Best Third-party iOS Keyboard Apps in 2020: Start Customizing Your Keypad!

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 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 and iPad in 2020

#1. Better Font-s Cool Keyboard-s

Better Font-s Cool Keyboard-s iPhone and iPad App ScreenshotThis app has got a collection of more than 118 nice-looking fonts. So, if you want to give your text a bit unique look, it should be worth giving a close look.

As it works with almost any social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Kik, Instagram, iMessage, Viber and more, your message is guaranteed to be fun-loving. Keep in mind, the free version of this keyboard app has limitations. And you will have to go for in-app purchase to unlock features like Cup Cakes, Emoticons, Cute Words, and more.

Price: Free, (Amazing – $0.99)

#2. FancyKey

FancyKey iPhone and iPad Keyboard App ScreenshotShould you wish to go for a fully customizable keyboard app, keep “FancyKey” in your mind. What has caught my eyes in this app is more than 50 beautiful themes. That means you’ve got enough liberty to design your keyboard as per your taste.

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Not to speak of the over 100 cool fonts that can add plenty of fun-element. One notable feature of this app is that it doesn’t compromise the functionality in favor of looks. And with the features like auto-correction along with the one-handed mode, FancyKey can help you type speedily.

Price: Free, (StreetBasketball theme – $1.99)

#3. SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey iPhone and iPad Keyboard App ScreenshotVery few keyboard apps for iOS are as smooth and snappier as “SwiftKey Keyboard”. Apart from the smooth user-interface, the app offers a range of swipe gestures that make typing pretty easy. And with the full-on customization, you can also fine-tune the entire keyboard in line with your taste.

Another feature that makes SwiftKey so handy is a library of dozens of colorful themes. That means you can personalize your keyboard so that there is less chance of mundane feeling to sneak in. Not just that, you can even enable two languages at once and use hilarious GIFs as well as emojis to chat with your buddies in a fun way.

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Price: Free

#4. Gboard

Gboard iPhone and iPad Keyboard App ScreenshotIf there were a race to be the smartest keyboard, Gboard would run away with the crown effortlessly. Yeah, you heard it right. The keyboard app comes with the integration of Google Search to let you search for anything like weather forecasts, news, articles, nearby shots, and more without having to quit the app.

And with the more accurate prediction, it’s designed to accelerate your typing. But what has always appealed to me the most in this app is the glide typing that allows me to type just by sliding fingers from letter to letter. Besides, it’s also got an ever-growing library of GIFs, stickers, and emojis so that you can communicate with fun.

Price: Free

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#5. Grammarly

Grammarly iPhone and iPad Keyboard App ScreenshotNever want grammatical errors to become a hindrance in letting you express yourself confidently? If yes, look no further than
Grammarly. The app works like a personal editor to rectify mistakes thanks to the sophisticated grammar checker and contextual spelling checker.

To help you write correctly and prevent you from repeating the same mistakes, Grammarly keeps you in the loop about auto-correction. And with the precise explanation for every correction, it also clears the doubt for a better understanding. Moreover, as it works with all the apps, you can use it to type seamlessly on your device.

Price: Free, (Monthly Plan – $20.99)

#6. Fleksy

Fleksy iPhone Third-party Keyboard App ScreenshotIn 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.

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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.

Price: Free, (Premium Theme Pack – $0.99)

#7. Slated

Slated iPhone Third-party Keyboard App ScreenshotSlated 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 a 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 over 80 languages including German, English, Greek, Italian and more, it ensures you never run out of the option.

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Price: $9.99

#8. Kika Keyboard

Kika iPhone and iPad Keyboard App ScreenshotFor those looking for a complete emoji keyboard, Kika seems to be the right answer. The app comes with one of the biggest collections of emojis and GIFs that make it well-timed for fun-filled conversations. Not to mention the availability of more than 800 themes that open the door for plenty of personalization.

Aside from customization, Kika Keyboard is up to the market when it comes to enhancing typing. The app takes advantage of AI to improve accuracy and get rid of grammatical errors. Plus, it also works seamlessly with all the social networking apps including WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, and more.

Price: Free, (Monthly Premium membership – $19.99)

#9. ReBoard Keyboard

ReBoard iPhone and iPad Keyboard App ScreenshotYet another keyboard app that bets big on fonts and themes! And I must say that they are great from a customization point of view. Probably the best part about this app is the option to fine-tune colorful themes and fonts which offer better flexibility.

But is ReBoard just about colorful themes? Nope. The app is integrated with 27 mini apps including YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, Todoist, and more. That means you can carry out your web search, make a to-do list, and translate text right from inside the app which is nice for multitasking.

Price: Free, (Local Search – $0.99)

#10. Gifmoji

Gifmoji iPhone Third-party Keyboard App ScreenshotEnjoy 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

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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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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