iOS and iPadOS

Flicktype hasn't worked for some time now.
Does anyone know if it is still being developed?
I'm in the beta program, and haven't heard a thing, and the last version for testing has expired.

It would be a shame if Flicktype were abandoned. It is by far my favorite way to enter text on my phone.

Anybody know one way or the other?



Submitted by Patrick Smyth on Friday, November 8, 2019

Seconding this question. It is a great app and I used it every day.

Submitted by Chris Smart on Friday, November 8, 2019

It doesn't appear to work on iOS 13 at all.

Anyone have an email address for the developers?

Submitted by Moopie Curran on Friday, November 8, 2019

I depend on flicktype daily, otherwise, I have to tote a keyboard around with me, and that's a pain. I know it doesn't work very well under iOS 13 as a third party keyboard, which is crappy, but at least it works as a stand-alone, so it's still usable. But gosh, I sure hope it's not dead. MBraille is good, but the problem is it has to be in self-voicing mode, and that's tough, because I'm always listening to books or music or watching tv as I type, and since mBraille goes into self-voicing, whatever I'm listening to goes off while I type, how annoying. Anyway...

Submitted by peter on Friday, November 8, 2019

There is a user forum of Flicktype users on Groups.IO at:

The developers used to post info and answers to questions there but I haven't seen posts from them in a long time. Other users seem to be similarly frustrated with the problems in iOS 13 and the lack of response from the developers.

I think they might have been having a hard time justifying the work on it due to the limited user base and may need to get on and actually make a living.

I don't know much more, but you might learn more on the Flicktype list. Too bad, this is a truly innovative, useful, and very easy to use app. Seems a lot easier to use than the new Apple option in iOS 13.


Submitted by Moopie Curran on Friday, November 8, 2019

Flicktype is way better, because I can type with both hands, quickPath under iOS 13, I still have to hunt and peck to type. I hope flicktype will still be developed, it's nice to have the ability to use a touch screen and use both hands to type on it like a real keyboard.

Submitted by That Blind Canuck on Friday, November 8, 2019

I heard that with the update to iOS 13.2, this had apparently fixed third-party keyboards, which in turned, fixed the issue that people were encountering with FlickType keyboard.

I myself haven't tried it yet as I'm in the middle of upgrading my iPhone, so I uninstalled FlickType.

Although with iOS 13.2, I do find myself using the Swipe keyboard more and more. I do plan on reinstalling and resubscribing to FlickType once I get my new phone, so will see at that point.

Submitted by Moopie Curran on Friday, November 8, 2019

It works under messages and stuff to send a text, but when searching for something in youtube or typing a new email, it jumps around and dismisses itself like crazy.

Submitted by J.P. on Friday, November 8, 2019

I rarely have issues. Including 13.3 beta. Although, I’m starting to use swipe to type more. To become more proficient. Also in my thinking that FlickType is pretty much dead.
There’s been no official announcement to our beta group, but developer has dealt with some challenges. I can only hope with others that it continues.