This Is How Easy Text Editing On The iPad Should Be [Video]


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Text editing on iOS isn’t bad, but it’s definitely fiddly. Make an error or want to delete some words and unless you’re using a Bluetooth keyboard, you have to take your hands off the keyboard, tap the words you want to select or where you want to insert your cursor, adjust the boxes manually and more. A pain.

YouTube user Daniel Chase Hooper had a better ideas, as illustrated in this video concept below. What if to edit text, your hands never had to leave the keyboard area on the iPad? To move the cursor, you swipe in the keyboard area left, right, up or down. To select a bunch of text at once, you swipe in the keyboard area while holding down shift.

Fantastic in theory, but the big problem I see is that of accidental key presses and selections when editing. This might be fiddly in a whole new way.

What do you think?

Source: YouTube
Via: iDownload Blog