Fleksy Keyboard (second World Guiness Record teaser 001)

Fleksy keyboard, among the first soft-keyboards for iOS 8, broke the Guinness World Record for fastest texting six months ago and now they’ve done it again.

As announced Tuesday, following September’s release of its iOS 8 keyboard Fleksy has now made the iPhone 6 Plus the fastest phone for typing by clocking in a new typing speed record on the device.

Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes Filho, who is seventeen years old, used Fleksy’s iOS keyboard to break his previous record of 18.19 seconds with a new time of 17.00 seconds.

Fleksy Keyboard is a 99-cent download from the App Store.

Guinness’ rules required Filho to type the following standard test message:

The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.

See if you can type that under seventeen seconds.

With May 2014 and November 2014 Guinness World Records under its belt, Fleksy is now officially the fastest smartphone keyboard in the world.


And to celebrate breaking a second Guinness World Record for texting speed, developers have reduced Fleksy for Android by 50 percent on a permanent basis, bring the software from the previous price of $3.99 to $0.99.

Fleksy Keyboard is available for $0.99 in the App Store.

Note that you should update to iOS 8.1 or the latest iOS 8.1.1 to fix key known issues with custom keyboards and improve your Fleksy experience.

Fleksy Keyboard (Keyboard shortcusts 001)

As I mentioned last week, Fleksy Keyboard can now use  your typing shortcuts as defined in Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts.

Fleksy combines speed, beautiful design and rich customization options. Featuring a proprietary prediction technology, it’s heavy on gestures such as swiping to delete a character and redo.

It was the first keyboard to enable blind typing on a smartphone (Access Award by the American Foundation for the Blind), the first keyboard to be deployed on a smartwatch and the first keyboard to enable typing in a 3D augmented reality platform (Leap Motion).

[Fleksy Blog]

  • Shawn

    Wish Apple could fix the API for keyboards. I want to use this keyboard so badly. My favorite keyboard on my Android test devices.

    • TwinSon

      They really do need to work with the devs to fix this issue that makes they keyboards “stick” (not come out all the time). That’s literally the most annoying thing ever.

  • Fanboy 

    “..developers have reduced Fleksy for Android by 50 percent on a permanent basis, bring the software from the previous price of $3.99 to $0.99.”

    $1 is half of $4? lol

    • Christian made a typo. The first image shows the price is $1.99 which is half.

  • The Zlatan

    He’s 17?

  • Midyro

    I wish I could type that fast

    • hkgsulphate

      for what!?

      • Dan

        fast typers get all the girls… duh

      • Midyro

        that’s why

      • Kelvin Lieu

        you didn’t know that? omg srsly i cri erytim :'(

  • HeavyComponent

    I don’t know about you guys but I think the stock keyboard is great and for swiping I use Swype. Done.

  • Matthew C OConnell

    The “Fleksy Keyboard is available for $0.99 in the App Store” link doesn’t work on the iPhone. It takes you to the iPad-only version.

  • Jeep204

    What about nintype? I think it could beat that timing!

    • Jonathan

      I’m encouraging Jormy to break the record. 😛 He says he can with shortcuts, and other features within the keyboard.

    • Paul

      For sure nintype its the best keyboard in ios hands down. There are still slots in testflight. follow @jormy. When this keyboard comes out its going to be a game changer. Posting from iphone 5c with nintype keyboard.

      • Fanboy 

        Is that the keyboard that’s like Swype but you can actually pick up your fingers and complete words that way? I remember using it I think and I loved it!

      • Paul

        You can swipe with two fingers. And also peck type. It even has an autospace option but its quite hard to use. You can customize the colors, animations and choose between a full animated keyboard to a battery saver one. Follow jormy. There are the instructions to enter the beta testing. So far the better keyboard for ios. stimated release on app store the first days of five december. Oh and also has the cursor on the spacebar and you can customize the size and height of the keyboard. try it. Was a jailbreak tweak but now its going to be a third party keyboard.

      • Jeep204

        Yeah I have the beta as well, that’s why I suggested it!

      • Paul

        I figured it out. Just giving the info to other guys that may want to try it. mostly because I’ve tried the other keyboards and I was pretty disappointed.