Keyboard app Fleksy receives huge update with customizable Extensions, new themes and functionality

Fleksy, the Guinness-certified type-fu keyboard app, received the largest update in its history. At the heart of it lies an all-new customizable Extensions platform, which lets you add features such as GIF support, Fleksy launcher, Number Row, Editor extension, Rainbow Pop type effect, and Formatting shortcuts at will. "Why switch back and forth between apps to do things that can be done via the keyboard?" is the kind of mentality at play here. 

But the update is not just about doing more in Fleksy - it's about making it look better, too. The app receives a major redesign and an expanded selection of themes, including 30 premium skins. Some of them are branded after popular movies, while other explore transparency and translucency to match Fleksy's color to the app you're using (on Android) or your wallpaper (iOS).

What about the Extensions, though? They work by being assigned to separate slots, of which all users (free & paid) receive three at no cost. They can be used for setting the initial Extensions, which can be enabled or disabled at any moment. Additional slots can be purchased $0.99 apiece.

Fleksy users will receive the update in the usual manner soon. If you are new to the keyboard, check out our review of Fleksy and download the app on Android or iOS. And if you'd like to know more, here's the gist of what each new extension does:

* The GIFs Extension allows you to discover and send GIFs like you do with emoji. You can browse curated images, or search for your own. By the way, that's a first on Android.

* The Fleksy launcher for Android is not a launcher in the sense of custom user interface, but rather the convenient option of sticking shortcuts to frequently used apps on top of the keyboard. As far as we know, that's a first on Android as well.

* The Editor Extension enables quick editing and formatting inside Fleksy. Press and drag on the spacebar to move the cursor, or use the shortcuts bar to copy, past, indent, and do more stuff.

* The Number Row removes the need to toggle the number row. If you use it often, you will appreciate the faster access to it.

* Keyboard Shortcuts lets you save shortcuts/snippets to words and sentences you use often. For example, Fleksy will automatically turn the predefined snippet "omw" to "on my way!"

* Rainbow key pops makes every key you tap pop with a new vibrant color. #yay

* Fleksy's Invisible keyboard becomes an extension, too. Typing on a transparent keyboard where you see absolutely no letters has never been this accurate.

* One-Handed typing extension lets you move the keyboard to the left or to the right of your device's display, making it easier to reach for with your fingers.



1. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Best Keyboard on Android by a Mile

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013


3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I'll go as far as to say the best 'new keyboard' but noway its better then Swiftkey or Swype on android.

4. zeropants

Posts: 42; Member since: May 31, 2012

Yeah, until they add a trace function for typing I'm not interested.

9. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

I would say it's the best keyboard on Android and iOS. I loved using it on both. It's better on Android though. It predicts curse words on Android and it's free, whereas iOS you have to pay. Once you actually learn how to use the keyboard, it is amazing. Some people knock it down without learning all the gestures. Every keyboard should have these gestures built into them, IMO. I can't even go to another keyboard without wanting to double tap space bar and swipe to change my period to something else. Having to go find every punctuation is now a pain.

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I find the auto-correct/prediction slightly less impressive then Swiftkey. Also, no matter what if it doesn't have word flow I won't consider a keyboard. Lastly, I am bi-lingual while texting and the other language that I use is not yet supported by Fleksy while Swiftkey does.

11. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

The way Fleksy predicts words is by proximity to the letters only. So no, it's not the best if you miss some letters or misplace the ordering of letters. It's not the best auto correct system at all. I just wish I could take the gestures from it. They are amazingly intuitive.

5. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

I've been waiting for so long for a keyboard to switch colours based on the app you're using! Hey if any of you Fleksy paid users have tried out the chameleon feature please let me know how well it works and whether its free with the paid version :)

6. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

it's an in-app purchase $3, works alright this is still the best for what you're looking for

7. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Oh okay cool, thanks I didn't know about that before

8. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Bought the paid version as well as 2 premium themes. So far, after every update, the app has become useless, themes are uglier and the worst, again after every update I loose my premium themes and devs have not done anything about it...

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