First, let me wish everyone a wonderful new year 2018 full of everything you wish to yourself and the ones you love.
I have a suggestion to make about text editing on the iPhone, but before I submit it to Apple, I would like to know how it sounds to you.
This came to my mind because of series numerous mistakes. Even in the quietest environment, and the sad but indisputable fact that I end up spending more time editing series mistakes than the time it makes me win in the first place.
If the mistake appears at the end of a word, it’s no big deal, I can leave the rotor in word mode, go to the word’s end, and replace the wrong characters.
But I often find situations where I want to correct things that are not at the end of a word, could be anywhere, and I need to alternate between word and character navigation. Doing this with the rotor is cumbersome. On the other hand, in an editing text field, the left and right swipe with one finger gesture only swipes through available letters on the keyboard which I find pretty useless. How about replacing this by swiping by letters in the text itself? You could then leave the rotor in word mode and navigate by letters by swiping horizontally
I think it could be a huge timesaver. What do you say?