8 keyboard apps for iOS 8

Before iOS 8, those who didn’t like iPhone’s bare-bones keyboard had no alternative. Apple has expanded iPhone’s default keyboard to include hundreds of emoji, but now it also supports keyboard apps from other companies, meaning more ways to make your thumbs happy. Whether you hate your default keyboard or just want to try something new, tap into our picks for iOS keyboard apps. Then read CNET’s step-by-step guide to installing custom keyboards in iOS 8.

Swiping, not typing


If you find typing tedious, SwiftKey’s predictive texting saves you time by incorporating your common words and phrases. This most-downloaded smart keyboard also features excellent autocorrect, space insertion, bilingual typing, and — for added swiftness — swiping.


Why tap when you can swipe? With TouchPal you can swipe from letter to letter without worrying about hitting the wrong key, since this software predicts subsequent words with great accuracy. The emoji keyboard is an added benefit — it pulls up symbols in an accessible, scrollable list.


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