5 of the Best Gboard Alternatives for Android Users

When you have a great keyboard on your Android device, it makes typing much better. There are various keyboards to choose from, even if you prefer a non-Google keyboard.

The Android keyboard you decide to go with will depend on the features and style it has. The keyboard should not only have useful features but should also be pleasant to look at as well. Let’s check out the alternatives to Gboard keyboard.

1. Chrooma Keyboard


Chrooma will keep you entertained by changing colors, depending on the app you’re using. For example, if you’re using WhatsApp, the keyboard will turn green. If you’re using Google Keep, it will turn yellow.

There are both free and paid options in the app. For example, in the skins option, specific styles are free, but others such as split layout are only available in the Premium version. By long-pressing on the space bar and sliding your finger to the sides, you can move the cursor. You also have easy access to GIFs and emojis.

2. Fleksy – Emoji & GIF Keyboard App


If you’re a GIF and MEME addict, you might like Fleksy. Tap on the Fleksy icon at the top-left of the keyboard to get access to stickers, GIFs, MEMEs, YouTube, and the Qwant browser to search the Web privately.

You can quickly switch languages by merely swiping either right or left on the spacebar. Other swipe gestures include swiping left to erase a word (among others). Choose from three keyboard sizes such as original, small, and tiny.

3. Go Keyboard


Go Keyboard is an Android keyboard that will give Gboard a run for its money. It does have options in different places than Gboard, so you’ll need to get used to it for a bit. You can choose from a large variety of themes to add such as Paris, chocolate, spacecraft, and more.

Other useful features include auto-correct, predictive typing, speech-to-text, clipboard, and a lot of emojis to choose from. The app lets you choose from different fonts so you can change things up a bit. It also supports various languages such as Arabic, German, Chinese, and more.

4. Touchpal Keyboard


TouchPal Keyboard is another excellent Gboard alternative. It has the features that will make switching keyboards a lot easier. For example, it offers voice, gesture typing, emoticons, emojis, predictive text, autocorrect, and it also supports various languages.

There is also an integrated store where you can get more stickers, boomtext, live themed keyboards, and more. You can also add some style to your text by changing the font style. There are some fonts you need to pay for, but they will only set you back $1.99.

5. Multiling Keyboard


With Multiling Keyboard, you have more than 200 languages to choose from. It offers various layouts such as QWERTY, Azerty, QWERTZ, Dvorak, and more. The emoji options are not as much as with the other keyboards, but it does have some.

The keyboard also has voice input, split mode for tablets, gesture shortcuts, a translator, and you can easily switch languages. It also has autocorrection, quick fixes, and you can set the keyboard up so it can learn new words. It’s not a keyboard that lets you personalize it much, but it gets the job done.


Labeling just one keyboard as the best is a difficult task. What one user calls great, another may think is the worst one out there. As long as you have one that fits your needs, perhaps that’s what’s most important. Which keyboard do you use?

Fabio Buckell

Just a simple guy that can't enough of Technology in general and is always surrounded by at least one Android and iOS device. I'm a Pizza addict as well.