updated 09:10 am EDT, Tue July 29, 2008
MagicPad for iPhone
A new application demonstrates early copy and paste functions on the iPhone, its creator claims. Proximi has developed an application called MagicPad, a rich text editor similar in function to TextEdit. Unlike the built-in Notes application, users can type up documents using six fonts, five sizes and eight colors; in case text needs to be repeated, a button above the keyboard lets users select part of a document using a loop, and then copy, cut or paste. Other options include bold, italic, underline and strikethrough formatting.
As opposed to Apple's rumored update plans however, these editing functions work only within MagicPad, meaning that text cannot for instance be copied into a Safari form. The only way text can be exported is via e-mail. MagicPad is not yet available through the App Store, but is said to be waiting for approval.