The jailbreak community has provided us with tons of utilities and tweaks that make typing long text messages or emails a breeze. The first one that comes to mind is Xpander, the app that lets you create custom text macros.

If you’re a fan of keyboard shortcuts, you’re going to like this next tweak. Delete Word is a simple jailbreak utility that allows you to delete entire words at a time by holding down the shift key…

If you’ve had an iOS device for very long, you know the feeling. During the course of typing a lengthy message, you realize the last sentence doesn’t make sense and you want to delete it. Great.

The default method of deleting text allows you to delete entire words at a time, but only after holding down the Delete key for a bit. And even then, the cursor moves so quickly that you usually delete too much of the text, which requires extra typing.

Delete Word bypasses the default deletion method when the shift key is held down at the same time the delete key is tapped. This allows you to delete entire words per tap, meaning you’ll be able to clear a large amount of text more efficiently.

If you are like me, you use your iOS keyboard a lot. Not just for text messaging but for social networking services and internet browsing. Why not grab a free tweak that will improve your typing? Delete Word is available in Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Have you tried Delete Word? Thoughts?