When Apple released iOS5 in 2011, included was one of the most helpful features: keyboard shortcuts. Typing on the iPhone can be difficult at times but it does get easier with time. I have large fingers and sometimes I hit the wrong letter on the screen. You can create a shortcut for just about anything. I use them the most for entering my email address. Typing firstname.lastname@example.org is not easy to type out so I set up a shortcut. Now when I have to enter my email address, I simply type teksidemail and like magic my email address appears.
I tend to type fast on my iPhone so when trying to type "haha" I would often end up with "jana". Not anymore as you can enter commonly misspelled words as shortcuts. "Jana" will now and forever (until I delete the shortcut) show up as "haha". For fun, when I enter "aa", the Apple logo will pop up. The shortcuts will sync across iOS devices which is a plus. Check out the video below to see the shortcuts in action. Have fun making your own and comment below with some of the favorites you've created.