Gboard – the Google Keyboard

Gboard – the Google Keyboard for Pc

  • Category: Utilities
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-18
  • Current version: 1.36.1
  • File size: 149.02 MB
  • Developer: Google, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Gboard – the Google Keyboard on your Windows PC

Download Gboard – the Google Keyboard for Windows: Gboard – the Google Keyboard is an Utilities App, developed by Google, Inc.. The Utilities App was officially released 2016-05-12. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Google, Inc., with the latest current version being 1.36.1 which was officially released on 2018-10-18. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 14,989 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4 out of a possible 5.

Using Gboard – the Google Keyboard on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Gboard – the Google Keyboard on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Gboard – the Google Keyboard for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Gboard – the Google Keyboard in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Gboard – the Google Keyboard application icon. A window of Gboard – the Google Keyboard will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Gboard – the Google Keyboard icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Gboard – the Google Keyboard

Developer Description

Gboard is a new keyboard from Google for your iPhone. It has all the things you would expect from a great keyboard — GIFs, emojis, and Glide Typing — plus Google Search built in. No more app switching; just search and send, right from your keyboard. Search and send anything from Google: • Nearby stores and restaurants • Videos and images • Weather forecasts • News and articles • Sports scores • And anything else you’d search on Google GIFs — Search GIFs for the best reaction Emoji Search — Find the perfect emoji, faster Glide Typing — Type faster by sliding your finger from letter to letter Gboard for iPhone and iPad supports the following languages: • Afrikaans • Arabic • Azerbaijani • Belarusian • Bulgarian • Catalan • Croatian • Czech • Danish • Dutch • English • Estonian • Finnish • French • German • Greek • Hausa • Hebrew • Hindi • Hungarian • Icelandic • Indonesian • Italian • Japanese • Korean • Latvian • Lithuanian • Macedonian • Malay • Maltese • Norwegian • Persian • Polish • Portuguese (Brazil) • Portuguese ( Portugal) • Romanian • Russian • Serbian • Simplified Chinese • Slovak • Slovenian • Spanish • Swahili • Swedish • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) • Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong) • Turkish • Ukrainian • Vietnamese • Welsh • Zulu Privacy We know the things you type on your phone are personal, so we’ve designed Gboard to keep your private information private. What Gboard sends to Google: • Gboard sends your searches to Google’s web servers to give you search results. • Gboard also sends usage statistics to Google to let us know which features are used most often and to help us understand problems if the app crashes. • If you use Gboard’s microphone, voice input will be sent to Google for transcription. What Gboard doesn’t send to Google: • Other than your searches and voice inputs, Gboard doesn't send anything you type to Google, whether it’s a password or chat with a friend. • To help you with spelling and to predict searches you might be interested in, Gboard will store the words you type on your device. This data is not accessible by Google or by any apps, and can be cleared at any time. • If you’ve turned on contacts search in Gboard search settings, this allows Gboard to search the contacts on your device so you can easily share. None of these queries are sent to Google.

App Reviews

  • Love, love, love!

    By Apey252
    The only thing I miss about having a Galaxy phone is the "Swype" keyboard and being able to customize my displays. The"Glide" (Swype) works beautifully. I've tried other Swype apps for iPhone and it wasn't worth it. Either it didn't have the 3D touch or was missing the voice text or something else, but this has it all so far as I can tell. I have the iPhone 8 plus which is pretty big in my small hands but now I can text with one hand easily again. I hope I don't find any deal breakers bc I'm excited about this keyboard. The 3d touch only lets you scroll thru horizontally instead of all around my keyboard but that's the only thing I've found so far and it's not a deal breaker. Also the Swype gets my words right like 99% of the time. A huge plus to be able to trust what it's typing without having to look at every word like with other apps. It's also very customizable, which you know I like ♥‿♥ Of course that's just one feature of this app. Searching gifs and sending web pages are my other favorite features. Still so much to discover. Great job on this app
  • Very Minor and Fixable Issues. Overall Great Keyboard

    By KingKeanne
    I love this but it's not perfected yet. 3D touch would be better if you can also go up and down. The clean clear look is so beautiful personally I don't like dark themes but I love the fact that that option is there so I can recommend this keyboard to people who don't. This also saves me space because I don't need a separate gif keyboard and I can use this on any platform. Backspacing shouldn't undo autocorrect. I frequently misspell words especially with Swype so autocorrect works wonders but Everytime I have to change my wording I don't I'd prefer to not have to change the whole thing due to my lack of spelling ( mostly because I type to fast to care thanks to autocorrect ) also integration with private modes may be nice. Like how this keyboard turns off with passwords, turning off suggestive text on private modes would be nice to. This could also just be me and the lack of attention I pay when I'm typing but I sometimes changes to j. Overall thou these are minor and I love this keyboard.
  • "A Boy and His GBoard". (Oprah Stewart gives this a must read!)

    By Reveiw Stu
    The swipe keyboard is so fast if you take the time to learn it! Search bar makes for quick info lookup. I also love the gif finder. Only wish is a better 3D touch cursor. If you press and hold down on the keyboard it goes blank and can be used as a free moving cursor. But that's where that journey ends unfortunately. The iPhone keyboard, if you press more firmly while in cursor mode, highlights and selects text. Could not do that with GBoard. Hopefully I am just an idiot. I don't see Google doing the ball on that. You can personalise the background with your own picture of choice. Makes iPhone keyboard seem kinda rudimentary. Love it Google. You guys rock! Now if they could just make Google tasks have a time with the date my whole life could be synced with Google lol but that is for another time. Seriously. Get Gboard. You owe it to your fingers. And your poor vocabulary. Just saying.
  • Used to be better

    By gratefulkels
    I originally switched to this keyboard for many reasons, one of the main being that the predictive text is so much more accurate than the regular apple keyboard. Lately, however, (not sure if it's because of updates) it is not accurately predicting the right words and has started to quite frequently predict the wrong ones and automatically replaces what I typed...I'm talking about basic, everyday words I use constantly. It now replaces things I do not want while ignoring things I do, such as capitalization of letters. The autocorrect feature just seems messed up and not what it used to be. I do like the emoji search as well as the option to do a Google search and send without leaving iMessage, and I like the option to add a background picture for your keyboard so it's not the boring gray that comes with the phone. The talk to text is generally pretty accurate, and the option to swipe text is cool although I don't really use it that often. I'd give 5 stars if this predictive text/autocorrect issue is fixed !
  • Well, I've used it long enough to not want to go back but...

    By Choklatz
    Take a guess what I might have meant in the next paragraph. I typed this with the gboard and purposely didn't correct the typos so you can see what I mean. I spend so much time fixing this stupid board but I'm spoiled on swiping. (I corrected above. Below is usual results. I am a college professor. I am not illiterate as this might suggest.) I've been using this keyboard for a pretty long time. So long I can't guess. I am spilled on swing and just do it automatically now so if I end up on the native iPhone keyboard I end up with one letter of the word because I automatically stay don't. But this keyboard if Buffy. I wants to hang up on one letter and give you just the first letter or the number behind it. I have tried to press note lightly, more carefully, you name it and it still hands up. It also learns your ring which means that it learns your most common wrong series and keeps putting them up as the most likely thing you meant. It also intuits the strangest words that ai would never use. I is almost always spelled ai. It drives me nuts and wastes time.
  • 90% great, but horrible predictive text is a deal breaker

    By WrongWriter
    The layout and abilities of Gboard are so superior to the competition. But, as so many other reviewers have pointed out, the predictive text when using the glide entry is TERRIBLE. For example, when gliding my finger from T to H to E to enter the word THE Gboard will frequently enter THREE instead. THE is probably in the top 1% most frequently used words in English. Why would the program logic select THREE over THE, especially when it makes no sense in the context of the other words in the preceding and following it? I have seen other keyboards that will actually go back and change a word it suggested 3 or 4 words earlier in the sentence once the context of the sentence becomes clear. If things like that are possible why can't Google fix this ongoing problem? I believe the problem had to be addressed in some fashion. The frustration levels I'm reaching over having my flow interrupted every 5 to 7 words to backspace out another wrong word have me ready to jump to a competitor.
  • Great things but...

    By megdelm
    I love the ability to google search, use speech-to-text, customize the photo on the keyboard.. there are so many things I love but the app just stopped working. The keyboard won’t show up sometimes. Sometimes, when trying to swipe, the keyboard decides to get sticky and sink off the screen. I just uninstalled it. I will be trying Swift key for a little while to see if that works better. Keyboard used to work really well but newest update is bad bad bad. Also, it would be awesome if the app could remember the words I actually use everyday rather than the misspelled version I accidentally typed in one time. Really needs a way to edit dictionary which words are suggested. ALSO! Please suggest emoji replacement as predicted for next word: I love adding emojis that come up in predictive text bar but I want the option to add them AFTER adding the actual word I’m typing. Please update so that I don’t have to type the same word in its entirety to get the emoji to be suggested again. Predictive text needs to be smarter!
  • Changed my life!, but one little issue

    By BronzeRecluse
    Gboard is fantastic! I will never go back to a regular keyboard again. The swiping is very accurate. Even if I miss a letter a little bit, Gboard still knows the word. Also it has learned the way I speak so the predictive text is always right. You can talk-to-type and it always understands what I am trying to say. I have English and Spanish Gboard and it's completely wonderful in both languages. My favorite feature is that you can type a word to find emojis! If I type 'heart' all the heart options appear, which makes it easier than searching through all the Emojis. My only complaint is everytime I update the app, it stops being my main keyboard. I keep having to turn the keyboard on and off in my settings for it to show up again. That is very annoying because I love Gboard and always want it to be the only keyboard I use. Please fix that glitch. But other than that, this app is fantastic!
  • Almost there. Gboard should buy Swype

    By iLoved5152 that Swype is no longer in the mobile keyboard market. They were absolutely the most accurate predictave text, even if you swiped pretty lazily. I find myself having to re-swipe words slower and V-E-R-Y carefully, which gets annoying for the same words over and over. I feel Swype had a way better learn-the-user algorithm as far as what we were trying to type. Also, please add in punctuation swipes. Doesn't even have to be for all of them, but for ? ! ' , it would help. Like from were the exclamation point would be (letters B-N) to the spacebar. It would be especially great for commas, since they're so frequently-used and having to switch to the numbers & symbols keyboard so frequently is annoying. But I do like this more than swiftkey. The search within keyboard is amazing and so helpful. Think about how often we use our phones for searching information. It's genius!
  • The best alt keyboard: could be better

    By Jtchurch
    I love the sweeping ease and Google integrations. There is a lot to improve though. The app's biggest weakness is its poor predictive capabilities, both with words and emojis. Gboard will frequently insert a word that doesn't make any sense in the sentence and is sometimes not even a common word. At times I have to type the word out letter by letter because even careful swiping is not showing the correct word (even though it would be the next obvious word in my sentence). It is also very weak when suggesting emojis from the writing dialogue (without having to switch to the emoji interface). In both of these ways, Apple wins hands down. And let's not forget that the easiest way to write is not to write at all, but dictate and the default Apple keyboard has much better integration and ease of use their too. Once Apple adds swiping to their keyboard, there will be little need for Gboard.