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Copy / Paste Coming Soon to an iPhone Near You, Sort of

Zach Epstein
July 29th, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Keeping with the iPhone app theme, you’ve been living on Mars if you haven’t already read about 50,000 blog posts complaining about the lack of copy / paste functionality on the iPhone. Apple’s “iPhone as a business device” commercial has started running regularly now on a variety of networks but the lack of some very basic functionality is going to make for a load of unhappy business users. “You mean I can’t copy text from one email and paste it into another?!?” iPhone app development house Proximi is doing its part however, as it demos what should have been available on the iPhone from day one. MagicPad isn’t magic, it’s common sense. Currently awaiting Apple’s approval for App Store distribution, MagicPad is a note-taking app that includes a handful of basic ‘word processor’ functionality such as the ability to change font size / color and yes, copy / paste functionality. Of course copying and pasting text is limited in this application as you can only copy text within MagicPad and paste it within MagicPad. Hardly a solution or even a band aid for the problem really. In any event, check out the video above and see what it looks like when the iPhone performs a necessary yet missing function that has been around, well, forever.

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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