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

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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13 Comments

1. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

2. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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...

3. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

11. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Have you not seen Siri?

12. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

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

6. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 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...

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Every company wants to control their market and maximize profits.

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.

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Cool concept

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

This guy needs a new job! Please excelente

10. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

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