The keyboard in 99% of households and mobile devices such as your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad is actually designed to slow down your typing. While this was not done on purpose, in the early 1900s people were finding their typewriters were jamming because the keyboard layout proposed by Dr. August Dvorak, dubbed Dvorak allowed the individual to type faster than typewriters at that time could keep up with. Thus, the QWERTY keyboard layout was adopted to slow typists down and we have stuck with this method of typing ever since.
If you would be interested in testing out the Dvorak keyboard layout, or are actually an active users of Dvorak, you will be glad to know a new Cydia tweak has been released to bring the Dvorak keyboard layout to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. This Cydia tweak is called Dvorak Keyboard iOS 5+ and is actually available FREE on the BigBoss repo.
For those of you who are thinking of installing the Dvorak Keyboard iOS 5+ Cydia tweak please keep in mind that it overwrites the Russian keyboard. Did you try the Dvorak keyboard layout on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? Let us know in the comments section below…
Note: Just like anything, getting used to the Dvorak keyboard layout will take time — you will not find yourself instantly typing faster.
Im pretty sure you can change this without jailbreaking
How will this speed up typing? You’ll have to get used to typing on a new layout, whereas I’ve been using the QWERTY for over 10 years. So maybe in years of continually typing on a DVORAK we MIGHT be able to type faster.
Doug Cotts says
I installed this tweak and have two things to say about it.
1) It overwrites the russian layout, but actually makes it so that all QWERTY layouts use the dvorak layout.
2) iOS 5 does not natively support DVORAK keyboards on the iphone itself, if you use an external dvorak keyboard, it is set up to utilize that layout
How I can Unistall this TWEAK!! Help Please!! :(
Rachael Thorp says
Are you saying that this really is a FULL use dvorak keyboard that works in all of the iPhone’s functions?
I’m sorry if this is a dumb question but I know that previous dvorak layouts only worked in a few parts of the iOS and you were still stuck with qwerty in some areas.
I have installed it. It seems that it doesn’t work with twitter and ifile. I hope theyll fix this.
Ara Chanox says
nice thanks for this
I used a QWERTY for 25 years, switched to Dvorak for orthopedic reasons, and in about a year I was comfortably typing faster, and the key word is, “comfortably.” It’s easier. It’s subtle, it may not make that much difference to you if you’re not a fast typist.