Concept Video Suggests Means to Vastly Improve Text Editing in iOS

iDownloadBlog points to a new YouTube concept video showing one user’s idea of how Apple could vastly improve the text editing functionality on the iPad and other iOS devices. 


While the current method of text selection involves tapping and dragging around the screen to select cursor position and highlight text, Daniel Hooper suggests that Apple could make use of gestures in the keyboard area of the screen to easily move the cursor in text fields. Simply holding down the keyboard’s shift key while gesturing would easily select sections of text for editing. 


The suggestion is of course not an official product of Apple’s software designers, and so Hooper has also provided instructions on how to use Apple’s bug reporting system to suggest the feature to the company’s engineers. Apple maintains a policydiscouraging users from submitting unsolicited ideas, but notes that it retains the full rights associated with ideas that are submitted to the company.

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