I’ll make no bones about it: the iOS key-board is, for me, an almighty discomfort in the back. It appears to precede the remainder of the operating device, and while iOS 7 is very progressed reviewed with the old days of iPhone OS, the key-board is, mostly, unmodified. But many thanks to the world of jailbreaking, those that enjoy to type with some type of fluidity could find some reprieve, and while there’s not really anything like SwiftKey, there are a couple of tweaks, like a new entry over at the BigBoss repo called exKey, that guarantee to enhance the iOS key-board function.

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Let’s obtain one point clear – – exKey is not like SwiftKey or any one of its peers – – not by a lengthy try. But it does make it possible to kind a little faster when composing a text message, email, note or Facebook condition upgrade by adding a row of numbers atop the alphabetic key-board.

The iOS keyboard’s old performance is such that in order to consist of a number when mid-flow writing, one have to disturb the process of typing, tap the numerical keyboard button in the bottom left-hand edge, tap on the necessary number(s), and afterwards flit back to the alphabetic keyboard to proceed composing. With exKey on board, you chopped out this rather tedious process, and when you acquire used to having the extra row, must be able to knock senseless your messages, emails and blog posts notably quicker.

The tweak costs 99 cents over at the BigBoss repo, although satisfy do keep in mind that this is iPhone only, and as the developer specifies in the release notes, not suitable with any type of iPad. In addition, it does contravene the PredictiveKeyboard tweak, so guarantee that you do not have both running at the very same time, or else you’re throwing down the gauntlet.

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The tweak is only a few days old, yet in spite of a couple of teething concerns, works instead well, and for $ 0.99, costs looking at – – especially if you locate on your own on a regular basis switching over between keyboards.

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