Daniel Hooper’s iPad Keyboard Prototype


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An ingenious proposal for speeding up text editing on iPad’s notoriously un-fast software keyboard (I sometimes joke that the kind of input you can do on it should be called ‘artisanal typing’). Instead of forcing the user to reposition the cursor directly on the text where it appears in the document, Hooper’s idea is to use a combination of a modifier key (shift) and dragging to move the cursor indirectly — oh never mind, I can’t explain it nearly as well as his very convincing YouTube video does. Go watch it here.


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