Best Keyboard Apps for iPhone and iPad in 2020

The default iOS keyboard is quite impressive, with useful features such as support for multiple languages and Memoji. But you can dramatically increase the number of options available when you change the keyboard to third-party options. These can range from apps that let you type faster to specialized ones for GIFs, emojis, fonts, and custom themes. Check out everything that’s possible with these best keyboard apps for iPhone and iPad.

  1. GIF Keyboard
  2. Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard
  3. Better Font-s Cool Keyboard-s
  4. FancyKey
  5. Gboard
  6. Grammarly Keyboard
  7. New Emoji & Fonts – RainbowKey
  8. Avatar Keyboard-Themes, Emojis
  9. GO Keyboard-Emojis&Cool Themes
  10. Color Keyboard: Themes & Skins
  11. Font App – Cool Fonts Keyboard
  12. WordBoard – Phrase Keyboard
  13. FlickType Keyboard
  14. ReBoard Keyboard
  15. Air Keyboard

1. GIF Keyboard

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Add a new dimension to your texts with this incredible GIF Keyboard for iPhone, iPad, and iMessage. We live in an increasingly audio-visual world, and GIFs are an entertaining way to convey exactly what you want to say.

This app functions like a GIF maker and lets you create the perfect video clippings right from your keyboard. You can personalize them with handwritten notes, doodles, or text. Further, you can also transform GIFs to stickers and make shareable packs of your favorite stickers and GIFs.

Price: Free

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2. Microsoft SwiftKey Keyboard

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Using Artificial Intelligence, the keyboard automatically learns your writing style, the emojis you like using a lot, and the words you prefer. Hence, the app provides more suitable words and emojis while your typing. Swipe to type gesture makes typing incredibly easy!

The support of bilingual autocorrects across more than 90 languages further enhances SwiftKey’s reputation as a highly user-friendly keyboard app. You can also customize it with dozens of themes to choose from. Of course, it also supports emojis and GIFs.

Price: Free

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3. Better Font-s Cool Keyboard-s

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This app has got a collection of more than 119 fabulous fonts so you can give your writing a unique look right from your keyboard. It works great for texts, emails, and even social media posts on Instagram, Facebook, etc.

It’s a must-have for creative souls who want to express themselves better. Keep in mind, the free version of this keyboard app has limitations. And you will have to go for in-app purchases to unlock features like Cup Cakes, Emoticons, Cute Words, and more.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $1.99)

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4. FancyKey

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For those looking for full-on personalization, FancyKey appears to be a top bet. It offers over 50 beautifully designed themes and a plethora of fonts to make your experience more visually appealing.

At the same time, it is highly functional, with helpful predictions and autocorrects to speed up typing. There’s also a fully integrated emoji keyboard to keep messaging fun. It supports all types of applications and even one-handed mode on your iPhone.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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5. Gboard

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For a clean and highly functional user interface, the Google keyboard or Gboard is a must-have. It boasts a plethora of impressive features like glide typing, stickers, funny emojis, GIFs, and more.

Further, it supports multiple languages such as English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, and Greek. The most notable feature is Google search integration that lets you quickly find news, sports scores, articles, etc. to share with others in a jiffy.

Price: Free

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6. Grammarly Keyboard

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Get rid of all the basic grammatical errors and type messages correctly using Grammarly Keyboard. With the smart grammar checker, it lets you quickly find out the mistakes and remove them. The advanced punctuation correction and vocabulary enhancements help you type with more confidence.

The precise and clear explanations ensure that you can understand the correction easily. The keyboard app lets you know when it auto-corrects so that you learn from the mistakes and don’t repeat them.

Price: Free (Monthly Plan – $20.99)

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7. New Emoji & Fonts – RainbowKey

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This top iPhone and iPad keyboard app that lets you express a gamut of emotions with over 5000 emojis and stickers. There are also keyboard themes, GIFs, and fonts to further personalize your experience.

Further, you can even create your own keyboard with your favorite pictures. Use swipe gestures and one-handed typing for added convenience. It also supports several languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, etc.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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8. Avatar Keyboard-Themes, Emojis

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Sometimes, words are not just enough! So here’s a keyboard that lets you convey your feelings with fun-filled Avatar emojis. It’s quite similar to Memoji, but there are a few additional benefits like a broader range of facial expressions.

You can choose either a cartoonish look or a more realistic sketch design. You can also create custom keyboards with a background, key-shapes, fonts, colors, sound, and 3D effects of your choice. Give free rein to your creativity!

Price: Free (AVATAR VIP – $7.99)

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9. GO Keyboard-Emojis&Cool Themes 

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This is a multipurpose keyboard app that includes everything from stickers and emojis to custom keyboards and themes that take your typing experience to the next level. It supports swipe typing, auto-correction, and predictive text.

Further, there’s also an Aging Shutter that uses facial analysis to let you see what you would like when older. Create emoji avatars that look just like you and have a blast on social media apps. Available in over 40 languages.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $5.99)

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10. Color Keyboard: Themes & Skins

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As the name suggests, this app brings a blast of color to your keyboard. Choose from vibrant themes and backgrounds, button colors, fonts, and more. You can type in over 40 languages and use a range of emojis.

Additionally, it features intuitively faster and accurate typing for ease of use. It works in any app, and premium users consistently get content updates to keep things fresh and functional.

Price: Free (Weekly – $4.99)

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11. Font App – Cool Fonts Keyboard

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Stand out on social media and elsewhere with the coolest fonts that reflect your every mood. At the same time, this fonts app also has a wide variety of keyboard themes for a personalized typing experience.

Moreover, you can also select & share GIFs directly from your keyboard. Needless to say, emojis are available too. What makes this keyboard stand out is the clean yet elegant user interface that’s a breeze to use.

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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12. WordBoard – Phrase Keyboard

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Here’s a unique iOS keyboard that makes typing easier for you. You can personalize and program it to control the keys’ input and save time typing. Save snippets, templates, frequently used phrases, and more.

Moreover, you can organize shortcuts and quick responses into easily accessible folders. So, whether you’re talking to a customer or a friend, you’ll have your preset templates and phrases ready at your fingertips.

Price: Free (Pro – $19.99)

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13. FlickType Keyboard

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This one is not just a keyboard for iPhone and iPad, but for Apple Watch too. It can help you type up to three times faster than usual. Deep customization, emoji, and text shortcuts create a fun and fluid typing experience, even on the small screen of your watch.

This app especially stands out for its accessibility features that help visually-impaired individuals. There are options for large keys, high-contrast colors, prominent visuals, and even VoiceOver feedback. Impressive indeed!

Price: $1.99

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14. ReBoard Keyboard

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Enjoy enhanced multitasking with the collection of  27 mini-apps that comes with this keyboard. For instance, you can use the Clipboard mini-app to save any copied text, or search for and send images from the web when chatting.

Some of the other mini-apps include Calculator, Calendar, Todoist, Dropbox, Reminders, Wikipedia, Slack, OneDrive, Dictionary lookup, local music search, fun emoji search, and even more!

Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $0.99)

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15. Air Keyboard

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This one is different from all the rest. It’s a keyboard that turns your iPhone keyboard into a wireless remote keyboard and touchpad for your computer.  That means you can use your phone to control your desktop/laptop on the same WiFi network.

There are many benefits and uses to this. For instance, during a presentation, you can easily switch between slides. Or when gaming, you can sit comfortably and play from your phone. You will need to install a program on your computer from the website.

Price: Free (Remove Ads – $0.99) – Download on iPhone

Price: $2.99 – Download on iPad

Summing Up

So, have you tried any of these iPhone and iPad keyboard apps yet? We would love to know about your experience in the comments below. You can also check out some awesome iMessage apps to especially enhance your texting and chatting experience.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com 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.