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iPad drag-to-edit keyboard prototype video offers an elegant solution to frustrating editing

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iPad drag-to-edit keyboard prototype video offers an elegant solution to frustrating editing
Typing on an iPad is quick and easy – as long as you don’t have to go back and edit anything. When you have to go back to edit, move something around, or just want to copy some text, getting the cursor in right spot can prove to be quite an arduous task.

Daniel Hooper, who goes by @danielchooper on Twitter, has released an iPad drag-to-edit keyboard prototype video that addresses this common plight. Amazingly, at first watch, the idea seems so simple, elegant, and intuitive it is surprising that it hasn’t already joined the ranks of iOS Multi-Touch gestures.

Daniel and hordes of other people feel the same way. They have submitted his solution to Apple’s bug report to be considered as a feature for future iPad software keyboards. Apparently his voice has been heard. The folks in Cupertino have now classified it as a “known issue.” There is no way to know if we will ever see this actually come to fruition, but the first step is always getting the manufacturer’s attention, which Daniel and his supporters have achieved.

Check out the video below to see his prototype in action.


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posted on 04 May 2012, 10:57 1

1. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Saw this on another web site a few hours back.

The video is AWESOME and very slick.

Fingers crossed Apple incorporates this sooner than later.

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:18 7

2. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Nice work, but he's in for a nasty surprise.
Apple will implement his idea,call it their own patented concept from a while back and wish him good luck...

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:26 2

3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What is it with your anger towards Apple? I know you're a brainwashed rep but still it's very strange.

posted on 04 May 2012, 18:38

11. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Have you not seen Siri?

posted on 04 May 2012, 23:35 1

12. Skidro13 (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)


Apple has taken ideas and apps off the market plenty of times and called it their own (siri). Don't be dumb

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:54 3

6. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


It's b/c Apple wants to claim everything, and make it "rightfully" theirs... They want to have complete control of the smartphone market, kicking Android out of the competition and increase their revenues/profits... That's why Apple's been so persistent with the patent infringments... Now Nokia's been lately on a patent infringement attack against the doing-well companies, most likely out of frustration for performing so badly in the recent years. Anyways, that's not the case for Apple, but still, I bet Apple would love to take complete control of the smartphone market so that the only smartphone, or phone people can and are able to buy will only be the iPhones...

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:55 2

8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Every company wants to control their market and maximize profits.

posted on 05 May 2012, 07:43

13. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I love how awe some that was and yet you devote 90% of your message into dissing Apple. You're not being original or even all that funny.

I think this is an excellent idea as editing text on the iPad and iPhone is incredibly annoying. I pray Apple hires the person that designed it and implement it. It would definitely get people closer to using the iPad for actual word processing instead of quick notes.

posted on 04 May 2012, 11:54 3

7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Cool concept

posted on 04 May 2012, 12:08 1

9. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This guy needs a new job! Please excelente

posted on 04 May 2012, 12:10 3

10. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Apple is superior!!! One Country,one people,one Apple!!!

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