Mobile phones seem to become an inseparable part of our life.Whether we need to check emails, make a table reservation at the restaurant or reach out to colleagues or friends at the other part of the World, mobile phones are the means to have things done. Overtime mobile phones have evolved in a way to make human communication easier and more interactive,leaving the plain texts we used to send far back in the past. We can now complement our messages with photos, videos, voice recordings, links, emojis, you name it.

Since there is a number of alternative keyboard options available for just any user, I have put together a list of the best keyboard apps for messaging. These are the keyboards that make messaging easy,fast and fun.The list contains apps for both IOS and Android devices, so that you can take your pick from the list.

Blink Keyboard

Available only on Apple Store Blink is a simple yet fast and powerful keyboard that makes it easy to type and send messages. The keyboard features a powerful auto correct and suggests words and expressions that you use the most as you type. Also, the keyboard is resizable, which makes one hand typing easier on devices with larger size. There are various themes and text fonts you can choose from and keyboard layout options for better typing experience.

Gboard

Gboard is an app backed by Google itself, and is one of the most powerful keyboard apps out there. It comes with a built-in Google search functionality which lets you search for literally anything on the web and send it right from your keyboard. Whether you want to share a link,adress, weather forecast or news articles in your messages you can easily do that. It supports glide typing to enable you type even faster by sliding your  finger from letter to letter.Also, there is GIF and emoji search functionality, to let you find and insert fun emojis in every conversation you want. Gboard is available in Google Play store and Apple store.

Sticker Market

Sticker Market is an all-in-one app that brings your favorite stickers, GIFS, templates and face emojis to your keyboard.The best thing about the app is that you can use the stickers, emojis and GIFs on all top messaging apps and platforms, such as Facebook messanger, iMessage, Viber, Whatsapp, and more. It has a huge market for stickers and GIFs where you can download sticker sets and use them in your conversations without switching apps or keyboards. Moreover, it allows you to upload your own sticker sets to the app and have them used by thousands of users around the world.The app comes with classic dark and light keyboard themes,and supports 10 languages, including German,Spanish, French, etc.


Minuum

Minuum is a smart keyboard that lets you type faster and do more with your screen space. One of its features is sloppy typing, which enables you to type faster and without any misspelling due to the advanced auto correct that learns from your writing style. You can choose from a number of alphabet arrangement options and easily switch between full-sized or mini-sized keyboard modes. It features smart word prediction, voice dictation and emoji support and comes with a number of language options you can switch your keyboard to. Both IOS and Android users can go and get the app.

Fleksy

Fleksy is a fully customizable keyboard for both IOS and Android users, that speeds up your typing and makes it easy to find and send GIFs and stickers. It uses next generation autocorrect and lets you easily add punctuation, space, numbers in a text with a swipe of your finger. The keyboard features over 50 beautiful themes and comes with an extensive collection of emojis and GIFS to make sure your messages are not boring.The app supports  over 40 languages.

Go Keyboard

Go Keyboard is a great alternative to your phone’s default keyboard and is available for IOS and Android devices. It allows you to personalize your keyboard with fancy themes and wallpapers lets your spice your texts with emojis, stickers and beautiful text fonts. The keyboard supports over 40 languages and provides various keyboard layout options such as QWERTY , QWERTZ, AZERTY keyboards.


Next Keyboard

Next is yet another advanced keyboard for IOS users that features speedy text editing,smart  word prediction and lets you say more while typing less.With its quick cursor you can swipe across the spacebar and easily edit, delete or rewrite the text as you want.The app comes with fun stickers, emojis and themes. Also, there is an emoji suggestion functionality that will suggest emojis as you type.

Here are the top 7 widely used keyboard apps that feature powerful functionality and are sure to provide a next level user experience. These apps make it easy to type and text and are sure to save you a lot of time while you type.

This Article written by Gayane Mar, founder of WPCapitan.com, a WordPress enthusiast and blogger. She is a contributing author to a plenty of well known websites and blogs and enjoys sharing her experience and expertise to help people around on web.