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Review GO Keyboard
Feature right keyboard, but with laggy theme browsing
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 10 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Lots of settings, modern design
Interface lags between screens, browsing themes is bogged down, too many additional downloads and installs required
GO Keyboard for Android is a nice upgrade to your stock keyboard, however, all the cool stuff costs extra, making this one expensive if you don’t want to be stuck with the boring default layout.
GO Keyboard is decent enough. The keys are nicely spaced and don’t feel overly cramped. I like how symbols and special characters are easily accessed, but the double function keys do lag a tad too long before kicking in. The color scheme is your basic black and grey, but looks really good and is easy to read.
Setup is very easy and takes less than a minute. Just follow the onscreen prompts to activate GO Keyboard, grant permissions and set it as the default. The options interface is just your standard menus, and there are a host of tweaks one could make to get their keyboard exactly as you want it, down to the minutest detail.
The biggest downside to this app are all the bonus features and themes; I didn't run across any that we’re free, but I’m assuming there must be a few. The best keyboard layouts will cost you a couple bucks. Most of them look nice; however, I think it’s all a bit costly just for one theme layout, and all the extra downloads just makes things tedious. Browsing themes was terribly glitchy with enough hangs to make me lose interest in browsing.
GO Keyboard is pretty good, but a bit of a money pit. I've used better, and they at least gave you a few free themes to try out, without the need for additional downloading and redundant installs. This one is just ok in my book, and easily forgettable.