I would say, the default stock keyboard is not so glamorous.

But what’s so great about android is that anything can be replaced and customizable.

Keyboards are important and you need to use a keyboard that you trust and like and also free from keyloggers and other malware because your keyboards can see everything you type from your simple text messages to log-in passwords, banking details, and social security numbers.

With that in mind, we have scoured through countless third-party Android keyboard apps on the Google Play Store and handpicked a list of the best and safe keyboard apps you can download and use right now.

Here are the best Keyboard apps:


Gboard is probably the king in the Keyboard space. It is not the flashiest with a ton of features like some other keyboard apps, but it’s a really solid top-notch product from Google itself.

It is simple, fast, reliable and safe too. And that is why people like it.

It is also completely free. Who would’ve thought the best keyboard on Android is completely free.

Features of Gboard:

  • Glide Typing
  • Voice typing
  • Handwriting
  • Search and share
  • Emoji Search
  • GIFs
  • Multilingual typing
  • Google Translate
  • Hundreds of language varieties
  • One-handed mode
  • Themes and much more

Price: Free

2. Swiftkey

SwiftKey is another great keyboard app that can replace the default one and probably one of the most popular and highly rated apps in general on the Google Play Store.

SwiftKey used to be the pinnacle of predictions and swipe but with the launch of Gboard, it wasn’t able to outdo it and retake its throne.

Features of SwiftKey:

  • Swipe/ tap to type
  • Spell checker and auto text
  • Emoji Keyboard
  • 100+ colorful keyboard themes
  • Custom keyboard theme with your photo
  • Multilingual Keyboard
  • Account sync, etc

Fun Fact: In 2016, SwiftKey was acquired by Microsoft for $250 Million in cash.

Price: Free

3. Chrooma Keyboard

Most of the keyboard, you pick a theme and it is fixed for all apps and screens.

But with Chrooma, it gets exciting. Every app has its own keyboard color. For example, it turns yellow for Google Keep, blue for Twitter, green for Spotify, and so on.

They even have a night mode that will darken the keyboards color selections at night.

Features of Chrooma Keyboard:

  • Swiping is top-notch
  • Adaptive Theme
  • GIF search and send
  • Emojis Support
  • Colored Navbar
  • Gestures Integrated
  • Gesture typing
  • Multilanguage typing
  • One Hand Mode and Split Layout
  • Night Mode and much more!

Price: Free

4. Multiling O Keyboard 

Multiling O Keyboard supports over 200 languages and is a must-have who find it difficult to get third-party keyboards that support their native language.

It also gives you the option to choose between – QWERTY, DVORAK, AZERTY, or you can also even design your own layout too.

Features of Multiling O Keyboard:

  • Accurate gesture input (swipe)
  • Save battery power
  • PC keyboard layout (DIY)
  • Unlimited themes
  • Color Emoji Sticker
  • Calculator
  • Autotext
  • Multiple layouts
  • Ultra customizable
  • Physical or Bluetooth keyboard and many more

5. Fleksy

Fleksy claims to be the fastest keyboards in the world. So, this is the keyboard for you if customization for speed and snappy response are your things.

It is a decent standard keyboard app with simple and minimalistic design and it also has a cool look too.

Features of Flesky:

  • Natural Gestures-
  • Add GIFs
  • 3 keyboard sizes
  • Access apps right from your keyboard
  • 50+ colorful themes
  • Different emoji skin colors
  • Killer text prediction
  • Share music and videos
  • Supports over 40 languages, etc

Fun Fact: The Fleksy keyboard was used to set the Guinness Book of Records for fastest texting twice.

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

6. Ginger

What separates Ginger with the other Keyboard apps is that rather than offering auto-correction just on the current word, Ginger Keyboard actually checks throughout your whole sentences.

They use a unique Contextual Grammar and a Spell Check proofreader to help with that.

Since Ginger uses AI to analyze your text and learn your writing tendencies. Over time the keyboard actually gets smarter as you use it more.

Features of Ginger:

  • Swipe typing
  • Emoji prediction
  • Grammar Checker and Spell Check
  • Emoji, Emoji Art, stickers and Animated GIFs
  • Word Prediction
  • Over 100 beautiful free themes
  • Keyboard in-app games
  • Translation
  • Advanced sentence rephrasing
  • Support for over 50 languages

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

7. Go Keyboard

Go Keyboard is probably one of the most highly rated and popular keyboard app with a Rating beyond 99%. It is quite simple with a minimalist design which is quite easy to use and handy too.

Features of Go Keyboard:

  • Gesture Typing&Voice input
  • Auto-Correction
  • Emoji Search
  • Over 1000 different themes
  • Emojis and GIFs
  • Support over 60+languages
  • 100+ fonts
  • Customize your keyboard background

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

8. TouchPal 

Touchpal has been around for a very long time (nearly 10 years) and is quite famous for being accurate at word predictions that you’re most likely to tap next.

Its design is quite simple and easy to use too.

Features of Touchpal:

  • Glide/Voice/Gesture typing
  • Auto-correct
  • Emoji and GIFs
  • T9 or T+ layout
  • 5000+ free keyboard themes
  • Happy text emoticons, Yawn face and wink face
  • Multilingual Typing
  • Multilingual support
  • Highly Customizable

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

9. Minuum Keyboard

Minuum is its focus on being small. It’s the little keyboard for big fingers! But it’s still a decent keyboard app.

Like the Ginger and Go Keyboard, it relies more heavily on autocorrect to figure out what word you are typing.

Features of Minuum Keyboard:

  • Sloppy typing
  • Smart Emoji
  • Multi-language
  • Search and share
  • Monitor your typing speed
  • Smart Word prediction
  • Voice-Typing
  • Real Multitasking

Price: Free

If emoji is your thing, this app is a must for you with over 3600 Emoji, Emoticons, GIF, Emoji Sticker, Symbol, etc.

Since it is an emoji focussed app, you can expect all the features and latest emoji updates on this app. All the trending emoji and GIFs.

The Emoji prediction works really well like a charm.

Features of Facemoji Emoji Keyboard :

  • Easy to type Emojis in text messages
  • Personalized Keyboard Customization
  • Keyboard Stickers
  • 1500+ Emoji Keyboard themes
  • Fast Typing & Smart Input
  • Game Keyboard
  • It doesn’t collect any personal information without first asking for your explicit permission

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

11. Cheetah Keyboard

Cheetah Keyboard is another popular free keyboard app that will make your typing faster, accurate and more fun!

It is right under Facemoji Emoji Keyboard when it comes to emoji with over hundreds of D animated emojis, stickers, and a great collection of GIF powered by Giphy.

Features of Cheetah Keyboard:

  • Gesture Typing
  • Fast Swype
  • Smart Reply
  • Auto-correction
  • Hundreds of keyboard themes
  • 3D animated emoji Keyboard
  • Custom keyboard theme
  • Funny Emojis
  • Gif Keyboard
  • 3D Themes

Price: Free/Offers in-app purchases

Are these keyboard apps safe?

First of all, every keyboard app including the ones that come pre-installed on your device. They collect your typing data in order to provide more personalized services like word prediction, etc.

So from that perspective, no keyboard app is ever safe.

My best advice to avoid any malware infection is to just stick to the Google Play Store.

One red flag to avoid is if the keyboard app asks you to connect to the internet because there is no reason for it. If you encounter this problem, it may be trying to send your info to a server remotely.

But other than that, there are not much to be concern about.

Did you find anything on this list of best Android keyboard apps that you would like to install in your smartphone? If so, we would be so interested in what you have chosen.

Let us know it in the comments below!

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