How often do you use your iOS keyboard? Daily? Hourly? Minutely? Even... secondly (some of you do, I know it!)? You probably use your keyboard a lot more than you realize, and if you're taking advantage of iOS 8's third-party keyboards, then you need a faster way to access them, with better selection control.

A new jailbreak tweak called ChooseBoard by iOS developers Douglas Soares and CP Digital Darkroom is now available in Cydia for re-thinking the experience of switching between the keyboards that you move between often.

The tweak gives you three keyboard-switching modes:

Quick Mode
  • Makes it easy to select keyboards you use all the time by tapping on the globe button, while ALL keyboards can be accessed by tapping and holding on the globe button


Hidden Mode
  • Can be used to hide certain keyboards fro the keyboard menu when you tap and hold on the globe button


Practical Mode
  • Makes it so that tapping on the globe button displays the same menu you would normally see if you tapped and held down on the globe button


ChooseBoard also integrates with Activator so that you can change between these three modes on demand, configure your keyboard's auto correction function, and even switch between your keyboards. The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can set it up the way you like it:



For the most part, those with a bunch of keyboards enabled on their device are the ones that are going to find this tweak the most useful, especially if you're downloading a bunch of different keyboards from the iOS App Store after the iOS 8 update. If you only use one or two keyboards, then you can probably look the other way on this one.

The tweak is available in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now for $1.99 if you want to give it a try, and requires iOS 7 or later to be installed.

Name: ChooseBoard
Price: $1.99
Version: 1.0.0-31
Requirements: iOS 7.0-8.1.2, Activator
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer(s): Douglas Soares & CP Digital Darkroom
Editor's Rating:  4/5