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A new third-party keyboard called QuickBoard wants to stop you from drone-lessly typing out the same information over and over. These iPhones have tiny screens, after all!

Set to launch this fall with iOS 8’s new third-party keyboard support, QuickBoard has three separate keyboard entities, TextBoard, MeBoard, and LocationBoard, that allows you to store snippets of text instead of typing it out over and over again.

QuickBoard hopes to save you time from typing email signatures, billing addresses, location, and more. The app adds a QuickBoard button to the bottom left of the keyboard, that when pressed, brings up all of the text information you’ve saved to the app. In a video demo released for the app, it shows QuickBoard has a swipeable interface, and even a location button.

QuickBoard highlights exactly why it was a smart move for Apple to open third-party keyboard support within iOS 8 – a feature Android has had since its inception. We’ve been familiar with swipeable keyboards for sometime, like TouchPal and Swype, but QuickBoard offers a new take we haven’t seen before.

Kevin Wolkober is the developer behind the keyboard, and he tells MacRumors QuickBoard will be released shortly after iOS 8 officially launches in the fall. There’s still no word on pricing.

[QuickBoard via MacRumors]

  • Dood

    i admit thats pretty awesome!

  • Christian Mejía

    Well there is autofill for our billing info.

    • Decio Arruda

      Yes but it only works in safari, this works in apps too

  • Ethan Humphrey

    That’d be awesome, I’d pay for that!

  • This looks amazing. I’ll definitely be keeping this in my list of keyboards to get for iOS 8.

  • Jailbreak Nation

    Another idea stolen from jailbreak community. This already exists on Cydia. It’s called Clips.

    • Rowan09

      In the tech world stealing is ok, but ripping off people’s work is not.

      • benny001

        And the difference is?????? Stealing/ ripping ppl off = ROBBING/ theft

      • I believe what the other person meant to say was being inspired is okay, ripping off peoples work / stealinng other peoples work is not okay. The difference being stealing / ripping off would be a pixel-by-pixel copy in terms of design and possibly use similar code. Being inspired however might involve making something similar or taking elements of an existing design and doing something different (Apple is very good at this last point).

      • Rowan09

        When someone steals something it’s not their own, they take possession of it, but it’s not their property and in most cases people know. Ripping off however is trying to make it seem as if you made up the idea yourself.

      • Shervin Tochahi

        jailbreak is open community and jailbreak developer know apple may use their idea, i don’t this be stealing

      • Rowan09

        Maybe I should use the word copy then.

    • DroidGuy360

      apple doesn’t come up with anything anymore, everything is stolen from others.

  • Dear Apple
    Please give our devs more things to customize. We are only going to have a few hundred keyboards to choose from…

    • VictorMartino

      And that’s a problem because…………….

    • Avery Massenburg

      As long as they’re good, that’s much better than the selection Android has…

      • Not that they will be bad but there will be so many of them that most of the features they offer will be extremely redundant.

      • DroidGuy360

        there are thousands of keyboards for android, and all are better than anything on iphones. punk.

  • David Gitman

    please make support for more languages

  • romeodesigns

    I can see some privacy issues with that, and same for lost or stolen iPhones. Neat idea nonetheless.

  • ins0mniac1

    This is very cool. However I’ve been using the ‘Favorites’ feature of Ryan Petrich’s awesome ‘Action Menu Plus’ tweak to store snippets for years. It’s always great to see jailbreaking features go native though.

  • Ilya Kos

    the title sounds like it’s a key logging app…

  • Yunsar

    This looks great!

    By the way are there any apps available that I can use now to try the iOS 8 new developer features (like keyboards)?

  • DOOManiac

    Oh wow, that’s actually pretty useful. Especially the location thing…