Fleksy is a unique keyboard alternative that uses gestures to save space and leave more room for the keys.
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Pro Type without looking at the keyboard
Fleksy is made by the creators of the alternative keyboard BlindType that was acquired by Google. As a result many of the technologies developed in BlindType are reinvented in Fleksy. The combination of accurate prediction and gestures allow you to focus on the text you are actually typing not the keyboard.
Pro Modern design
The Fleksy experience from the opening tutorial to the design of the keyboard is extremely well developed and very modern. Almost all reviews note the appearance as one of it's best features.
Pro Gesture system
The most unique aspect about Fleksy is it's gesture system. The middle row of keys that is grayed out serves as the gesture row. The gesture row uses swipes to input spaces, periods, and correction all while you are typing. Of course this new way of typing will definitely take some to get used to.
Like other alternative keyboards Fleksy can personalize your predictions based on your social media, Gmail, SMS, and device dictionary.
Pro Minimalist design
Pro Light, dark, and blue themes
The Fleksy themes can be changed in the look feel section of the settings.
Pro "Mini" mode
Fleksy is able to offer a "mini" sized keyboard that is shorter in height because the whole row of keys with the spacebar is hidden. Fleksy is able to do this because spaces, periods, and corrections can all be performed with simple gestures. "Mini" mode can be accessed at any time by swiping the keyboard down with two fingers. "Mini" mode saves critical screen real estate.
Pro Emoji support
Fleksy features over 800 emoji that the user can use when typing.
Pro Smooth Popup keypress
Fleksy has a very smooth keypress.
Pro Extremely accurate autocorrect
Fleksy uses a very accurate auto correct that has allowed the app to break the speed typing record on a mobile keyboard as well as allow users to type without even looking at the screen.
Pro Holds world record for fastest typing on a touchscreen
Fleksy broke the world record by typing "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."
The record holder typed this message in just 18.19 seconds, beating the old record by 1/4 of a second.
Pro Support extensions
Extensions enable user to customize the keyboard according to their need.
Pro Works on Gear 2 smartwatch
Fleksy is able to be installed on Gear 2 watches, making for a whole new way to type to ones phone or tablet.
Con No swipe input
Fleksy does not use the popular swype function for typing.
Con No updates
Unfortunately, no development is going on anymore.
Con No next word prediction
Fleksy does not use a next word prediction, so each word will have to be typed.
Con Few languages are supported
Fleksy supports English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. Although because Fleksy is still in development you can vote online for your language to be released faster.