SwipeSelection: Jailbreak Tweak Makes iPad Text Editing Concept a Reality [Updated]

We’ve some good news for jailbreakers who liked the iPad text editing concept video created by Daniel Hooper.

As we predicted, iOS hacker Kyle Howells has stepped up and developed a jailbreak tweak that makes Daniel’s iPad text editing concept a reality.

Jeff Benjamin of iDownloadBlog has got early access to Howells’ jailbreak tweak called SwipeSelection that implements the solution proposed by Daniel in his concept video.

Take advantage of gestures by making a drag over the keyboard UI move the cursor. Move the cursor in word increments when dragging with two fingers. And finally, let the user select text while dragging when they hold down shift.

Jeff reports that it works extremely well on the iPad and also works quite well on the iPhone, but he points out that due to the lack of the shift key on the right hand side of the keyboard like the iPad, selecting text works better from left to right instead of from right to left.

You can check out the video preview of the SwipeSelection below:

Howells plans to submit SwipeSelection to Cydia today and will be available for free. We’ll let you know as soon as it is available.

SwipeSelection is now available for free on Cydia. It works very well on the iPad and the iPhone.

Download it and let us know what you think in the comments.