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

Published Jul 29th, 2008 11:01AM EDT

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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.


Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.


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