The number one reason why people jailbreak their iOS device is for the experience-enhancing tweaks. From little tweaks like MultiIconMover to the big, game-changing ones like Winterboard, SBSettings etc; all tweaks help make iOS an even more powerful mobile OS.
We’ll be talking about a small but very useful tweak today, it’s called “Delete Word” and it makes deleting words an appreciably faster experience.
Delete Word is a jailbreak tweak developed by iSam. Its main and only objective is to make deleting words or backspacing a much more faster experience.
It does this by allowing you to delete entire words instead of deleting each character one by one.
Delete whole word instead of just one letter by holding Shift then tapping Delete on the keyboard. You can still delete normally without holding the Shift button
There will be no icons or settings for this tweak. Just install, and you will be able to use on the normal keyboard.
Since it is a small tweak, it does not add any icons or settings in the Settings.app. Once installed, you will be able to use it from the default keyboard. Delete Word basically adds a keyboard shortcut.
In order to go about this quick deletion, you have to tap Shift+Delete. Once pressed, the tweak will delete words instead of characters. If you want to delete only characters, tap Delete only.
We can speak from first-hand experience that this tweak does actually save time. It is highly, highly recommended for all iOS users. Besides, it is free, so you don’t have anything to lose!
To help you understand how Delete Word works, watch the short video embedded below shot by iPodTouchHelping:
You will, of course, need to have a jailbroken iOS device. You can follow our step by step guide to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 4.3.4 using Redsn0w or PwnageTool (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), or iOS 4.3.3 using Redsn0w, PwnageTool, Sn0wbreeze or JailbreakMe (that last one being the easiest). If you’re already using iOS 5 beta, you can jailbreak it using tools like Redsn0w (for Mac and Windows), or Sn0wbreeze.
Delete Word is available for free on Cydia under the BigBoss repository.