04-04-2016 04:21 PM
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  1. the tall guy's Avatar
    Stock for me - running the Android 6.0 theme from the Theme store so it looks like Google's keyboard.
    03-31-2016 02:30 AM
  2. sLithery's Avatar
    Since you guys use SwiftKey I thought I'd give it a try. After installing it I got this message: After the instlling process SwiftKsy will work to its full potential. It randomly pops up.

    Edit: Spelling

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Here we go again, Stock Keyboard, Swiftkey or...-576.jpg  
    03-31-2016 02:47 AM
  3. mundo472's Avatar
    No modded version here. I grabbed BlackBerry Manager from Cobalt's thread over on Crackberry and, though I use all the BlackBerry PIM apps and Hub, you can install the BlackBerry keyboard and Password Keeper (another top notch app from BB) without installing BlackBerry Services.

    What makes this VKB stand out for me is the swipes up to accept predictions. Use it for about a week and you'll find you can swipe, not type, entire sentences. For me it is just the best VKB available, and there was no way I was going to switch to an Android device until I was sure I could use this keyboard. I'm an attorney, so fast and accurate typing is critical for me.
    Agreed. This only gets better as you use it, as it gets better at prediction. Swiping words up from the next letter is most convenient.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-31-2016 02:49 AM
  4. KPMcClave's Avatar
    No modded version here. I grabbed BlackBerry Manager from Cobalt's thread over on Crackberry and, though I use all the BlackBerry PIM apps and Hub, you can install the BlackBerry keyboard and Password Keeper (another top notch app from BB) without installing BlackBerry Services.

    What makes this VKB stand out for me is the swipes up to accept predictions. Use it for about a week and you'll find you can swipe, not type, entire sentences. For me it is just the best VKB available, and there was no way I was going to switch to an Android device until I was sure I could use this keyboard. I'm an attorney, so fast and accurate typing is critical for me.
    I'd forgotten all about Blackberry Manager. I installed it in my last attempt to give the BB keyboard a shot on my G4. I installed it again on my S7E yesterday.

    I wish I could re-size the keyboard. It's too "flat" for my taste. I also don't like the keyboards/themes without the secondary characters on the main keys. I haven't found a way to quickly access those alternatively.

    I had an XDA modded version of the BB keyboard that allowed for full time number row display, and that had secondary characters on it, which helped a lot. I still prefer the secondary characters on the main keys, but that alternate option might entice me to use it longer. For those on the number row, it would just be a matter of retraining my muscle memory on location, not an extra key press to access an alternate screen.
    03-31-2016 08:19 AM
  5. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I have the BB keyboard installed on my Note 5, but eventually went back to SwiftKey for sheer functionality of the multipurpose keys and selection of special characters. The fact I'm running SwiftKey Cloud Sync between my tablet and phone makes it a no-brainer, I don't have to re-teach either keyboard when I change devices.
    Yep.

    Emoji prediction used to be something SwiftKey had that most other keyboards didn't, but it seems to be more common now. I don't use a ton of emoji, but I miss not having the prediction capability. Just like having the secondary characters on the main keys, it saves key presses and having to go to a secondary screen.

    So, now that emoji prediction is more widespread, the account sync (learning as I type), the secondary characters on main keys, and the ability to re-size the keyboard are my favorite features of SwiftKey.

    I also like the availability of themes, but as long as I can have a black one (or "dark" at worst), that factor isn't a deal breaker. I keep going back to the Blood Red Nickel theme for some reason.
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    03-31-2016 08:25 AM
  6. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Agreed. This only gets better as you use it, as it gets better at prediction. Swiping words up from the next letter is most convenient.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm not used to swiping at all. I don't use that sort of functionality on any keyboard. So, that would take some getting used to for me, but I do like it when I've tried it on the BB. It is just a bit less comfortable because the keyboard is too cramped. I wish I could stretch the height a row's worth, or maybe even two.
    03-31-2016 08:30 AM
  7. KPMcClave's Avatar
    SwiftKey is probably even taller than it needs to be in the screenshot, but it does illustrate my point. Wish I could make BB a bit taller.

    ~Kevin
    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Here we go again, Stock Keyboard, Swiftkey or...-9138.jpg  
    03-31-2016 08:47 AM
  8. KPMcClave's Avatar
    ...

    ~Kevin
    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Here we go again, Stock Keyboard, Swiftkey or...-9139.jpg  
    03-31-2016 08:48 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    Since you guys use SwiftKey I thought I'd give it a try. After installing it I got this message: After the instlling process SwiftKsy will work to its full potential. It randomly pops up.

    Edit: Spelling

    Posted via the Android Central App
    What does the notification say? It may be normal depending on what it says (sorry can't read the language in the screenshot) .
    03-31-2016 09:03 AM
  10. theonecid's Avatar
    I've been using the PRIV keyboard on my Galaxy Note 5 ever since I got it. Works perfectly.
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    03-31-2016 09:14 AM
  11. wu-wei's Avatar
    I'd forgotten all about Blackberry Manager. I installed it in my last attempt to give the BB keyboard a shot on my G4. I installed it again on my S7E yesterday.

    I wish I could re-size the keyboard. It's too "flat" for my taste. I also don't like the keyboards/themes without the secondary characters on the main keys. I haven't found a way to quickly access those alternatively.

    I had an XDA modded version of the BB keyboard that allowed for full time number row display, and that had secondary characters on it, which helped a lot. I still prefer the secondary characters on the main keys, but that alternate option might entice me to use it longer. For those on the number row, it would just be a matter of retraining my muscle memory on location, not an extra key press to access an alternate screen.
    One thing that's missing for sure from the BlackBerry keyboard is the "slide for alternate" function. On a BB10 device, you can press the "?123" key and slide to whichever character you need, then let go. You'll input the alternate character and the keyboard goes right back to alphabet. The version I'm using doesn't have that function, and I rather miss it.

    As for key size, I can see that being an issue. Personally I'm used to the BlackBerry VKB, so it's no big deal for me.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    03-31-2016 09:52 AM
  12. jlczl's Avatar
    Another vote for PRIV keyboard here. I own several others (including Swift) but I loved the vkb on my PRIV so I was happy to find I can use it on my SG7E.
    theonecid likes this.
    03-31-2016 10:06 AM
  13. KPMcClave's Avatar
    One thing that's missing for sure from the BlackBerry keyboard is the "slide for alternate" function. On a BB10 device, you can press the "?123" key and slide to whichever character you need, then let go. You'll input the alternate character and the keyboard goes right back to alphabet. The version I'm using doesn't have that function, and I rather miss it.

    As for key size, I can see that being an issue. Personally I'm used to the BlackBerry VKB, so it's no big deal for me.
    Ah, yes that secondary character functionality would help a lot. I never got to BB10. I bolted from 7 years of BlackBerry use while getting frustrated waiting and waiting for the Q10.
    03-31-2016 10:23 AM
  14. lammy8's Avatar
    Google's keyboard with material dark. Honestly don't see the hype about swype or swiftkey
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    03-31-2016 10:49 AM
  15. soky001's Avatar
    Do you have a link to this bb-keyboard with numbers-row option, would like to try this
    03-31-2016 02:50 PM
  16. Thiscrapsucks35's Avatar
    I actually like the stock Samsung kb simply b/c I don't have to toggle/shift anything to access numbers.

    Are there any other keyboards that show letters and numbers on the same "page"?
    03-31-2016 04:28 PM
  17. jamaica168's Avatar
    I actually like the stock Samsung kb simply b/c I don't have to toggle/shift anything to access numbers.

    Are there any other keyboards that show letters and numbers on the same "page"?
    Swiftkey.
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    03-31-2016 07:38 PM
  18. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    While I have to admit the stock Samsung keyboard is leaps and bounds better than most OEM keyboards (Heck, even some third party ones) I cannot go more than a few hours before I install SwiftKey! It's partly because I am so comfortable with it after years of using it, but I also really feel it's predictions and learning are far superior to any other. Arrow keys and emoji predictions have now become one of my must haves.
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    04-01-2016 04:10 AM
  19. KPMcClave's Avatar
    Do you have a link to this bb-keyboard with numbers-row option, would like to try this
    I don't have it handy at the moment, and it may no longer be available anyway, but I found it on the XDA forums.
    04-01-2016 10:31 AM
  20. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I actually like the stock Samsung kb simply b/c I don't have to toggle/shift anything to access numbers.

    Are there any other keyboards that show letters and numbers on the same "page"?
    SwiftKey does. It's theme dependent, but plenty of their themes have this type layout.
    04-01-2016 10:33 AM
  21. stillintheD's Avatar
    I'm a fan of Swiftkey. I have not noticed any problems after the M$ takeover.
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    04-01-2016 02:57 PM
  22. Keith Molloy's Avatar
    Iam using swiftkey as i ALWAYS do but i seem to be having awful trouble with it on the s7 edge. When in use it seems to be registering random presses and is ruining the experience. I cant figure out if its actually swiftkey or if its my hand touching the screen when reaching across to the left side of the keyboard as its a relatively bigger stretch then what iam used to despite having large hands. I might revert to stock for a while and see if the problem persists. Bloody annoying because its the only fault i can find so far but its bugging me massively
    04-01-2016 05:45 PM
  23. Andyvalver's Avatar
    I did like the stock keyboard but I switched to SwiftKey. Only reason for switching is because SwiftKey spent the last 2 years learning how I type. So as soon as I installed it it knew my typing style and words.

    Posted via S7 edge 😍
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    04-01-2016 05:47 PM
  24. Gdwheel's Avatar
    I have always used Swiftkey, but stuck with stock keyboard on the S7 Edge. It works very well.
    04-01-2016 08:30 PM
  25. PretzelLogic's Avatar
    I am new to Android. Before getting my S7 I've always had iPhones. I don't know what the default keyboard is on this phone but it is amazing. At first I had no idea what was going on, I just noticed blue streaks behind my finger when I typed on it. Then I figure out I could just slide my finger around over the letters and it figured out what I was trying to type. It works almost all the time, it's like freakin magic.
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    04-01-2016 10:25 PM
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