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  • Upcoming Tweak 'ActiveDock' Makes Your iOS Dock Behave Like the Mac OS X Dock


    An upcoming jailbreak tweak dubbed ActiveDock will make your iOS application dock look and behave more like the application dock in Mac OS X. The tweak is a beautiful collaborative effort between iOS developer Filippo Bigarella and graphical designer Surenix.

    The tweak makes your iOS application dock behave more like the application dock in Mac OS X by causing your application icons to bounce based on certain actions. For example, an application icon on your dock will bounce once when you tap on it from the dock to launch it, and an application icon in the dock will bounce repeatedly when you receive a notification from the application (as shown above). The bouncing will stop when you acknowledge the notification. You can also adjust how often the bouncing occurs due to a notification. The tweak doesn't affect your home screen application icons.

    Additionally, the tweak gives the iOS application dock a new appearance that resembles the application dock in Mac OS X Mountain Lion. It includes a redesign of the application icon reflections, a redesign of the glass dock itself, and the tweak even adds the light indicators to show you the applications that are running:



    The light indicators are highly interactive they will appear and stay on the dock as long as the application is open in the App Switcher. When you close the application from the App Switcher, the light indicator will disappear, emulating the action of quitting an application on Mac OS X. The Phone and Mail applications will always show the indicator no matter what, since those applications are always running in the background no matter what similarly to Finder on Mac OS X.

    From the preferences pane of ActiveDock, you will be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand and choose to enable or disable the bouncing animation for both launching applications and receiving notifications:



    You will also be able to set the "Bounce Every" property to choose how often the dock's application icons will bounce when you receive notifications from them. You can set this option to:

    • Never
    • Constant
    • Every 30 seconds
    • Every 1 minute
    • Every 1.5 minutes
    • Every 2 minutes
    • Every 2.5 minutes
    • Every 3 minutes

    ActiveDock adds a beautiful touch of animations, looks, and interactivity to the iOS home screen. It will be compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and works on iOS 6 too! The tweak will be submitted to Cydia today and is expected to be available in Cydia within the next few days for the price of $1.99.

    What do you think about ActiveDock?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming Tweak 'ActiveDock' Makes Your iOS Dock Behave Like the Mac OS X Dock started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      I was just thinking about how I wished there was a tweak like this last night. I'm buying this as soon as it releases.

      Is there a tweak that gives you the "genie" animation like when you minimize a window to the osx dock?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Finally a truely worth while tweak!
    1. TRoN01's Avatar
      TRoN01 -
      Hmmm, the "before" pic is after the "after" pic, or is the after before the before... anyway cool tweak.
    1. digzz's Avatar
      digzz -
      I wonder how this will work with : scrollingboard and springtomize with loads of apps all crampped together.
    1. spideyrules's Avatar
      spideyrules -
      This is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about yesterday when another tweak that let's you animate your icons. I would love to see this expanded to have user-chosen animations for ANY icon that has a badge notification.
    1. BhadKarma's Avatar
      BhadKarma -
      Interesting tweak. I will also get this. Light indicator is a good idea ... +1
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TRoN01 View Post
      Hmmm, the "before" pic is after the "after" pic, or is the after before the before... anyway cool tweak.
      If you would look closer you would notice that there are light indicators on the dock in the "After" picture.

      I was actually just coding a tweak similar to this. Maybe I will get in contact with the devs and share info and code.
    1. TRoN01's Avatar
      TRoN01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by micaiah12 View Post
      If you would look closer you would notice that there are light indicators on the dock in the "After" picture.

      I was actually just coding a tweak similar to this. Maybe I will get in contact with the devs and share info and code.
      I looked close. The "after" pic time is before the "before" pic and the bat % in the after is more, but whatever, it was humor not a criticism or correction...
    1. hudss's Avatar
      hudss -
      Doesn't livelyicons do this already?
    1. spideyrules's Avatar
      spideyrules -
      This reply is aimed at micaiah12, even though it's a response to TRoN's post...

      Quote Originally Posted by TRoN01 View Post
      I looked close. The "after" pic time is before the "before" pic and the bat % in the after is more, but whatever, it was humor not a criticism or correction...
      Well since he's going to criticize you for pointing out the error, I'm going to back you up.

      The time is 1 minute later in the "before" pic, making it an obvious "after" pic unless it was taken 23 hrs and 59 minutes before...

      The battery percentage is higher in the "before" pic even though the phone is not charging (unless there is a tweak installed to prevent the battery from showing as charging)...

      And I don't see any difference in the pics besides the time and battery percentage.

      TRoN may not have been critical or correcting, but if you want to try to call him out for errors, then check your own facts bud...
    1. TRoN01's Avatar
      TRoN01 -
      What are you talkin about, bud? The after pic should be later in time than the before pic. Like before he weighed 300 pounds, and a year after he weighs 150 pounds. Am I right or am I right? Again, was supposed to be funny but no one got it.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by spideyrules View Post
      And I don't see any difference in the pics besides the time and battery percentage.


      One dock is iOS-styled. The other dock looks like the dock from Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
    1. spideyrules's Avatar
      spideyrules -
      Quote Originally Posted by TRoN01 View Post
      What are you talkin about, bud? The after pic should be later in time than the before pic. Like before he weighed 300 pounds, and a year after he weighs 150 pounds. Am I right or am I right? Again, was supposed to be funny but no one got it.
      I was agreeing with you and backing you up. Reread dude...

      I STRAINED to look for any sort of "light indicators" but was focusing on the icons....Now I do see the light indicators...

      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post


      One dock is iOS-styled. The other dock looks like the dock from Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by hudss View Post
      Doesn't livelyicons do this already?
      LivelyIcons has a completely different intent. It's a homescreen animation tweak.

      ActiveDock is only for the dock, and uses a bounce animation for notifications as well as launching applications. The tweak also includes a Mac OS X Mountain Lion-styled dock with light indicators and new app reflections appearance. It's very different from LivelyIcons, so no LivelyIcons doesn't do this.

      Quote Originally Posted by spideyrules View Post
      I STRAINED to look for any sort of "light indicators" but was focusing on the icons....Now I do see the light indicators...
      Not only that, the glass and application reflections are also styled differently.
    1. robertus's Avatar
      robertus -
      Would like to see this in combination with themed docks.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Gosh all these awesome tweaks coming out for iOS and I'm stuck with my Android. And my iPod touch is old and slowing down so this wouldn't be worth putting on it.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      What's the comparability with springtomize? I have the coverflow effect on with 5 icons in the dock, I like how it has the little bar under it to show which are open, and the bounce feature is nice, id like to buy it but if it's not comparable with springtomize it's a waste of my money
    1. Extremador's Avatar
      Extremador -
      Well I guess this beats the Mountain Lion dock I posted a few weeks ago.

      http://modmyi.com/forums/skinning-th...k-ios-6-a.html
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      What's the comparability with springtomize? I have the coverflow effect on with 5 icons in the dock, I like how it has the little bar under it to show which are open, and the bounce feature is nice, id like to buy it but if it's not comparable with springtomize it's a waste of my money
      It works fine. But I think it looks better without the CoverFlow effect.

    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      I'm about to pick up an iPad. This will be awesome to use with a keyboard case. Will it work with many icons in the dock?