Fleksy Guiness World Record

Fleksy, the popular Android keyboard and alternative to Apple’s stock iOS keyboard, has broken the Guinness World Record for fastest texting. A longtime user named Marcel used Fleksy’s Android keyboard app to break Microsoft’s Guinness World Record for fastest texting with a final time of 18.19 seconds.

He bested Microsoft’s previous Windows Phone WordFlow keyboard record by 0.25 seconds, Fleksy said. Celebrating the award, Fleksy has updated its keyboard software for iOS and Android with core engine improvements focused on accuracy…

The award throws some weight behind Fleksy’s marketing talk of “the most comfortable, most accurate, most beautiful smartphone typing experience in the world,” now also the fastest.

Fleksy keyboard (teaser 001)

“We actually found Marcel through a speed typing challenge we did in the past,” reads Fleksy’s blog post. By comparison, Microsoft last year recorded a final time of 18.44 seconds, enough to beat the old record of 20.53 seconds to type a 126-letter sentence

Here’s the video showing the official Guinness World Record for fastest typing on a smartphone being broken with Fleksy.

The free Fleksy Keyboard app has been updated in the App Store yesterday with a few new features, including an updated engine with improved accuracy and space error corrections, six new languages (Czech, Danish, Hungarian, Malay, Slovak and Swedish) and bug fixes and performance improvements.

As you know, Apple does not allow third-party keyboards so Fleksy for iOS is limited to a select few apps that tap its API, though the app can be used to quickly type passages of text to be copied to other apps.

And if you’re jailbroken, you can install the Fleksy Enabler jailbreak tweak which enables the Fleksy keyboard in stock apps.

  • Keir Dicus

    “Fleksy, the popular keyboard alternative to Apple’s stock iOS keyboard, hs broken”
    *has broken*

  • Dan

    I’d consider this if it was possible to use across all apps. Right now I’m using nin keyboard and loving it.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      It’s actually possible through the use of a jailbreak tweak called FleksyEnabler…

      idownloadblog .com/2014/02/28/fleksy-enabler/

      • Dan

        Thanks I’ll check it out

      • Derik Stroisch

        from my experience unlike nin, flesky doesn’t actually replace the stock ios keyboard. you still have to go and enable it every time you want to use it.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        You should check out the link I posted. You are right in saying that natively it is not possible to replace the system keyboard due to restrictions that are embossed by Apple. However if you have a free and open jailbroken iOS device you can install the tweak mentioned in the link I posted. This allows you to completely replace the entire stock keyboard with the Fleksy keyboard which can be toggled on and off by the touch of a button…

      • Dan

        yeah I tried it out (Fleksy enabler), it can be enabled by clicking in the chat pane and selecting Fleksy. It’s a bit less comfortable than switching from ios keyboard to nin by cliking the little globe in the keyboard (which I do often since I write to people in french and english).

        I’ll use it a bit to see if I like it better than nin. Being a recent android convert, I really like swiping to text, so nin is nice in that respect.

      • Derik Stroisch

        yeah I got that and tried it for a few weeks after the tweak came out and still could never get it to work right. it would keep kicking out from whatever app I was using and open the fleksy app. but its all good after using Hipjot and fleksy both I like how Jormys tweak takes Hipjot and completely replaces the stock ios keyboard in every app as soon as its installed. and yes you do have the option to disable it in apps as well

      • Gameboy213

        For me too.

        I think Flesky is neat and I can type relatively well with it but it is nothing compared to NIN for me. I love that tweak and honestly don’t know what I will do if/when I don’t have a jailbreak anymore to use it.

        Technically I could still use the NIN Full application which I have and copy/paste and that is fine for long entries and emails etc. but not practical for everything.

  • onesimpleclickk

    Everyone seems to be in such a rush these days.

    • Diego Milano

      Wisest post in a long time.

  • David Gitman

    would it possible to use in whatsapp in the future?

  • mondo

    wow, a full 1/4 of a second quicker….

  • Jonathan

    Sounds easy enough.

  • Jjjjjpp

    I tried to use fleksyenabler but it seems to only support english?
    Do we know if anyone works on a swiftkeyenabeler?

  • Ricardo Marcílio De Britto

    I have enabled on my device and it works great, but I’m not able to change the language inside the app. Like, I can’t change the language when I’m using the keyboard with whatsapp. Does anyone know how to fix it, please?