Fleksy on Wednesday announced that its popular customizable keyboard is now free for all users and will continue to be free forever. Don’t fret if you once paid $1.99 for the premium version, though, because Fleksy has a nice little gift as a thanks for your previous support.
“We want every smartphone user to have the opportunity to experience fast, expressive, and intuitive typing,” Fleksy Co-Founder and CEO, Kosta Eleftheriou said. “We believe the best way to do this is to make the app free for everyone.” The keyboard is free on all platforms, including iOS and Android, and folks who previously paid for Fleksy will receive $8 worth of themes and other content free.
You can see the point of the move to a freemium model: Fleksy said it’s going to continue to “provide premium content via in-app purchases” and will probably stand to make a lot more money if it can get Fleksy in the hands of as many users as possible.
The news also comes in tandem with added stickers and GIFs to the third-party keyboard, and you can access the new features by updating the app now.