Simple Keyboard

9.35K reviews
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About this app

This keyboard is created for those who only need a keyboard and nothing more.

To enable the keyboard:
* Open "Simple Keyboard" from your launcher
* Enable the Simple Keyboard (default system warning about tracking will be shown)
* Switch to Simple Keyboard from current Input Method (differs between keyboards, usually long-press space)
* To edit Simple Keyboard settings long-press "," or open system Settings, Languages & Input, Simple Keyboard.
* You can enable/disable all the input methods in Settings, Languages & Input, Manage Keyboards (differs between phones)

* Small size (<1MB)
* Adjustable keyboard height for more screen space
* Number row
* Swipe space to move pointer
* Delete swipe
* Custom theme colors
* Minimal permissions (only Vibrate)
* Ads-free

Features it doesn't have and probably will never have:
* Emojis
* GIFs
* Spell checker
* Swipe typing

Application is open-source (link in the bottom of store page). Licensed under Apache License Version 2.
Updated on
Jul 10, 2023

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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Ratings and reviews

8.91K reviews
Rohit Patnaik
June 12, 2023
It's simple and fast, but lately I've seen it hang, where it remains on the screen and is totally unresponsive to user input until you force-restart the app that you're typing in. I've seen this behavior occur with Google Calendar and Google Keep. The frustrating thing is that this issue seems to recur randomly, with no clear way to reproduce. I'm using a Pixel 5A, not rooted, using the default Pixel launcher, so I'm not sure what could be causing the problem.
14 people found this review helpful
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Tannie Duong
August 16, 2023
I wanted to like this keyboard -- it's simple interface is very attractive but if it was my main keyboard, it wouldn't be productive. I'm so used to swipe typing on Android, I can't switch back. I also really like that it doesn't collect data, but I'm really frustrated by the tap typing. I have found a anti-tracking workaround for the most part, but if this app had more typing capabilities, I would keep. Mainly have an anti track training on the bg drains battery.
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James Cochran
April 15, 2023
I was looking for a keyboard that would just let me type and not automatically insert "corrections" or offer options to distract me while I am working. This app is very polite, only highliting typos in red and allowing me to choose a correction. I get to do my own spacing, punctuation and capitalization. The setup choices are useful. Having long touch characters clearly visible and an optional number line lets me stay on the main board. This app doesn't think its smarter than me, I like that!
39 people found this review helpful
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What's new

Shift + Enter support for some devices