1. noordzy77's Avatar
    Did you guys primarily stick to the Samsung keyboard? Do I lose any functionality if I switch? I've always been a swiftkey person, but I don't want to switch just because of that.
    11-13-2017 11:31 PM
  2. antman451's Avatar
    I was Team Swiftkey for a long time, but I tried out Gboard and converted. Has more functionality and better swiping for me.
    11-13-2017 11:37 PM
  3. creekwater1482's Avatar
    Gboard. Doesn't appear to lose functionality but then I never used the Samsung keyboard so maybe I'm missing something but haven't noticed anything not working.
    11-13-2017 11:42 PM
  4. chanchan05's Avatar
    You lose functionality by sticking to Samsung keyboard. Prediction sucks, you can't carry over learned words to other devices. The only thing you get is the Samsung keyboard follows the phone theme, which you can to an extent work around with Gboard themes and Swiftkey custom themes.
    11-13-2017 11:45 PM
  5. vnmous1's Avatar
    I was Team Swiftkey for a long time, but I tried out Gboard and converted. Has more functionality and better swiping for me.
    G board swipes well but punctuation is a pain in the butt
    11-13-2017 11:53 PM
  6. credo's Avatar
    Does switching keyboards change any functions of the pen and interactions with keyboard.
    11-13-2017 11:53 PM
  7. Wopback's Avatar
    I really enjoy the combination of Gboard and Textra.....Gifs and live messaging works great as well
    11-14-2017 12:28 AM
  8. terellw's Avatar
    Gboard fasho!
    11-14-2017 01:53 AM
  9. aldo82's Avatar
    as far as I can tell you can only do handwriting input with the Samsung keyboard. I use gboard normally but it really annoys me that on changing to the Samsung keyboard to try out handwriting input, then going back to gboard, it always turns off spell checking. so annoying! is there any option for handwriting recognition using gboard or without having to switch to Samsung keyboard?
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    11-14-2017 02:11 AM
  10. andytiedye's Avatar
    as far as I can tell you can only do handwriting input with the Samsung keyboard....is there any option for handwriting recognition using gboard or without having to switch to Samsung keyboard?
    I'd like to know that myself. The handwriting recognition is pretty good and is my preferred mode of input.
    11-14-2017 02:38 AM
  11. noordzy77's Avatar
    as far as I can tell you can only do handwriting input with the Samsung keyboard. I use gboard normally but it really annoys me that on changing to the Samsung keyboard to try out handwriting input, then going back to gboard, it always turns off spell checking. so annoying! is there any option for handwriting recognition using gboard or without having to switch to Samsung keyboard?
    I found this during my investigation into this topic. Maybe it will help you?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...andwriting.ime
    11-14-2017 02:39 AM
  12. noordzy77's Avatar
    I'd like to know that myself. The handwriting recognition is pretty good and is my preferred mode of input.
    See my link above. Maybe that is what you are looking for?
    11-14-2017 02:40 AM
  13. noordzy77's Avatar
    as far as I can tell you can only do handwriting input with the Samsung keyboard. I use gboard normally but it really annoys me that on changing to the Samsung keyboard to try out handwriting input, then going back to gboard, it always turns off spell checking. so annoying! is there any option for handwriting recognition using gboard or without having to switch to Samsung keyboard?
    Also, if you hover over your text entry spot, you can hit the T in the circle to use handwriting entry.
    11-14-2017 02:54 AM
  14. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    I've been a Swiftkey user for years now (although it's crap on iOS)

    Just started to use GBoard on my new Note 8 and it's converting me, slowly. Just seems smoother but I'm also better with it for not hitting the full stop button the time haha
    11-14-2017 03:01 AM
  15. Zolti's Avatar
    Stock Samsung keyboard user here.
    11-14-2017 03:10 AM
  16. BriniaSona's Avatar
    BlackBerry keyboard user here
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    11-14-2017 04:10 AM
  17. daves221's Avatar
    See my link above. Maybe that is what you are looking for?
    Thanks for that, that is so cool. Still have to switch keyboards, but is a little" lighter" because you go r ight in to the handwriting on the second keyboard. Doesn't have Samsung edits (backwards line to delete) but is worth trying. Thanks for posting.
    11-14-2017 07:20 AM
  18. daves221's Avatar
    and, Gboard + Samsung keyboard, which has gotten better. one thing I can't stand on Gboard is selecting a different word sometimes combines the new word and half of the wrong word.. haven't figured out what I'm doing wrong on that.
    11-14-2017 07:21 AM
  19. aldo82's Avatar
    Also, if you hover over your text entry spot, you can hit the T in the circle to use handwriting entry.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fa7e3d57a9.jpg
    Great tip thanks for that.
    11-14-2017 08:21 AM
  20. noordzy77's Avatar
    So I'm currently trying gboard. I like it, but as someone pointed out above, the punctuation is a giant pain. Other than that though, I really like it.
    11-14-2017 03:20 PM
  21. TX Jedi's Avatar
    Blackberry keyboard
    11-14-2017 11:01 PM
  22. aa6vh's Avatar
    I prefer handwriting input as well, and I am an old Palm user.

    I use the Graffiti Pro keyboard (free in the Play store). It brings back that graffiti input to the Note 8!

    It does take a little bit to relearn the Graffiti language, and to also learn some of the quirks of the keyboard, but works well with both the stylus and with a finger.
    11-15-2017 11:03 AM
  23. jamezr's Avatar
    I like the Samsung keyboard...but imho the Google keyboard is the best...........
    11-15-2017 11:29 AM
  24. Dan_B1979's Avatar
    Well, after 2 or 3 days of the Google Gboard I've gone back to SwiftKey...

    The Gboard just isn't as slick, doesn't lay out predicted words as well and it just feels chunky to me...
    11-15-2017 12:55 PM

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