Grammarly Keyboard Picks Up Dark Theme, More on iOS

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Cloud, iOS, Mobile with 7 Comments

The latest update to the Grammarly Keyboard on iOS adds a new Dark theme, emoji search, and dictation functionality.

“If you’re a regular user of the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS, you may have noticed the recent arrival of some pretty cool features,” a new post to the Grammarly Blog notes. “In case you missed it, here’s what’s new.”

Dark theme. When used with apps that support a Dark mode, the Grammarly Keyboard will display using its new Dark theme. It will also appear if you enable Invert mode in iOS.

Emoji search. In addition to supporting the same emojis as the default iOS keyboard, the Grammarly Keyboard now includes an emoji search bar so you can more easily find the emoji you’re looking for.

Dictation. Now, you can tap and hold on the spacebar to enable a new dictation mode and speak instead of typing.

As you may know, we rely on and recommend Grammarly—the browser plug-in—here at Thurrott.com. And the Grammarly Keyboard has also been interesting to me because of this. But it’s been a while since I’ve tried it. Maybe it’s time for another go.

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Comments (7)

7 responses to “Grammarly Keyboard Picks Up Dark Theme, More on iOS”

  1. jbinaz

    Funny, as I just recently tried it again. With no swype-like feature it's a non-starter for me.


    Honestly, I wish MS would buy them and integrate it into office, along with SwiftKey. Make the premium part of Office 365.

  2. gregsedwards

    I’d be far more interested in dictation support coming to SwiftKey.

    • Chris_Kez

      In reply to gregsedwards:

      Yeah, I've been using SwiftKey for a few years and really wish they'd add a little microphone button to enable dictation. For years they said it was an iOS limitation but clearly Google and now Grammarly can do it.

  3. maktaba

    I had just downloaded the Grammarly app on my iPhone, but when I found out it won’t let me proceed unless I allow it full access, I deleted it immediately. I never allow any third party keyboard full access. SwiftKey is an exception though, but that’s because it is from a big company like Microsoft, who I can trust with my data.

  4. proesterchen

    Third-party keyboards on Ios are a real sore spot for me, they cannot even implement a proper numbers row.