Depending on how much time you spend typing away on your jailbroken iPhone, be it small text messages throughout the day or major word documents once in a while, you just might find solace in add-ons that make typing and text editing less cumbersome.
KBPro is a new and free jailbreak tweak release by iOS developer ginsudev that satisfies the criteria mentioned above, and it does so by streamlining the process of selecting, copying, and pasting text while editing text.
As you’re about to see in the screenshot example below, KBPro adds its text-editing shortcuts to the empty space at the bottom of the keyboard interface, between the Emoji and Dictation buttons:
As you might’ve already ascertained, this keyboard layout is only available on notched handsets such as the iPhone X and later, and as such, KBPro is only compatible with these notched handsets.
The tweak looks and feels an awful lot like ActionBar, a separate tweak that we showed you back in April of 2019, however KBPro stands apart by being a free release with slightly different options to configure.
After installing KBPro, users can also customize the tweak to their heart’s content via a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app:
Options here include:
- Toggling KBPro on or off on demand
- Enabling haptic feedback on or off on demand
- Choosing a haptic feedback strength:
- Selecting a background color for the KBPro buttons
- Selecting a text color for the KBPro buttons
- Enabling or disabling border colors for the KBPro buttons
- Selecting a border color for the KBPro buttons
- Adjust the border thickness via a slider
Changes to KBPro’s options can be applied for use by the end user via the Apply button at the top-right of the preference pane.
As someone who spends a lot of time editing text in Microsoft Office for iOS, I can attest to how much more convenient KBPro can be when compared to trying to tap and drag all around in a body of text to reveal text editing options. I genuinely think our readers will feel the same.
If you’re interested in giving KBPro a try, then you can download the tweak for free from ginsudev’s personal repository via your favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices, so long as they’re a notched device. Non-notched devices don’t have the extra space necessary in the keyboard interface to host the new buttons.
If you’re not already using ginsudev’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice via the following URL:
Do you plan to upgrade your pwned handset’s text editing experience with the new KBPro tweak? Tell us why or why not in the comments section down below.