Fleksy Keyboard gains Tips and Color Pops extensions, three new themes and more

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Fleksy, a popular 99-cent keyboard for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices running iOS 8 or later, has received another newsworthy update following its equally massive Valentine’s Day release.

A dedicated Tips Extension shows you helpful tips throughout the app while a new Color Pops Extension lets you customize the colors of your key pops (disable them completely via a transparancy slider).

Next up, the new themes.

Chameleon, the most popular Fleksy keyboard theme on Android, is now available to iPhone and iPad users. Chameleon changes color based on the app you’re using, and is “the first theme of its kind on iOS.”

And with St. Patrick’s Day looming, there are new Shamrock and Rainbow Mist themes available, too. Other improvements include a new Show Suggestions toggle, a reworked emoji keyboard and a tweaked Twitter keyboard.

New in Fleksy Keyboard 5.3:

  • New Chameleon Theme: this theme changes colors to match the app your are in! (⊙_⊙)
    St. Patrick’s Day Themes: get festive with the new Shamrock and Rainbow Mist Themes.
  • Color Pops Extension: customize the color of your key pops! You can also use the transparency slider to remove the key pops altogether if you want.
  • Tips Extension: check this out for hints about Fleksy features and functionality.
  • New setting: to toggle ‘Show Suggestions’ on/off.
  • Autocorrect on/off toggle is now a Magic Button option. You can also change the order of the Magic Button options in Settings.
  • Updated the emoji keyboard based on user feedback.
  • Removed the . button from the Twitter keyboard layout to increase spacebar size. Longpress @ button for more punctuation options.

Fixed in Fleksy Keyboard 5.3:

  • Fixed a bug where the keyboard keys would be misaligned for some apps not optimized for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
  • Learned/Forgot [word] is now announced by VoiceOver.
  • Many other bug fixes and performance improvements.

In other Fleksy news, they partnered with Chinese handset maker Meizu which will pre-install Fleksy on all its phones worldwide. And earlier this month, Fleksy Keyboard was released for the Samsung Gear S smartwatch (also on the Galaxy S6 via Samsung Galaxy Gifts) though the benefit of wrist typing wasn’t immediately obvious.

The iOS edition of Fleksy Keyboard was recently awarded the title of the world’s fastest keyboard. This Fleksy update is provided at no cost to existing users.

The 54.4-megabyte iPhone and iPad is 99 cents in the App Store.