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Gboard App - for both Android and iPhones
Related links: Amazing 'Google Translate' app, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Azhagi/permalink/2608800229159521

Power-packed and extremely versatile 'Gboard' Android app (last updated on 29th August 2019) - Glide/Gesture typing, Voice typing, Emoji search, GIFs search, Translation, Built-in Google Search (No more app switching; just search and share, right from your keyboard), Multilingual typing in 100s of languages with automatic auto-correct even without switching languages), Handwriting, Keyboard Themes, Floating keyboard, Transparent keyboard, Clipboard history, Option to have number row always visible, Symbols hints, One handed mode and What Not.

I sincerely feel that users should try out Gboard, if not already, to explore the range of features (voice typing, gesture typing, translation, handwriting, etc.) it offers for one's language computing needs. Gboard is available for Apple's iPhones and iPads too - at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gboard-search-gifs-emojis/id1091700242.

If you feel you are accustomed to some other Android input app like Azhagi OR if you feel its transliteration/typing (and other features) is better&enough for your needs OR if you feel that an app like Azhagi is still the best for seamless and error-free Tamil typing/transliteration just as Mr. Balaji (திரு. பா. பாலாஜி) and others have felt here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/Azhagi/permalink/2544636812242530 - and hence you do not wish to try out Gboard, so be it. You are the best judge always. I leave it at that. Others shall read further.

Actually, I released Azhagi for Android OS long back (in Aug 2015) since there were repeated queries from users for the same. And, Azhagi has been superbly catering to the needs of it's mobile users (User testimonials at aa-comments.html), since then. But then, when there is an app like Gboard offering phenomenally much more features than what Azhagi app offers, I strongly feel that perhaps one shall switch over to Gboard, if at all they feel comfortable with it for their needs. If not, they can at least try out Gboard's features. In my humble opinion, one needs to flow along with time to explore and learn the exciting features offered by apps like Gboard, so that even if you do not have a need for them, you can inform them to others in need of them, so that 'the others at least' can avail them and get benefited. In this context, you can read this related page 'unique.html', if you wish to.

The range of features which Gboard offers (not just for system-wide [i.e. type everywhere] typing but otherwise too) really might be tempting for the users to try out Gboard, at least for languages other than Tamil^^. If you still hesitate to try it out, kindly at least have a look at the awesome features Gboard offers, as hereunder (Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.latin, as on 2-September-2019), so that being aware of them, you can always inform the same to others who are in need of them.
  • Google Search built in — No more app switching; just search and share, right from your keyboard.

  • Glide Typing — Type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter

  • Voice typing — Easily dictate text on the go

  • Handwriting — Write in cursive and printed letters

  • Search and share — Press the G to search and share anything from Google

  • Emoji Search — Find that emoji, faster

  • GIFs Search — Search and share GIFs for the perfect reaction.

  • Multilingual typing — No more switching between languages manually. Gboard will auto-correct and suggest from any of your enabled languages.

  • Google Translate — Translate as you type in the keyboard

  • Hundreds of language varieties, including: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bavarian, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Burmese, Cebuano, Chhattisgarhi, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, and others), Chittagonian, Czech, Deccan, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Magahi, Maithili, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Northern Sotho, Odia, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Saraiki, Sindhi, Sinhala, Somali, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tswana, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu, and many more!
    Visit https://goo.gl/fMQ85U for the full list of languages supported.

  • PRO TIPS:
    •  Gesture cursor control: Slide your finger across the space bar to move the cursor
    •  Gesture delete: Slide left from the delete key to quickly delete multiple words
    •  Make the number row always available (enable in Settings → Preferences → Number Row)
    •  Symbols hints: Show quick hints on your keys to access symbols with a long press (Settings → Preferences → Long press for symbols)
    •  One handed mode: On large screen phones, pin keyboard to the left or the right of the screen
    •  Themes: Choose your own theme, with or without key borders
Apart from the above, there are features like Floating keyboard, Transparent keyboard, Clipboard history, Fast text-editing, etc. too!!!!!!!!!!!!

(^^) The several modes of typing - transliteration, voice input, glide, etc. - provided in Gboard - are NOT 100% perfect for Tamil yet (as of 2-Sep-2019), so as to have a seamless and error-free typing experience. I can say this only for Tamil as it is my mother tongue. I do not know about other Indian/world languages. But, I still believe that Google will overcome this inadequacy (for Tamil) in the future and provide a seamless and 100% error-free solution. I wish they do it sooner than later, keeping in mind the immense benefits which will accrue to the society because of that.

Along with the amazing Google Translate app, if Google can make the power-packed 'Gboard' app also available for free as an installable Desktop application (of course without the deficiencies pointed out above), operating in all operating systems, working across all the applications, without restrictions of any kind, nothing like it. Really. I will give my life-long salutes and prostrations to Google, from the very bottom of my heart. I think this WILL surely happen, sooner than later (at least in Chrome notebooks, to start with). If interested, you may please read inno.html and inno-help.html in this context. Thanks.

Well, as requested in spread.html, if at all and when possible, kindly spread the news of the above astounding language tools from Google (too), as much as possible, in all possible ways, so that news of these apps reach people faster and people get benefited sooner than later (at the very earliest, ideally, as stated by me in inno.html)

Date of creation of this web page: 2-September-2019 (Monday)