If you’re like most Android users, the keyboard probably isn’t top of mind when you think about apps you can download to improve your efficiency and overall user experience. Yet there is a rich selection of Android apps that you can pick from to improve your mobile productivity.

These apps offer benefits such as enhanced predictive text and autocorrect, better personalisation and customisability, the ability to Google anything right from the keyboard, emoji suggestion shortcuts, and more. Here’s a choice of the best Android keyboard apps to get you typing faster.

1. SwiftKey Keyboard

SwiftKey Keyboard uses artificial intelligence (AI) to learn your writing style, including the emoji and words you use and how you like to type. Its autocorrect and predictive text adapt to your typing habits. Or try the swipe-to-type option with SwiftKey Flow.

Get it here: SwiftKey Keyboard

2. Gboard – the Google Keyboard

Gboard has the Google Keyboard features you love – speed and reliability, Glide Typing, voice typing and more – as well as built-in Google Search. Gboard also has emoji search, GIF search, and multilingual typing to let you switch languages on the fly.

Get it here: Gboard – the Google Keyboard

3. Facemoji Emoji Keyboard - Cute Emoji,Theme,Sticker

Spice up your instant messenger chats and social media feeds with 3500+ cute emoji, emoticons, GIFs, and stickers. Facemoji turns your face or BFF face into animated Emoji!

Get it here: Facemoji Emoji Keyboard - Cute Emoji,Theme,Sticker

4. Smart Keyboard Pro

Improve your typing experience with Smart Keyboard Pro, a light and powerful international keyboard. You will immediately feel at home thanks to dozens of customisation options, such as skin, layout, sound, prediction, smileys, calibration and more.

Get it here: Smart Keyboard Pro

5. Typany Keyboard - DIY Themes, Emojis to Share

Typany’s personalised prediction technology keyboard themes and emoji art will streamline your typing experience. Use abbreviations, slang, even your own secret language – and Typany Learning will remember it.

Get it here: Typany Keyboard - DIY Themes, Emojis to Share

6. Chrooma GIF - Emoji Keyboard

Chrooma Keyboard is a fast keyboard that adapts its colour to the app you are using, and assists you with emojis, numbers and punctuation. AndroidAuthority.com calls it the best Android app of 2016.

Get it here: Chrooma GIF - Emoji Keyboard

7. GO Keyboard Pro - Emoji, GIFs

Some 200 million users worldwide use this app to personalise their keyboard. It features 10000+ colourful themes, 100+ fonts, 60+ languages and thousands of themes. You are able to use the emojis, emoticons and stickers across all popular apps.

Get it here: Go Keyboard Pro – Emoji, GIFs

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