With the launch of iOS 8, Apple started providing support for third-party keyboards on iPads and iPhones. Companies like Microsoft and many others have their apps on the App Store. The latest to join the race is Google, with its new feature-packed ‘Gboard’ keyboard for iOS. It is similar to the standard keyboard, but has the amazing new option by Google: Search. The app initially made a debut on US App Store. However, now the Gboard is available on the India App Store as well. Here’s how you can check if it is available in your country or not. While viewing this page from your iOS device, hit the Download App link below to check if Gboard is available on your country’s App Store.
We have listed this 5 awesome features of the Gboard:
1. It respects your privacy
You don’t have to sign in with your google account. This implicates that, whatever you search will be monitored by google, but it will be anonymous statistics.
2. Swipe to Type
You can glide your way to type in the Gboard. Especially when you to type with a single hand on a big screen of iPad or iPhone plus.
3. The spacebar is a trackpad
One of the coolest features is that the spacebar acts a trackpad, making it much more than just a space bar. You can swipe back and forth on it, allowing you to move your cursor between the text.
4. Searching Emoji and GIF’s
Another cool thing you can do here is just tap the Emoji icon and then tap the Google search bar to start searching for it. The GIF’s support is fantastic. Just tap the “Emoji” icon and then select the “GIF” tab.
5. Most importantly, you get google search on your keyboard.
What just makes Gboard amazing is the Google search support, right at the keyboard. All you need to do is hit the google button.
While we love this new keyboard from Google, the not so cool part about this is, as of now it’s only available in US. We are hoping it will be global soon.