The Fleksy keyboard is one of the most used and most popular keyboards available on Android and iPhone. However, in June 2016, Fleksy announced that they have been acquired by Pinterest; and now, Fleksy has disabled its servers, which means that no other downloadable content, such as language packs, available in the keyboard app. The Fleksy app is still available on the Play Store and the iOS App Store, but the app has not been updated for almost a year and apparently there will be no further developments. So, for the best support and updates, you should look for an alternative keyboard app, so here it is 5 Fleksy keyboard alternatives that you can use on Android and iOS:
Minuum probably the closer to Fleksy's functionality . Fleksy had some great features and Minuum can compete with them. Just like Fleksy, Minuum doesn't incorporate scroll typing, it does incorporate many gestures similar to Fleksy's. For example, you can swipe right on the keyboard to add a space and swipe left to delete a word. There are also other types of gestures, such as the possibility of activating or deactivating the space bar or the possibility of switching to keyboard functionality (scrolling down from the numerical line).
The keyboard supports a number of themes and includes a switch at the top left for the enabling or disabling automatic correction, which is a feature that I absolutely appreciated while using the keyboard. Contrary to what you might think when you see the small keyboard, surprisingly good at recognizing the words you could write. All in all, Minuum is probably the best choice for finding a good Fleksy alternative.
Download for Android, iOS ($ 3.99)
2. Gboard – The Google keyboard
Gboard was only recently launched for Android and was previously only available on iOS devices. The keyboard is one of the best for the typing recognition and ease of use. Just like Fleksy, you can use Gboard for search and send GIFs, together with the search for emojis and a correct and correct automatic decryption (even if not as good as Fleksy's). However, the keyboard gets better and better with use.
Gboard also includes many other powerful features and the most important one integrated Google search that offers. You can search Google for anything, directly on your keyboard. This can be extremely useful when you need to quickly remember a fact, or decide to have dinner while sending someone a message.
In addition to typing (or typing Glide), Gboard supports also a couple of gestures : You can swipe left (or right) on the space bar to move the cursor. You can also swipe left from the backspace key to quickly delete multiple words. Also, if you're using a device with a large screen, you can pin the keyboard on one side of the screen, for easy one-handed operation .
Download for Android, iOS (free)
3. SwiftKey keyboard
Another great keyboard app that you can use SwiftKey keyboard instead of Fleksy. The app has a excellent precision ratio between the swipe and the type and a decent automatic fix (again, not like Fleksy's). The keyboard use artificial intelligence to learn your writing style, and really gets better over time. The keyboard also learns the jargons you use and also the nicknames, which is very interesting.
If you liked the personalization offered by Fleksy, you won't be disappointed by SwiftKey either. The app supports beyond 80 colors and themes easily applicable and customize your keyboard. Not only that, the themes for SwiftKey are now completely free, so you can easily download any theme you like and make your keyboard unique. In addition, the Emoji keyboard supplied with SwiftKey automatically learns the emoticons you use in different contexts and starts showing the predictions accordingly.
Download for Android, iOS (free)
Swype (iOS), or Swype Keyboard (on Android), another keyboard app that you can consider as an alternative to Fleksy. The keyboard works great, whether you prefer scroll to type, or by touching the individual keys . Swype also has many customization options, similar to what you can find on Fleksy. You can customize the appearance of the keyboard with themes and even adjust items like the height of the keyboard, long press time, vibrations and more . The themes in the app are updated regularly and you will surely find some you love.
When you use Swype, learn your writing style and adjusts to it, making predictions and automatic correction features much more accurate over time. For tablet users, the app has three different designs: one full screen keyboard, a small one mobile keyboard and a split-screen keyboard, so you can easily type on the tablet. Just like Fleksy, Swype also supports some gestures, although they are implemented differently.
- Scroll from Swype Key to A: Select all
- Swipe from Swype Key to X: Cut
- Scroll from Swype Key to C: Copy
- Swipe from Swype Key to V: Paste
Download for Android, iOS ($ 0.99, with in-app color purchases)
Another Fleksy alternative that you can consider Chrooma's GIF keyboard. This is another keyboard app that use artificial intelligence to improve your prediction model over time. The keyboard comes with what they call " Neural Action Row ", which can help you enter numbers, punctuation marks and even emoticons, depending on the context of what you're writing. Also, just like Fleksy, you can use Chrooma to search for and send GIFs directly from the keyboard itself.
Another great similarity between Chrooma and Fleksy is the high level of customization it offers. You can choose between different themes, fonts, emoticon styles and so on. Basically, you can completely customize and customize the keyboard to create a bespoke keyboard experience. Another interesting feature that is part of the Fleksy and Chrooma keyboard that the keyboard changes color, depending on the app you are in, which is also known as the "chameleon" theme. Although this is certainly a novelty, it is still quite interesting to see it in action. Gesture support Another similarity between Fleksy and Chrooma that you may find useful. The keyboard is available in a free version but has limited options and you will need to get the Premium version to unlock everything.
Download for Android (free, with in-app purchases for Premium features)
Use these Fleksy keyboard alternatives on iPhone and Android
With Fleksy blocking all further development of their keyboard app, it's only a matter of time before it becomes obsolete. You can switch to one of the apps mentioned in this article as an alternative to the Fleksy keyboard, as most of them offer features similar to those offered by Fleksy. There are also other keyboard apps like TouchPal, Nintype (Beta) and AI.Type Keyboard, which you can consider as Fleksy alternatives. However, the apps that I mentioned in this article are still the ones I would recommend.
So what are your opinions on Fleksy? Did you use it as the main keyboard? Also, if you know of any other Fleksy alternatives that you believe deserve to be on this list, please let us know in the comments section below.