One of the most important uses of smartphones is extensive texting and mailing. The default built-in keyboards that come with iPhones may not necessarily be comfortable or to the liking of all. Thanks to third-party keyboard apps compatible with iOS 8 a whole new range of possibilities has opened up for smartphone users.

Here are some of them that we have tried, tested and reviewed to help you choose the ones that suit your taste and preferences.

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Best Third-Party Keyboard Apps for iPhone

Best iOS 8 Third-party Keyboard Apps

#1. Fleksy

Fleksy iPhone Third-party Keyboard App Screenshot

In the race for the fastest typing keyboard, Fleksy wins. It offers unmatched speed in typing out a quick text or email in a rush. Thanks to the advance auto-correct feature, it lets you type correctly.

The app enables users to customize the visual appearance and color theme of the keyboard making it even more enticing and appealing for the ones who can’t resist moments without their smartphones. With the huge library of GIFs and stickers at your disposal, you can express your feelings in a fun way. Another notable feature of this app is the support for many languages like English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, etc.

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Price: Free

#2. TextExpander

TextExpander iPhone Third-party Keyboard App Screenshot

TextExpander offers enhanced typing speed and accurate predictions of commonly used words. The app has some wonderful features that are of immense use in daily texting like expanding abbreviations into long texts, affixing email signatures, etc.

It automatically corrects your typos to let you type smoothly. Besides, the app also lets you insert today’s date with the short abbreviation. Moreover, it has the support for QWERTY, QWERTZ, and AZERTY layout support for English and many other languages.

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Price: $4.99

#3. Slated

Slated iPhone Third-party Keyboard App Screenshot

Slated is a translation keyboard that lets you talk to your friends in another language even though neither of you knows it. Besides, it also quickly translate what your friends send back to you so that you will continue to have the smooth sailing conversation.

It works with several apps like iMessage, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk, Twitter, Kik, Facebook Messenger to let you chat with the desired freedom. With the support for support for over 80 languages including German, English, Greek, Italian and more, it ensures you never run out of the option.

Price: $9.99

#4. Gmoji

Gmoji iPhone Third-party Keyboard App Screenshot

Gmoji keyboard app is absolute fun to use. It is capable of turning iMessages and text into very attractive text messages. It enables you to send and receive funny animated messages and texts. You can make hilarious video texts and post personalized video messages to Facebook.

Search tons of great videos and give them your personal touch. It will let you experiment with your text and videos exactly the way you wish. Moreover, Gmoji also lets you post personalized video messages to Facebook.

Price: Free

#5. Gifmoji

Gifmoji iPhone Third-party Keyboard App Screenshot

Enjoy using GIFs while communicating with your friends? If yes, you would find Gifmoji spot on!

Gifmoji keyboard boasts attractive animated GIFs to let you express all the colors of your feelings. The app also features a great many text-based emojis to let you spice up messaging.

With the intuitive interface, it ensures you can type fast and conveniently. As there are no ads, you will be able to use this app without any interruption.

Price: Free

#6. Swipe Typing

Swipe Typing iPhone and iPad App Screeshot

If you like swipe gesture to type, “Swipe Typing” can be worth having a look at! You can slide your fingers across the keyboard to enter text quickly. The QWERTY offers you more convenience.

With the predictive dictionary, it offers suggestions so that you can type with the rapid speed. Have a penchant for customization? Well, it has 20 good-looking themes to let you add some personal touch to your keyboard.

Price: $3.99

#7. GO Keyboard

Go Keyboard iPhone and iPad App Screenshot

“GO Keyboard” has long been one of the finest keyboard apps for iOS. Packed in with a massive library of over 1,000 emojis and emoticons, the app lets you chat with absolute fun. Personalized backgrounds, fonts and key-tones make it a treat.

Features like auto-correction and next word prediction enhance your typing. There are a good many attractive themes to let you adorn your keyboard. Besides, the compatibility with more than 40 languages makes it exceptionally user-friendly.

Price: Free

That’s all, folks!

Your pick?

So, which one of the above keyboard apps has won you over? It would be great to know your pick down below in the comments.

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