By Studio Tentpole, LLC
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SlideWriter is an easier-to-use text editor that lets you slide your finger above the keyboard to move the cursor.
- Slide your finger in the area above the keyboard, and your cursor will slide along.
- Slide with two fingers to move the cursor twice as fast.
- Double-tap above the keyboard to start selecting, then slide the handles to adjust your selection.
This app does not modify the keyboard for all apps, as developers do not have access to modify the universal keyboard.
Not available for use on anything but dox created I this app
If all I'll be doing is working on documents created in this application, not even incorporating revisions suggested by those to whom dox created in this application were sent, I'd be really pleased over this functionality.
Since this functionality can't be used in any other function or application such as email, I just have to join those who vigorously yell at Apple to use this as an example of what needs to be added to the operating system as quickly as possible and to complain bitterly that it wasn't added a long time ago.
This is an application, not a utility!
I thought I was buying a utility that would function across applications. Apparently, I was wrong! This is an application – a text editor. It has a neat utility built into the text editor, but you won't be able to use that utility within other applications.
I feel cheated. There is no way to determine that from the application's description. I guess I should have known that would be the case. Apple does not allow for this sort of thing. If they did, we would all be using Swype.
Anyway, although the sliding feature is pretty neat, do not buy this app. It's not what you think.
The design of the cursor management system is step in the right direction. The problem is that it only works IN this app. I was under the impression that you could use it in Pages, Mail, etc., but you cannot. So instead what you have is a very limited text editor with this improved cursor control. The other issue is that it only provides side-to-side movement, not up-and-down. If slide far enough to the side it will go to the next line, but it is awkward and not helpful in choosing large blocks of text. Because of these issues, I find the app has limited usefulness.