Ginger Keyboard goes beyond the basic functionality to bring you useful and entertaining features.
Ginger Keyboard is not your usual Android keyboard alternative. Instead of attempting to make the typing experience faster or smarter, Ginger Keyboard doesn’t really mess with the normal typing experience, instead opting for a system-like look and feel. You get the usual QWERTY layout and function keys, with additional characters either by holding down a key or switching to the character or emoji keyboards (Ginger adds some cool additions to the emoji keyboard with stickers, GIFs, and ASCII art), and a word suggestion bar at the top.
Typing on Ginger Keyboard works exactly as expected, and doesn’t deviate too far from stock Android. Which is good, as the Android keyboard has already been refined for an excellent typing experience for mobile devices.
Where Ginger Keyboard differentiates itself is the functionality added on top of the keyboard itself. After enabling Ginger keyboard, you’ll find only a few small differences on the keyboard itself. On the top left is a shortcut button, top right you’ll find a spell check button, and on the “123” character switcher button, you will see a small gear icon.
On new lines, you’ll find the Smart Bar the top where you would normally see word suggestions. These useful shortcuts take your productivity to a new level. With these shortcuts, we can translate, rephrase, or define text, add a new event or open the calendar, and create a new task, note, or search.
When you tap on the shortcut button in the top left of the keyboard, you are presented a pane with three tabs: Games, News, and Themes. Yes, from within your keyboard, Ginger gives you all three of these things without even moving away from the app you’re in. You get a selection of three different games (Squash, a pong-like game, 2048, and Snake), Today’s news with a handful of filter options, and quick access to Ginger Keyboard’s theme store.
Ginger Keyboard goes beyond the standard mobile keyboard and provides in-line tools that will soon become a must-have part of your mobile experience.