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Fleksy Keyboard Receives Big Update, Beautiful New Vanilla Theme Too


Fleksy, my new keyboard obsession on Android, received a solid update yesterday that makes it fully-resizable, reduces the file size of the app, and adds a ton of enhancements. One of those enhancements is a beautiful new “Vanilla” theme that really is as stunning as the original dark theme. Is there a better looking keyboard than Fleksy? 

For those new to Fleksy, you’ll need to join their beta test group on Google+ in order to give it a spin. It is free and open to join, so why not? The keyboard comes via the original developers of BlindType, as a keyboard that essentially lets you blindly type away, but is smart enough to figure out where you were headed. You can even fully hide the keyboard, giving you the ultimate full-screen typing experience. That feature alone is worth showing off to your friends.

Again, I’m a huge fan of this keyboard and have made it my daily ‘board in favor of Swiftkey. It took a weekend to really get used  to it, but I haven’t looked back in weeks.

To grab the new beta, first join the group, and then follow the instructions to grab it through Google Play.

Has anyone else fallen in love with Fleksy or am I standing alone?

The full changelog:

  • Fleksy is now resizable, from Full to Tiny!
  • Introducing: Vanilla, Fleksy’s first theme!
  • Reduced file size by 25%, memory usage by 15%. More to come
  • Configurable Haptic Feedback duration
  • Smoother animations
  • Improved web typing
  • Removed white text box hiding app in landscape
  • Increased accuracy
  • Improved Tutorial
  • Dictionary will backup in cloud for stock Jelly Bean
  • Bugs squashed [S4 flicker, swap invisible, bullets, facebook tag, KingSoft Office, and more]

Links:  Join Beta Group | Play Link

  • sk3litor

    Hey every one did you here about the new invisible youtube. Yeah it’s great you can watch invisible videos. /fp

  • Adam Metzner

    Ok i will give you that its a good looking keyboard. The animations and the colors are great. But in terms of function, this garbage next to the stock JB keyboard. Auto correct is horrible. Swiping to change the words and add punctuation just feels like they are taking something that was effortless and making it a task.

  • David Isen

    This keyboard seems to be about 5 years behind in the new technology for keyboards. Have you seen iKnowU? That one has all the features of SwiftKey plus amazing phrase prediction, auto-correct and a cool Gesturing mode which is like Swype but works for words and phrases instead of letters. And they just announced this wild upgrade called Reach that lets you access all the data on your phone from the keyboard! And it also lets you type in 2-3 languages at once…

  • greyhulk

    So, I registered for the beta group HOURS ago and the play store link STILL doesn’t work for me. What the hell?

  • Alessio D’Addario

    How do you get your softkeys to look that minimal?

  • Lizz.0

    Cool keyboard but I went back to stock. I type better in the swipe motions.

  • Stephen Parker

    I’ve just joined the group and I”m trying it out. The only thing that I don’t really get is how to select a word that they didn’t think you mean. Like if you type “idk” it changes it to “own” but there’s no option to select back.

    Maybe I’m just special and can’t figure that junk out! haha That’s definitely a possibility!

    • Kosta

      Flick up to revert back to your original word 🙂

      • Stephen Parker

        WELL NOW I FEEL STUPID. hahaha

  • Intellectua1

    This keyboard needs to add swype with the ability to disable it and use the regular typing/gesture. Swype with the invisible keyboard would be amazing.. Otherwise I can’t see myself going back to typing with 2 hands..

  • Stephen

    the vanilla theme is schweeeeeet

  • Seth Merritt

    This is making my notification shade really choppy and glitchy if i pull it down with the keyboard up. Hopefully they can fix it soon. Other than that, this keyboard is tits.

    • DroidzFX

      Did it to mine too but only when i changed the size of the keyboard. Set it back to original and its fine.

    • Weber

      Make sure to tell that to them…that’s the whole purpose of testing…

  • viewthis66

    i like the theme overall of this keyboard but i’m still a big fan of swiftkey. this keyboard doesn’t have enough for me to switch, yet.

  • Charles Hobbs

    It still has a 50mb memory footprint! That’s a ridiculous amount of precious RAM being used for a keyboard…

  • monkey082506

    Just downloaded it, this might take a while to get use to.

  • nick rigsby

    Joined beta group, get the item not found error. Is the link broken? Also does this support tablets?

    • Neomastermind

      You have to wait a minute or two for it to appear.

      • Jason Lewis

        I’ve been waiting 30 minutes for it to appear.

      • nick rigsby

        still hasn’t appeared to me… 8 hours later

  • AndrewScottRox

    Does this use voice typing at all? I can’t seem to find the setting if it does.

    • Venf

      Holding down the keyboard button starts the voice typing.

  • JP

    Not interested as long as it doesn’t support multiple languages at the same time. That’s what is making me stay with Swiftkey

    • shecalledmejay

      It rare for a user to type in 2 different languages at the same time, that’s probably why it’s not support on most keyboards

      • epps720

        you don’t have to type 2 different languages at the same time but Swiftkey can determine what language you are using automatically. I typically use English but sometimes type in Spanish and it’s nice that the keyboard can tell instead of me having to go into the settings to switch the language.

        • DanMatt

          Honestly, it doesn’t even need automatic language detection, but at least a gesture or a quick way to change the language.

      • saint_stephen

        I type in English, Spanish, and French. I loved what Fleksy has to offer, but until they at least offer the ability to type in characters with accents and even the EUR symbol, unfortunately I am sticking to swapping between the Stock Keyboard (when using only English) and SwiftKey.

        • Kosta Eleftheriou

          Rest assured we are working round the clock to provide all those features and then some 🙂

  • MafiaMM

    How does this compare with Google Keyboard? The Google Play version that is

    • p_droid

      I like the Google Play keyboard better. It runs smoother, takes up less memory, and has all of the features I personally need.

  • DJ SPY

    It says item not found when i click on the play store link.

    • Weber

      Did you join their group first?

      • DJ SPY

        No. I thought the beta was separate from the app on the play store. Like Chrome and Chrome Beta.

        • Weber

          That’s where you went wrong…

          • DJ SPY


  • DroidzFX

    I flip back and forth between this and swiftkey. Good to see regular updates.

  • rutgersjaffo

    Does it Swype?

    • cortesjues

      It doesn’t, but the way it works (without a space bar) it is faster than swype once you get used to it