Posted May 9, 2012on:
SwipeSelection is one of the reasons why I jailbreak my iPhone.
I am not content to live with the affordances and limitations of my smartphone especially when I know that it can work smarter.
SwipeSelection is just one of those tools that make you wonder why Apple did not build this small set of affordances into the soft keyboard to make text entry and editing so much easier*.
I guess I am that way with educational technology too.
I appreciate how some enlightened folks can problem-seek and problem-solve with educational technology when teachers cannot. These mavericks effectively “jailbreak” schooling and education. They do so against the grain or occasionally against the rules.
But the larger community benefits in the long run just like the way iOS users benefitted when Apple incorporated many previously jailbreak-only features into its latest operating system.
*A caveat: The tool does not work with every app or text field. For example, it does not (yet) work with Evernote, or ironically, the text search in the Cydia app.