Flow

Flow


Flow is an on-screen keyboard that enables exceptionally fast text input on your phone. It combines many different features to improve typing speed:

- Enter each word in a single gesture (similar to Swype or SlideIT). Touch the first letter, move your finger smoothly from one key to the next, and lift it when you reach the end of the word. Spaces between words are inserted automatically.

- The keyboard layout is optimized by analyzing common patterns in English words. The QWERTY layout used by most keyboards was designed for typing with two hands, and it's a terrible layout for on-screen use. The Flow layout is optimized so common words can be entered with the shortest, smoothest path possible.

- Keys are large and evenly spaced for improved accuracy.

- The most common punctuation symbols are directly available without needing a modifier key.

- Double letters are recognized automatically. You don't need to "scribble over" them like with Swype.

- When a word is recognized, it flashes briefly on top of the keyboard. You don't need to move your eyes away from the keyboard to verify it.

- Long-press any key for a selection of alternate characters.

- Supports voice input.

- Supports English (American and British), French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Try Flow today and start improving your typing speed - guaranteed, or your money back! (How many other free keyboards dare to promise THAT?) And please send feedback so we can continue to improve Flow. Suggestions and bug reports are always welcome. Flow is an open source project.

Recent changes:
1.8:

Word recognition is much faster.

1.7.1:

Bug fixes.

1.7:

Touch an existing word to get a list of replacements.

Various other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

1.6:

Added support for French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

1.5.1:

Minor enhancements and bug fixes.

1.5:

Added setting for keyboard size and position.

1.4.1:

Bug fixes.

1.4:

Improved accuracy.

Improved logic for inserting spaces.

Fixed a few bugs.
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Free
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3.8
User ratings
231
Installs
10,000+
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File size
5058 kb
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About Flow
Flow is an on-screen keyboard that enables exceptionally fast text input on your phone. It combines many different features to improve typing speed:

- Enter each word in a single gesture (similar to Swype or SlideIT). Touch the first letter, move your finger smoothly from one key to the next, and lift it when you reach the end of the word. Spaces between words are inserted automatically.

- The keyboard layout is optimized by analyzing common patterns in English words. The QWERTY layout used by most keyboards was designed for typing with two hands, and it's a terrible layout for on-screen use. The Flow layout is optimized so common words can be entered with the shortest, smoothest path possible.

- Keys are large and evenly spaced for improved accuracy.

- The most common punctuation symbols are directly available without needing a modifier key.

- Double letters are recognized automatically. You don't need to "scribble over" them like with Swype.

- When a word is recognized, it flashes briefly on top of the keyboard. You don't need to move your eyes away from the keyboard to verify it.

- Long-press any key for a selection of alternate characters.

- Supports voice input.

- Supports English (American and British), French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Try Flow today and start improving your typing speed - guaranteed, or your money back! (How many other free keyboards dare to promise THAT?) And please send feedback so we can continue to improve Flow. Suggestions and bug reports are always welcome. Flow is an open source project.

Recent changes:
1.8:

Word recognition is much faster.

1.7.1:

Bug fixes.

1.7:

Touch an existing word to get a list of replacements.

Various other minor enhancements and bug fixes.

1.6:

Added support for French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

1.5.1:

Minor enhancements and bug fixes.

1.5:

Added setting for keyboard size and position.

1.4.1:

Bug fixes.

1.4:

Improved accuracy.

Improved logic for inserting spaces.

Fixed a few bugs.

User reviews of Flow
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 17, 2014
Great layout awful prediction
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
So far this is intriguing The last update fixed the problem I was having and I can use this again, thank you. Its been a challenge to re-train my brain to this layout but it really works very well. It would be perfect if there was color combination options for the keys and an emoji selection like A. I kb because these predictions are tons better than most other kb's I've tried. Also, it still doesn't seem to recognize words that have an apostrophe at the end such as boys', when swiping.
A Google User
Nov 10, 2014
Begs for more features, but generally brilliant. Currently lacks the ability to add typed words to the dictionary (it redirects you to the system dictionary management interface), but it is smart enough not to second guess what you type, so that helps greatly. Honestly, the core design is so good that you really need to try it for a weak or two (to get accustomed to the layout) -- you won't regret it.
A Google User
Nov 9, 2014
Love the alternative layout *EDIT: It seems that the recent update has resolved both of the issues I mentioned below.* Flow's layout allows more to be typed with less movement. This means faster, easier typing. And it really doesn't take much time to learn. However, the time it takes to process the input gesture is almost noticeable, which actually works against the superb design to limit your speed. The backspace repeat rate is slow as well. More frequent updates could make this the best keyboard on the market, though.
A Google User
Oct 19, 2014
Don't use voice input. .. Very interesting unique keyboard; really liking it, but if I accidentally hit voice input, it bricks. I actually have to uninstall and reinstall to be able to use the app I was typing in! NOT ok...