GO Keyboard

A solid keyboard app for Android

GO Keyboard is a highly regarded keyboard app for Android. It was one of the first third-party keyboards released for the platform, and it has continued to grow and improve since then. View full description

PROS

  • Solid performance
  • Two input modes
  • Multiple configuration options

CONS

  • Prediction system not very good
  • Still room to improve its Swype input

Good
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GO Keyboard is a highly regarded keyboard app for Android. It was one of the first third-party keyboards released for the platform, and it has continued to grow and improve since then.

Two ways to write

GO Keyboard offers two types of writing input: the traditional tapping on letters, and Swype. This second method has you slide your finger from one letter to the next without ever removing it from the screen. Unfortunately, Swype is not yet fully developed, leaving plenty of room for improvement.

Another feature that is improved over the default Android keyboard is its predictive-text. Though again, this is not on par with some of GO Keyboard's competition, such as the all-conquering SwiftKey.

Highly configurable

While not all of its functions are perfect, one area where GO Keyboard does excel is its customization. You are able to configure many aspects of this text entry app, including the language, height of keys, and emoticons. Many of these additional features must be downloaded separately from Google Play though, which can be a nuisance.

Very good, but not the best

In short, GO Keyboard is a good keyboard - solid, reliable, and free. But it is a step behind some of the other big keyboards for Android.

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