Alternative keyboards available for iOS 8 (Swype, Fleksy, SwiftKey, TouchPal and more)

by Kelvin

The first alternative keyboards for iOS 8 arrive to revolutionize writing on iPhone and iPad

With the recent release of iOS 8 for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, they have appeared in the app store of Apple, the App Store, the first third-party keyboards. Some of these keyboards are already famous for being used on Android devices, others are less known, however all these are the first alternatives to the current traditional writing system that gives us the keyboard that comes by default with the new version of the mobile operating system of Apple.

Alternative keyboards available for iOS 8 (Swype, Fleksy, SwiftKey, TouchPal and more) 3

As we know, thanks to the new mobile operating system of Apple, now the new third-party keyboards can be integrated directly into the keyboard of the device itself, allowing the user to use them more easily and functionally. Below you will find the alternative keyboards available in the app store of Apple, the App Store, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with iOS 8.


SwiftKey keyboard

The SwiftKey keyboard for iPhone and iPad is a smart app that learns from you, replacing the keyboard built into your device with one that adapts to the way you type. The app learns your writing style to offer you high precision in the self-correction and intelligent prediction of the next word, which means a reduction of the keystrokes and a gradual improvement of the predictions. The SwiftKey keyboard is packed with features that facilitate typing, including multilingual writing and quick typing with your finger on SwiftKey Flow.


Swype is the most accurate keyboard on the planet. Whether you type or use Swype, we allow you to enter words more quickly and easily. Swype learns the way you type, so the more you use it, the smarter it becomes.

Fleksy Keyboard – Happy Typing

Fleksy is officially the fastest keyboard in the world. Fleksy is one of the first third-party keyboards for iOS 8 and allows you to achieve incredible speed, customize writing and add new features to write on iPhone and iPad.

TouchPal Keyboard – Emoji & Gesture

TouchPal is the first keyboard available in iOS 8 which has the support of gesture and touch input. It can be written easily by dragging your finger, it also includes different themes for keyboards, Emoji and incredible speed when you slide through the screen of your iPhone and iPad.

TextExpander 3 + custom keyboard

Thanks to the TextExpander 3 keyboard you can now type faster on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from any application. This keyboard allows you to use custom abbreviations so that they are later transformed into long pieces of text, such as addresses, URLs, email signatures and model letters. It will even be possible to insert the current date automatically with the default abbreviation "ddate".

KuaiBoard (formerly QuickBoard)

The KuaiBoard keyboard formerly known as QuickBoard, allows you to save information that you can then use as many times as you want. If you have to type addresses, enter billing information, signatures and other information over and over again, with this simple keyboard it will be even easier.

Minuum – The Little Keyboard for Big Fingers

Minuum is a keyboard specially designed for people with big fingers. Thanks to this it will be possible to write faster allowing you to see the screen more, without losing control of the autocorrector.

Have you tried the new third-party keyboards for iPhone and iPad compatible with iOS 8? Tell us in the comments what is your favorite.

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