Themeboard is a new app for iOS 8 that brings colorful themeable keyboards to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
For the first time since the original iPhone debuted over seven years ago, users now have the ability to install custom keyboards on their devices.
If you haven’t used a third-party keyboard yet, then I’ve some good news for you. Swype, one of our favorite third-party keyboards is Apple’s App of the week, so you can download it for free.
iOS 8 added a number of new features to the iPhone and iPad keyboard, including a new QuickType word suggestion bar. The QuickType bar lives on top of the default keyboard, and offers you word suggestions based on what you’ve typed and where you’re typing.
iKeywi was a popular jailbreak tweak that added a 5th row of keys to the iPhone and iPad keyboard, which can either be the set of number keys, or any other keys of your choice. The developer of the tweak has made iKeywi available as an iOS 8 custom keyboard.
We’ve seen plenty of iOS 8 custom keyboards with features like Swype, word suggestions and GIFs. A new keyboard called Emoji++ intends to make it easier for you to chat in emojis by presenting emoji keys in a much simpler interface than the default Emoji keyboard.
Having used a bunch of Android devices for the past few years, I’ve enjoyed several features on Google’s platform, that I’m now glad to see on iOS 8 — most notably third-party keyboard support. This opens up new input methods, personalized dictionaries, multi-language support, customization options and more for users to play with, and there are already a bunch of keyboards available in the App Store to try out. So what are they like to type with, and are they worth getting used to? And which one comes out on top?
When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, the virtual keyboard was one of its revolutionary features. However, other than split keyboard feature for the iPad in iOS 5, Apple had completely neglected it.