If you’re interested in having more control over your home screen applications, then you’ll definitely want to check out a new jailbreak tweak called Icon Tool by iOS developer ioshack. Icon Tool pulls up the menu shown above whenever you put your iOS device into jiggle mode and then triple-tap on an application icon.
From the menu, you will be able to perform any of the following actions for the application that you triple-tap on:
- Open in iFile
- Clear badge
- Clear caches
- Back up data
- Restore data
These features are very powerful. The open in iFile feature is handy when you have a game, or another application, and want to edit its contents. This is particularly popular among game players that want to unlock items without playing through the game and earning them. Clear badge, launch, and delete are all pretty obvious, so there’s no need to explain those.
Clear caches will come in handy for applications that accumulate large amounts of data over time, such as Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. Clearing the cache of an application empties the application’s caches and opens up more of your storage space. Backing up and restoring data is great for when you want to retain an application's state after deleting it, and then bring that application's state back when you install it again.
When you clear an application’s cache, you will get a nice little notification like the one shown below:
Icon Tool is compatible with any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5 or later. The developer promises to add even more features in the future. You will find this handy little jailbreak tweak in Cydia’s BigBoss repository right now for just 99¢!
Name: Icon Tool
Requirements: iOS 5+
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5