Any tweaks to enhance typing?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by docgerrard, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. docgerrard macrumors 6502

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    I text and email a lot, what tweaks exist to make those easier??
     
  2. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    SwipeSelection or SwiftShiftCaret

    They both do same thing. Instead of pressing/holding to move the text cursor, with SwipeSelection you can just swipe across the keyboard. Much faster and more accurate. Hold shift while swiping to select the text.

    SwiftShiftCaret does the same thing, but you do the swiping across the actual words you've just typed. Your finger gets in the way, so in a way, SwipeSelection seems more convenient. However, SwipeSelection disables the native function where you can swipe from the Symbols toggle to the symbol character for quick punctuation/number input. I personally use that function often, so I prefer SwiftShiftCaret.
     
  3. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    iKeyWi

    Adds a 5th row to the keyboard (which can be customized).

    One of my favorite and most useful apps/tweaks!
     
  4. docgerrard thread starter macrumors 6502

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    These are great, thank you!

    I had swipeselection, but was looking for more!

    I'll try out 5th row. It doesn't look too bulky does it?
     
  5. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

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    +1
     
  6. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    Not bulky whatsoever. Just do a search in Cydia for "iKeyWi."
     
  7. skuid87 macrumors regular

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    Does it make the other keys smaller to get the extra row in there? iPhone keys are pretty small as it is...
     
  8. ccapman670 macrumors regular

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    I downloaded swipeselection and resprung but how do I turn it on? I don't see anything in settings and it doesn't seem to have automatically turned on.
     
  9. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

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    whao just got ikeywi!

    loved it! Not only you can customize each new button for a different letter/emoji...you can even add a phrase and such!

    Thanx for the suggestion!

    and this also works in QR and QC for Bite!
     
  10. HickDead macrumors 6502a

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    If it does, it's barely noticeable. I haven't had any issues typing with the iKeyWi keyboard layout as opposed to the stock keyboard.
     
  11. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I co-sign swipeshiftcaret. Much less buggy than swipeselection. But the reason I'm posting is because I don't believe I'm aware of that native feature you are referring to. Can you explain it a little more? I might find it useful. Thanks!
     
  12. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    On the keyboard, place your finger on the "123" toggle. Don't release your finger, but you'll notice that it brings up the Numbers/Symbols keyboard. Again, without releasing, slide your finger to the number/symbol you'd like to input. Voila.

    The same works for entering capitalized letters from the shift button.

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    It should already be activated. SwipeSelection doesn't have any toggles, icons, or menus. Just start swiping across the keyboard. Hold the shift button to select text as you swipe.
     
  13. ZCherub macrumors 6502a

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    Hm - you learn something new every day. Saves me a tap - thanks (although I'm actually faster toggling them on/off with a quick tap at this point, this is still neat!).
     
  14. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Oh awesome! I never knew that. Thanks for the explanation.
     
  15. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    Works great in landscape too!
     

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