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  1. zyad's Avatar
    Gonna give it a go for another day. The flick up is cool, but having no number row and no punctuation marks on the main keyboard part is kind of annoying.
    I don't mind that personally. Clicking the symbol key on the bottom left brings number & symbols up. Plus I like it witout the top number row because it makes for a shorter keyboard which shows more screen content.
    The flicking words up features saves a lot more typing time than the split second it takes to click the symbol button in everyday typing, so it's a worthwhile trade-off.
    05-04-2017 11:47 AM
  2. Wopback's Avatar
    Thanks for the info on Gboard! This is way better than the stock Samsung.

    And, I just teamed it with Textra (Beta Version). Really diggin the look and features. Especially the GIFs...
    05-04-2017 12:33 PM
  3. blackbird666's Avatar
    sorry for the late reply, I guess you found cobalts blackberry manager app !
    05-05-2017 11:26 AM
  4. blackbird666's Avatar
    Holy moly it's kind of weird with all the hovering predictions. Thought it was misaligned or something like that. But damn the flicking is pretty damn cool
    You can also use word substitution and instead of punching out a long work, put in a short cut and out comes the desired word.
    It word substitution also works with other languages.
    Ecm likes this.
    05-05-2017 11:29 AM
  5. Adam Duncan's Avatar
    I came from a Moto X Pure Edition and I now have the S8 and immediately switched to Gboard. I've never been a big fan of Swiftkey but I loved Swype when it first came out.

    Since I had the first Moto X it's been Google keyboards all the way for me. No other keyboard is as good at understanding my crap typing than Gboard.
    05-05-2017 01:16 PM
  6. ffejjj's Avatar
    No other keyboard is as good at understanding my crap typing than Gboard.
    Same!
    05-05-2017 01:35 PM
  7. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I have both Swiftkey and GBoard installed. GBoard definitely improved from when it first came out, the auto prediction is good, BUT, Im a lightning texter and my fingers move and blazing speeds on the touchscreen, and Swiftkey has been the best at correcting at my speed, so Swiftkey for me!

    I do wish SwiftKey had GIF support and more customization though
    05-05-2017 02:10 PM
  8. bedo1783's Avatar
    I've always used the Samsung keyboard on all my Samsung phones with no problem but ever since the nougat update on my s7 edge and now the s8+ the keyboard has been horrible to type on. It never seems to get my swipes right. My girlfriend's s6 just got the nougat update and now she hates her keyboard too. I tried swift key and really didn't like it at all. I also tried gboard and actually really liked it but for some reason when I'm in alot of apps or in the web browser it doesn't show the predicted words above the keyboard. I can't figure out how to get it to work. Anyone else have that problem with gboard? Also what is this gif feature in messages that everyone keeps talking about?
    05-06-2017 05:35 PM
  9. bedo1783's Avatar
    Yes, it stops showing predictions in search or email.
    05-06-2017 05:37 PM
  10. billsterjito's Avatar
    I know what you mean.
    Someone call me when another keyboard incorporates flicking words up from the next letter and back swipe to delete entire words...
    Absolutely the best thing ever. I just came from a BB10 phone and tried both Swift key and G board. Neither can replicate these features so I will be sticking with the BlackBerry keyboard.
    Ecm and zyad like this.
    05-06-2017 06:26 PM
  11. novasquid's Avatar
    You can also use word substitution and instead of punching out a long work, put in a short cut and out comes the desired word.
    It word substitution also works with other languages.
    I've been looking for this feature! so you can program a letter to spit out a programmed word? this is the BlackBerry keyboard?

    Edit: looks like it's not any different than how the Samsung keyboard has word substitution. Was looking for a keyboard shortcut that does word insertion. My Samsung s5 keyboard has it so it even works in password fields or even in chrome's url field.
    05-06-2017 07:11 PM
  12. naturalguy's Avatar
    G board for me
    05-06-2017 07:17 PM
  13. Ecm's Avatar
    I've been looking for this feature! so you can program a letter to spit out a programmed word? this is the BlackBerry keyboard?
    It's a word substitution thing. Gboard does it as well, but nowhere near as smoothly as the BlackBerry keyboard, IMHO. (But opinions vary.). You may want to check it out.

    I have whole paragraphs tied to a 3 or 4 letter shortcut. I've found that 3 to 4 letter shortcuts are the sweet spot. More than that are difficult to remember. Shorter ones can be tripped by accident.
    05-06-2017 07:27 PM
  14. novasquid's Avatar
    It's a word substitution thing. Gboard does it as well, but nowhere near as smoothly as the BlackBerry keyboard, IMHO. (But opinions vary.). You may want to check it out.

    I have whole paragraphs tied to a 3 or 4 letter shortcut. I've found that 3 to 4 letter shortcuts are the sweet spot. More than that are difficult to remember. Shorter ones can be tripped by accident.
    Yeah I see that now, not exactly what I was looking for. Any ideas of another keyboard that actually types out the replacement text, so it will work in passwords fields on forms?
    05-06-2017 07:49 PM
  15. Ecm's Avatar
    Yeah I see that now, not exactly what I was looking for. Any ideas of another keyboard that actually types out the replacement text, so it will work in passwords fields on forms?
    The BlackBerry keyboard works in most password fields (that allow pasting a value) -- but you have to backspace out the trailing space.
    05-06-2017 08:00 PM
  16. rdrive41071's Avatar
    As with every phone I get, one of the first things I do is switch the keyboard to SwiftKey
    05-06-2017 08:13 PM
  17. novasquid's Avatar
    The BlackBerry keyboard works in most password fields (that allow pasting a value) -- but you have to backspace out the trailing space.
    Strangely it's not working for me. I just tried to login to amazon using my S8 chrome browser and it wouldn't do the substitution in either the username or password fields. it does work in the Messaging app though.
    05-06-2017 08:51 PM
  18. the_munc_e's Avatar
    Well, I was about to make this thread, then scrolled down. I'm always making typos on the samsung keyboard. And the predictive text and autocorrect sucks.
    05-06-2017 11:26 PM
  19. blackbird666's Avatar
    Yes it is the Blackberry Keyboard, I haven't used samsung kb or Gboard so I cannot explainthe difference.
    Coming from Blackberry I found this to be a very useful and handy feature when typing out huge emails or messages.
    05-07-2017 04:28 AM
  20. rkirshner's Avatar
    hello
    can someone please tell me how to get the blackberry keyboard on my s8 thank you
    05-07-2017 06:29 AM
  21. daddyd302's Avatar
    All I've ever used is the stock keyboard, it's good enough for me.
    05-07-2017 06:52 AM
  22. bolski's Avatar
    SwiftKey is what I always use. I sometimes switch to gboard when a new release comes out but I always go back to SwiftKey. No other keyboard auto caps correctly in any input box type other than SwiftKey. It always auto caps correctly no matter where I type. And it's just now accurate in my typing.
    rdrive41071 likes this.
    05-07-2017 07:30 AM
  23. tattooed4515's Avatar
    I like the Samsung keyboard. Just suck typing on it for some reason lol. Was reading this thread earlier and seen everyone talking about Gboard so I downloaded it and gave it a shot. I was able to set it up to look similar to the Samsung keyboard, which I like. Also love that I can change the theme of the keyboard. Finally have the black keyboard I always wanted with no borders on the keys.
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    05-07-2017 10:08 AM
  24. zyad's Avatar
    hello
    can someone please tell me how to get the blackberry keyboard on my s8 thank you
    It was patched by a Crackberry user (Conite) along with other BlackBerry android apps and they're downloadable via the "BlackBerry Manager" app he made.
    Here is a link to that:
    https://cobalt232.github.io/blackberrymanager/
    05-07-2017 11:47 AM
  25. Snareman's Avatar
    I think the only thing that I really like about the stock keyboard is that it will suggest my entire email address after I type a letter or two and it has a .com button. Its overall accuracy is horrible though so I gave up on using it and am using Gboard.
    dpadams6 and the_munc_e like this.
    05-07-2017 12:21 PM
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