It's time to meet the next app that's going to change your life and make you wonder how you lived without it. Meet Gboard, a keyboard app from Google that lets you search for GIFs within a text message, swipe to text, and so much more.
The app, available for iOS, integrates into your iPhone as a regular keyboard. To use it, tap the globe icon and switch to the Gboard. The capabilities of what you can do with it are endless. Trying to tell a friend to meet you at a restaurant? Search for it in your text message and send them the address. Or, find the perfect GIF that shows off how you feel and send it away — all without leaving Messages. The best part about this app is the ability to swipe to text — something insanely useful when you only have one hand free.
We had a chance to play around with it and were very impressed. The predictive text function works much better than the one on iOS. For example, if you type in a company name, like Amazon, the keyboard will ask you if you wanted to search for it. Typing in something like "Want to have dinner tonight" will prompt the keyboard to ask if you want to search for restaurants around you. Trust us when we say this is one app that will become as common on iPhones as Instagram and Snapchat are.
Look ahead to see different functions of the keyboard in action and maybe you'll be convinced to make space on your iPhone for it.