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  • Four by Five: Four Apps All About Fives



    One of my favorite apps is Five Icon Dock. I'm not quite sure why I am so attached to it still with things like InfiniBoard and Folders, perhaps it's just stuck because it was one of the first tweaks I ever used on my first Jailbroken iPhone.

    Nonetheless, I've come to the generalization that the iPhone likes fives. There is enough screen "real estate" that, ultimately, sets of fives can give you twice as much at your fingertips in less gestures.

    Today's breakdown is Apps all about fives. You can find any one of these in Rock or Cydia for FREE.

    Five Icon Switcher (new)
    iOS 4 Compatible


    Recently added to the collection, Five Icon Switcher, does exactly what it says; Adds a fifth icon available in the Task Switcher build into iOS 4.


    Five Icon Dock
    iOS 4 Compatible


    Simply allows you to add a fifth icon to your dock.


    Five-Column Springboard
    iOS 4 Compatible


    Add more icons into one page by installed Five-Column SpringBoard.


    FiveIRows
    Not Yet Compatible with iOS 4


    Unfortunately it is not compatible with iOS 4 yet, but it works great on previous firmwares. Not sure if we can expect an update on this one.



    While your at it, check out the MultiIconMover in Cydia/Rock for easier organization of arranging apps. It's FREE.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Four by Five: Four Apps All About Fives started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. jdfwarrior's Avatar
      jdfwarrior -
      Call me crazy but, this is only 4 apps about fives?

      1. Five Icon Switcher
      2. Five Icon Dock
      3. Five Column Springboard
      4. FiveIRows



      Counting/Title Fail.

      -- Edit

      Nm, you're one of those kids that wear their hat crooked, I shouldn't expect you to be able to count hehe
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      I must always have 5 icon dock. I need to have the default icons there PLUS irealsms....i panic if i dont.
    1. JLick's Avatar
      JLick -
      I kept scrolling up and down looking for the 5th app lol...too many 5's all over the place!

      Nice list though! And 5 icon dock is a classic!
    1. ShaggyTDawg's Avatar
      ShaggyTDawg -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdfwarrior View Post
      Call me crazy but, this is only 4 apps about fives?

      1. Five Icon Switcher
      2. Five Icon Dock
      3. Five Column Springboard
      4. FiveIRows



      Counting/Title Fail.
      +5 internets for jdfwarrior!!!
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      i agree i love 5 icon dock
    1. drosera's Avatar
      drosera -
      I find that the five icon dock is what gets me the most attention on my Iphone... Other than the themes that is!
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Infinidock!! Wayyy better! I have my 5 most used icons as the first 5, with the swipe of a finger, the dock smoothly scrolls to five more! I have 5 folders set as my next five, as I find folders ugly, and it puts them at one quick and easy spot!

      If u havnt tried infinidock do!! U can also change the spacing between icons on ur dock, have them snap or not. Great app, tons of flexibility, and it's only a dollar!
    1. glassJAw's Avatar
      glassJAw -
      Five icon dock +5
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      hahahahaha, thanks jdfwarrior.

      Originally I was hoping to get five apps in there... no dice. Really only 4 apps for five.
    1. jdfwarrior's Avatar
      jdfwarrior -
      Now his future is so bright, he's gotta wear his shades inside lol

      I'm just messing with ya by the way
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Cool but i couldnt use it, icons are small as it is just to cluttered
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by jdfwarrior View Post
      Now his future is so bright, he's gotta wear his shades inside lol
      I also wear my sunglasses at night.

      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      Cool but i couldnt use it, icons are small as it is just to cluttered
      Try using a theme like Matte Nano along with these tweaks. Any theme infact that has slightly smaller icons would make it much more easy on the eyes.
    1. imgMOD's Avatar
      imgMOD -
      Four Apps All About Fives?

      IMG
    1. axb500's Avatar
      axb500 -
      Shrink makes it all better.
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      yay i have been waiting i love 5 icon dock with a passion
    1. itsmejdn's Avatar
      itsmejdn -
      Five icon dock isn't working for me. Does Winterboard have anything to do with that?
    1. ryanstylee's Avatar
      ryanstylee -
      it must have been corrected, it sure looks like "Four by Five: Four Apps All About Fives"
    1. GreenMachine's Avatar
      GreenMachine -
      Thank you. These articles are very informative and helpful. Hopefully we can get past some of the recent issues and get on to making the most of our phones which is why we enjoy jailbroken iPhones to begin with!
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      I had 5 icon dock on my i4, but every time some app or utility that was not yet playing nice with iOS4 would send me to SafeMode, that 5th icon would close out and all the apps in it would be scattered across my springboard. Got bored with that, now have two apps and two folders in the dock. Folders have Infinifolder, so can hold hold as many icons as I want. Not as cute as 5 icon dock, but SafeMode (which is rarer now that things are sorting out) doesn't cause me to have to make a new folder and shift all the loose icons back into it.
    1. Cosworth1977's Avatar
      Cosworth1977 -
      You guys are awesome. Thank u so much