Looking for an easier way to move the cursor by a single character to the left or right? Then there is a jailbreak tweak for it called SwipeShiftCaret.
SwipeShiftCaret is a jailbreak tweak that allows jailbroken iOS device users to move the cursor by a single character to left or right by simply swiping on the virtual keyboard.
The nifty little jailbreak tweak does not add an icon or provide any settings in the Settings app, but as you can see in the demo video below, after you’ve installed this jailbreak tweak, swiping to the right will move the cursor by one character to the right and swiping to left will move it to the left by one character.
SwipeShiftCaret is available for free on Cydia.
Based on our testing, it works quite well in most apps except the Messages app. Hope the incompatibility with the Messages app is addressed soon.
You will need to be on a jailbroken iOS device if you wish to install it. For jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 untethered on iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G/3G (A4 devices), you can follow our complete step by step instructions posted here using Redsnow on Mac (or Sn0wbreeze on Windows). For Jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Unthetered, you can simply follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Windows or Mac.