Sometimes original ideas are hard to come by, whether you’re a jailbreak developer, or an App Store developer.

For that reason I see tons of duplicate apps and tweaks that essentially replicate what has already been available.

With that in mind, even if I don’t totally understand the purpose of a specific tweak, I still appreciate one that tries to do something different and original.

This is exactly how I feel about ClipboardEdit. It’s a tweak that’s certainly original, but I’m not exactly sure how I would use it, or why it would be even be needed…

ClipboardEdit, as you may have guessed, is a tweak that allows you to edit your clipboard. Once installed, and enabled via the Notifications panel in your Settings app, you’ll notice a new widget in Notification Center.

Anything you copy to the clipboard will show up in this Notification Center widget. From there you can alter the text in the widget, and these changes will be reflected the next time you paste something from the clipboard.

It’s an interesting tweak — watch the video for more evidence of that — but I’m just not sure where it fits in, or why I would benefit from it.

ClipboardEdit is a free download from Cydia’s BigBoss for jailbroken iOS 5 users. If you decide to try it out, maybe you can tell me how you would use it?

  • cruzcontrol1001

    In the amount of time it takes to pull NC you could of highlighted the word and re-typed it. You are right worthless tweak taking up precious RAM for no reason.

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  • Might be useful for some users but I don’t see myself using this tweak

  • Omaer Khan

    Usage scenario: so many apps have text fields that can be copied n pasted n deleted or modified at the end but not in between. Example the dialer. If i type in 23456789 into the dialer and realise I need to add a 1 to the beginning, I have no way of doing it. With this, however, it’s an easy copy-edit-paste. Of course nothing beats editing directly but I see this being quite handy.