Are you looking to make text editing on iOS a less cumbersome experience? If so, then you may want to take some of your time to check out a new jailbreak tweak dubbed KeyCuts by iOS developer Noah Saso.
With KeyCuts, you can take advantage of swipe gestures on your keyboard to perform text editing actions. This makes it much easier than having to place your finger directly on the text and then end up disappointed when your large fingers can't exactly get the positioning of the cursor right due to Apple's super-sensitive touch screens.
KeyCuts will let you perform actions such as:
- Doing nothing
- Deleting the last word
- Adding a space, or a period if a space exists
- Deleting the last letter
- Creating a new line
- Clearing the text
- Pasting text
- Copying selected text
- Cutting selected text
- Selecting all text
- Deleting selected text
- Undoing something
- Redoing something
- Copying all text
The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure all of these actions to be assigned to up to four different gesture styles:
From here, you can enable or disable the tweak on demand, configure what each of the four different actions will do when you use them, and choose what rows on the keyboard that you can use the actions on. For this tweak, it doesn't matter what key on the keyboard that you use, you just have to use a key in one of your designated row(s).
It is definitely worth mentioning that KeyCuts is not compatible with SwipeSelection, but it is compatible with SwipeSelection Pro if you disable the bottom row in KeyCuts. The tweak works on iOS 7 only, and it works on iPhone and iPod touch – it hasn't been tested on iPads, but the developer notes that it should work fine.
If you would like to give KeyCuts a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for just 99¢.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
Developer: Noah Saso
Editor's Rating: 5/5
You can view our video review below: