FlickType is the practical keyboard for your Apple Watch. It's also a fully accessible iPhone keyboard for visually impaired users.

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

Don't slow down or try to be accurate. Just tap where it feels right and FlickType's unique algorithm will find the correct word from the pattern of your taps.

Delete or change entire words with a single flick of your finger. On Apple Watch you can also use the Digital Crown to change words, punctuation, or emoji.

FlickType users type up to three times faster compared to the standard keyboard, Scribble, or even dictation after edits. Emoji, text shortcuts, and deep customization options make typing fluid and fun, just as it should be — even on your Apple Watch!

FlickType keyboard is designed to be as accessible as possible on both iPhone and Apple Watch, featuring large keys, high-contrast colors, prominent visuals, and effective VoiceOver feedback. FlickType can speak back to you for a completely eyes-free writing experience, enabling people who are blind to type just as fast as everyone else.

Look for more watch apps with FlickType Keyboard on the App Store, and follow us on Twitter for updates!

NOTE: Currently only English is supported.

What’s New

Version 2020.12

- Redesigned the iOS app to make it more organized.
- Updated “Favorite Contact” feature: once configured on iPhone, the “Send” button on Apple Watch can turn your message into a quick reply, skipping the recipient selection step.
- To review your text or to select someone other than your favorite contact, swipe down from the top of the screen.
- Added Apple Watch keyboard tips, and "Apps with FlickType”.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
646 Ratings

646 Ratings

Wudarskikh ,

Could use more..

I think this app is super helpful, esp when I’m at work and can’t check my phone or take the time to write out the letters to send a message to someone. However, I think the app would be perfect if it could be implemented as an option while in the messages app. You know how you’re about to respond to someone and you have the option of dictation, emojis, writing, etc to compose a message? I feel like flicktype should be an option too just so the app would be easier to access on Apple Watch. Other than that I think this app is super and simple!

Addition: while putting the app on the watch face, sometimes it glitches and uses 3 little dotted line beneath the actual app itself. Don’t know if it’s because of the watch face I use or just a little glitch.

ValDonchev ,

Good for Apple Watch

I am writing this review solely for the app's performance on Apple Watch, not on iOS. I think the app works really well on my watch, and I love it's ability to accurately predict the words I'm typing. I envision myself using this keyboard all the time as it (hopefully) becomes accessible to other apps than iMessage. So why am I rating this 3 stars? The only problem I have encountered with this keyboard, and the one thing making using it extremely difficult, is that the backspace doesn't work. Every single time I tap on it, it triggers the spacebar instead. I literally cannot undo any typos. And tapping the space bar twice creates a period, and pressing the space bar again then creates another period... and so on. The app works amazing when I don't make any typos, but when autocorrect is unable to figure out what I'm trying to say, then I'm basically screwed. The only solution I have discovered to remove all the text is to choose to send the message, and then tap on cancel, so I can try typing again. If the backspace key is made to work, then I will happily rate this app 5 stars.

I have the iPhone Xr and the Apple Watch Series 4 40mm.

Edit: the developer contacted me, and he was able to fix the issue!! I have no problems with this app now, and I'm recommending it to everyone I know that has an Apple Watch.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback! A handful of users have also reported the delete issue, but I've been unable to reproduce it on any of my devices.

I would really appreciate it if you could contact me at to discuss this further. I have some ideas but I would need the help of users who are experiencing the issue. 

Thank you!

bbombf ,

Useful and surprisingly accurate keyboard!

I’ve enjoyed my time with Flicktype so far. While it’s unfortunate that Apple doesn’t yet support 3rd party input methods in the stock Messages app, the developer has implemented some clever workarounds that I think work almost just as well to make replying to messages with a full keyboard on the watch so easy. The keyboard itself works surprisingly well for such a small screen and I keep finding myself shocked as the correct word pops on screen after I just tapped the keyboard on screen a few times in almost the exact same places. Other than the lack of being able to directly reply to notifications (again, out of the developer’s control) everything about this feels “stock” and exactly how Apple themselves would handle this sort of functionality within watchOS. I think this is a great example to show Apple how much 3rd party input methods would benefit the next version of watchOS!


Kpaw LLC
96.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 and watchOS 5.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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