Just a couple gripes 3/5
Overall this is my favorite keyboard. I have disabled completely the stock Apple keyboard and use this exclusively.
I have no issues with predictions and I love that the backspace key functions as undo.
My two gripes are:
1.- For some unknown reason, the keyboard won't load in the Google made YouTube app (wth Google?) when attempting to type a comment. It loads fine for the search, but nothing loads when wanting to comment. A few tries will eventually load a super BASIC version of the stock Apple keyboard, but with no predictions or autocorrect, not even the emoji icon.
I tried cleaning the phone though factory reset along with wiping out the contents and setting up as a new device. Still the same problem and brings me to the second issue:
2.- The dictionary does not sync to the cloud. This being a Google product, I honestly expected to find the custom words already synced, but I've been having to relearn all the custom vocabulary. Seriously Google, what gives?
▒ The keyboard working without "Enable Full Access" is a great thing for those privacy-conscious people █ Although, would like to see the keyboard clicks working without the need for "Full Access", but seeing as Swiftkey can't do the same either, I guess it's a system limitation █ I don't need the emoji key, it's just unnecessarily taking space that could be used for the space key, or the comma key like in Android █ Would be good if the globe key's location could be changed, I keep accidentally tapping it when typing
problem in Microsoft Shuangpin in Chinese input. 4/5
In the board of Microsoft Shuangpin, the key "；" which is use to input the pinyin "ing" is lost. So this type of Shuangpin can't be used.
Please make this crash even more 1/5
Less than fifty percent chance this doesn't crash when it tries to load. It is horribly laggy to load and seems to get worse with each update.
Used to be better 2/5
By Free mojo
This app used to be alot better before it started trying to do everything all in one place.
Better gifs than ever!!!!! 5/5
I love their selection of gifs
Huge step down from Android version 3/5
The swipe works very well and is a must have feature, but the standard tap accuracy is terrible compared to Apple’s.
Massive file size. It’s like 2x the size as SwiftKey no wonder it takes time to open.
The all white them isn’t great, not enough contrast.
Uninstalling. Hopefully it gets overhauled and I’ll come back.
Cutting off entire words. 4/5
Auto-deleting words when I tap the spacebar. Sometimes gives the option to tap the correct word below as predicted, but not always.
Really Google? 1/5
No simultaneous multilingual support, languages missing (some of them for years now). This GBoard is lagging years behind the Android version and why? I mean really Google why is having those features on iOS so hard?
It's been good, but I'll delete it if it's stays glitchy 2/5
I haven't had problems with it before, but it won't let me update it with these alleged "bug fixes." So I'll give it a couple more days, and if that doesn't get resolved, I'll delete it.
Keyboard Switches to Stock 1/5
The keyboard switches to the stock "English (US)" keyboard everytime I use YouTube or a game. Pisses me off and never works!
Horrible touch recognition 1/5
Ever since updating to the update it hasn't recognized where I type unless I press multiple times on that spot and sometimes it still doesn't recognize it..
I went back to swiftkey
EDIT: There is another update out after I posted this so I will let you know how it is after updating.
bring built in translator 4/5
By bring built in translator
Please bring built in translator like the Android Gboard :)
Solid - Not anymore! 3/5
Giving an updated review I've been using Gboard for a few months now and my overall experience has been well. But, now the keyboard is becoming EXTREMELY laggy as well as the standard apple keyboard too. I enjoy using this app and really don't want to substitute it for another but. These updates aren't doing anything! Please take into consideration your daily users issues.
Ios 11 new emojis 4/5
By N. Gimme
finally have acess to the new emojis
No iPhone X support 2/5
Google seems to be taking their own sweet time to release iPhone X updates to their apps. Gboard is almost unusable on this new phone
Great keyboard 4/5
This is probably the best useful keyboard for iOS.
- The emojis have not been updated.
- Tap to speak not build inside the keyboard (many because of iOS limitations)
- Please add Google translate into the keyboard.
Slow and laggy 1/5
I thought it was iOS being slow with this party keyboards or my older iPhone. This keyboard was slow to load and laggy - probably from features bloat. What made it worse is iOS constantly switching back to stock keyboard which caused reloading slowness. I Tried Swiftkey on a whim and all those issues are gone.
This is a slow buggy keyboard. Skip it and get swift key or some other one.
Steadily getting worse... 1/5
By Still Can't Use Gboard!!!!
Glitchy performance, doesn't work in the YouTube comment section (doesn't Google own YouTube???), auto-capitalizes in weird places, retains words so that when you're erasing long sentences it amalgamates words into gibberish, won't let you drop the cursor where you want to... If Apple ever adopts swipe/glide input, I'll never use Gboard again. Be warned...
Every update 1/5
It has to relearn all the profanity and intentional word misspellings with every update and it is incredibly annoying.
Now it doesn't work on YouTube.
Persian Language Unusable! 1/5
By Ata jabbarzadeh
Everything else fine, unless you change to persian language, there's a bad lag at every character tap, which renders Gboard totally Unusable
Please add Cantonese Jyutping Keyboard! 1/5
Voice input still doesn't work on iOS 9. 3/5
By Doggy off 2
Please fix it.
Not quite there. 3/5
The (glide) swipe keyboard works fine.
The design is beautiful and somehow customizable (skin).
The voice dictation uses Google servers so it's very precise in all three languages I tested.
It works fine without full-access.
You expect the keyboard to improve since it comes from Google.
Why the hell the keyboard reappears? Maybe it's iOS fault?
Having "," (comma) where the emoticon icon is. Swype keyboard goes far beyond and has great shortcuts for "!" and "?".
Shortcuts for numbers. Default iPad keyboard has it. Touchpal has it.
When Gboard works, it's fantastic. I love all the added functionality and swipe typing. However, there are times when it *completely* fails to appear. Instead, you get a small gray bar at the bottom of the screen, with no keyboard. The only workaround is to force quit the app and try again. This has been a long standing problem and major annoyance. PLEASE fix it!
Come on Google!! 2/5
By NAZ A RETH
Why is SwiftKey still so much better? The only reason I don't go back to SwiftKey (yet) is because of gboards ability to 'talk to text'. SwiftKey does not have this option, but their predictive text is so much better, I am on the verge of switching back even without that feature. First of all, why do I have to press the space bar in order for gboard to predict my next word? On SwiftKey you don't have to. Secondly, why does it not save what I have typed in before? SwiftKey does! Third, why when I type in the same word every single day, that when I try to type in the word again it still predicts other words that I never use instead of what I typically type in? When I type the same word every day that begin with the letters PSA, it still predicts some random words rather than the word I type in every single day! Why!?! SwiftKey will predict the right word as soon as I put the P because it assumes since I use that word more than any other word EVER, that I am probably going to use that word again!! Lastly, and probably most important, please allow (like SwiftKey) the ability to hard-press a predicted word to delete it out of memory! That way the predictions for the word I am trying to type might actually come up rather than words in YOUR database that I NEVER use! Allow me to add or delete words so that it will predict words that I want it to, that I ACTUALLY use!!
PLEASE MAKE THESE CHANGES AND THIS WILL BE THE NUMBER 1 UTILITY APP!
Much better than native keyboard but... 5/5
UPDATE - This release finally fixed the broken gliding function on Spanish language. Happy again.
UPDATE - iOS 11.1 on iphoneX broke the gliding keyboard function. They fixed it for English but still broken for Spanish.
How is it possible that Apple still can't do a decent native keyboard? This one is close to ideal for those of us that prefer to swipe rather than tap. The cursor movement ability by sliding the finger over the space bar is pure genius and addresses one of my main iOS beefs. On the down side it's unfortunately a single language solution (hopefully just for now). Also a dark mode would be most welcome.
It's just ok 3/5
I wouldnt really call it a step up from the stock keyboard. Bad integration of text to speech, slow and glitchy from time to time.
Resize Keyboard & Hide the globe button 4/5
This app is almost perfect. Could you make it so that you can resize the keyboard and also make it so that you can hide the globe button. I always hit that button by accident and switch keyboards. Thank you
Not updated for iPhone X display, looks awful. 1/5
Hurry up google.
Doesn't work with YouTube comments 4/5
Doesn't work with YouTube comments
Good but still slightly buggy 3/5
Glide typing works pretty good. Assumption and autocorrect of the words typed are a little weird sometimes.
The biggest issue is that sometimes the keyboard isn't the default. That might be more of an iOS issue though.
My only major complaint right now is that they've yet to update the keyboard with the latest emoji set that has been rolled out for the default iOS keyboard. I don't understand how it could take so long to get that rolled out.
It's been out for more than two years but still no support for Ukrainian 1/5
Every time I try to install it and check if Ukrainian is supported, it says Coming Soon. Good bye Gboard. Maybe in a year or three or never.
By DR. J.S.S.
It’s disappointing that there’s no options to remove key borders under the default theme, and the font size is also too small, making the whole typing experience much worse than that on Android.
Very slow 1/5
By Abdulhak AlDabbagh
Very slow app, You have to solve the problem.
Too far up on X 3/5
I just got the X and the keyboard is too far up. I don't like how it has the emoji at the bottom. I already have a button for emojis I do not need another one.
Glitches getting worse 3/5
Gboard used to be the bee's knees but has been getting worse as of late. Glitches are on the rise and there seems to be a noticeable decline in responsiveness. Glide functionality used to work for me on Spanish keyboard but since iOS 11 came out it stopped working. Still a solid replacement keyboard but glitches are making me start to look for a replacement. Also I wish that new emojis would be available in the app faster. It seems to take quite a while after they are available in the stock keyboard before they show up on Gboard.
Please get new emojis on here:) 5/5
Please Add new emojis :)
Thank you for adding one handed use on + size phones !!!
A little buggy 1/5
It’s been a bit slow lately and lacking the new emojis. Hopefully an update will come soon, I hate my stock keyboard as well.
Close, but not quite. 3/5
My initial reaction was positive, but the more I used it, the more annoyances I found.
The “glide typing” (aka swype)feature works well, and the improved access to punctuation is nice, but I don’t like the auto-correct and overall operation, especially when tap typing. If they fix those, I may try it again, but for now I have removed it.
Still busted 1/5
By David Mooch
Still not working with YouTube... You're own app not working with you're most popular app. Solid development from the worlds best.
Please update! 2/5
I'm missing all of the new emojis on my keyboard. I hope there's an update planned.. 🙁
When will you update emojis? 2/5
I really wish they would update the app with all the new emojis.
First of all this app would suggest the most ridiculous non-existent words and names and substitute them. Where are you getting these?! And then I would type in some typos and that would be left alone. GREAT! Second, and more annoying, is it would cut me off as I'm swiping longer words. I'm not done, I'm still swiping and so it would fill in the first part with one word and then pick up the tail end of my swipe and fills it in with another random word. With all the mistakes this keyboard makes (yes, the keyboard and not me) I'm better off typing one letter at a time on Apple's keyboard vs. swiping on Gboard.
Indian language Malayalam is not available for iOS version of gboard 1/5
By Nijojohn kerala
Please add malayalam in iOS version.
Great! but... 4/5
Please add swipe left to erase and swipe space to place cursor! I use Android and iPhone and this feature would be great to have when I have to use iPhone!
Otherwise the keyboard is great!
My Only Complaint 4/5
Why does it take so long to update the app with the new emojis? I actually love Gboard, it's just unfortunate that I have to change to the Gboard via the Google app just to get the new emojis. Please update with new emojis Google!
Needs Updates 4/5
This keyboard is the best around and blows the apple stock keyboard out of the water. The emoji search, and swipe txt are what apples slacked on for years on years. A couple issues I have is, not updating frequently as apple pushes new emojis, and the keys seem to be thinner and too close together at times causing people w/o toothpick fingers to miss keys and mistype
Yes! Google finally stepped it up and allowed the keyboard to change with the phone color scheme when typing in certain areas (dark keyboard when replying to a text by pulling down the banner, dark keyboard when searching in spotlight).