Every so often, a tweak comes around that simply makes the iPhone better to use. Fast Copy is the type of tweak that falls perfectly into that category, taking basic iPhone functionality and improving it.

I must admit, I was a bit skeptical at first, because I thought that the iPhone’s copy and paste abilities were fairly competent already. After using Fast Copy, though, I can safely say that the room for improvement has always existed, whether I perceived it, or not.

Essentially, all Fast Copy does is eliminate the delay that exists between pressing an edit function button — for instance, copy and paste — and the results that actually take place on the screen.

The fact that this delay even exists in the first place is baffling to me.  It’s almost as if Apple purposely introduced artificial slowdown into their interface.  And it’s not like the edit menu warrants eye-candy of any sort, as this is a basic function that end-users generally want to perform expeditiously.

Whatever the reason for the existence of the delay, Fast Copy is the answer to removing it and speeding up your edit menu functions.  Seeing as it’s a free tweak available on the Cydia store for jailbreakers, I definitely recommend installing it.

If you’re a heavy copy and paste user, Fast Copy lives up to its billing, removing some of the iPhone inherent sluggishness.

Give it a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

  • Ash

    Does it work well with Action Menu though?

  • Ponycrest

    Nice, will install it.today.
    Thanks for the tip !

  • Twited21

    Kind of a pointless tweek copy and paste isn’t something allot of people use on a daily basis

    • Whammy!

      Hahaha, you must be an original iPhone user. Those of us that have had smart phones for over 10 years know that it’s there and should have been to begin with, hahaha 🙂

  • Rip

    I just installed it on my 3GS and it does indeed speed up Actionmenu quite considerably.

    Like many others, I use copy/paste with Actionmenu several times daily and Actionmenu is always my first install after jailbreak, so this makes a welcome addition.

    I can’t believe anyone would have a jailbroken iPhone without Actionmenu so this tweak is sure to get loads of downloads.

  • Irha

    Does it remove the delay of copy menu also, or is it just the paste menu?

  • Eduardo

    Yeah that couple of milliseconds saved surely gonna make my life more productive… Not

    • Hey, every nanosecond counts 🙂

      • Ty

        Lol – I’m gonna use that line at work tomorrow!

  • That was amazing! Thanks comex thanks dlb 🙂

  • Kev

    It’s not really a matter of saving you a millisecond. It just removes the slightly annoying delay which improves usability, particularly if you copy / past etc a lot. Anything that improves usability is a good thing to me.

  • Z

    This tweak is great!

  • I copy and paste all the time–great tweak!

  • Yboy403

    I might get this if I actually cared about the delay. Wonder why it’s there, though.

    • Whammy!

      It’s there so you have a second to see what you just hit.

  • Kenmal


    • Kev

      Yawn. Someone else who reads posts they aren’t interested in. What a drag.