Description

The fastest Apple Watch keyboard, now better than ever.

With powerful Auto-Correct, Swipe Typing, customization features and more, FlickType Keyboard will change the way you use your Apple Watch!

Also includes a fully accessible iPhone keyboard for low-vision users.

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

SURPRISINGLY SMART.
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.

FLICK TO EDIT
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.

FAST, EASY & FUN.
FlickType keyboard 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!

LIMITED VISION.
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.

NOTE: Currently only English is supported.

What’s New

Version 2021.7

Improved swipe typing & added themes.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
740 Ratings

740 Ratings

toonytrolly ,

Almost Perfect...

I was initially very interested in this app for its Apple Watch functionalities- as I often find myself replying to messages without my phone and scribbling them out is a huge pain. I love the keyboard layout, and the ability to scroll between words to pick the correct one. It’s a faster, far more convenient way for me to reply to texts when I am unable to use my phone.
HOWEVER.
I am literally unable to type out any words that the app doesn’t recognize, which is a BIG problem for me. I tried adding a few to the dictionary on the phone, but thus far it has not translated over. I know I have the option to scribble specific words if I need to, but I got this app to get AWAY from that. This would be a perfect 5 star review if I was simply able to cancel the auto-correct to type the word I want without it insisting on the wrong letter to find the closest word to its internal dictionary.

Developer Response ,

Hi toonytrolly! 

You can now select specific characters with a simple long press, or even disable Auto-Correction altogether - and still have the Digital Crown corrections when needed. 

The "Dictionary" function should also work as expected now. 

Please reach out to hello@flicktype.com if you have any other questions, thank you!

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 hello@flicktype.com to discuss this further. I have some ideas but I would need the help of users who are experiencing the issue. 

Thank you!
-Kosta

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!

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The developer, Kpaw, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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