We all heard about the Google’s Gboard Keyboard which was launched last week. The best feature of this keyboard is it lets you search anything right withing the keyboard, without leaving or switching apps to search web. Unfortunately Gboard is only available for iOS as of now. What about Android users? Well, there is an alternative that works exactly same like Gboard.
It is ‘Slash Keyboard’ available for Android smartphones and tablets. It too lets you search almost anything within the keyboard while typing. From web to places, photos to music or GIFs and stickers, anything. As its tag line says, you just need to tap “/” and unlock the magic. Just like @Google for Google Assistant, here you need to add ‘/’ to tell Slash that we need answer.
The keyboard keeps everything, that you want share, ready instantly. It comes very hand when you are using messaging apps and social networks, including Messages, Email, WhatsApp, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. If you are concerned about privacy or security, well, Slash neither records anything you type, nor does it transmit any sensitive information over network. Everything is safe and is on your device.
So, if you were waiting for Gboard and disappointment knowing it is yet not available for Google’s own mobile OS, i think Slash keyboard would be the best alternative for the time being. You can download it from PlayStore by clicking the link below or get its latest APK file right away from this page and install it manually.