Minuum And Fleksy Are Android Keyboards You Should Download
Stumbled on Fleksy last night while I was going through Google’s Play Store. It seemed great so I downloaded it. During my download, Play Store recommended Minuum so I tried that too.
Fleksy wants you to type on your phone without looking at the keyboard. It claims to have patent pending technology that makes typing on any device fast. Fleksy has a really simple interface. It’s primary keyboard is the Qwerty keyboard and a row of shift, the number keyboard, space, backspace and enter at the bottom.
Fleksy’s greatest features are in its gestures. When you swipe from left to right, it automatically inserts a space. Swiping left deletes the last word you typed. To add a custom word to your dictionary, you swipe upwards. Fleksy has multiple layouts and there’s even one that lets you minimize the keyboard to three lines only giving you more screen real estate. If you don’t like the keyboard at all, Fleksy has an invisible mode that predicts words for you to type.
For personalisation, Fleksy can learn how you type from your Twitter and Facebook feed as well as GMail and SMS. New words can then be backed up via Fleksy’s cloud service so you can move your slangs as you switch devices.
Like the popular SwiftKey, Fleksy gives you badges as you progress including one that unlocks the free trial and lets you upgrade to the full version.
Fleksy supports Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. It claims over 500 emojis and is currently available for free on the Play Store for a 30-day trial or $1.99 to buy.
Minuum is another keyboard for Android. Minuum’s main goal is to give you as much screen real estate as possible and would be great for smartwatches.
It’s keyboard takes only about 2 lines of space on your device and is pushed to the bottom. Minuum doesn’t want you to bother about accuracy as it boasts its predictive and corrective abilities. You can basically type whatever you want and have Minuum correct it for you. It’s really awesome.
If you don’t like Minuum’s small keyboard pressing two fingers against it brings a much larger keyboard. Alternatively, you can hold on a letter to create a zoom with character and accent options.
Minuum also has gesture controls. Allowing you Swipe left to delete a word and right to insert a space. If you’re geeky, you can switch between QWERTY, AZERTY and A-Z.
It currently lacks the ability to learn from your social networks or messaging but allows you import your contacts and Android dictionary.
Minuum supports English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese-BR (new) and boasts 856 emojis. Like Flesky, Minuum is free for 30 days after which you can purchase the full version.
I currently prefer Fleksy to Minuum because so far Minuum isn’t as accurate as I want it to be. It’s making a lot of errors since I can’t see where the letters are on my screen or maybe I’m not just used to the layout yet.
Do you use any of them? Tell us what you think in the comments. If you haven’t tried them, download them and leave us a comment.