Anyone using Fleksy?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by TechGod, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    I just bought it today, and wow! The gestures for deleting and replacing words is so efficient. plus the autocorrect engine is as good as the iOS one which I place at the top, plus with Swiftkey being very unresponsive and laggy, using Fleksy was a breath of fresh air!
     
  2. jamezr macrumors G3

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    On Android Swiftkey is still the best IMHO. But on IOS Swiftkey is not as good.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I haven't tried any of the 3rd party keyboards yet, but they are all rated terribly.
     
  4. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Talking about Android here,it is a laggy mess for me. Don't you feel a delay when you tap a letter on swiftkey?

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    That's odd, but trust me on this when I say this, Fleksy is truly great and remember if you don't like it you have a 2 hour return period from Google Play.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Oh. For some reason I thought you meant the iOS version. Those are the ones rated poorly.
     
  6. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Nope never have had lag on SwiftKey on Android. Typing this now on SwiftKey. It is setting do predictive text/dictionary through Google services.

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    Yeah it's a mess.....
     
  7. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    A friend tells me that Fleksy is the only good third party keyboard for iOS, YMMV
     
  8. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Meh...

    I tried it on my Note 3 but I like the stock one way better. Word prediction stock is awesome and Flesky didn't bring me anything better. Just my take.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    I use both Swype and Fleksy on my iphone 6+. Both are decent but aren't quite perfect yet because of the glitches/issue with Apple's 3rd party keyboard API.

    Example: the keyboard may or may not come up sometimes in the messages app. It definitely does not come if you try to quick reply from a notification banner. At other times the messages app literally freezes and I have to close it and re-open to continue typing.

    FWIW I think Fleksy is much better than Swype on iOS.
     
  10. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How does apple mess this up?
     
  11. maximus96 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm too used to swiftkey to give it up, i like it for the number row, long press for special characters, swiping, and most importantly the option to set the long-press delay. After being used to a short long-press delay the standard samsung or google keyboard delay seem to take ages for me...
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They just need to add swype functionality to the stock keyboard.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm sure some legal obstacles are preventing this from happening.
     
  14. MkVsTheWorld macrumors regular

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    I love Fleksy on Android. However, I don't think it scales well on my iPad though.
     
  15. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    I love it! The functionality is really good, it's got a great prediction. The design is also great, as are the typing sounds. And I love the swipe-back-to-delete-a-word functionality.

    But it stung when I paid €3.99 for it and then they made it free couple of days later!

    Plus themes cost money... which is BS, IMO. At that price, they should be free.
     
  16. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I had to pay for Fleksy how did it become free for you?
     
  17. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    Series of promotions. Including becoming permanently half price.
     
  18. TechGod thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh that's not cool:( But still I paid only 2NZD for it and it is so worth it.
     

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