This guide tells you how to change the keyboard on your Fire tablet and reviews the 5 best Fire Keyboard apps.
Fire tablets are equipped with quite a decent keyboard, which is both nice-looking and comfortable to use. However, some people (including me) like to use other keyboard apps, designed to make your typing much more efficient and even less prone to typos.
Unfortunately, there is little choice on the Amazon app store, so to get a good alternative keyboard you really need to use the Google Play Store.
Don't have that on your Fire tablet?
The great news is that you can easily change the keyboard app on your Kindle Fire if you don’t like the default one. There are quite a few apps to choose from so you are sure to be able to find something that perfectly suits your needs.
Here is how you can change the keyboard in your Kindle Fire device:
Under each keyboard description you will find a direct download link to the Google Play Store (or Amazon App Store if relevant) so that you can download the keyboard straight to your device and start using it right away.
A few years ago this was basically the one and only alternative keyboard for Android devices and had some excellent features. I had been using SwiftKey for a very long time before I switched to the Gboard (you will learn more about it below). Anyway, SwiftKey is an extremely popular keyboard with an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 and more than 3.5 million reviews in Google Play.
SwiftKey is ideal for people who really type a lot (prefer sending text messages to making calls) and need an app that is very efficient at typo correction, whilst at the same time offering lots of attractive customizations.
SwiftKey is a FREE app and it doesn’t have ads (yay!). It also has great support if you find yourself running into any problems.
GO Keyboard is another extremely popular keyboard app for Kindle Fire and for Android devices. The app has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 in Google Play and over 4.5 million reviews there. This is also one of the best keyboard apps out there, although not as good as it used to be as many of the options have moved from the free to the paid version.
The GO Keyboard app is great for those who are already using some GO apps like GO SMS Pro or those who like to have tons of customizations, emojis and stickers.
GO Keyboard is a FREE app that is available on Google Play (the Amazon Appstore only has the Lite version). To unlock all the features you would need to upgrade to the premium version (currently $9.99 per month or $59.88 per year). Upgrading also removes all the ads.
For me this is the best keyboard for both Kindle Fire tablets and Android devices. I have been using this keyboard for a couple of years now and I really love it. This is the only keyboard that can keep up with my sloppy writing and which results in the smallest number of typos.
As a great fan of Google and Google products I simply cannot live without this keyboard
Gboard will be the best choice for all fans of Google and Google products. In comparison to GO Keyboard, Gboard is for minimalists who like simple and yet very effective solutions, and advanced customizations such as keyboard floating.
This app is completely FREE, with no ads. It is not available in the Amazon Appstore and you can only get it from Google Play.
This is another very popular keyboard app for Kindle Fire. On Google Play it has an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 and almost 200 thousand reviews. If you are still unsure which keyboard app you want to choose, you might want to give Fleksy Keyboard a try.
This is the app for those who like a lot of customizations, ease of use, simplicity and like to use many emojis and GIFs in their messages. If you are a fan of GO Keyboard, you will like this keyboard as well.
Fleksy Keyboard is a FREE app that is available in Google Play only. It has a mixture of free and paid themes and extensions.
This is the last but certainly not the least keyboard app for Kindle Fire and Android devices. This keyboard app is very popular both in the Amazon Appstore and in the Play Store where it has an average rating of 4.7 stars and over 230,000 reviews.
This app is probably the winner when it comes to the number of optimizations and customizations it offers.
This Fire keyboard app will be ideal for anyone who likes to express themselves in the form of emojis, stickers or GIFs and likes all sorts of customization.
This is a FREE app but it contains ads. It’s available both in Google Play and Amazon Appstore.
If you use a keyboard app for your Fire that you really love, please leave a comment below or contact me here so I can share it with visitors to this site.
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