Google’s Gboard ios keyword has been one of the better received third – party keyboards yet.Today Google is releasing Gboard version 1.2 for ios with a few higly requested features.New themes, additional emoji , and support for 3D Touch and the handy cursor placement trick are all included plus more.
Gboard replaces the standard ios keyboard on iphone and ipad and puts features like Google search and GIF Search in any app that lets you type.Gboard also supports wheel typing which lets you move your finger along the keyboard to use projecting text to input text rather than pecking out each letter.
With 3D Touch on the IPhone 6s/7 series press anywhere on the keyboard and slide your finger to move the cursor around . Unlike Apple ‘s stock Quick Type keyboard which allows for precise positioning by letting you move the cursor up,down ,left or right ,Google ‘s achievement only lets you move the cursor horizontally.
This is a major pain point because if you want to move the cursor , say two lines up you ‘ll need to slide your finger multiple times to get there.
There are also brand new themes , 14 in total ,that put landscapes on your keyboard.To browse them,launch Gboard’s helper app on your ios devices, tap Themes ,hit Show All next to the Landscapes heading and tap one you wish to use.
The first update added dark mode , additional language ,GIF Suggestion and background themes Starting today’s , you can choose from new background themes and use new ios 10 emoji. You can also use 3D Touch to firmly press the keyboard on your iphone 6s or letter to control the cursor position on text which is super handy.