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iPad keyboard prototype wants to make text editing faster

iPad keyboard prototype wants to make text editing faster


Daniel Hooper has created an iPad keyboard prototype that uses a few small tweaks to make text editing much faster.

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"Editing on iPad is slow. But it could be better." That's how Daniel Hooper feels about using Apple's tablet to edit text, so he went ahead and built a keyboard prototype to make the process faster. Hooper's keyboard only features a few seemingly small tweaks, but from the looks of things they do streamline the process quite a bit — they also make you wonder why Apple hasn't added these features itself. Among them are a cursor that you can drag with your finger to a precise spot in your work (use two digits to go faster), as well as the ability to hold shift and drag to easily select snippets of text.

"Would you ever want to write a document on your computer without using the arrow keys?" Hooper asks. "This is the reality iPad users face because they do not have the equivalent of arrow keys." While it's only a prototype for now, Hooper is hoping to get Apple's attention by encouraging people to file a bug report and then suggest his keyboard as a solution. You can find the complete details on his campaign to make iPad text editing faster at the YouTube video in the source link below.