Fleksy has announced their iOS keyboard is now free for the masses, to allow the company to remain “focused on delivering new and exciting product improvements across all languages.” The app now moves to the freemium model, powered by in-app purchases for themes and more.
For users that previously purchased the app for $0.99, they’ll get $8 worth of new themes and extension slots as a gift.
Today also brings a new update to version 6.0, which includes the following changes:
What’s New in Version 6.0
*Note: Please update to the latest version of iOS 8 to fix key known issues with custom keyboards and improve your Fleksy experience.
• 5 new themes for summertime!
• Consolidated GIF and Imoji extensions to a single bar. Smarter search, more results, all in one view. And just pull down to bring back the keypad!
• Fleksy will now highlight 3 keywords at a time. Easier to get to that perfect GIF or sticker.
• Ever want more Hotkeys? You can now add multiple Hotkey extensions!
• Major language improvements
• Updated Extension tab UI in the container app for easier browsing
• Optimizations for GIF and Imoji Sticker quality
Despite the convenience of these keyboards such as Fleksy, Swype and more, I have reverted back to the stock iOS keyboard. Apple really needs to fix keyboard switching. When switching back from Emoji to my regular keyboard, it’ll jump to the next third party keyboard in line, which is really annoying.
Click here to download Fleksy for iOS in the App Store.