Yesterday, Apple has officially launched iOS 8, and among the new features that it brings is the ability to install third-party keyboards that work on a system wide basis. This feature has been announced before, so most of the major keyboard makers were prepared for the launch, getting ready iOS 8 versions of their keyboards into the iOS App Store.
Now, just one day after launch, three of these keyboards, including Fleksy, SwiftKey and Swype, are now some of the most downloaded paid and free iOS app in the U.S. and other countries. Paid keyboards Swype and Fleksy managed to climb to the top two spots in the U.S. paid iOS app chart.
Popular games such as Minecraft Pocket Edition and Five Nights at Freddy's have lost the top position to third-party keyboard apps. Swiftkey jumped to the number one spot in the free chart, ruling the now freemium and very popular 1Password password manager and the recently launched Amazing Thief game. Even the Facebook Messenger app could not resist to the millions of users looking to get the app on their iDevices.
These three keyboards and more are available to all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners running iOS 8. SwiftKey is available for free from the iOS App Store, while Fleksy costs $1.99 and Swype is 99 cents. Follow the links from below to download them from the iTunes Store.
Source: SwiftKey on iTunes
Source: Fleksy on iTunes
Source: Swype on iTunes