I'm typing up this review using SwiftKey, so that should tell you a little something. While GBoard is a good attempt,there are problems with the prediction feature that make this app inferior to other predictive services. With GBoard, you need to press the spacebar in order for the next word to appear in the predictive text. This makes gesture typing slow and defeats the purpose of keeping your finger sliding rather than typing. With an app like SwiftKey, after using a gesture(or typing out a word) the next word is ready, without the need to constantly hit space before selecting it. It also needs an option to turn on arrow keys. I know you can move the cursor by sliding on the space bar, but it is slow and inaccurate anf you can't go up or down...just give the option for arrow keys. Also, the correction bar didn't appear in all fields for typing, especially chrome. The response for this is that chrome already has autocorrect.. Except that chrome doesn't always work as efficiently for individually topped words.
The app crashes very often. When using two languages sometimes it automatically deactivate the secondary language and when I hold the spacebar to switch between languages it crashes. But the app is very good, I like it very much. The bug reported above is something you can easily handle if you have a good phone. There are a lot of features and facilities. Strongly recommended.
Love this keyboard. Not only does it have swipe texting, but it also can predict what you'll say if you say it many times. It can put full sentences together that you type often. I also just found out about themes and that you can use a pic you have. So i decided to use a pic of my gf so i always see her face. :D Love it.
I definitely love the personalization feature. It's nice to be able to have a picture as the keyboard background. My one problem is the fact that the keyboard won't stop crashing. I'll be typing out a sentence and I'll get a popup saying that the keyboard crashed. I have to wait a minute before being able to type again. If there's a way for you to fix the crashing problem or a way to fix it from my side, I'd appreciate it very much!
After the latest update, my Gboard has been lagging and crashing till no end. It usually lags and crashes when I long press the enter button to go into the Emoji keyboard. The whole thing freezes which is a total pain. This never happened before until the latest update on my Nexus 6P. Really hope you guys can fix it and I'll definitely give my 5 stars !
It's functional as a keyboard in the strictly mechanical sense. Predictive text and glide typing refuse to work for me, even though I've got them activated in settings. I'm using a Note 3, so perhaps I'm being subtly told to get with the times. I'd like to try it for real at some point down the line though. I like the aesthetic and the features that I presume axtually work as intended for most people.
• Emoji handwriting: Draw your favorite emoji to find them
• Updated Search cards
• Phrase suggestions and predictions
• Suggestions & glide typing in: Azerbaijani (Iran), Dhivehi, French (Belgium), Hawaiian, Maori, and Samoan
• New language layouts: Dzongkha, Ewe, Navajo, Tsonga, and K'iche'
• Bug fixes
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