FlickType - Watch Keyboard 4+

Swipe Keyboard for Apple Watch

Kpaw, LLC

    • 4.1 • 10.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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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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 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!

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 2024.1

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
10.9K Ratings

10.9K 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.

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!

zerøsix ,

I can’t “Unlock Now” or hit the Settings button without a pop up error, every time I try.

I purchased the FlickType app back on August 28, 2020 from the App Store when it cost $1.99 and did not have in-app purchases and have it installed on my Apple Watch, but I cannot use customization features whatsoever, like swiping to type and autocorrect because when I open the iPhone app and am on the “Watch” screen, hitting either the “Settings” button or the “Unlock Now” button results with a pop up error that reads “Error performing request.” I have no idea why this is happening or how to fix it, and there are 0 results on this issue searching Google. I’ve tried reinstalling the app and have had no success. I am using it on an iPhone X running iOS 14.3 and my Apple Watch Series 4. I REALLY hope the developer helps me figure out what is going wrong because I had high hopes for this being on my watch and all I can do is manually type without autocorrect, so it’s basically useless at this point. This issue has persisted since I paid for the app several months ago and am so frustrated that I am apparently the only person having this issue…

Developer Response ,

This sounds like a network issue where the app can’t reach the App Store. Please try restarting your phone or turning WiFi off and use the cell connection.

If you’re still having any issues at all, please reach out to hello@flicktype.com, thanks!

UPDATE: Curious if you resolved your issue? :)

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