I wish Steve Jobs could read this
(I posted this at my website today)
Nobody from Apple reads my web site - I can't say that with absolute certainty, but I don't see any apple.com in my logs - though somebody could be reading by RSS.
If I could be granted one magic wish for today, it would be for Steve Jobs to read this one short post.
The clumsiest thing about the iPad is cut and paste. The next worst thing is the on-screen keyboard, and both of these are easy to fix.
Three things to do before releasing iPad 4.0:
Add a Paste button to the keyboard
This alone would save me much aggravation. A simple thing, but oh so useful.
Have a Paste stack
Look at Pastebot - you just take that, make every selection go into it and when the keyboard Paste key is hit, up that pops. That would be beautiful.
Add a custom keyboard
Look at Quick Word. I use that to store HTML tags, which are otherwise painful to enter.
Add a top row keyboard slider like they do - which would also let you take out the .?123 key because those keyboards would be choices.
And for crying out loud, would you let us put in arrow keys, command, control, escape and whatever else we want? You don't know what we want to type - let us fully control that. I use my iPad for ssh, RDP and Webex sessions; I need those keys sometimes. Even if I just VNC to my own Mac, I need keys that are not there.
Just these three easy things. That's all I want.