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 absolutely hate how you have to press space before adding an emoji or the word before it corrects to said emoji. Not only is that annoying since I have been using this keyboard for quite some time now and it's only just now started this, but it really messed with the predictive function of the keyboard. Please add an option when I turn this off because I hate that every other word I type has an emoji as the suggested other word.
2 things I really like about another keyboard... Swipe back on the backspace deletes the entire word..Time saver(Your glide delete didn't work). Gesturing a new word replaces the current word..Time saver. You need to work on better accuracy and prediction though. There are certain words I use all the time that are rarely predicted. Some words I never use or have never even heard of are frequent predictions(what does "dint" mean?). Doesn't isn't a word apparently, I get didn't most often. Also, removing suggestions doesn't work. They continue to pop up.
Nice, but it's REALLY annoying how in Chrome and some other Google apps it hides the word suggestion row. ∆∆∆∆ Also annoying that it refuses to auto-capitalise the letter i. ∆∆∆∆ If you swipe from delete key to letter Z, it deletes whole words at a time. Move up or down a row when swiping and delete is cancelled. Accidentally delete too much, and you can undelete by tapping in top row as deleted text appears there. Very useful!
• 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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