Text Editing Made Easy In iOS with SlideWriter


Editing text in iOS can be frustrating at times. Although, the iPhone community rejoiced when cut/copy/paste finally came to iOS, it is still not the most elegant way to handle editing on a small touch screen. A new app called “SlideWriter” is coming to the App Store to make it a bit easier to see what your editing.

SlideWriter for iOS lets you quickly move the cursor or select text by sliding your finger above the keyboard.  It makes editing text faster and much easier than tapping and holding for every edit.

It does not require a jailbreak, all functions of the built-in keyboard stay intact including splitting the keyboard.

If you want it, let us know – @SlideWriter

Check out the demo video, and see if it’s something you’d be interested in:

There hasn’t really been any other info released on this app, so we don’t know when it might be available in the App Store. This looks like it could solve the issue of not really being able to see the text you’re trying the select. If you want to see this app released, let the developer know, by mentioning them on Twitter: @SlideWriter.


  • Joshua

    It’s called Swype and it rocks!

  • Guest

    You’re comparing apples to oranges…

  • Eng-lish1

    Something like SlideWriter is desperately needed by anyone who does serious editing on an iPad, phone or Pod. But what is the rest of the app like? I’ve accumulated a number of word processing apps trying to find one that has good functionality. It’s a waste of time, memory space and money. It would be great if SlideWriter could license their programing to other, existing word processors. But if not, maybe a video demo showing its other features?

  • syncbo

    You are absolutely right.!