Android keyboard Fleksy adds colorful themes, new languages
This super-fast keyboard app gets a new look and support for 17 new languages.
Minimalist Android keyboard app Fleksy is getting a makeover Wednesday with version 3.0. The updated app adds a store where you can purchase and download themes that add a bit of flair to this otherwise simple black and white keyboard.
Fleksy bills itself as the "world's fastest keyboard," and has a Guinness World Record to back it up. The app has also made waves for its invisible keyboard feature, which makes the keys completely transparent, so you can better see what's on the screen while typing.
The company has two apps for Android, a free version of Fleksy and a $2.99 paid version (on sale through July 23 for $1.99). The free version has some features, including auto correct, which disappear after a free 30-day trial.
Version 3.0 brings an even more minimalist design and new animations to the keyboard, and adds 17 new languages, which were previously only available in the beta version of the app. They include Hebrew, Croatian, Lithuanian, Albanian, Norwegian, Tagalog, and Catalan.
The update also introduces the Fleksy Store to the premium app, where you can purchase six brand-new themes that can transform the colors of the keyboard. You get one theme for free, and the rest cost 99 cents each.
The Fleksy store is available for the premium paid Android app today, and will also be included in Fleksy's upcoming app for iOS 8, which is slated to launch later this year. The free Fleksy app has a few themes you can add to your keyboard, but you need to unlock them first by earning badges and spreading the word about the app.