If you have a long email address like yours truly—because let’s face it jeff@idownloadblog.com is pretty long—then this new jailbreak tweak is something you may take a liking to. It’s called TapTheAt, and it makes it super-easy to quickly populate your email address by using a simple keyboard shortcut.

TapTheAt allows you to insert your email address by simply tapping and holding the ‘@’ key on the iPhone’s keyboard. Once you do, the email address will be auto-pasted, which eliminates the need to type out the full email address manually.

Check out our full video demonstration showcasing how TapTheAt works.

Once you install TapTheAt, you’ll need to add your email address to its preference panel in the stock Settings app and enable the tweak using its kill-switch toggle. After doing so, open a document and tap and hold on the ‘@’ key and release. The email address that you populated in TapTheAt’s settings should be automatically pasted into your document.

Some people might complain that TapTheAt’s functionality is redundant because a keyboard shortcut feature already exists within iOS to begin with. True, you can use iOS’ built in keyboard shortcut feature, but TapTheAt is technically faster, because there is no confirmation delay involved when pasting the email address.

TapTheAt is a free jailbreak tweak and it’s downloadable right now from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It’s a handy release, especially for those of you with lengthy email addresses. What do you think? Will you consider using it?

  • Cameron Nelms

    I just use a keyboard shortcut, making the shortcut “eml”

    • Kurt


    • Ali

      Or you could use default iOS’s keyboard shortcut and have your email appear with the shortcut “@@”

      • Mitch Frink

        This is what I use, wish shortcuts worked for passwords, that would make my life a lot easier

    • @Orlowskii

      me to

  • sdhn97

    I just have a keyboard shortcut setup for a double tap of @, which inserts my main email address with confirmation. And a triple tap of @ inserts my secondary email address. With iCloud I have these single shortcuts on my iPhone, iPad and Mac, all unified

    • Alberto Espinal

      How do you do it in IOS? Sorry i don’t get it!

      • sdhn97

        settings > general > keyboard > shortcuts > + > “shortcut” = @@

      • Ali

        That’s exactly what I do! B).

      • Dominic Costanzo

        So funny… i had been waiting FOREVER for someone to come out with the “doubleat” tweak or something comparable.. and here we have had the functionality already built in.. shiiiiiot

      • sdhn97

        Yeah and you can really go crazy! I also have quadruple tap of @ (@@@@) and that loads @gmail.com just because I’m lazy to type it all!

      • Alberto Espinal

        Thanks!! I had never messed around with this shortcuts, thanks again!!

  • techfreak23

    I already have a native keyboard shortcut “@@” for my email…

  • Alberto Espinal

    Was waiting for this, thanks!! Had “Double at” back then on IOS 6 and it was very handy!!

  • Biscuit

    Love little useful tweaks like this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Wesh

    So if your typing a twitter @ tag or some other use for @ other then email, your email will be pasted and you’ll end up deleting and losing time, no?

    Dont think I’ll use this over Apple’s shortcuts.

    • Tobias9413

      You didn’t read did you? You have to hold the @ in order for it to work not tap it.

      • Varun Soi


  • Dominic Costanzo

    i feel like this tweak would benefit by adding the ability to change what key is held down.. or possibly adding multiples.. like holding down @ enters this email, and holding down X will enter this other email (or whatever)

  • Matt Dowdy

    Doubleat has been on cydia for years with this exact functionality

    • Timothy

      It doesn’t support the latest versions of iOS, though.

  • Chetan

    It would have been superb, if the same gesture would have provided a list to choose from our own email addresses which are added in our(say self) contact. I have 5 email addresses namely 1 for work, 1 with company domain, 1 for home use and two more and its a pain to write one of them..

  • Razick Rilshad

    I am using the keyboard shortcut

  • dbraxt09

    or to save space just go to setting > general > keyboard > shortcuts and add it that way db = db@aol.com

  • Timothy

    Does this support 7.1.2? It’s not working for me.

    • Imjesayin

      Doesn’t work on 7.1.2. Uninstalling…