According to the Fleksy website, Fleksy is a "state of the art text input system for touch-screen devices." Fleksy has the potential to be groundbreaking technology for people who are blind or visually impaired who wish to use touch-screen technology such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods. Gone are the days of having to scroll through one letter at a time or have to use a Bluetooth keyboard to write a text or email on your phone. The makers of Fleksy claim that, with practice, you will be typing as fast, if not faster, than your sighted peers can.
You can swipe right to insert punctuation, and up or down for different types of punctuation marks. Some proper names do not register. My fiancé tried to write "Nathan loves Marissa" and it appeared "Nathan loves Barbara." To avoid getting your significant other angry, tap and hold the letters you want to write one at a time, which will disable the autocorrect function for the time being. To export your text, triple-click the home button to bring up menu options. Fleksy can send text as a tweet, a SMS message, or an email message.
-Improved word recognition engine.
- Manual capitalization is now possible - swipe up after you type a letter in manual entry mode.
- Improved stability - we have fixed most frequently reported crashes and bugs.
- Import and export custom dictionary functions.
- New way to enter symbols - press and hold the keyboard, then move your finger to the top of the keyboard for different groups of symbols. Swipe down in each group to get more symbols in the group.
- Same gesture inputs new line if you move your finger to the bottom right of the screen, or brings up the number keyboard at the bottom left of the screen.
- Improved swipe recognition engine.
YouTube tutorial video