Typing a message on a small screen isn’t easy and that’s a universal truth just like the first law of Newton. Though the Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger these days and some of them are so big that you have to carry an additional suitcase to carry them (definitely not Note 3), it’s still not the same comfort that you enjoy with your laptops and PCs. Of course, there is a huge difference of a real keyboard and a virtual one and both have their own positives and negatives, but still it’d would be nice if we could get a better alternative to the one we’re used to now. There are so many different letters, symbols and now emojis that they can’t be fitted on such a small screen and we know that. But a person rarely uses all of them. So what if we can have a keyboard made especially for us!


Yes, I’m talking about the Android app called ai.type keyboard Free + Emoji that has been developed by ai.type. The compatibility of the app varies with each device and therefore you’ll have to find it out yourself on the Play Store.

What this app does best is that it allows you to customize your keyboard as per your rules and requirements. It’s obvious that you don’t want all the symbols in your drawer, at least in the first one. So why don’t push all others back and keep only those which you really use often! So just go to the settings and change the font, colour, size of the keyboard, add numbers and punctuation characters to the 5th row of your keyboard (yes, there is a 5th row) and even if that’s not enough, then choose your own theme for your keyboard. There are thousands of free themes that you can choose from and you can contribute your own creations as well to that market.


This keyboard is smarter than your Smartphone. You can add your own shortcuts to the menu. You can search on Google directly from the keyboard and there’s even an in-built calculator. There are more than 800 emojis available to choose from. Its swipe engine works perfectly to help you type quicker. Then word prediction, correction and completion are some other features to add to the long list. The keyboard is multi-lingual and I couldn’t find a language that it doesn’t support. But more than anything else, this keyboard suits your style. It’s better than your in-built keyboard in every single aspect and dimension. So when I ask you to try it, I’m really serious about it!

Though this app is available for free in the Play Store, the premium features such as prediction, swiping, emoji, etc will stay with you only for the first 14 days. After that, you’ll have to buy the premium version of the app which is available for Rs. 199.99. This app has already been downloaded 50 million times. So you can estimate what you are missing!

Pros: thousands of free themes; multi-lingual; 800+ emojis; word prediction, correction and completion; swipe; on-keyboard search; voice narration; free.

Cons: none.

I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Worth Having Application –  Download the App