If you haven’t heard about Fleksy in the last few months, then welcome back from your tech-free, soul-searching Appalachian trail hike. Fleksy is the keyboard that has been making waves with its constant feedback to users via regular updates and its penchant for breaking Guinness World Record typing speeds. Twice.
Back in July, Fleksy dropped its $1.99 price tag to the scandalously low price of “free,” and drew in even more users to take advantage of its massive sticker collection and predictive text capabilities. Now these new users are getting an even more customized experience, because Fleksy has released a new update that drastically increases the app’s level of personalization.
Introducing Fleksy’s Theme Builder. Now you can bring all the freedom of artistic expression, that used to only exist in MySpace, directly to your mobile device. The beret is on your head, the paintbrush in your hands. Now you can make your keyboard interface exactly as beautiful and/or hideous as you can imagine.
The Theme Builder is very intuitive to use. You pick a starting template to get you started, but then Fleksy takes off the training wheels and lets you customize everything from colors to materials to the shapes of key pops. Better yet, once you’ve finished your masterpiece, you’ll be able to inflict it upon–err, I mean, share it with–your friends who have Fleksy with only a couple of taps!
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Although the app is free int he Google Play Store, there are IAP, so you might need to fork over a dollar or two to get it exactly how you want it. Nevertheless, Fleksy really is one of the top third party keyboards out there right now, so supporting its developers feels nice rather than a hassle.
What about you? Unimpressed with Fleksy’s customization options? What keyboard do you prefer for its versatility? Let us know in the comments!