With today's release of iOS 8, a number of new systemwide alternative keyboards will also be debuting in the App Store. Yesterday, we covered SwiftKey, and today sees the introduction of another major entrant: Fleksy.


Fleksy's primary claim to fame is speed, having been recognized as the fastest keyboard in the world. The keyboard relies on advanced autocorrect features to interpret input and includes extensive gesture support to make it easy for users to delete, add punctuation and spaces, or select an alternate autocorrect suggestion by swiping anywhere on the keyboard.

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Fleksy also includes built-in support for hundreds of emoji, as well as a resizable keyboard and support for 40 languages at launch. And as with some other popular alternative keyboards, Fleksy learns from the user's typing patterns, improving its performance with time.

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Fleksy arrives today as a $0.99 download with several colorful themes to allow users to personalize their keyboards, with additional premium themes available for a single $0.99 purchase. It is compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Top Rated Comments

NightFox Avatar
124 months ago
I just want a CAPS key where I can intuitively tell whether the damn thing's on or not
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
clukas Avatar
124 months ago
I tried Fleksy and thought it was terrible. I found myself to be writing slower and had more typos. Its flat design and removal of key "buttons" made it in my view less efficient as there are fewer visual ques where a key/ letter begins and ends making it harder to hit particular letters. Im not sure I described this well, but I personally did not like the keyboard.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
124 months ago
I'm kinda more excited about iOS 8 than I am about the new iPhones.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Locoboof Avatar
124 months ago
Thank you for at least showing what your product does or is. That swift key commercial is just silly. You watch it and have no idea what it does. Slow motion skateboarders don't help me at all.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boshii Avatar
124 months ago
This is something I don't understand - why is it free? How is development supported?
It's $0.99.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkslide29 Avatar
124 months ago
This is something I don't understand - why is it free? How is development supported?

It's $0.99.

The article says it's $.99 with $.99 add ons

In his defense, my RSS reader that cached the story does indeed say it is free. This error must have been corrected very quickly because the article now says $0.99 :)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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