Best iOS 8 Keyboard Apps: Best Custom Keyboards With Elegant Features

With the addition of third-party keyboard apps, iOS 8 has successfully been able to attract the modern users who had to wait quite a long for it. The custom keyboards with plenty of user-friendly features like swipe and predictive style have made Apple not only compete with other operating systems but also remain ahead. Willing to find some of the best iOS 8 keyboard apps? Here we are with some of the most useful ones!

It’s never easy to handpick only ten when you have tons of greatly available options-one better than the other. However, keeping your high expectation in mind, the list has been prepared with the very chosen ones who will thoroughly impress you. Take a look!

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Best iOS 8 Keyboard Apps

Best iOS 8 Keyboard Apps

#1. Swype Keyboard App

Swype iOS 8 Keyboard App ScreenshotSwype keyboard app makes your typing amazingly easy. You can type as fast as you would like with the swipe of just one hand. What stands it out is the intuitive feature that quickly predicts words as you type based on your typing style.

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As the name itself suggest, all you have to do is swipe across the keyboard in order to type what you want. It also helps in adding or removing words from your personal dictionary. It lets you enter punctuation, symbols and capital letters quickly with swype gestures.

Currently, it is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.


  • Intuitive feature
  • Enter punctuation, capital letters and symbols quickly
  • One-handed convenient typing

Price: $0.99
Download Swype

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#2. SwiftKey Keyboard App

SwiftKey iOS 8 Keyboard App Screenshot

Swiftkey Keyboard learns as you type providing a next-word prediction. Equipped with the features like multi-lingual and swipe typing, it allows you to type with ease. You can type in two different languages simultaneously without to change settings. Depending on your interest, you can also experiment by typing from a letter to letter.

At present, the keyboard supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

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  • Predictive feature
  • Swipe
  • Can type in two different languages simultaneously

Price: Free
Download Swiftkey Keyboard

#3. Gif Keyboard App

GIF Keyboard iOS 8 App Screenshot

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GIF (Graphics Interchange Files) keyboard app is for those who are very fond of communicating through GIFs. There are tons of animated GIFs (with or without music) available that let you express the way you wish. They are segregated in accordance with their quality so that you can pick them as per your choice.


  • Lots of animated GIFs (with or without music)
  • Segregated based on quality

Price: Free
Download GIF Keyboard

#4. Phraseboard Keyboard App

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Phraseboard iOS 8 Keyboard App Screenshot

Wish to communicate fast through a certain phrase in keeping with a particular style? Phraseboard Keyboard will let you do so elegantly. You won’t have to spend a lot of time in finding the most suitable phrase to chat as there are tons of them available to make it easy for you.

With the help of location category, you can share your location or give the direction to your current location instantly. You can make a separate category of all the phrases on the basis of their use so that they are easily available to you.


  • Tons of suitable phrases
  • Location share feature

Price: Free
Download Phraseboard

#5. Rainbow Keyboard App

Rainbow iOS 8 Keyboard App Screenshot

Rainbow keyboard app with as many as 12 colorful themes is the one that can charm you. If you are bored with the standard keyboard of your iPhone, it is the best you would want to bring a new look to it. Though you can download it for free, only the first six colorful themes are available for free. You will have to pay $0.99 if you want all the twelve themes.

The keyboard is very similar to the standard keyboard and has all the features to make your typing easy. Compatible with iOS 8 or later.


  • 12 colorful themes
  • Similar to a standard keyboard
  • Fashionable

Price: Free
Download Rainbow Keyboard

#6. TextExpander 3 Keyboard App

TextExpander iOS 8 Keyboard App Screenshot

With the help of TextExpander 3 keyboard app, you can enable custom abbreviations in order to expand into long snippets of text like addresses, URLs, email signatures, etc. The default abbreviation “ddate” can let you insert today’s date automatically.

You can easily access all your snippets from Mail, Safari, Messages or from anywhere. By creating fill-in-the-blanks with the help of snippets, you can go through numerous letters quickly. It will save you a lot of time making it very simple. If you wish to use TextExpander on your Mac, you will need to sync your snippets via Dropbox. If it is not possible, you will have to share snippets group with iPhone or iPad on the same Wi-FI network.


  • Default abbreviation “ddate”
  • Access all your snippets from anywhere
  • Can be used on Mac as well

Price: $4.99
Download TextExpander 3 Keyboard

#7. Touchpal Keyboard App

TouchPal iOS 8 Keyboard App Screenshot

Touchpal keyboard app is the first keyboard to have come with the swipe/gesture input in iOS 8. With swipe input, keyboard themes and 800 + Emoji, this is one of the better keyboard apps.

The predictive feature helps you in typing fast by suggesting the suitable words according to your style. You can access all the more than 800 Emoji by simply holding the enter key without having to switch between keyboards for Emoji.


  • Swipe feature
  • 800 + emojis
  • Predictive feature

Price: Free
Download Touchpal Keyboard

#8. Flesky Keyboard App

Fleksy iOS 8 Keyboard App Screenshot

Flesky is considered to be the first custom keyboard app for iOS 8. With a number of colorful themes, customizable sizes, and attractive design, you would want to have it. It lets you add punctuation, capital letters, symbols and a lot more with just a simple swipe.

There is more than 800 emojis to let you express yourself. You can easily switch between languages while typing. At present, it supports 40 languages. A nice keyboard app with loads of features to keep you entertained throughout.


  • Custom keyboard
  • More than 800 emojis
  • Colourful themes
  • Customizable sizes

Price: $0.99
Download Flesky Keyboard App

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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