Google Indic Keyboard is a nice keyboard app which enables you to type out text messages and emails in your native language on your Smartphone. It is a very intuitive and interactive Indic Keyboard app. When you download the app and open it, it starts off by providing you step-by-step instructions on how to set it up on your Smartphone. You just have to follow the three steps that the app asks you to carry out in order to get the app working. These steps are simple to perform and you will be able to setup this Indic Keyboard app within a few seconds.
The Google Indic Keyboard provides a lot of customization options to you. You can personalize the keyboard and make it look just the way you want. The first of the customization options is the theme of the app. You will be given the choice of choosing a theme even before you start using this Indic keyboard app on your Smartphone. There are a number of themes available to you. All you have to do is to pick one of them and hit the 'Done' button that is present at the bottom right of the screen. You will see your keyboard in this exact theme when the next time you open it for typing out a text message or email.
A great feature of the Google Indic Keyboard is that it allows you the opportunity to type out text messages in a number of different languages that you don't have any command over. For instance, if you are good in English but want to type a text message in Hindi then all you need is to pick the English to Hindi version of this Indic Keyboard. Now, any word you type in English will automatically be converted into Hindi and will be displayed on the screen in its own script. Moreover, the app will also list down suggestions of different words in Hindi for the same English word as well for users who are familiar with the language.
The Google Indic Keyboard has a smart training feature available as well. This is where you get to train yourself on how to use this app. There are instructions available in this section as well. Just follow these instructions and you will be able to master the use of this Indic Keyboard app in no time at all!
The Google Indic Keyboard offers you the chance to choose from a number of input methods. You can make use of any of them by choosing their option present in the Google Indic Keyboard section of the app.
The best feature of the Google Indic Keyboard is the 'Settings' feature. It gives you the chance to customize your app according to your preferences. There are many options available in this section for you namely, select input language, input, keyboard, handwriting, dictionary and others. Each option has its own window where you get more options to personalize the app. Changing the settings on this Indic Keyboard is also simple enough. You just need to toggle switches in order to change the preferences on this app.
The only drawback of the app was that it asked access to a lot of personal information. It was a bit of an issue for me as I don't think the app needed all that private information for performing its primary function.
- Interactive interface
- Multiple languages to type messages in
- Great themes for keyboard
- Handwriting mode
- Transliteration mode
- Ability to write in native language
Google Indic Keyboard is a useful app to have on your Smartphone. It can transform your phone's traditional keyboard into an Indic keyboard, allowing you the chance to type texts and emails in the language of your choice. This app requires a lot of permissions, though and might prove to be too intrusive for some.