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Fleksy Keyboard Breaks Fastest Typing Speed Record Once Again


iPhoneForums.net News Team
Jun 15, 2010
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Bay Area, CA
Among a myriad of fantastic features, iOS 8 brought users the long-awaited ability to add third-party keyboards, replacing the boring stock keyboard Apple provides. Keyboards like Swype add the ability to type using swipe gestures from letter to letter, making the experience arguably faster and more comfortable.

Folks may know Fleksy as the keyboard that was used to beat the fastest typing speed in the world. Now that Fleksy is available for iOS, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Brazilian teenager Marcel Fernandes Filho sought to beat his previous world record.

Marcel Fernandes Filho's previous record was 18.19 seconds, requiring him to type out the following phrase:
The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human.
Filho started training to type even faster with his iPhone 6 Plus and managed to beat his old record by 1.19 seconds, clocking his speed at 17.00 seconds. According to the Guinness World Records, Filho and Fleksy now hold the fastest typing speed in the world. Now he has no excuse not to text his friends back.

Fleksy is currently on sale in the App Store for $0.99.