Fleksy iOS Keyboard Now Permanently Free, Offers $8 Gift For Existing Users

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.

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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.

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  • Kellie

    Ya. I agree. I still go back to my old tested and true built in iOS keyboard.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Although I use swiftkey regularly my phone often switches back to the stock keyboard on its own, or simply fails to load any keyboard at all forcing me to force quit the app and re-open it. Very annoying.

  • awkpain

    Not the 3rd party keyboard maker’s fault though. The numerous problems affect all of the 3rd party keyboards which means it’s an Apple problem. Maybe eventually they will fix it…

  • raslucas

    It could be a bit of a combination, with the keyboards needing more resources than Apple expected. Instead of finger-pointing on either side, the keyboard devs and some Apple devs should just get into a room together and hammer out how to improve the API. That’s the way to do it!