OpenBoard Alternatives

    OpenBoard is described as '100% FOSS keyboard based on AOSP, with no dependency on Google binaries, that respects your privacy'. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenBoard for Android, Android Tablet, iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire. The best alternative is AnySoftKeyboard, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenBoard are Gboard (Free), Microsoft SwiftKey (Free), Hacker's Keyboard (Free, Open Source) and Simple Keyboard (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 25, 2021

    1. Any Soft Keyboard is an on screen keyboard with multiple languages support. This is one of the most customizable keyboard available. To activate: Launch 'AnySoftKeyboard Settings' App, and follow the instructions.
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    2. Gboard is a keyboard from Google for your iOS and Android. It has all the things you would expect from a great keyboard — GIFs, emojis, and Glide Typing — plus Google Search built in.
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    3. SwiftKey Keyboard uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically learn your writing style, including the emoji you love to use (if you use emoji), the words that matter to you and how you like to type.
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    4. Are you missing the key layout you're used to from your computer when using an Android device? This software keyboard has separate number keys, punctuation in the usual places, and arrow keys.
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    5. Features: * Small size (<1MB) * Adjustable keyboard height for more screen space * Number row * Navigation keys * Custom theme colors * Minimal permissions (only Vibrate) * Ads-free Feature it doesn't have and probably will never have: * Emojis * GIFs * Spell...
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    6. FlorisBoard is an open-source keyboard aimed at providing you with an easy way to type while respecting your privacy.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Grammarly’s Mobile Keyboard is the personal editor you can take with you wherever you go. With hundreds of checks and features and seamless integration, Grammarly helps you type with ease in any app.
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    7. Super lightweight (~ 1/3 MB) yet flexible and powerful soft keyboard. Plus an English plugin still less than 1 MB. (Swype ~15 MB, Minuum ~18 MB, Google Keyboard ~15 MB, Swiftkey ~8 MB, TouchPal ~ 8.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Unique patented technologies of TouchPal Keyboard: 1. TouchPal Curve - the first predictive sliding in the world! Pause in the middle of sliding to get long words predicted. 2. Intelligent next-word prediction. It may save up to 80% keystrokes.
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    8. Gboard Go is a lightweight version of Gboard , available for Android 8.1 devices with low RAM. It supports themes, gestures and integrated search. However, it's missing features like GIF search, stickers and one-handed mode.
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