After 7 years of iOS, Apple has finally baked in the ability to let users install custom keyboards on their iPhones and iPads. While the App Store has seen a flood of colorful keyboards, many industrious developers have designed some pretty ingenious ones. Those are the keyboards that have caught our attention, and we’ve highlighted a few in this post. Take a look at our list of best iPhone keyboard apps and let us know yours in the comments below. This article is part of our Best iPhone Apps series where we categorize the best apps for iPhone and iPad. Click here to find out more.
Custom keyboards first need to be installed in the Settings app. First, download the keyboard app from the App Store. Then go to Settings->General->Keyboard->Keyboards->Add New Keyboard. Here you’ll see a list of your available keyboards. Tap on the one you’d like, and it will be added to your device. The last step is to tap that keyboard again and turn on Allow Full Access. Now you’ll be able to switch between keyboards by tapping on the globe icon now available next to the space bar.
Kaomoji Keyboard is a cool way to send cute symbols representing your ₍˄·͈༝·͈˄₎◞ ̑̑ෆ⃛ emotions (,ི_ོ,)ྀ to your friends. A huge gallery of kaomojis are available in the keyboard. This is a custom keyboard that works in iOS 8 and above. Once you install the keyboard, simply find one that ...Read More
Ever wish you could type in a foreign language? You could use Google Translate, copy the resultant text, and then paste it in the app you want to use. But why not do it all right from within any app you're currently using? Slated brings tons of languages right to ...Read More
Clips is a superb clipboard manager for iPhone and iPad. Have you ever wished you had access to more than your last copied item? Clips saves your copy history in a neatly designed app. Clips also has a great widget that can be viewed from your Today Screen in Notification ...Read More
For those looking to save a little time typing on their mobile devices, TextExpander will offers a speedy solution. Often typed words, phrases, and even paragraphs can be saved and triggered later with a shortcut. In my workflow the shortcut “apc” triggers the snippet “AppChasers.com”. That’s a simple example, but ...Read More
Swype More in line with conventional keyboarding, Swype lets users slide their finger across the screen to input words. The idea here is to allow for quicker text input because you never have to lift your finger. It does take a little getting used to, but once you get the ...Read More