MessagEase decided to go subscription-based, here's some alternatives

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  • flickboard

    Flicking keyboard for Android

  • After also running into issues with thumb-key (primarily: the quite primitive gesture recognition) I ended up starting a rewrite of my own.[0] It's still very far from the polish of MessagEase or even thumb-key, but it is getting to the point where I can mostly daily-drive it, and it does already support U and O gestures.


  • thumb-key

    A privacy-conscious Android keyboard made for your thumbs

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    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • open-thumb

    placeholder repo for open MessagEase implementation

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  • Unexpected-Keyboard

    A lightweight virtual keyboard for developers.

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  • multiling-o-esbr

    My custom configuration files for the Multiling-o keyboard. Based on Kasnerz version and hopefully adapted to Spanish and Portuguese

  • I'm also interested in this. MessageAse was my daily driver keyboard until some bugs appeared, then I switched to Multiling O (here's my messagease inspired layout ) but is also abandoned with not fixed bugs.

    Now I'm using thumb-key as my daily keyboard but waiting for them to add more features, or just jump to another keyboard app.

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