iPad with Keyboard

Keyboard Shortcuts

As with any first generation product, the iPad is not without its issues. One issue that I find immensely frustrating: the lack of keyboard shortcuts. I use them. I use them a lot! (Admittedly, most users probably don’t.)

To have to take my hand off of Apple’s iPad hardware keyboard to reach up and touch something is distracting to the workflow. I could cut a little bit of slack for third party developers, but none at all for Apple. When I want to reply to an email, I want to use [command] + R. When I want to send the email, I want to use [command] + D.

In this WordPress app, using the [tab] key to jump from one field to another crashes the application.

Clearly, lots of work needs to be done on this platform.