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Fleksy is the most fun, customizable way to type, and officially the fastest keyboard in the world. Fleksy is the only keyboard that allows you to find and send GIFs, and customize your keyboard with powerful Extensions and colorful themes. Use Fleksy Extensions like: GIFs, Hotkeys, Number Row, Cursor Control, One-Handed Typing, Imoji Stickers, Rainbow Key Pops and more • "This is much better than your standard input methods and predictive text engines." - TechCrunch POWERFUL EXTENSIONS FOR CUSTOM FUNCTIONALITY Use Fleksy Extensions to customize your keyboard with incredibly powerful features. Have more fun with the ONLY Keyboard with GIF support and great autocorrect. Control your cursor from the spacebar with Cursor Control. Make Fleksy easier to reach on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with One-Handed Typing. Or, customize Fleksy with an easy-access Number Row or keys of your choice. Fleksy gives you 3 slots FREE, so you can mix, match, and try all 7! THE FASTEST, MOST ACCURATE KEYBOARD Fleksy keyboard uses next-generation autocorrect so accurate you can type without even looking, and type with record-setting speed using intuitive gestures! Type faster and save more time for the things you love. BEAUTIFUL DESIGN. 35+ COLORFUL THEMES. 3 CUSTOMIZABLE SIZES. Show your style on Fleksy’s beautiful keyboard with over 35 free and purchasable colorful themes. Check out fan favorites like the Chameleon Theme that matches the color of the app you are in, the Frozen and Hunger Games themes, and our snazzy animated themes. TYPING THAT’S ACTUALLY FUN! Express yourself with GIFs, over 800 Emoji, 35+ themes, and Rainbow Key Pops. Then, earn fun Badges and rewards for using Fleksy! Who said typing had to be boring? MORE NATURAL GESTURES With just a swipe of your finger, easily add punctuation, space, delete words, and much more. Easy. Intuitive. Fast. WHY ARE WE BETTER THAN OTHER KEYBOARDS? • The only keyboard with custom Extensions. No keyboard is more customizable. • The only keyboard that holds a world record for typing speed. No keyboard is faster. • The best keyboard to find and send GIFs while typing. No keyboard is more fun. • The most beautiful design, custom themes, and sizes. No keyboard is more beautiful. ************************************************ MULTILINGUAL TYPING Seamlessly switch between languages while typing. Fleksy supports over 40 languages including: • English (US) • Albanian • Arabic • Bulgarian • Catalan (Spain) • Croatian • Czech • Danish • Dutch • English (AUS) • English (CA) • English (UK) • Estonian • Finnish • French (CA) • French (FR) • German • Greek • Hebrew • Hungarian • Italian • Latvian • Lithuanian • Macedonian • Malay • Norwegian • Polish • Portuguese (BR) • Portuguese (PT) • Romanian • Russian • Serbian • Slovak • Slovenian • Spanish (Latin America) • Spanish (ES) • Spanish (US) • Swedish • Tagalog • Turkish • Ukrainian Vote for your language at http://languages.fleksy.com Languages with the most votes will be released faster! LAYOUT SUPPORT QWERTY, AZERTY, QWERTZ, even DVORAK or Colemak PRIVACY Fleksy does not collect any personal data without your explicit permission. We take privacy very seriously. Happy Typing! Note - Some premium features require in-app purchase. Technical Support - Go to http://feedback.fleksy.com for technical support. Press - If you are a member of the press, write to us at press@fleksy.com.

Version

6.0

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

8.4

Accessibility Comments

Fully accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username

@fleksy

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519 Comments

Submitted by AppleVis on Friday, July 13, 2012

We know that there has been great anticipation about the release of this app, so now that it has finally hit the App Store, we would love to hear your thoughts.

Does the app live up to expectations? The developers already have a number of improvements planned, but what are the features or changes that you would like to see?

Post a comment to let us know your thoughts on Fleksy.

Submitted by Katie on Friday, July 13, 2012

Hello, I have some thoughts and a question. I think fleksy would be a nice app to have, but the price is totally outrageous. I just don't see why somebody would pay so much for that app. Also, if you had vo off, would people be able to see what you type?

Katie,

You might want to listen to the podcast that David Woodbridge recorded in which he demonstrates a pre-release version of this app.

It should answer most of your questions.

As for the price, I would be very interested to know what you think would be a fair and realistic price for the developers to charge for an app that has clearly taken significant time and work. Don't judge the price by comparing it against apps that can be written in a day or sell by the millions.

This is the most expensive app I've ever bought. I don't want to rush to judgement, but it doesn't seem as easy as it did on the podcast. I have tried over and over, but I can't get it to recognise the word "rock!"

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Friday, July 13, 2012

I've seen this tendency with a lot of companies, where apps specificaly for Blind people get their price bumped up to waaaay high levels to account for lower volume. My thoughts? This really must stop and I find this rather sad. I'd pay, maybe up to $5, not more.

So how do you suggest companies cover the costs of developing these apps? We have never before had the opportunity to have assistive tools all bundled into one device and not having to buy several one purpose devices each for considereably more than 10 or 20 quid. People can just decide not to purchase any app they find too expensive.

Submitted by David Woodbridge on Friday, July 13, 2012

In reply to by Sandra

Hi all, I've just posted to: http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com the release demo of Fleksy. If you want to subscribe directly to my feed its: http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/feed/ Next week, this will also be up on the Vision Australia's website at: http://www.visionaustralia.org/atpodcasts I really think this will change the way folks can on-screen type on their iOS devices. David

Submitted by Earle on Friday, July 13, 2012

I believe Fleksy is well worth the price they are asking. I am a fairly fast typist using just the touch screen. However, if I have a long email or note, I tend to use a keyboard. Not having to cary an extra device with me, makes it well worth the price. I also appreciate how responsive the devs are. They answered a question I had within 5 minutes, and they are already hard at work on the next update. They also offer an SDK that other developers can use to bring Fleksy functionality into their apps. I look forward to the future of Fleksy.

I bought this app a few hours ago, and like it a lot. At first I wondered if it would really do as advertised, but it worked extrememly well. If anyone has trouble typing something, try to get more precise with your taps. $14 or so isn't that bad, considering bookshare's app, which I also have.

Submitted by Scottsdale on Friday, July 13, 2012

So I've hopped on board and purchased Fleksy. At the moment, the only thought I can contribute to the price debate is to say that the £10.49 UK price tag was just over twice what would've felt ok to me. I sucked it up out of curiosity, but I've been the only person out of my circle of friends so far who's willing to do that. That's noteworthy IMHO because the VI people I have told about it were intrigued, but seemed to put it on their list of apps they'd perhaps try with an iTunes gift card they've been given or the like once the price came up. Based on use of the app so far, while I wouldn't say this is a textbook case of inflated assistive technology pricing, I wouldn't say it does much to break the mold either. I say that as someone who doesn't have any other apps specifically aimed at VI users installed though, so I'm fully prepared to eat my words in a couple days time when this thing turns out to be a game changer LOL. The app store description does make me wonder whether this was released too soon. I can imagine a few potential reasons or arguments in favour of getting this out in to the wild sooner rather than later, but paying in advance for mostly unspecified features in future releases was a big part of why it was a struggle to take the plunge and buy this at just over a tenner here.

I really liked the idea of Fleksy and was going to buy it...until I realized that I can't use it in other apps. My main idea for using it was for texting...but the idea of going into Fleksy and then exporting the text, if you will, to a message seems too cumbersome and, for me at least, defeats the purpose. This is, of course, no fault of the developers. Fleksy sounds like one heck of an app with tremendous potential. I hope Apple and the Fleksy developers can work together to integrate this app natively into iOS. Again, I have not tried Fleksy, mainly because I have reservations about spending $15 for an app that doesn't meet my needs. When the price comes down or the features/integration improves, I'll give it another look.

It looks like those of us in the UK are paying almost twice as much as our American friends. I've had the app all day and to be honest, it's a lot more fiddling about than I can be bothered with. I find the dictation function very useable and in those situations when it would be hard to use, so would this. I don't think this app speeds up texting at all. I hope Apple don't make this the only way VO users can input text. With the price of this and the news about the totally bonkers note app, it's a bad day for VI specific software.

Submitted by brian on Friday, July 13, 2012

it is expensive. what can you do with the app. is it a note app or can you use it to send emails etc.

Submitted by Toonhead on Friday, July 13, 2012

In reply to by brian

So, how do you get what you type into fleksy into another app like mail or safari, or another app that for text entry? It seems counter productive to have an app that only allows you to type faster, but doesn't allow you to get what you type into another app like an email or some such thing.

Submitted by Melissa Roe on Friday, July 13, 2012

Hello, everyone From what I've heard from demos recorded by a few people, fleksy sounds like an amazing app. If I had the funds, I would purchase it and give it a go, but I don't have the funds necessary to purchase the app at this time. People have been complaining about the high price, and while it is indeed pricy, we must also remember the very detailed work that has been done in order for us to be able to use this app without voice over for most of the functions. I would use fleksy for things like texting on the go, and tweeting. I like the idea of texting with my voice, but it is kind of strange to text in public and just talk to a phone. Also, everyone would be hearing your side of a conversation that should be silent, because it's a text, of course.I would still continue to use my bluetooth keyboard for long portions of text, such as blog posts or sending emails. I do think the price is a little high, but I'm not complaining. I would love to be able to type faster on the touch screen keyboard, but it's not a major priority at this time. We must also remember that there are apps out there at a much higher price. I bought one of those apps, and I still can't even get it to work. I'd deffenetly make more use of this app. I say that Fleksy is amazing. I really think the developers did an amazing job based on the demos that I've listen to. When I have money down the road I would certainly consider purchasing this app. It would be nice if I could get this app as a gift, wouldn't it? Lol. Anyway, I really think this app is amazing and unique in its own way. I can't wait to see what direction the developers take this app. I'm seeing great things for Fleksy in the future.

Submitted by Pat Pound on Saturday, July 14, 2012

I type very accurately with this app. I load it in the morning and keep it open so I can switch over and type, then paste into my apps as needed. I am much much faster and it's much more enjoyable to type with Fleksy. Hope Apple is listening! Game chager for sure.

Submitted by Kellie Hickman on Saturday, July 14, 2012

In reply to by JT

Hello all. I did get this app earlier, and think it has a lot of potential. One thing that I am hearing is that you have to import your text or emails into your messaging or email app. You can text and email within the Flecksy app. I am glad of this, as I thought the same thing when I bought it, so it was a pleasant surprise. I look forward to seeing where this app goes from here.

Submitted by Sarah on Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hi all! Yeah, I was rather shocked at how much this was a s well. It sounds amazing from the demos, I just think another app of the many that I have. I don't know that I would really want to pay 15 dollars, and with siri, you don't type as much as you used too. My mom thought the price was reasonable when I was telling her about it when she picked me up this morning, but then she mentioned how I can dictate with my phone and how I hardly need to type anymore. So not sure if it's worth the money just because I have siri and the keyboard, sounds awesome though and totally amazing! Maybe someday I'll wind up getting it, just for now kinda on the fence.

Submitted by Paula on Saturday, July 14, 2012

I really wish people would stop winging about the price of Fleksy. Yes, it is on the pricey side, but how much do we spend on screen reader updates? I know this app doesn't have the functionality of a screen reader, nor is it meant to, but as it has been said before, it contributes to being able to rely on one device. Of course there will be updates and improvements, but it's my understanding that we won't have to repetedly pay for updates to the app, unlike what we would have to do if we brought other devices to serve specific functions. The copy and paste feature is a cool idea, meaning that you can type in the app and paste it into other applications. Having Fleksy run in the background and using it when needed isn't that big a deal, it doesn't seem to drain the battery life. I think it makes texting and emailing a hell of a lot easier!

Submitted by Melissa Roe on Saturday, July 14, 2012

In reply to by Paula

Hello, I must thank the ones responsible for giving me the oppertunity to get a code to try this app. I really, really appriciate it very much. I'm thankful by the grace of God that I got to try this app. Unfortunately, I can not write a review in the Itunes app store because I redeemed a code to get it, but I want to post my thoughts here. I really enjoyed using this app. I was able to successfully type out tweets, and even though I type pretty bad for using a touch-screen keyboard without voiceover, fleksy got almost every word I typed almost every time. I really applaud the developers for their work on this app, and I say, keep up the great work! It's amazing! Thank you!

Hi from the big R. As one of the testers of fleksy I started using it about 4 weeks ago give or take. When I first used the app I was quite impressed. I have used every versions since its release. It just keeps getting better. I do know of some things they will be working on to improve the app. The fleksy team is very helpful and ready to help if you have any issues. They are wonderful to work with. As many of you know, I love voice dictation apps. Also if you don’t know I am also a tech trainer. I now have the opportunity to demonstrate both types of apps to my students. Now I can enter text with my voice. Thanks to fleksy, I am faster on the iPhone’s keyboard. I am quite good at entering text on the keyboard without fleksy. However, with the app I really can enter text as though I were at a Bluetooth keyboard. Remember I have been using the app for longer than most of you. I assure you that was meant as a positive statement. For me, the app does what I expect it to do. now lets play the devil’s advocate for a moment. For those who have heard my audioboos, know, the text dictation apps out there are getting better almost every week. I love to talk. Most of us who dictate to siri or some other dictation app, have learned to compose their thoughts before speaking. Most of the dictation apps out there will let you append to your recording. Because of this you can say a lot. The text really flows as though you were reading a very long memo. You can say a lot in just a small amount of time. So, your texts can become rather lingthy. Hands down, I am faster at dictating in to my device than I am entering text. Having said this, when I’m in class and want to enter text I won’t use a dictation app. When I am outside or riding a bus or driving in a car I I won’t be dictating either. I have done this before. I was telling my son I want to have hamburgers for supper. The text came out, I want to have handlebars for supper. That’s just one strange slip of a dictation app. Dictation is really good today. It will get better. So will fleksy. For me, in my arsenal of tools on my iOS device, fleksy will be there when I want it. So will be the touch and Braille app when it gets here. I love all this cool technology and I embrace it with a great deal of passion. In fact I drive everyone crazy talking about it to some who just don’t get it. So there you have it. Just some rambling thoughts from the big R. Thanks for your attention in reading this lengthy post. ODid I by it? No. Will I by it? Yes. I will by fleksy for my device at work. Enjoy texting, how ever you input it in to your device. From your friend. The big R.

Submitted by Megan on Saturday, July 14, 2012

I think that what everyone needs to consider when deciding that the price of flexy is too high is how much time and effort the developers had to put into writing/programming the app to behave differemtly than is the norm in iOS. The keyboard had to be redone to some degree to accept the different gestures (I.E. not inputting a letter until the user has lifted their finger, swipes behaving differently, and basically recreating the roter gesture). In addition, the developers would have needed to do a fair amount to implement a self voicing aspect, especially focusing on refining it in the keyboard to minimize huge lags that would have made the app difficult if not impossible to be used for its intended purpose. This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the huge amount of work that was done. I'm sure that there were many more under the hood aspects that we don't know about. For instance, it would have taken a great deal of time and resources to develop an algorithm of this complexity that so accurately guesses what text the user means to input. Posters on this thread have said that they do not believe in paying higher prices for apps of this nature, but I think that they need to stop and realize, as another poster has said, that apps like flexy are not apps that can be easily written with a minimal amount of effort. For my own part, I think that flexy has been reasonably priced and that it is quite possibly a game changer for the way that blind people type on a touch screen..

Very well-put, Megan. I cannot imagine the level of development that went into Flekxy and the developers are to be commended for their efforts. I personally don't want Flekxy because, as stated above, the time it would take to turn VO off / type text / turn VO back on / send the text to whatever app seems equal (if not longer) than it would take me to type on the onscreen keyboard. I know people though that love Fleksy and don't mind switching between apps, so it sounds like a lot of it is personal prefference. Is Flekxy a bad application? Absolutely not. Did the developers work their butts off? You bet. Does Flexy have huge potential? Of course it does. I just don't think it's there quite yet. Hopefully, Apple will allow the developers of Fleksy to integrate their app into the core iOS accessibility system. If Apple does that, this app could truely be a game-changer.

Submitted by Kristen on Saturday, July 14, 2012

I can never resist trying out a new accessibility app, even at $15. Especially when I read and heard what this app was capable of. I rushed straight from AppleVis to grab my phone and download the app to try it out. I must say, I'm beyond impressed. It was very simple to get used to the typing and swiping - I've been a touch typist since before I lost my sight, so I knew where exactly the keys were supposed to be. It was always a bit of a pain with the iPhone to have to do some hunting and pecking, as my finger'd usually land in the general area of the letter but usually one letter over. I was amazed at Fleksy's ability to predict what it was I wanted to type. There were only one or two things where the first guess wasn't the correct one, but sure enough - the one I wanted was only a downward flick away and I could continue on. I immediately went into a texting frenzy, reveling in my ability to quickly type complex words like "approximately" in a couple seconds. I even showed a sighted family member and she was amazed too - apparently it shows the resultant gibberish my blind typing first came up with and then Fleksy's error-proof guessing of the actual word I was attempting to type. I commend the developers at figuring out whatever sort of algorithm might have been required to accurately predict words based on the general positioning of the taps. Too cool. I admit it would be cool to have this overlayed with all apps, though the copy feature and the App Switcher makes this pretty well easy to get around with little trouble or fuss. I mainly want to use this with texts and emails, and the functionality for those is already set in there. I was able to add numbers into the favorites, too, to make it even easier to send messages to the people I usually send to. When I received a message back, it was pretty simple to switch to Fleksy with the App Switcher, type up a response and send a text back. Not as smooth as doing it directly in the Messages app, of course, but I find it well worth the added speed to typing. To think I was just griping to myself about how long it took me to type out anything detailed in text messages. $15 certainly is a hefty pricetag in comparison to some, though the work these people put into it is amazing. And, as others say, they have to make up for the lower volume of downloads due to the majority of people being sighted. As it is, the integration with other apps seems to be the only major problem it has - it may be fixed in future releases to make it more smooth or something, but who knows. I'm alright with the way they have it now. The only other issue (and it's not that big of an issue for me) is that you obviously need to know how to spell fairly well. I imagine if you try to type in a word, but spell it incorrectly that Fleksy may have an issue in telling what the word is. Naturally, too, people may have an issue if they don't have the layout of the keyboard memorized - though practice makes perfect and most people are fairly good at keyboard layouts anyhow. I just wish there was a way to browse through the custom words we've added into the Fleksy dictionary and be able to delete some we don't want. I added one or two on accident when I was first testing things out. Maybe in a future release? Hopefully! I have high hopes for the future of this app.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Saturday, July 14, 2012

I'm with Michael on this matter for Fleksy. It just seems a lot of work for the value. I am curious, though. Are there anyone that has purchased Fleksy that thought it was a bit of a let down for the price they are charging? I mean did you find the value to be worth regardless of the hassle? I only notice that two people would recommend this app so far. So I get the impression that most like it but will need to wait on the updates to re-consider their thoughts on the app if they truely love it and think the value is very well worth the price? I mean. If you look at Looktel Recognizer or Digit-Eyes that are priced at $9.99. I say those both are well worth that price! Some reason and I'm sure it is a mental block of mine but with all that work to make something work. $14.99 just still seem a bit high for me. I certainly be more incline to purchase it for $9.99 than if at $14.99. Perhaps, I'm spoiled and that may be so. There is no doubt the Fleksy developers work hard on this product. I do pat them on the back for their hard work. I could be wrong but there are those few that dived in to it and purchased it but I think there are a lot more that didn't. Mostly because of the cost and the extra work that just make us shy away from it for now. I like to see their list of things you can do grow. Expland the list beyond the e-mail, Twitter, and Copy. Make it huge so that you don't have to jump out of it all the time. Anyhow that is my two cents.

Submitted by Scottsdale on Sunday, July 15, 2012

In reply to by AnonyMouse

So I'm a couple of days in with Fleksy now, and I'm enjoying the experience of more fluid typing a lot. I still use the standard keyboard for short to medium text input, but I can imagine this replacing my Bluetooth keyboard once some editing capabilities have been added down the line. With those scenarios in mind, I've got to concede that the app was a lot cheaper than my keyboard. The insane load time on first run since your last reboot and lack of integration are binds, but for long emails, taking notes on the move etc, I'd be willing to bet that Fleksy would be an overall time-saver for most people. I've also started to find that I devote less brain space to typing using Fleksy, so I can comfortably type whilst interacting with my surroundings again, providing the environment leaves me able to hear the suggestions obviously. So far, I'm happy to stand by my original comment that this doesn't do much to break the mold of specialist apps being overpriced, but I would classify this as "a bit expensive" rather than "ridiculous" as is so often the case with apps specifically aimed at VI users. Very strong points in its favour are that it seems to be rock solid in terms of stability, and that the functionality is unique and actually helpful... two things that aren't seen often enough in our ballpark. What I'd really love to see is Fleksy being sold on Cydia to get around the integration issues. Yep, jailbreakers pay for apps too ya know!

This app works very very well and is much much better than I anticipated. It is easy to bring it up. leave in app switcher and then anytime you need to write anything more than a couple of words, just switch over and fly, then export your stuff either by copy/edit or via e-mail, tweet, or message.

Submitted by Kara Louise on Sunday, July 15, 2012

I'm reasonably fast at typing on the iPhone's touchscreen, so when I read Fleksy's appstore descrription I couldn't see any benefit for me. Also the price put me off a little too. But even a small bluetooth keyboard costs a lot more. I heard the podcast about it and it amazed me to hear how fast david was typing, so that sold me. After a couple of days using Fleksy on and off, I love it. There's some amazing technology at work behind the scenes. You don't even have to type at the bottom of the screen where the keyboard is, it seems like you can type anywhere on the screen where you feel most comfortable. I'd say that with Fleksy, I can type as fast as sighted people can. That in itself is worth the price alone. However, one thing that stops me using it more than I do is the only thing the developers can't do anything about, which is that they can't integrate it into iOS. If they could, that would be amazing. Also, the app's too slow to load at first. I can only guess at what it's doing, probably drawing a virtual image of the screen or something. But, I could have wrote an average sized text, proofread it and sent it by the time it's finished loading. However, I've heard from the developers that they're working on cutting the time it takes to load by half in the next version, which is a little better. Thankfully though, once it's loaded, switching to it from the app switcher doesn't take long at all. For me, it'll come into it's own when I have to write anything longer than a tweet or a text message. If I've got to write a long e-mail or something similar, I'll use fleksy. For shorter things, I'll just use the standard onscreen keyboard. I was thinking about buying a bluetooth keyboard, but not anymore. The developers are amazingly quick at responding to any feedback they receive, which is wonderful. I'm definitely going to keep an eye on Fleksy's future development.

Submitted by Juliette on Monday, July 16, 2012

I am finally getting the chance to take some time to write some thoughts on my experience using Fleksy. What a wonderful app. For those of you who are a little skeptical, I can tell you it is worth every penny. I have been apalled at some of the comments I have been reading from various mailing lists since the app was released. What was the main complaint? As usual with the blind community, the price. I think that everyone should give Fleksy a chance, before shooting it down without even having tested the app for yourself. The only improvement that would make the app even better in my opinion, is to integrate fleksy as a keyboard in the IOS device. Otherwise, I have absolutely no complaints about the device. I can't wait to see what future releases will bring.

It blows me away that we have gotten to a point in Assistive Tech where people are complaining that they don't see the value of something because they are fine with dictating. I was fortunate enough to be involved with the beta on this project, and, am very impressed with the app, its performance, and the Fleksy team. There have been a few things here that have annoyed me, so wil address them in a constructive manner. 1. People saying why would you use Fleksy than have to go and use another app to email or text. You don't you can email, text, and even tweet directly from Fleksy. People need to read the comments before rushing to comment. 2. It seems like an awful lot to type something than turn VO back on. Seriously? What does it take not even two seconds to toggle VO on and off with a triple click of the home button? Seriously people how lazy have you gotten? May be it is that you don't listen to music or podcasts on your iPhone, but I do and always toggle VO off when listening, and no, it hasn't broken my phone, and it takes two second and is nice to listen to something and not be interrupted every two seconds by a push notification and VO. 3. The price Yeah it is more expensive than I would have liked, but welcome to the real world. How much does Jaws cost, a Victor Reader, or anything worth getting? And yeah, it is a lot cheaper than buying a blue tooth keyboard. And most importantly. How lucky are we that we are at a point with technology where apps for the iPhone are being specifically designed for people with a visual impairment. I would like to personally thank the Fleksy Development team for creating this app, and continuing to improve it. I would also like to apologize to them for all the haters out there. Please don't let the negativity discourage you in your future endeavors.

Fleksy sounds like an android app I was reading about on google called BlindType or Blind swype the other day but it was supposed to be aimed at everyone not just the VI. I don't know if it was ever released or just demoed or if the Fleksy developers have anything to do with them. All the posts I could find were from 2010.

I've bought this app and genuinely can't get on with it. I am spending more time fighting with the autocorrection system than entering text. Perhaps I am so used to the touch screen - I keep making accidental taps, either that or the system isn't all that fast at responding. The idea is nice, but one wonders why anyone would bother. Learning the touch screen is something that we've already invested time in. As I said, couldn't get along with it and have deleted it from my iPhone 4s.

Submitted by Rich Cavallaro on Monday, July 16, 2012

I have tried out many apps for my iPhone. This app is just "wow." It just works. I love how fast one can type using Fleksy. Like others have said one day, it would be nice if the keyboard was intigrated into IOS. I see myself using this app for text messages and emails as well as new tweets. A job well done to the Fleksy development team!! I look forward to future updates to this app. This is def worth the $14.99 btw!

Submitted by Brooklyn on Monday, July 16, 2012

I am a huge fan of Applevis but don't usually post any comments but I was compelled to do so regarding Fleksy. Although I have never used Fleksy, it does seem like a wonderful app. I was planning to purchase Fleksy but I have had some unseen expenses with my guide dog. People, please stop winding about the price. Nothing in life is free!! If you put the time to develop an app, wouldn't you like to be paid? How many of us buy Starbucks coffee or some other thing on a regular basis? $15 does seem reasonable. If you think it is too expensive, simply don't purchase it. Good job Flekxy team!!

Submitted by Daniel on Monday, July 16, 2012

Hi all, for me in the UK its priced around £10.49 which for what the app does I would actually go out and buy it. I think its reasonable anyway on to my comments. Call me out dated if you will because I have a Nokia N73 that I brought in 2007 and I'm still using it 5 years later. I however, am not out dated in technology stuff. I really wanted and still do to get an iPhone for mainly texting and calling but when I tryed it I thought "seriously this isn't productive!" I was still disappointed because I still wanted one! LOL Now from 2012 I was going to hold off till 2015 why? Well just a number that popped into my head to see how the iPhone would develop for Blind - VI users. Myself being blind and having to depend on Voiceover without fail. It looks like I maybe changing my word. I'm not sure 100% but I feel even more tempted to buy an iPhone and this app for my texting needs. I would like conclude on one last thing or two. 1. No one has mentioned about capitalising letters. When I looked at the iPhone's virtual keyboard I thought how annoying to having to find the shift key to make one letter bigger then hit the shift again to go back to lower case. in contrast Fleksy does it automatically for you but that's no excuse for not doing it manually in other words try to remember your capitals people. Also the punctuation and number's sound just wonderful to use. I think the key word is to be able to use it with "Ease." I can see it being a real easy solution if its used in the right way for new people to the iPhone. Basically what I'm trying to say that I could do all the above with my Nokia N73 but found it really hard with Apple's way of using the virtual keyboard but this app may change my mind towards getting one and I think that's good! 2. For Apple to fingers crossed to embrace the technology and have it as a standard in there IOS platform. If they were to not I think they would be making a mistake. Any thoughts why they wouldn't. Thank you for reading my post. Daniel

Submitted by Simone Dal Maso on Monday, July 16, 2012

In reply to by Daniel

I don't know if I will buy the app, because the price is out of any reasonable matter. This is not the unique app for visual impaired, try to look at Ariadne Gps for example, the price is not 99 cent, but is still ok. In Italy this app will have no market. it is really a pitty!

Submitted by Signaltonoise on Monday, July 16, 2012

Fleksy is an app that works great and has increased my typing by a lot. I don't understand why people need to badmouth Fleksy for being $14. So if's $14 it's not like a new note taker for Christ sake. Come on get out of your stupidity and look at it from the perspective of the developer needs to eat. end of discussion

Submitted by JT on Monday, July 16, 2012

In reply to by Simone Dal Maso

Ask three blind people what they think and you'll get seven opinions. For me, it's to much messing about and takes just as long as using the on-screen-keyboard. Also, the price in the UK seems to be higher - I know we are in the s**t, but I don't think the dollar is that strong! The amazing thing is that we all have a choice, buy it or don't buy it, use it or don't use it. Let's not turn Fleksy in to some sort of article of faith!

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, July 16, 2012

In reply to by Signaltonoise

Hello everyone, I think we all can say one thing we all have in common on Fleksy. Fleksy is a wonderful app and the developer has done a great job. I don't think anybody is saying otherwise. I think we can just end the argument right here on the matter when it comes to the pricing. It is a given that some think it is overpriced. There are those that they think the price is just right. Lastly, there are some that think it is a bit high but it is worth it. What compells me is that I don't think I have ever seen such a divided group of people on a single app before. That is very interesting to me. Least I never seen anything like this in the days I've been on AppleVis. So the concensus is that we are all divided on this app on the pricing. I don't think there is more to discuss on who is right and who is not. ;) I personally think that we have beat this enough. It is now in the developers best interest in what they think is priced fairly or not. It is their bottom line and not ours but I'm sure they are also intersted in knowing where we lie on the matter of how people like it and how much the consumer are willing to pay for it. I think we have said enough. ;)

Submitted by jrjolley (not verified) on Monday, July 16, 2012

In reply to by JT

I think it is one of those apps you either get or don't. For me, I am in agreement that by the time you've loaded it and got going, you could have entered the text on the screen using the standard touch interface. I'm not really convinced that the price justifies the functionality either. It is clunky, slow to load, very time consuming to keep switching from it to other apps and pasting, etc, etc. Either way, it's been an interesting discussion and i'm certainly not going to continue using the app myself. Waste of a tenner.

Submitted by Sarah on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

So I mentioned kinda being on the fence about Fleksy the other night. Then my mom called and asked if I had bought the keyboard I was talking about. I told her no and we talked about it. We came to the conclusion that if I didn't buy it I'd never know. All said, I think it was worth the price. I haven't used it a whole whole bunch, but it does seem faster then just typing regular with the keyboard and vo. It is amazingly accurate, and I am amazed at how it is possible. I have realized dictation doesn't always understand and there are times where you wouldn't use it anyways. Hopefully in next updates it will take less time to load, and posting to FZB would also be nice. Other then that, all said, it is a brilliant app and I'm glad I purchased it.

Submitted by Deng on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I was wondering about the Fleksy app being a part of the OS itself. What would happen to all those people who payed for the app, if Fleksy got implemented in to the next iOS? Just a thought. Wouldn't the people who payed for the app just be paying for something they could have gotten from a regular iOS update. But, whatever though. I was just throwing some things out there. The app is pretty good over all though, from the podcasts i have heard. I haven't got it, because of the price, but I would think about getting it sometime in the future.

Submitted by Khafsa2015 on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In reply to by Deng

At first I had my reservations about this application, but I take it all back. It is an amazing tool. I thought I was fast with the tactile screen protector, but I am even faster with this. So thanks Fleksy team for a fantastic application, I hope that apple will really consider integrating this into the iooss system. And yes I wrote this message with Fleksy.

Submitted by Arwen on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In reply to by Khafsa2015

Hi all, fleksy supports other languages than english? It would be nice if it doesnt for next updates it could. Is 1 of the reassongs I havn't bought it.

Submitted by rdfreak on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I downloaded this app late last week; it is awesome and speeds my typing up considerably. As someone else pointed out, it's not always practical to have the bluetooth keyboard around and this is a great alternative. I'm of course not complaining but just pointing out that it'd be great if we can add more than one number to our list of favourites, just one or two more would be good as to not clutter up the app too much. Just on a lighter note, i feel really good when I'm typing on it as I sound like my sighted peers with those key clicks. Lol! There are a few words I seem to have trouble entering, and unfortunately I haven't seemed to master the art of entering words in manually that well but I guess it will come with practice; It seems that when I move my finger around the screen, it will create newlines and add unwanted punctuations Lol I need to relisten to some podcasts methinks. Anyway, great job to the developers and as others have said, looking forward to updates.:)

Submitted by Sandra on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

In reply to by rdfreak

Hi, this is mor to the admins of the site. I find the discussion about the price of Fleksy extremely pointles. I think it would be good if many of the posts in this thread would be moved to a forum. When someone looks at the site to learn more about the experience of other users of Fleksy, they will have a hard time finding the useful comments among the 48 pposts that have been made so far. Sandra

Submitted by Earle on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

To the person that said they wished they could have more than 1 favourite, you can. I'm not sure what the limit is, but to add more than 1 just separate them with comas when you add them to the edit field. I have several favourites and I had no problems adding them. Hope this helps you out.