An open-source keyboard that does not spy on you!
- Free • Open Source
- Mobile Keyboard
- Android Tablet
What is OpenBoard?
OpenBoard is a 100% foss keyboard based on AOSP, with no dependency on Google binaries, that respects your privacy.
- Spell correction
This app is opensource, the code is available here: https://github.com/dslul/openboard
- 2,018 Stars
- 216 Forks
- 345 Open Issues
Comments and Reviews
- Mobile Keyboard
I come from Gboard and I wanted to escape from the grasp of Google. However, I wanted to keep the ability to swipe on the space bar to move the cursor, and swipe on the delete key to delete several characters. Well, i tested 2 other FOSS keyboards (Florisboard and AnySoftKeyboard), and neither were satisfactory in this regard.
However, everything is not perfect. I miss 2 other features from Gboard:
Hopefully these get developped in the future. Kudos to the devs!
A great privacy alternative to Gboard!
Is it some kind of prerequisite that all privacy keyboards must have UIs made by a blind communist from the 40s? What is wrong with you?
...emoji, many languages, amoled theme, and its foss, magnific :)
This is my go-to keyboard. I used to have Simple Keyboard, which lacked some features and isn't as polished (tested it just now again to make sure my assessment is accurate).
OpenBoard has nice features like swipe-and-hold character deletion, spacebar swipe cursor, paste button, clipboard history, hold enter for emoticon button (if you don't want a emoticon button to clutter up the UI).
Make sure you go through the settings to make the most of it. It's quite customizable and its dark mode is as you'd expect.
It has a very nice (and reliable) haptic feedback (other keyboards have been janky in this regard).
It's the best keyboard I've tried so far, including those "reinvented ways of typing-keyboards". I've spent more time testing keyboards than I want to admit. xD
Bottom line, it's a very solid and functional keyboard helping you be more productive. It feels polished and reliable. As a bonus it's open source and privacy-oriented.
It's good keyboard, but it doesn't have glide typing feature
It is simple, yet has what I need and it is open source.