SwipeShiftCaret: Move your cursor a single character by swiping

Don’t you just hate it when you need to position your character in a specific spot, but you can’t accurately do so due to the iPhone’s lack of single character movement? I think we’ve all been there.

Fortunately, SwipeShiftCaret solves that issue by allowing you to swipe your finger on the screen to move a character space either left or right.

It’s an extremely simple tweak with no settings, but it makes editing on an iOS device so much more intuitive…


A mere swipe of the screen is all it takes to position your cursor exactly where it needs to be to make your necessary edits. Really, iOS should have had a feature like this since the very beginning. The fact that it’s still not here in iOS 5 is kind of baffling to me.

For jailbreakers, you can stop tearing out your hair now. SwipeShiftCaret is available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

Don’t you think this will save you a lot of time and frustration?