07-16-2015 03:15 PM
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  1. usmdesigner's Avatar
    I don't really have problems with the keyboard that is given except one. The Comma is not on the front screen. I really hate haven't to choose an alt screen for something that is used more than a period sometimes for me. (since the period auto fills in if you hit double space)

    I went here: (sorry, this site wont let me post links yet)

    androidcentralcom/best-alternative-keyboards-samsung-galaxy-s6

    It doesn't look like any of these offer it as well.

    Just wanted to see if anyone else is annoyed by this as well, or has a solution they use without having to find another keyboard.
    07-10-2015 09:58 AM
  2. Tim Caldwell's Avatar
    SWIPE ... although the version of SWIPE on the S6 is not as efficient as the one installed on my previous android. Other than that, I use the TouchWiz stock keyboard when necessary.
    07-10-2015 10:50 AM
  3. PsychDoc's Avatar
    OMG, as if there's even a debate here. Swiftkey is BY FAR the best keyboard one can use. Layout is amazingly customizable, themes are great and word prediction is best in the business. There really is no competition.
    07-10-2015 10:54 AM
  4. carter79's Avatar
    I'm still trying to find the 'one' I like the standard one but the colours are awful.. Just been messing around with Nova.. Samsung themes and my own backgrounds.. Just wish I could edit the keyboard.. But I'll have a look at Swiftkey for sure

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-10-2015 12:00 PM
  5. wrecklass's Avatar
    In general I would agree that Swiftkey is the best. However recently Swiftkey's prediction seems to have gotten pretty bad. It will suggest strange words that I would not likely use. On the other hand I'm finding the Samsung keyboard just as bad.

    However, my Samsung standard keyboard does have the comma just to the left of the space bar like most other keyboards. Not sure what the OP is talking about.

    --
    Should there be smoke coming out of my cpu?
    07-10-2015 12:04 PM
  6. leebut's Avatar
    In general I would agree that Swiftkey is the best. However recently Swiftkey's prediction seems to have gotten pretty bad. It will suggest strange words that I would not likely use. On the other hand I'm finding the Samsung keyboard just as bad.

    However, my Samsung standard keyboard does have the comma just to the left of the space bar like most other keyboards. Not sure what the OP is talking about.

    --
    Should there be smoke coming out of my cpu?
    Yep, comma next to the space bar.
    07-10-2015 12:23 PM
  7. BioFanatic's Avatar
    SwiftKey for the win, hands down.
    Great prediction, allows swipe, and it's very customizable. I have the Material Light skin in use, and sometimes I use the Material Dark for a change.
    07-10-2015 01:26 PM
  8. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    I'm not feeling swiftkey like most people. I prefer Fleksy by a long shot. For me it's just a better way of typing. Gesture based swipes and fast typing. I totally get why swiftkey is regarded as the best but personally I much prefer Fleksy. Plus I got it themed to match my material theme on the S6 which is a bonus

    What keyboard are you using for your S6?-2015-07-10-19.01.29.jpg
    07-10-2015 02:05 PM
  9. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I'm not feeling swiftkey like most people. I prefer Fleksy by a long shot. For me it's just a better way of typing. Gesture based swipes and fast typing. I totally get why swiftkey is regarded as the best but personally I much prefer Fleksy. Plus I got it themed to match my material theme on the S6 which is a bonus

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    07-10-2015 03:02 PM
  10. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I'm not feeling swiftkey like most people. I prefer Fleksy by a long shot. For me it's just a better way of typing. Gesture based swipes and fast typing. I totally get why swiftkey is regarded as the best but personally I much prefer Fleksy. Plus I got it themed to match my material theme on the S6 which is a bonus
    In all seriousness though, I like using keyboards that show all the punctuation keys (set for long press of letters... and I set the length of a long press to much shorter than the default, around 275ms). My favourite thing about fleksy was the invisible keyboard. Muscle memory is remarkable!
    07-10-2015 03:05 PM
  11. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    I've always used Google keyboard on all of my phones until I got the s6. I finally stuck with the Samsung keyboard from the get go and I've grown to prefer it.

    I deal with numeric codes a lot so the numbers always being at the top is such a nice thing. It is swype enabled if you choose so. (Google keyboard is better with swype) Prediction is well, not the best but it gets the job done with little to no mistakes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-10-2015 03:07 PM
  12. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    In all seriousness though, I like using keyboards that show all the punctuation keys (set for long press of letters... and I set the length of a long press to much shorter than the default, around 275ms). My favourite thing about fleksy was the invisible keyboard. Muscle memory is remarkable!
    Makes sense. That's the beauty of Android, you can get it setup the way you want it. You're other post made me chuckle haha. I left myself open for that one lol
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    07-10-2015 03:10 PM
  13. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Makes sense. That's the beauty of Android, you can get it setup the way you want it. You're other post made me chuckle haha. I left myself open for that one lol
    I couldn't agree more! Haha, I figured you had a good sense of humour. I added the homescreen shot to explain the background in the messaging screenshot, it's not just random! Matching!! I should probably just leave that out and change the wallpaper to white for the sake of these next time, haha.

    I've always used Google keyboard on all of my phones until I got the s6. I finally stuck with the Samsung keyboard from the get go and I've grown to prefer it.

    I deal with numeric codes a lot so the numbers always being at the top is such a nice thing. It is swype enabled if you choose so. (Google keyboard is better with swype) Prediction is well, not the best but it gets the job done with little to no mistakes.
    Yeah, I didn't turn on the number row at the top until ... a couple months ago, I think. Having it there makes things much more efficient, now that I can compare the different experiences.
    07-10-2015 03:17 PM
  14. Maal628's Avatar
    Fleksy ftw

    Posted via Verizon Galaxy S6 edge
    07-10-2015 03:26 PM
  15. linebusy's Avatar
    I mis-hit keys more than ever with the Samsung keyboard. I do like the auto-correct. (really, it's a necessity since I cannot land on the buttons properly) Auto-correct only goes so far, though. Just this week I switched to swype and like typing on it better. Only problem is, it doesn't auto-correct... if you hit space, it leaves the misspelled or mistyped word in place.
    07-10-2015 03:36 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    SwiftKey for the win, hands down.
    Great prediction, allows swipe, and it's very customizable. I have the Material Light skin in use, and sometimes I use the Material Dark for a change.
    +++++++++++++111111111111111^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    07-10-2015 05:41 PM
  17. Jamez Avila's Avatar
    SwiftKey is king! All others just do not compete in terms of learning your typing patterns and habits. Good selection of themes to choose from as well as keyboard layouts.

    Posted from my Samsung Galaxy S6
    07-10-2015 07:19 PM
  18. Saros's Avatar
    I too am a big Swiftkey fan but by all means test-drive a few and see what you prefer.

    What keyboard are you using for your S6?-swiftkey.png
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    07-10-2015 07:22 PM
  19. dmarcus48's Avatar
    I'm using SwiftKey, been using it for a couple of years. I've tested almost every keyboard that comes out and always go back to SwiftKey.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-11-2015 09:42 PM
  20. Zoostation's Avatar
    I'm using the Google keyboard. I was using the built in version of Swype and had a very hard time with it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-12-2015 03:13 PM
  21. warpdrive's Avatar
    I've used SwiftKey for at least two years, starting back when it was a paid app. It has everything you need and more, plus extra customized themes to match almost anything you use. It has also included a number keys at the top for all over a year and was in Beta for at least another half year. Predictions are a little worse than a year ago, but still better then most out there.

    If you've tried the rest, now try the best. I highly recommend it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-12-2015 03:23 PM
  22. Fred Wilson2's Avatar
    I use the Goggle keyboard also. I used Swiftkey for a few years on all the phones that I've had, but I've found that I like the Google keyboard better now. It's predictions are dead on right for me. Swiftkey not so much

    Fred
    07-12-2015 07:02 PM
  23. scott_0's Avatar
    swiftkey, all day, every day!

    sent from my S6 using tapatalk
    07-12-2015 09:48 PM
  24. yoopermjm's Avatar
    I've been enjoying the stock touch wiz. Never thought I'd say it, but there you are.
    07-12-2015 10:13 PM
  25. joemontana's Avatar
    I love my Swype kb! Press a key, you have a number row on top.
    Swype from the info key to the number 4 or 5, you have a numeric keypad.
    Swype from the info key one key to the right, you have arrow keys.
    Frankly, I couldn't care less about what my kb looks like, I don't want to waste time on customization just to make it look nice.
    I care about function!

    Joe
    Kalispell, MT
    Verizon, 64g galaxy s6
    07-13-2015 12:06 AM
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