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  • [Review] 'Pull' the Keyboard Out of Your Way

    This tweak will let you move the keyboard out of your way by swiping down.

    Are you one of those people who gets annoyed when the iOS keyboard pops up when you're trying to read something and it won't go away? It takes up about half of the small three-and-a-half-inch screen and simply sits there obstructing your view. This can be more than frustrating if you're the kind of person who likes to read over your text messages in your Messages application after typing, or reading notes in the Notes application after writing one. If so, then this new, free, jailbreak tweak might just be what you've been looking for - it works like a charm.

    The tweak is called Pull to Dismiss, named by its developer Ryan Petrich who is responsible for applications like Activator, Action Menu, and DietBar. We always find quality jailbreak tweaks when we consult with Ryan, he had helped to make the recent Spire Siri port for older jailbroken iDevices. Pull to Dismiss allows you to simply pull down the keyboard to get it out of your way with one finger. The action is demonstrated in the image above where you can see the keyboard sliding downwards while I dragged it with one finger.

    I have usually always found it annoying that the keyboard was so hard to dismiss since the screen is so small that the keyboard can make reading things a real pain in the rear. I find that this tweak has elegant live response and it just works beautifully. The keyboard scrolls away from view as fast as you drag your finger and the scrolling is as smooth as iOS can possibly be. It has inertial scrolling too. The tweak is so well made that I would have thought Apple integrated the feature into iOS; it's a shame that they didn't. It works in numerous applications including all of Apple's stock applications.

    Pull to Dismiss requires iOS 3.2 or newer and works with iOS 5 and the untethered jailbreak with no problems. There will be no settings to configure in the Settings application upon installing Pull to Dismiss and no icons are added to your home screen. After you install this tweak, you will be able to use its feature and the only way to disable it will be to uninstall the tweak. I recommend Pull to Dismiss because it's free and does what it's meant to do efficiently and pleasantly. It's free; what do you have to lose for giving it a try?

    Name: Pull to Dismiss
    Price: FREE
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Ryan Petrich
    Version: 1.0
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    What are your thoughts about Pull to Dismiss? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Ryan Petrich
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] 'Pull' the Keyboard Out of Your Way started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. xMentality's Avatar
      xMentality -
      Excellent app, this and Zephyr are musts I believe.
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by R.Mortera View Post
      Yeah this is neat tweak, but I hardly ever use my notes app or any other app that requires typing excluding the MMi app. Good review though.
      Hahaha...,, 😄
    1. Tashen G's Avatar
      Tashen G -
      This is a really useful tweak I've been waiting for for a really long time! Awesome!
    1. ubelai's Avatar
      ubelai -
      Great tweak indeed!

      Only, I noticed it becomes completely regardless when you're typing paragraphs worth of text ��
      Trying to figure out if there's some sort of tap or gesture workaround to hide the keyboard!