaded keyboard apps in the market as it offers the possibility of “slide” over the keyboard to type and not doing it letter by letter. This mode is particularly convenient if you want to hold the device with one hand in portrait mode.

Regarding Its functioning is very similar to Swype, although this app is officially on the market and already has over 10 million downloads.

Like SwiftKey has dictionaries packages with “HOTWords” (words most used) by different regions, being able to have several packages if you want to write in different languages.

Its aesthetic and settings is similar to other, and its response time is perhaps a little less than Swype or SwiftKey. It is a good alternative because it is an official app that has support on Google Play, although if the one hand writing is your thing I recommend you to try Swype.


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7.Jelly Bean Keyboard

Could not miss in our of best keyboards for Android ranking the Jelly Bean native keyboard. This is a keyboard for the lovers of optimization, because it consumes very few resources and touch response is really quick.

Its design is pleasant to those with a taste for minimalism, as it keeps the essence of Jelly Bean.

Among its advantages is the quick access to most used symbols like! . ? from a top bar that appears when we are writing a word, which will greatly facilitate our writing.

While does not have downloadable language packs with HOTWords by region, we can add words to our dictionary, which is even better when you consider that we will customize our method of writing even more (at the beginning will be tedious, but then we will find it more than useful).

This is an ideal keyboard for typing with two hands verticual mode, although to do so with only one the best options are sliding keyboards like Swype or SlideIt.

In short, Jelly Bean keyboard currently has support for the following languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil) and Russian.

Download Jelly Bean Keyboard Beta 1.2

6.Perfect Keyboard PRO

Perfect Keyboard is an excellent keyboard which has been developed by one of the users of XDA. This is slightly in appearance configurable allowing you to select the background color, the colors of suggestions and even put a background image.

But the differentiation of this keyboard, and coming from a user of XDA no wonder, is based on the configuration possibilities of its functionalities.

Perfect Keyboard offers a wide number of configuration options for the suggestions, sounds and vibrations, layouts and even gestures.

This will allow you to tailor the operation and organization of the keyboard to your needs, so yes, there are so many options that you will have a good time researching the combination that fits you more comfortable.


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Perfect Keyboard Pro
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5.Go Keyboard

With 50 million installations, Go Keyboard is one of the most downloaded keyboards on Google Play and when messing around with it is easy to see why. This keyboard has significant languages support among we found some not very common as Catalan, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Arabic and Malay. All are easily interchangeable from the top center button.

Its input methods has the tap and slide that allows write dragging your finger as seen in SwiftKey and Swype keyboards.

But that’s not all, Go Keyboard is an extremely complete keyboard that from its interface offers access to a wealth of options from the Go button located on the top left.

Among them are Emoji, an option from which you can access a range of emoticons created with characters, Go Voice, Text Fantasy and others that require downloading plugins to function.

Besides these additions, this keyboard offers other really useful features like the ability to import contacts to the predictive dictionary to recognize them when posting their names, and import SMS to add words to the dictionary.

Another Go Keyboard strengths is the wide range of issues in Google Play, something the customization fans certainly appreciate as you can also use these modifications.

We can only conclude that Go Keyboard is one of the best and most complete keyboards of Google PLAY for both its customization capabilities as well as functionality.


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4.TouchPal Keyboard

With competitors such as Swype or SwiftKey the market keyboards seems difficult, but there is always an opportunity to improve things, and this is what developers have shown TouchPal Keyboard, a keyboard that has the greatest growth in recent times .

TouchPal is presented as an alternative to Swype in “Swiping” writing mode and what surprised us of this keyboard, is the speed and word recognition accuracy.

As in the rest of swiping keyboards, in TouchPal you’ll have to go sliding your finger to form the words, but appreciated the easy access to the strange characters and the ability to quickly switch to other keyboard like 12 letters and T9.

It also has an option for easy access to the text functions to handle by which you can cut, paste, delete, and move within the text with simple arrows.

What’s more, TouchPal has an excellent voice recognition system capable of recognizing the context where there is the sentence.


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TouchPal - Free Emoji Keyboard
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3.Thumb Keyboard

Thumb Keyboard is a predictive keyboard that uses normal input method. This is available for both smartphones and tablets.

The advantage of this keyboard are the great configuration possibilities we have for its interface. This has several organization modes of keys that allow you to customize the keyboard according to your device and tastes.

To access these modes you have to go to Settings> Language and Input> Thumb Kyeboard Settings> All Settings> Layout Keyboard and select Custom keyboard layout.

There you can find several configuration modes and organization of the keyboard in landscape mode and vertical which you can select independently. This way you can choose the method that you like when you write with the device horizontally and vertically.

After selecting the layouts you can try without having to leave the options by clicking on Test layout.

Also gives you the possibility to choose between several themes that come by default as Honeycomb or ICS that you can try without installing any plugin.

Also this allows you to set the size of the keyboard, supports multiple languages, and has other functions as predicting keyboard and voice input.


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2. Swype

Swype is one of the best keyboards for Android, and the fact that it is still in beta is the only thing that makes it position itself below SwiftKey 3.

As main characteristic has the option to slide your finger over the keyboard to go “drawing” the letters you want to put to form words. We can write short sentences without the need to enter the spaces and has dictionary packages by region and also one for adding our own personal words. It is particularly easy to write while holding the device with one hand in portrait mode.

The drawback is that to write manually is a bit uncomfortable as the space key is quite small, yet designed to type with one hand sliding and not letter by letter.

One of the most interesting improvement is that the Swype dictionary can now synchronize between different devices to learn from all of them, which is extremely useful if you have more than one device. In addition, the dictionary now automatically adapts the most popular words (Hotwords) of the time to mark global trends.

We also found another interesting development for tablets. With this latest version of Swype, you can divide the keyboard into two.

As it is not in the Google Play Store we must enter the Swype website, register and we will find the download. It seems a bit cumbersome, but it is worth as it certainly is one of the best keyboards for Android.

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1. SwiftKey 3

As it could not be otherwise, the top of the podium is occupied by the queen of all applications on Google Play Store, we talk about SwiftKey, and I say queen because leads in the ranking of highest-grossing apps, and no doubt they´ve earned that right.

SwiftKey 3 is an incredible predictive keyboard that literally revolutionizes the way of writing on our mobile devices. This lets you type without lifting your finger, making, writing with one hand greatly facilitated, especially in devices with large screens, where lifting your finger could make it fall from our hands.

Among its features SwiftKey 3 corrects typographical errors if you do not enter any space required to write and since its new version includes a bigger space bar, quick scoring key and other gestures.

The keyboard is able to learn the way we write with usage and the words that we use, so its predictive ability improves with time

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Well this has been our testing and selection of the best keyboard for Android. I hope you found the one you like the most and can try it out on your device. Gradually we will upload some videos so you can see the use of each of these keyboards.

If you think that it lacks some keyboard in the ranking you can let us know in the comments.

Which is the best keyboard for you?

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Juan Francisco

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