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Description

FlickType is the practical QWERTY keyboard for Apple Watch, as well as a fully accessible iPhone keyboard for visually impaired users.

TYPE EFFORTLESSLY, ANYWHERE.
FlickType's universal design makes typing easy, fast, and comfortable — even on your Apple Watch!

SURPRISINGLY SMART.
When typing, don't slow down and try to be accurate. Simply tap where it feels right and FlickType's unique algorithm will find the correct word from the pattern of your taps. Say goodbye to painfully slow editing operations — delete and change entire words with a single flick of your finger on iPhone. On the Apple Watch keyboard, use the Digital Crown to change words or even move the cursor.

LIMITED VISION.
The FlickType keyboard is designed to be as accessible as possible on both iPhone and Apple Watch, featuring large keys, highly readable visual announcements, high-contrast color themes, and much more.

FAST, EASY & FUN.
FlickType users type a whole three to four times faster compared to the standard keyboard, VoiceOver typing, or even dictation after edits. And utilizing the standard QWERTY layout means you don’t have to learn a new way to type. Emoji, text shortcuts, and deep customization options make typing fluid and fun, just as it should be — even on your Apple Watch!

TYPE WITH YOUR EARS.
FlickType can speak back to you when you type or edit, enabling a completely eyes-free writing experience. People who are blind write millions of words every month using it, typing just as fast as everyone else. Voice feedback on the Apple Watch keyboard is currently limited to VoiceOver users only.

If you like our Apple Watch keyboard, look for more watch apps with FlickType Keyboard on the App Store!

Follow us on Twitter for updates.

NOTE: Currently only English is supported.

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Secondary: Utilities

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Version History

Launched Apr 12, 2018 (about 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 21 days, on average.

Feb 04
2020
(Current)
Version 2000.3

- Bug fixes and improvements

If you enjoy FlickType, please leave us a review - thank you!

Jan 28
2020
Version 2000.2

- Bug fixes and improvements

If you are enjoying FlickType, please leave us a review on the App Store - thank you!

Jan 24
2020
Version 2000.1

- Bug fixes and improvements

Jan 21
2020
Version 2000.0

- Added some more information about the watch keyboard in the main app

Jan 18
2020
Version 5.2

- Bug fixes and improvements.

If you are enjoying FlickType on your phone or watch, please consider leaving us a review - every review helps!

Questions or suggestions? Find us on Twitter or email hello@flicktype.com :)

Jan 16
2020
Version 5.1

- Small bug fixes and improvements
If you are enjoying FlickType on your phone or watch, please consider leaving us a review - every review helps!
For questions or suggestions, find us on Twitter or email hello@flicktype.com
Thank you!

Jan 15
2020
Version 5

- Small bug fixes and improvements

If you are enjoying FlickType on your phone or watch, please consider leaving us a review - every review helps!
For questions or suggestions, find us on Twitter or email us at hello@flicktype.com - thank you!

Jan 14
2020
Version 4.6

- Major watch keyboard update!
- Major accuracy improvements
- New icon

Jan 13
2020
Version 4.5

Brought back the watch app, with some improvements:
- removed the "New message" button. The app will now always present the FlickType keyboard.
- added a Send button for easier access, replacing the "Send" force-touch action.
More coming soon. Follow us @FlickType!

Jan 11
2020
Version 4.4

- Removed watch companion app
- Bugfixes and improvements

Nov 28
2018
Version 4.3

- Small bug fixes and improvements

Nov 27
2018
Version 4.2

- Added a complication to the watch companion app, for easier access to FlickType right from your watch face!
- Added "Import" function in Settings, and improved "Export" function to not require sending an email. If you have previously exported your settings as an email, you will need to open that email, select the attached file and then select "Save to Files" from the share sheet. Note that the import and export functions of the settings include dictionary entries.

Nov 14
2018
Version 4.1

• Improved behavior in numerical fields, such as currency fields in financial apps. Please let us know what you think!
• Added "Theodore" to the dictionary. My wife and I just had a new baby, and guess what we named him, smile :)

Warmly,
Kosta and Ashley

Nov 07
2018
Version 4.0

• Brand new Apple Watch companion app. You can now send messages straight from your watch!
• Performance improvements to make FlickType even more snappy.
• Updated instructions.
• Reduced memory usage.
• Dictionary improvements.
• Fixed some typing issues when using the half-screen mode.
• Removed "Minimal" size setting, and renamed "Half screen" to "Standard".
• Workaround for iOS bug where switching keyboards is impossible on text fields that expect numbers. FlickType will now dismiss the keyboard instead of attempting to switch to the next keyboard, since the latter would cause a freeze.
• Added announcement when changing keyboard layouts (numbers, uppercase, lowercase etc).
• Removed "Dismiss" key setting - the dismiss key will now automatically appear when in "Full screen" mode only.
• Replaced "Done" button in "Settings" tab with a "Dismiss" button that only appears when editing the emoji shortcuts.
• Renamed "Demo" tab to "Type".
• Other bug fixes.

Oct 26
2018
Version 3.4

- Workaround for iOS bug where switching keyboards is impossible on text fields that expect numbers. FlickType will now dismiss the keyboard instead of attempting to switch to the next keyboard, since the latter would cause a freeze.
- Container app tweaks
- Bugfixes

Oct 24
2018
Version 3.3

- Low-vision: Show bullet characters as you tap type, instead of the previously typed word. Let us know what you think!
- Internal changes

Sep 26
2018
Version 3.2

- Fixed erroneous alert "Cannot connect to iTunes Store" sometimes appearing when using the Upgrade screen.

Sep 22
2018
Version 3.1

- Added a yearly subscription option. The Upgrade screen has also been redesigned and now supports Dynamic Type, which we aim to support in the rest of the container app in the future.
- Changes to the Welcome screen content.

Sep 17
2018
Version 3.0

- Half screen mode now works with VoiceOver. Also introducing an additional "Minimal" keyboard height option.
- During a long press, the height of the top QWERTY row will now be the same as the bottom two rows. Exploring the area above the keyboard will read back your text. Tell us what you think!
- Some low-vision users asked us for a splash of color. The default black background can now be a simple vertical gradient with a color of your choice.
- If you are accidentally invoking the shift function when typing fast with multiple fingers, you can now disable it using the new "Multi-finger tap gestures" setting.

Aug 28
2018
Version 2.8

- Container app: When exiting the app, the keyboard won't be dismissed.
- Container app: Added "Copy and Clear Text on Exit" function for easier frequent use.

Aug 26
2018
Version 2.7

- Bigger, more visually accessible key labels.
- Added "Tap feedback" setting for more responsive taps on touch down. See setting notes for more information.
- Added "Raise to Read Back" setting, off by default. See setting notes for more information.
- Changed icon for "Next Keyboard" button.
- Updated the "Welcome" and "Upgrade" tabs.
- Swapped order of "Demo" and "Upgrade" tabs.

Please restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io. Thank you for supporting us, and don't forget to leave a review if you have been enjoying FlickType!

Aug 17
2018
Version 2.6

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io. Thank you!

What's new:
- New half-screen, direct-commit mode where all text changes are instantly reflected in the current text field. This currently only works for non-VoiceOver users due to iOS limitations, but we are still looking for ways to bring it to VoiceOver users as well.
- The "Next keyboard" key and setting will be hidden on devices that have a dedicated, always-present "Next keyboard" key (such as the iPhone X), or if FlickType is the only keyboard in the keyboard list.
- Bugfixes.

Previously:
- Reading back your text with a 3-finger press can now also be done with 2-fingers. This should also allow Accessibility Zoom users to utilize this feature, which previously conflicted with the zoom gestures.
- Words will now also be spelled after moving the cursor.
- Added voice feedback when VoiceOver is disabled.
- Add setting to toggle "Voice Feedback", enabled by default.
- You can now use your existing iOS text replacement shortcuts with FlickType. Configure text replacements from iOS Settings, General, Keyboard, Text Replacement. If you tap-type the shortcut, it will automatically be expanded into its phrase. If you type it accurately by touch-typing each letter, you'll need to flick down to expand it. Replacement shortcuts can only contain letters, but expanded phrases can be anything, including numbers, symbols, spaces, and even emoji. Be creative, smile! Please note: the replacements don't work inside the container app due to iOS limitations.

Thank you for supporting FlickType, and please tell your friends if you are enjoying it!

Aug 13
2018
Version 2.5

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io. Thank you!

What's new:
- Reading back your text with a 3-finger press can now also be done with 2-fingers. This should allow Accessibility Zoom users to utilize this feature, which previously conflicted with the zoom gestures.
- Words will now also be spelled after moving the cursor.
- Added voice feedback when VoiceOver is disabled.
- Add setting to toggle "Voice Feedback", enabled by default.
- Fixed dictionary capitalization issue for automatically added words. Thanks David!
- Gesture bugfixes.

Previously:
- You can now use your existing iOS text replacement shortcuts with FlickType. Configure text replacements from iOS Settings, General, Keyboard, Text Replacement. If you tap-type the shortcut, it will automatically be expanded into its phrase. If you type it accurately by touch-typing each letter, you'll need to flick down to expand it. Replacement shortcuts can only contain letters, but expanded phrases can be anything, including numbers, symbols, spaces, and even emoji. Be creative, smile! Please note: the replacements don't work inside the container app due to iOS limitations.

Thank you for supporting FlickType, and please tell your friends if you are enjoying it!

Aug 08
2018
Version 2.4

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io. Thank you!

What's new:
- You can now use your existing iOS text replacement shortcuts with FlickType. Configure text replacements from iOS Settings, General, Keyboard, Text Replacement. If you tap-type the shortcut, it will automatically be expanded into its phrase. If you type it accurately by touch-typing each letter, you'll need to flick down to expand it. Replacement shortcuts can only contain letters, but expanded phrases can be anything, including numbers, symbols, spaces, and even emoji. Be creative, smile!

Please note: the replacements don't work inside the container app due to iOS limitations.

Thank you for supporting FlickType, and please tell your friends if you are enjoying it!

Aug 04
2018
Version 2.3

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io. Thank you!

What's new:
- Restored the two missing buttons at the top of the Welcome tab, namely "Email support" and "flicktype.com". We encourage everyone to use them to get in touch with us or to find out more about the keyboard.

Previously:
- FlickType will now indicate the initial cursor position by announcing the current word.
- Keys will now be shown in the keyboard area by default. You can revert back to the previous high-contrast appearance from the settings.
- Added setting to enable blinking cursor.
- Visual tweaks to keyboard area when keys are hidden.
- Visual announcements will now take up more than one line if needed, rather than squeeze the announcement text all in one line by making the font extremely small.
- When reading back the typed text, it will now also be shown as a multiline visual announcement.
- When done reading back your text, the current cursor position will be announced.
- "System" announcements such as switching to numbers or invoking shift will now appear yellow and have a slightly higher pitch.
- Added a workaround setting for the WhatsApp crash, off by default. Enable "Reduced Height" in the settings only if you have been experiencing crashes with WhatsApp, and please let us know if the workaround helped.
- Removed confusing "Inactive" badge on Upgrade tab item.
- Added hint on how to change the preset emoji setting.

Thank you for using FlickType, and please make sure to leave us a review or tell your friends if you are enjoying it!

Jul 30
2018
Version 2.2

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io. Thank you!

What's new:
- FlickType will now indicate the initial cursor position by announcing the current word.
- Keys will now be shown in the keyboard area by default. You can revert back to the previous high-contrast appearance from the settings.
- Added setting to enable blinking cursor.
- Visual tweaks to keyboard area when keys are hidden.
- Visual announcements will now take up more than one line if needed, rather than squeeze the announcement text all in one line by making the font extremely small.
- When reading back the typed text, it will now also be shown as a multiline visual announcement.
- When done reading back your text, the current cursor position will be announced.
- "System" announcements such as switching to numbers or invoking shift will now appear yellow and have a slightly higher pitch.
- Added a workaround setting for the WhatsApp crash, off by default. Enable "Reduced Height" in the settings only if you have been experiencing crashes with WhatsApp, and please let us know if the workaround helped.
- Removed confusing "Inactive" badge on Upgrade tab item.
- Added hint on how to change the preset emoji setting.

Thank you for using FlickType, and please make sure to leave us a review or tell your friends if you are enjoying it!

Jul 13
2018
Version 2.1

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io. Thank you!

- Unwanted spaces around quotes will now be stripped.
- A space will now be inserted before the first typed emoji. No spaces will be inserted between consecutive emojis.
- Touch typing: last-moment key changes right before touching up are now ignored, to avoid accidentally entering characters adjacent to the intended one.
- Touch typing: character phonetic feedback will only be announced while exploring, but not once the character has been entered.
- Setting for "Visual Announcements" will now persist between sessions, and is also available in the Settings screen.
- Fixed settings screen appearing visually broken when accessibility values for "Large Text" are used. Thanks Harry!
- FlickType hints when the keyboard pops up will now be announced less frequently after the first three times.

Thank you for supporting FlickType. Help us spread the word, smile!

Jul 05
2018
Version 2.0.3

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io.
- Return key actions: Using the return key or the new line gesture on text fields with a return key label of "Search", "Done", "Go" or similar will trigger that action and dismiss the keyboard. Note that this will not yet work in the Mail app to switch between fields, since the return key label in that app is the default "Return" label. But searching in the Mail app should work as expected, same with searching in the App Store, Safari, Messages, Spotlight and others.
- Changed dismiss and next keyboard hints to mention the corresponding keys rather than the gestures.
- Changed default emoji shortcuts. If you have already customized your emojis, this will not affect you.
- Bugfixes
Thank you for supporting FlickType!

Jun 30
2018
Version 2.0.2

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io.

What's new in this version:
- Added "User ID" field at the bottom of Settings screen to help resolve reports of subscription-releated issues.
- Adjusted container app to work better when the "Smart Invert Colors" accessibility setting is enabled.
- Changed error messages of the custom keyboard when full access is not enabled or the subscription is inactive.
- Added startup alert to inform users that VoiceOver is required.
- Bugfixes

Thank you for supporting FlickType!

Warmly,
Kosta and Ashley

Jun 28
2018
Version 2.0.1

Please always restart your device after updating FlickType, and send all your feedback to hello@flicktype.groups.io.

- Fixed gesture issue where short flicks would sometimes be erroneously interpreted as long presses. Please let us know if you are still experiencing any gesture issues at all.
- Slightly increased the word spelling delay. We are trying to find a happy medium where you can leave the spelling setting turned on, and the spelling announcement doesn't get in the way of your regular typing flow.
- Fixed a rare text loss issue when adding text at the beginning of a non-empty textfield. Thanks David!

Warmly,
Kosta and Ashley

Jun 27
2018
Version 2.0

A brand new app and custom keyboard that you can use inside all apps, packed with emoji, improved dictionary management, 3D Touch support and so much more!

Apr 24
2018
Version 1.0

The Big Day has arrived, FlickType is finally live on the App Store!

Apr 12
2018
Version 0.1

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