Note: Blink Keyboard does not upload anything. All the words/phrase learnt from typing is saved in your phone and will be removed when you delete Blink Keyboard.
"This is the first keyboard replacement app I've found that does everything I was looking for."
"Seven years of iPhone ownership, and this is my first App review, so that should say how much Blink actually impressed me. Still, it needs..."
"Its just the best thing since sliced bread."
- Mohammed S-O
"A must have for iPhone 6+ owners!"
Blink Keyboard is a simple but power keyboard provides a list of exciting features:
- Auto-Correct+, more than just auto-correct!
- Resizable keyboard: resizable for one-hand typing on larger iPhones.
- Move cursor gesture: tap move first row to move cursor position.
- Quick Text: define and insert your frequently used text (eg: email or home address).
- Dedicated comma, full stop, delete word & clear all key.
- Long press first row for Emojis (no switching needed!)
- Support English, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
- Themes with different fonts
- Word Complete/Suggestions & Next Word suggestions
- QWERTZ, AZERTY, JKLÇ, Spanish & German keyboard layouts support.
- Acute accent characters.
Official Twitter: @blink_kbd
Ratings and Reviews
Sliced bread has nothing on this app!
I cannot say enough good things about this keyboard. I know I have tried at least a dozen other keyboards (more like 20) and this one makes them all look like a failed kindergarten effort. SO MANY FEATURES!!
This utility has it all. Cursor positioning, auto correct, word suggestions, AN EXTRA ROW FOR NUMBERS, symbols readily available from the main keyboard, word/phrase insertion, and so much more. I bought it for my iPhone, and it restored my purchase for my iPad too. My typing speed has increased orders of magnitude, as everything is right there without toggling between keyboards. And I can insert email addresses and passwords in a snap with the saved phrases I input. And the themes and layouts are so professionally done and simply gorgeous.
I only have the most minor of suggestions for improvement. It feels weird to swipe along a row of letters to position the cursor. I would prefer to swipe the space bar like the other keyboards do. Also, I would like to see a left and right arrow key for small changes to the cursor position...they are present on the landscape keyboard but not in portrait mode.
Does some things extremely well, but there are maddening failures that should be straightforward to fix. Foremost problem is one of punctuation. Press the period and a menu should pop up allowing the user to insert a comma. Alas, often it does not work, so instead of a comma you get a period, which takes several steps to remedy.
The program often loses context, and in the middle of a sentence the suggestion bar will offer choices in capitals where they are inappropriate.
All told a promising beginning with no trend towards improvement.
I'm changing my rating to four stars. Use a split keyboard and check More Keys->More Keys for Split Keyboard and there in the center are the common punctuations plus cursor left and cursor right -- very handy.
With the period no longer next to the space bar, my lazy right thumb no longer inserts an unintended period.
Go to Quick Text for customizations. I find a.m. and p.m. useful. For multiline entries '\' denotes line feed.
Not quite there.
1st Even paying for the Pro version you still get ads. It might need an ad free Pro version.
2nd. All the third party keyboards are often ignored and replaced with the default ios keyboard for any Apple apps and others that don't support third party keyboards but this one seems to be replaced more than others. I can't figure out why but other keyboards seem to do better at that.
Overall the keyboard is great with more options and functionality than others I've tried. I just like a keyboard to be there when expected and no ads after paying to help support the developer.
- XIANGZI AN
- 82.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © altBLUE
- In-App Purchases
- Blink Pro $1.99
- Coffee $4.99
- Silver Coin $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.