Apple, has made some big improvements to type. QuickType is the smartest Apple keyboard ever -- it even learns to accurately predict words you are likely to use. iOS 8 also supports third-party keyboards for the first time. Here are three to explore:
SwiftKey: This keyboard learns the way you type and adapts to your typing style with intelligent auto correction.
Swype: Swype lets you trace words with gestures on the keyboard. It also includes a smart editor, smart reselect, voice/text dictionary, themes, and more.
Fleksy: The "fastest keyboard in the world," this offers over 600 emoji, themes, autocorrect, gestures and a cloud service.