KeyShortcut Pro

KeyShortcut Pro was just released on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, and it’s worthy of your consideration, especially if you’re a heavy typer. This is the pro version of the tweak that allows you to use real keyboard shortcuts in iOS.

KeyShortcut Pro makes it so that you can hold the ‘A’ button to select all, the ‘C’ button to copy, and the ‘V’ button to paste. You can also do things like cut, undo, and redo. The pro version of KeyShortcut adds a few additional options to the mix, which are not seen in the original. Check out our full video inside to see what I mean…

Using KeyShortcut Pro involves tapping and holding on any of the shortcut assigned keys, and releasing after a short period of time. You may see the normal keyboard pop-up on certain keys after holding them down, but these pop-ups have no bearing on the tweak’s functionality and can be ignored.

Along with the ability to use keyboard shortcuts, you can also reassign the shortcuts to different keyboard keys, or create your own text-based shortcuts via the tweak’s preferences. Inside KeyShortcut’s settings, you’ll find a section to reassign the default shortcut commands, and a profiles sections, which utilizes keys 0-9 and the spacebar key to create custom text shortcuts. This is where the pro version differentiates itself from the legacy edition.

KeyShortcut pro Settings

If there was one thing that I would change about KeyShortcut Pro, it would be to add an indicator to let the user know when the shortcut has been successfully invoked. As it stands now, there’s no way to tell when the shortcut has been used until you release the key and see what happens.

Despite this small gripe, I still think that KeyShortcut Pro is a tweak worthy of a download. It’s only $0.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, and can save you from having to use iOS’ normal copy and paste function, which can be frustrating at times.

What do you think?

  • Neat stuff. Could really come in handy just like swipe-selection; bypassing the need to tap and hold to bring up those memory-consuming magnifier and action menu…gonna give it a try b4 I buy.

    • Rowan09

      I agree. Swipe selection is a great addition.

  • Semtha

    It sounds nice but I think most people would not use it because they’d completely forget they even had it.

  • Al

    I’m awaiting for AltKeyboard 2…

  • Zzyzxd

    Great tweak! And I think the free version is good enough for me.

  • highNiggaPie

    Anyone know if this works with vmoji7?

  • FasiYoo

    Waiting for kbshortcuts


    Jeff, what’s up with kbshortcuts? Is it ever gonna get updated for ios7?

  • iltas

    Any body confrm abut 7.1 or 7.1.1 jailbreak

  • Yash Gorana

    “1 – This is Jeff, with iDownloadBlog”


  • This is the same thing as kbshortcuts. Why would you await kbshortcuts. Developer is unreachable anyway.

    • FasiYoo

      Faster, more complete options (like end / beginning of sentence / paragraph / line / word), all without waiting.

      • The dev here.

        There is a very little delay, to no delay. I use it on my phone with no problems.

        Also the latest version to KS Pro adds select last word, beginning of document and end of document functions.

  • Jeroen Claassens

    I actually see ActionMenu’s Favorite option being a great alternative to this. (My point of view on it)