Fleksy's Speed-Focused Gesture Keyboard for iOS 8 Launching Today

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.


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55 months ago
I just want a CAPS key where I can intuitively tell whether the damn thing's on or not
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55 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.
Rating: 9 Votes
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55 months ago
I'm kinda more excited about iOS 8 than I am about the new iPhones.
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55 months ago

This is something I don't understand - why is it free? How is development supported?


It's $0.99.
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55 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.
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55 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 :)
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55 months ago

I just want a CAPS key where I can intuitively tell whether the damn thing's on or not


That's rather the Shift key, because Caps Lock is kinda intuitive with that small horizontal line at the bottom. But the shift is really confusing, I agree. After constantly using iOS 7 since its debut, I still couldn't tell anyone which color means that it's on. It was so nicely straightforward in the old versions of iOS: when it was glowing like hell, it was ON. :rolleyes:
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55 months ago

This is something I don't understand - why is it free? How is development supported?


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

I just want a CAPS key where I can intuitively tell whether the damn thing's on or not


How come I can only click the Up arrow on your comment once? :)

Or all the keys on the keyboard change between upper and lower case characters. That would solve everything for me. That was a nice, simple hack I had on a jailbroken iPod touch once.
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55 months ago



Or all the keys on the keyboard change between upper and lower case characters. That would solve everything for me. That was a nice, simple hack I had on a jailbroken iPod touch once.


^ +1. Seriously, we're on the iPhone 6 already. It has a digital keyboard, not a physical keyboard. How tough could it be to show the upper-case letters in upper-case and the lower-case letters in lower-case. I will gladly pay to install any third-party keyboard that has this feature. We should not have to jailbreak for this.

In fact, we shouldn't need a third-party keyboard for this =)
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