Gboard by Google

Google Search, GIFs, emojis & more—right from your keyboard

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Tech ProductGolden Kitty 2016

Gboard a new keyboard from Google for your iPhone. It has all the things you would expect from a great keyboard — GIFs, emojis, and Glide Typing — plus Google Search built in.

  • Jan
    JanWorking with Symfony

    Good for iOS, good design


    Bad for Android

    When I have the old mobile, the Gboard was predefined, and it was a bad idea. The board has a lot of bugs, and you can not personalize like on iOS, you have limited options to have a beautiful chat board. I really like to have this on my new mobile, where iOS is completely different. The iOS original board is very clean, but you do not have some options to use, with Gboard, you have a good options!

  • kylejohnston
    kylejohnstonCreative Director & Designer

    Swipe typing; emoji search; GIF search; moving the cursor by swiping the space bar; ability to customize the colors and background


    No Siri integration; voice transcription is supported, but it's kludgy: can be a *little* slow to load sometimes

    The best custom keyboard I've used for iOS — it's now the only custom keyboard I have installed.

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orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
A hundred startups crying themselves to sleep tonight!
Jason L. Baptiste
Jason L. Baptiste@jasonlbaptiste · Founder, Studio
@orliesaurus Just like youtube cried itself to sleep with video, twitter did with buzz, spotify did with music, and the list goes on. The "what if Google does it" question is over-rated.
Blake Robbins
Blake Robbins@blakeir · VC at Ludlow Ventures
@jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus It's especially over-rated when others have had a year or two head-start.
Olivier Plante
Olivier Plante@oplante · CEO - @fleksy
@blakeir @jasonlbaptiste @orliesaurus yeah if Google would do everything, then I stay in bed all day but it's not the case! We're building our product and here to stay!
orliesaurus@orliesaurus · Lasers handler
@oplante @blakeir @jasonlbaptiste That's the spirit keyboard-apps warriors! don't let google eat your dreams!
Bri Connelly
Bri ConnellyMaker@bricon5 · product @ Google
Hey PH, Bri from the Gboard team here. Gboard is a new iOS keyboard from Google that lets you search and send search results, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard. We also added Glide Typing (aka gesture typing) so you can type even faster. Check it out at It’s US only for now, but we have a global update coming shortly. A couple of pro tips: - We have emoji autocorrect. Try typing “pizza”. - You can move the cursor by dragging your finger across the space bar. - When you tap a search result card the text is added to your message, but you can send an image of the card by pasting into the messaging space. - We’re trying out this new predictive search feature. Try texting a friend, “want to get a drink tonight” to see it in action. 🙏 We’d love get some feedback and I’m happy to answer questions!
Jordy van Gent
Jordy van Gent@jordyvangent · Performance + Growth Marketing
@bricon5 Look great! Can't wait to have it in The Netherlands.
Bri Connelly
Bri ConnellyMaker@bricon5 · product @ Google
@jordyvangent Glad to hear it. More languages/countries are coming soon!
Yashendra Shukla
Yashendra Shukla@yashendra2797 · Twitch Streamer
@bricon5 @jordyvangent Would love an option for metric/celsius 😊 Keyboard is nearly perfect otherwise!
Bri Connelly
Bri ConnellyMaker@bricon5 · product @ Google
@yashendra2797 @jordyvangent It's coming with our multi lingual release!
Yashendra Shukla
Yashendra Shukla@yashendra2797 · Twitch Streamer
Chad Whitaker
Chad Whitaker@chadwhitaker · Product Designer at AngelList ✌️
Google knows what's up... (emoji search)
Allan Zhang
Allan Zhang@daspianist · Building mobile technologies.
@chadwhitaker This is groundbreaking technology.
Juan Buis
Juan Buis@juanbuis · internet words
Can we have a icon like the pre-release one for US only products?
Sam Legge
Sam Legge@d0b0 · Product Manager, North (ex-Thalmic Labs)
@juanbuis would be a great feature - tired of trying to find out if products are available north of the border or not.
Andy Kinsella
Andy Kinsella@deleted-204006 · Google
Is it cool to upvote my OWN thing? Super happy with this.