02-09-2016 06:01 PM
60 123
tools
  1. laestrella's Avatar
    I'm throwing in my vote for swiftkey. However, I love using my pen and the fact that I can make the stock keyboard change to the writing pad when I remove the pen is making me consider using the Samsung keyboard.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    09-13-2015 05:02 PM
  2. ctk4949's Avatar
    Isnt the Samsung KB based on Swiftkey??
    09-13-2015 05:03 PM
  3. ccpopham's Avatar
    Any keyboard you download with predictive text is going to give you that warning. Google collects loads of your info already.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2015 06:16 PM
  4. laestrella's Avatar
    Isnt the Samsung KB based on Swiftkey??
    Well that would make sense as to why I don't hate it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    09-13-2015 06:24 PM
  5. billykac's Avatar
    Well that would make sense as to why I don't hate it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    Well, that would actually make sense as to why I DO hate it!

    I've been living with the Samsung keyboard (even though Google Keyboard is my favorite) for the past few days just to see if there are attributes to the Samsung keyboard that make it a great choice to use. I wondered if there were features that closely tie the keyboard into other Samsung apps. So far, I am not seeing that, but I did just discover a huge flaw.

    I was an early adopter of Swiftkey, years ago, and really enjoyed the awesome prediction capabilities of that app. But, a couple of years back I noticed that while Swiftkey works great for texts and emails, if you ever try to do work in a document longer than a couples of pages, it grinds to a halt. This is an issue for me across Android phones, versions of Android OS, different word processing apps and is a well-documented bug for Swiftkey - it just doesn't work.

    Along with many other hopeful Swiftkey users, we have brought this issue to their attention, and they just don't address it. To make a guess as to the problem, I'd say that their app architecture loads the entire file when it is opened, into the same cache space that the app needs to operate, making the app slower and slower - again, just a guess, but it certainly behaves this way.

    So, as of tonight I am back to Google keyboard and Google Handwriting Input. I can say now that I am not missing out on anything by moving back to the Google apps, but I am gaining the ability to work in longer docs. Plus, both Google apps are faster, more accurate and easier to use than the Samsung apps.
    09-13-2015 07:14 PM
  6. Jay G63's Avatar
    I'm throwing in my vote for swiftkey. However, I love using my pen and the fact that I can make the stock keyboard change to the writing pad when I remove the pen is making me consider using the Samsung keyboard.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    Strange, I can still hover and get symbol to use writing pad.


    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
    09-13-2015 07:16 PM
  7. laestrella's Avatar
    Strange, I can still hover and get symbol to use writing pad.
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09...e9d0001b86.jpg

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
    Right..but I was referring to this. ..

    Love the Note 5..HATE the keyboard (stock Samsung) !!!-uploadfromtaptalk1442190756803.jpg

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
    09-13-2015 07:32 PM
  8. Jay G63's Avatar
    Can't you just use this.?

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
    09-13-2015 07:47 PM
  9. maj71303's Avatar
    Here is my keyboard on my note 5 but it is an international version.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Love the Note 5..HATE the keyboard (stock Samsung) !!!-170.jpg  
    09-13-2015 08:01 PM
  10. anon(9228075)'s Avatar
    I also have dedicated number row. I have always used swiftkey but this samsung keyboard isnt bad.

    Does it learn from your typing and from other apps?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-13-2015 08:50 PM
  11. kingkonggames2013's Avatar
    Samsung really love a square. even their name means 3-point stars in Korean..
    09-13-2015 08:53 PM
  12. AllPhones's Avatar
    My international Note 5 default keyboard comes with a dedicated number row.
    .....and without the symbols showing in the top right corner. You have to hit the "Sym" button.
    09-13-2015 09:20 PM
  13. AllPhones's Avatar
    Here is my keyboard on my note 5 but it is an international version.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Interesting my international version does not show the symbols in the top right corner or those shortcuts above the numbers.
    09-13-2015 09:26 PM
  14. mayconvert's Avatar
    Just the opposite for me. LOVE the Samsung stock keyboard. I didn't even bother downloading other keyboards after using it for the first day.
    Best android keyboard ever to me.
    09-13-2015 09:35 PM
  15. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey.

    Sent from my SM-N915V using Tapatalk
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-13-2015 11:09 PM
  16. sheba510's Avatar
    Another vote for SwiftKey.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    BergerKing likes this.
    09-13-2015 11:33 PM
  17. FifthElement's Avatar
    Any recommendations for 3rd party keyboard that feels like the iPhone 6?

    I have fat fingers and find the stock samsung kb too clumsy to type , especially to unlock the phone or messaging, etc.

    I like the iphone keyboard much better as it's layed out really well on the screen with plenty of spacing unlike the Samsung which is more designed for smaller hands.

    Note5 on the left and iPhone 6Plus on the right for reference...
    Attachment 196343Attachment 196344
    You like having no numbers on the screen and having to press another button to get to them. Or how about simply adding a exclamation point or question ark and having to do multiple button presses for that as well. Or what about not being able to quickly tell if you have the caps lock on or not as the letters are always capitols? Or how about the aggressive auto auto-correct which always changes your words when you don't want it to? Android also allows you to hold down a button to get second functions. To each his own but that is the great thing about Android is you can choose others and they will integrate with the same performance as if it was the original which is also another thing iOS can't do as the keyboard integration is horrid. I have a iPad Mini and it blows (no multi tasking but the highlight is the battery is great, lol). Hey but go nuts!
    09-14-2015 02:03 AM
  18. Tahoe916's Avatar
    I tend to switch periodically but my current favorite is TouchPal.
    09-14-2015 09:50 PM
  19. Peuf's Avatar
    what's the keyboard you're using on this picture? the note 5's I mean, my default doesn't look like that, with these little symbol on the top right corner of each key
    02-05-2016 01:35 PM
  20. ShaggyKids's Avatar
    what's the keyboard you're using on this picture? the note 5's I mean, my default doesn't look like that, with these little symbol on the top right corner of each key
    Looks like SwiftKey to me.
    02-05-2016 02:14 PM
  21. QatarHero's Avatar
    SwiftKey.. Da best!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    ShaggyKids likes this.
    02-05-2016 07:21 PM
  22. armallard's Avatar
    Since I use one hand to type I like the samsung keyboard.
    02-05-2016 09:18 PM
  23. tmccormick87's Avatar
    Count me as another Swiftkey user!! Have used it for several years now, at least 3 phones, one HTC, the S5 and now the Note 5. I just love it! I periodically try the Samsung keyboard, but being so used to Swiftkey, I run out of patience when I keep forgetting that things are not where I'm used to, lol.
    ShaggyKids likes this.
    02-07-2016 04:15 AM
  24. nickdeck's Avatar
    SwiftKey users might want to check out this week's AC podcast. They discuss Microsoft's purchase of SwiftKey, and how that means that MS can access your information.
    02-07-2016 04:36 AM
  25. theonecid's Avatar
    To be honest, I use the BlackBerry PRIV keyboard on the Note 5 and it's perfect.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-07-2016 10:59 AM
60 123

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-16-2015, 12:34 PM
  2. Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is very slow and lags, how can I fix it?
    By AC Question in forum Samsung Galaxy Grand
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-12-2015, 02:29 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-11-2015, 10:02 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-11-2015, 08:04 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD