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Editors' Review

Google's Gboard for iOS offers everything you'd expect from a keyboard. But it goes further by providing built-in search to hunt for information that you can easily share with messaging partners.

Pros

Built-in search: As you might expect from a Google app, Gboard efficiently integrates search and messaging, either with Apple's messaging app or third-party SMS and MMS apps.

Accurate swiping: With Gboard's Glide Typing, slide your finger over keys to create your message. We found Gboard did a good job of accurately detecting words as we swiped. Another handy gesture: The space bar acts as a tiny trackpad -- swipe over it quickly to navigate a text message.

GIFs and emoji: Tap the Emoji icon to the left of the space bar to access Gboard's collection of emoticons, emojis, and GIFs. A search field above the collection lets you hunt for an appropriate GIF or emoji instead of swiping through the library.

Privacy: Google says that except for searches, nothing that you type (such as chats or passwords) is sent to the company. Google does collect usage statistics.

Multiple languages: Gboard supports multiple languages and will automatically detect and autocorrect messages for whichever supported languages you are using.

Cons

Not complete parity across Android and iOS: The iOS version of Gboard lacks a few features found on the Android side, including voice dictation.

Bottom Line

Google's Gboard provides the basics you'd want in a keyboard but goes a step further by including built-in search that lets you share results in a message without leaving the chat app.

 
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What's new in version 1.8.0

â?¢ Now with a tap of the G button, you'll have access to both Maps and YouTube, making it easier than ever to share location and video content.

â?¢ The new Ink feature lets you draw and share your creations right from your keyboard. To start drawing, just tap on the emoji button and then the pen icon.

General

Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date October 09, 2017
Date Added October 09, 2017
Version 1.8.0

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

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File Name External File

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License Model Free
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Price Free
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