09-02-2016 12:21 PM
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  1. wirelessgal's Avatar
    I bought SwiftKey years ago. Best keyboard so far. But they did go downhill when MS bought them. Now that it's a free app, I don't feel it's as good as it used to be. But it's still my favourite keyboard and I highly recommend it.
    08-30-2016 01:44 PM
  2. EvEr34's Avatar
    Blackberry keyboard is a great alternative. For me the swipe action and the Multi language automatic switch are what I like best
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    08-30-2016 01:50 PM
  3. Zaku77's Avatar
    https://blog.swiftkey.com/samsung-ke...lity-swiftkey/

    "We supply Samsung with the core technology that powers the word predictions in their keyboard via an SDK – which is distinct from a pre-installed app (you can learn more about this here). We are doing everything we can to support our long-time partner Samsung in their efforts to resolve this important security issue."

    ....?
    Doesn't mean that it's the same. The core is just that, the core. It's not the whole package.
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    08-30-2016 02:07 PM
  4. Spazzbk's Avatar
    Doesn't mean that it's the same. The core is just that, the core. It's not the whole package.
    It is basically the same. Swiftkey even says it's white labeled. Which means it's created by another company (swiftkey), stripped of the selling company's (swiftkey's) branding, and branded by the purchasing company (Samsung) .

    In other words, it's the same exact word prediction algorithm, learning, and features with Samsung's skin and added features on top of it.

    It would be the equivalent of saying HTC and Samsung don't run the same software on their phones. This is true to an extent, but for the most part they are both running Android with skins on top.
    08-30-2016 02:28 PM
  5. Spazzbk's Avatar
    But to answer the question, I use BlackBerry's keyboard, just my preference.
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    08-30-2016 02:29 PM
  6. Serkle K's Avatar
    But to answer the question, I use BlackBerry's keyboard, just my preference.
    What method did you use to get the BB VKB?

    I am already running the Hub+ app, and I've read that you can't use cobalt's BB Manager app along side the official HUB+ app because it will go a little wonky.
    08-30-2016 03:06 PM
  7. Spazzbk's Avatar
    You can download just the keyboard apk. Cobalt's cloud has it: https://www.mycloud.ch/s/#SD357A0E69...274601/latest/
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    08-30-2016 03:13 PM
  8. shaleem's Avatar
    For me, it's SwiftKey.
    08-30-2016 03:14 PM
  9. spasell's Avatar
    I had Swiftkey which I loved on Note 5. I moved to iPhone and now this. When using Swiftkey on the N7 it was horrid. Awful. Predictions are terrible. Not sure what happened.

    I'm using Google Keyboard and it's very accurate. I can tell you my iPhone keyboard was very precise with predictions and corrections. That's a feature i miss. I find myself taking about 30% longer to write emails now.
    08-30-2016 03:45 PM
  10. EvEr34's Avatar
    What method did you use to get the BB VKB?

    I am already running the Hub+ app, and I've read that you can't use cobalt's BB Manager app along side the official HUB+ app because it will go a little wonky.
    I'm using BB manager alongside the HUB app downloaded from playstore. Zero issues
    Serkle K likes this.
    08-30-2016 03:50 PM
  11. ctk4949's Avatar
    Thats the best thing about Android, you can choose what you want to use. Nobody telling you can only use one thing and have to be stuck with it, like crapple!!
    riot1002#AC likes this.
    08-30-2016 04:13 PM
  12. msm0511's Avatar
    I've stuck with Samsung's so far. After 12 days it's finally getting a little better. I remember when I first switched to Google's keyboard on my last phone it took about a month for it to get good for me. I think the Samsung will learn your typing style eventually, but patience is key.

    I may try SwiftKey again though because I like the idea of the cursor arrows. They didn't have that years ago when I used it. The thing I miss most about my iPhone kb is being able to use 3D Touch as a cursor on the entire keyboard.
    08-30-2016 05:37 PM
  13. Serkle K's Avatar
    You can download just the keyboard apk. Cobalt's cloud has it: https://www.mycloud.ch/s/#SD357A0E69...274601/latest/
    This didn't work for me, but I ended up trying the cobalt BlackBerry Manager method and it is safe to say that I have successfully gotten my favorite keyboard back!!!!!
    08-30-2016 05:55 PM
  14. Serkle K's Avatar
    I'm using BB manager alongside the HUB app downloaded from playstore. Zero issues
    Thank you for your feedback! I'm currently using the BlackBerry keyboard!!
    08-30-2016 05:56 PM
  15. riot1002#AC's Avatar
    Google is the best..I have all the others and google is the best.
    08-30-2016 07:15 PM
  16. Brjlk's Avatar
    Multiling O Keyboard is very customizable & the text shortcut is very well implemented

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kl.ime.oh
    08-30-2016 07:23 PM
  17. SteelGator's Avatar
    I've stuck with Samsung's so far. After 12 days it's finally getting a little better. I remember when I first switched to Google's keyboard on my last phone it took about a month for it to get good for me. I think the Samsung will learn your typing style eventually, but patience is key.

    I may try SwiftKey again though because I like the idea of the cursor arrows. They didn't have that years ago when I used it. The thing I miss most about my iPhone kb is being able to use 3D Touch as a cursor on the entire keyboard.
    The issue I had with the Samsung keyboard is that it was not substituting the words when I hit space bar. It just left too many incorrect spellings. Most of the time the prediction was there, it just did not pop it in like it should.

    I moved over to Swift Key neural, which has an even better prediction engine than the one in SK and SK beta.
    08-30-2016 10:10 PM
  18. Abby339's Avatar
    Some recommend are really good!
    08-31-2016 02:00 AM
  19. r_albu's Avatar
    I'm using Google Keyboard right now. It has some tricks that add functionality: swipe over space key for moving the cursor, deleting entire and multiple words at a time, themes...
    08-31-2016 06:14 AM
  20. jmk32's Avatar
    No one mentioned TouchPal. I keep trying other keyboards and coming back to it. Prediction is strong, swipe is light years better than Swiftkey, you can swipe for secondary characters which makes it quicker than all the others, and there's tons of free themes.
    08-31-2016 07:43 AM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    Google Keyboard has some options you can tweak in the preferences, I don't like the standard vanilla flavor version that pops up when you install it. Swift Key works great as well. I tend to use Google Keyboard though.
    08-31-2016 10:54 AM
  22. left4dead's Avatar
    On the stock Samsung keyboard the swipe/ gliding function is not working when typing in a Google or Yahoo search box.

    Is this normal?
    08-31-2016 11:00 AM
  23. ecfritts's Avatar
    I was going to try Google Keyboard, then I saw the permissions. It said something to the effect of "...it won't remember passwords, but maybe credit card numbers" Did this bother anyone else? I am kind of new to Android, so this kind of freaked me out. Anyone have any advice on this? Thanks
    08-31-2016 11:23 AM
  24. Omonja's Avatar
    I have both SwiftKey and SwiftKey Neural. I prefer SK Neural.
    SteelGator likes this.
    08-31-2016 11:42 AM
  25. Stwutter's Avatar
    +1 for Switkey also.

    Having said that, and being a BB user up until switching from the Blackberry Z30 to the LG G4 a few years ago, the BB keyboard is excellent. I can't stand the stock Samsung keyboard.
    09-01-2016 08:29 AM
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