GO Keyboard

GO Keyboard

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    718
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2011
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
  • File Size:
    4.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Android
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Editors' Review

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Stylish and responsive, GO Keyboard brings many improvements to the default Android keyboard, including different layouts, symbols, and punctuation marks integrated into letters for an easier typing experience and beautiful themes. However, it suffers from harassing home screen ads and lacks accented characters.

Pros

Fluent typing experience: GO Keyboard arranges the keys better than the default Android keyboard, providing smooth and responsive typing that keeps mistakes to a minimum. It also makes typing faster by cleverly integrating symbols and punctuation marks into letter keys, which are available with a longer tap.

Convenient Arc Menu: The app's Arc Menu enables you to quickly switch between a standard and a digital layout or from English to another language. What's great about it is that you can customize it easily through the Settings.

Great themes: Many of the 140+ themes available look great and can add style to your device. Whether you're into sober, dark-colored themes or bright and cheerful ones, you'll be able to find one for you.

Cons

Usability issues: Accented characters are missing, the word suggestion line is really cramped (which makes it both confusing and clumsy to use), and the auto-correct isn't too smart. None of these issues are deal breakers, but they can be frustrating.

Harassing ads: Ads keep popping up on the home screen, taking up quite a lot of space and blocking ad icons or widgets.

Plug-in dependent: Features like Emoji or funny voice texting input included in the app's description are not actually integrated into the app but need to be downloaded as separate plug-ins. These plug-ins may come with their own ads.

Bottom Line

Although it suffers from annoying ads and forces you to install additional plug-ins to enjoy all its features, GO Keyboard remains a great download, proving to be overall an improvement over the default Android keyboard. If the ads and lack of accented characters don't annoy you, you should definitely grab this keyboard.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Latest version is buggy"

July 05, 2014  |  By slytheringirl

 |  Version: GO Keyboard 0.7.3

Pros

Works great on my Nook HD+
Customizable

Cons

Most themes no longer work on latest version
Suggestions cause you to constantly retype everything
Goes into auto fullscreen and you can't see where you type on forms

Summary

Was a great keyboard to replace the standard one on my Nook HD+. However there are some drawbacks/problems. Typing more than a few words can be tiresome since the typing suggestions automatically replace EVERY SINGLE word you type unless you leave them off. Also typing in forms, search boxes, address bars, etc. can be a bit tricky in some browsers and apps since it automatically opens a fullscreen text box. But what forced me to uninstall it was that I could no longer use any theme skins with it since the July 4th update. I had a plain ugly keyboard very similar to what I originally had on the Nook even though it said the theme was applied. If I wanted a plain keyboard, I wouldn't have downloaded it to begin with.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.7.3
(Optimized) Reduce the memory for Go keyboard, and improve the running speed.(Optimized) Icons for theme shop.(Fix) Users couldn't obtain the verification code when registering.(Fix) Program will crash after uninstalling the fantasy text plugin.(Fix) The wrong korean inputting character.(Fix) Dictionary couldn't be searched on android market.(Fix) The icon will be highlighted after quiting Go keyboard.
General
Publisher GO Keyboard Dev Team
Publisher web site
Release Date December 03, 2011
Date Added December 03, 2011
Version 0.7.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android 2.2, Android
Additional Requirements Compatible with Android 2.2 and above.
Download Information
File Size 4.25MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 718
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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