Gboard – the Google Keyboard for pc and mac

Gboard – the Google Keyboard for Pc

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I didn't realize there was such a keyboard, created by Google until recently and I think this might be a personal favourite. What I'm saying is, if you're looking for the keyboard that does the most, you should keep reading this review and learn about the Gboard: The Google Keyboard.

The Gboard is a keyboard app developed by Google. It was initially released three years ago but the most stable release happened 15 days ago. All you need do is download into your phone just like I had to, set your permissions and you're set to use it.
Compared to SwiftKey, I consider the Gboard more intelligent. The Gboard makes typing easy as it has the option for gliding and even voice typing.
However, it is beautiful that it does exactly what you ask when you ask that it corrects a word to what you want. It doesn't try to autocorrect it. It simply goes with your directives.
Also, it's super easy to surf the net while typing without having to leave the exact screen you're using at the moment. This is because there's a Google search bar on the keyboard. Awesome, no?
I don't exactly like that the Gboard doesn't pick as fast as some other keyboards. What this means is, it's not as proactive in suggesting words you must've typed in severally as you would want.
It however has an option of you adding such words manually to its autosuggest. Also, you have the option in the settings of the app to add your phone contacts to it's autosuggest.

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Features of Gboard you will love.

The Gboard has a lot of fun features you're going to love using which includes the following.
  1. Emoji Prediction
  2. Swipe Typing
  3. Voice Typing
  4. Inboard Google Search
  5. Gif Searching Enabled
  6. Comes with a sticker pack support.
  7. You can change the theme of the keyboard.
  8. You can float your keyboard.
  9. Supports multiple languages.


This keyboard helps make typing easy. You don't need to do anything special to use the app as it is free. Infact, it's just like every other app except for the little differences here and there.
Right now, there are over 4 billion installs of the app, with hundreds of good reviews on the efficiency and fun of using this app. You can do your Google search while having a conversation, or even refrain from texting as you can simply say what you have to type.
Also, swiping on the screen is automatic once installed and permitted by you. You can also download as many stickers as you want as it gives support for stickers.
Follow me as I list some pros and cons of using the app.

Pros of Gboard

• It is easily customizable for your Mac.
• It connects with your Google Account super easily.
• The Prediction is on point and also, the UI of the app is straightforward and simple to use.


• It's slower in picking symbols

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select Windows version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

Learn how to install and use the Gboard – the Google Keyboard app on your PC or Mac in 4 simple steps below:

  1. Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac:
    Get either Bluestacks or the Nox App >> . We recommend Bluestacks because you can easily find solutions online if you run into problems while using it. Download Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >> .

  2. Install the emulator on your PC or Mac:
    On your computer, goto the Downloads folder » click to install Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe » Accept the License Agreements » Follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.

  3. Using Gboard on PC [Windows 7/ 8/8.1/ 10/ 11]:
    • Open the Emulator app you installed » goto its search bar and search "Gboard"
    • The search will reveal the Gboard – the Google Keyboard app icon. Open, then click "Install".
    • Once Gboard is downloaded inside the emulator, locate/click the "All apps" icon to access a page containing all your installed applications including Gboard.
    • Now enjoy Gboard on PC.

  4. Using Gboard on Mac OS:
    Install Gboard – the Google Keyboard on your Mac using the same steps for Windows OS above.

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How to download and install Gboard on Windows 11

To use Gboard mobile app on Windows 11, install the Amazon Appstore. This enables you browse and install android apps from a curated catalog. Here's how:

  1. Check device compatibility
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 8th Gen, AMD Ryzen 3000 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum)
    • Processor architecture: x64 or ARM64

  2. Check if there's a native Gboard Windows app ». If none, proceed to next step.

  3. Install the Amazon-Appstore ».
    • Click on "Get" to begin installation. It also automatically installs Windows Subsystem for Android.
    • After installation, Goto Windows Start Menu or Apps list » Open the Amazon Appstore » Login (with Amazon account)

  4. Install Gboard on Windows 11:
    • After login, search "Gboard" in search bar. On the results page, open and install Gboard – the Google Keyboard.
    • After installing, Goto Start menu » Recommended section » Gboard. OR Goto Start menu » "All apps".

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Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Overall pretty good

    By Dirkadirka (Pcmac user)

    The utility of the keyboard is great, the autocorrect and suggestions work well most of the time. One thing I dislike about the keyboard is that the space bar's touch-zone is maybe too small. Every time I think I'm hitting the top of the spacebar, I'm actually touching the bottom of the "B" key. The keyboard's correction fixes this most of the time, but it is annoying. Another thing is that when using the microphone integration using the spacebar-hold, it almost always has to switch over to the this app app before it can activate the microphone. I understand that it's likely a limitation with Apple's keyboard integration, but it is definitely another thing that holds it back. Also, something that I noticed while typing this review is that while using the this app, the text box does not automatically scroll to keep the cursor above the keyboard while typing, so that’s another annoyance. I will say, though, that the swipe typing is probably the best I’ve seen as far as text recognition. However, swipe typing keeps it from doing one of the things I like most in the default keyboard, and that is if you hit the wrong key, you can move your finger over to the correct key, and it will register that instead. Overall, it’s decent, but some of the minor issues really do keep me from using it most of the time. Sometimes, convenience is more important than utility.
  • Best Keyboard Ever

    By mbritb (Pcmac user)

    First off! this app is like a smart phone for your keyboard! Right there in the keyboard while texting you can do a Google search, emoji search, and gif search. You can slide your finger on the space bar to move your cursor around to edit already typed text. You can tap and hold to type numbers without having to switch to the alt keyboard. You can personalize the background with premade themes/colors or you can make your own by choosing your own photo. I'm also loving the new customizing options! Changing the color of the swiping line, the buttons, the letters, even the sparkle option is cool! I hope they add more options for those! Seriously love this keyboard!! 💖💖💖💖 I do agree with another reviewer. The autocorrecting/predictive text isn't as accurate as it used to be. I mean I wouldn't even know how to spell a word but it's like Google could read my mind and knew exactly the word I meant. But now I have to go back and fix a lot more words than I used to and it's stuff that doesn't even make sense to the sentence. But I'm hoping some future updates will fix that because it really is the best keyboard!!
  • So many bugs.

    By TheBirchWoodTree (Pcmac user)

    Would be amazing if it weren’t for the insufferable bugs. Apple changed the way their keyboards used special characters and I didn’t like it, so I wanted a new keyboard. I’ve already sold my soul and everything to Google (because I do like google products a great deal) so I decided to get this. But wow. First, if you type too fast for more than about 10 seconds, it starts freezing. The letter pop ups stop disappearing and typing becomes slow until it fixes after about 10 more seconds.. and then does it again immediately. You can only fix this by completely restarting the app you’re typing in. Second is more major: for no reason, seemingly random, it’ll cause no keyboard to pop up when you click a text field. Just nothing. No apple keyboard, nothing. Nothing can fix this short of turning the device completely off and back on, taking a minute or two. After trying to live with these bugs for the last half a year, telling myself “they’ll fix it soon!” I finally gave in and deleted the app. I hate apple keyboard, typing this review on it now just feels horrible, and I’m going to look for another keyboard right after. I think bugs that big going unfixed for that long is inexcusable.
  • Useless Autocorrect

    By Yeonne Greene (Pcmac user)

    The only reason to use this app at all is because Apple refuses to include haptic feedback with their built-in option. The autocorrect almost never catches any words and it constantly adds apostrophes where it shouldn't. The key spacing is inferior on this app, which only exacerbates the autocorrect issue; I am constantly pressing "b" or "v" instead of "space" and it Never. Ever. Corrects. It. Not once will it ever fix this typos, so I look up at my message and have to delete it and start over because not only does it not catch this while typing, it also does not recognize the issue when I select that text. Picking the letters out one at a time would be slower than starting over. And the icing that just makes this extra mediocre is that there is no way to set the keyboard background to use the system scheme, so it is always an awkward block of opaque color where Apple's would be a seamlessly integrated and translucent pane. So, yeah. If I did not find keyboards without haptics basically unusable I would not be using this app. Hear that Apple? Microsoft? Literally anybody other than HapticKeyboard? Fix this.

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