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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. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by ro0oney View Post
      sweet!!
      now i can do something with my iphone that the ipad does
      its the other way around bro. check your history
    1. Zenitram's Avatar
      Zenitram -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      ....
      While your at it, check out the MultiIconMover in Cydia/Rock for easier organization of arranging apps. It's FREE.
      Thanks for this list. It's great. I really appreciate listing if it's compatible with iOS4 or not as well. Keep up the great work!
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      I am still using my 3G on 4.0.1 and have five icon dock and five rows and colums. I also use iblank to put spaces around an app. it looks cool!
      unklbyl
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      What is fivelrows? There is no description?
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      What is fivelrows? There is no description?
      I am sure you know of this. goto cydia and hit search. enter the word five and search. under the letter "f" it is the last item, but by far not the least.

      "This famous hack by Gi-lo will add an extra row to your springboard. Now you can have 5 rows for the perfect theme setup"

      After reading that, i was sold.

      Then i installed five column springboard and installed infiniboard, and now have ALL my apps on one page. (about 80) The folders have made this even more fun, but i have not purchased infinifolders yet. 2 bucks is not bad, but my 1 page does that already AND shows up correctly in itunes

      Hope this helped.
      unklbyl
    1. kingjust's Avatar
      kingjust -
      Infinidock FTW!
    1. juggz143's Avatar
      juggz143 -
      Cosign infinifolders, if you're on the fence just do it.

      I have like 40 games in one folder in infinidock with the folder closer tweak (forget it's name at the moment) but it all works together beautifully...
    1. iPhoneApps's Avatar
      iPhoneApps -
      5 icon dock is the pinnacle of why Apple doesn't really care about what it's users want. Why oh why wouldn't they see the value in enabling it? How would 5 icons in the dock change they way they do stuff. Because there are only 4 columns? Wow.
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      I have emailed the dev several times about FiveRow and get no response so I am guessing that there will be no update.
    1. simon0372's Avatar
      simon0372 -
      Shame. I loved 5-row on my old 3G!
    1. 7th_s!Gn's Avatar
      7th_s!Gn -
      Thanks for the heads up about the switchers hadn't caught wind about that one.
    1. mj0528's Avatar
      mj0528 -
      5 column springboard drops my 3G connection just FYI
    1. Aaronius's Avatar
      Aaronius -
      Quote Originally Posted by guidenes View Post
      Totally agree,
      The Fives are my first ever tweak since iPhone 2G

      but only until i updated to itunes 9 with that app sync thingy.
      how do you guys sync after?
      won't it mess up the apps position?
      I've been wondering about something similar. Does anyone know if there has been or will ever been a hack or plugin for iTunes that will allow you to organize pages with 5 columns? It's not a huge deal, but would be useful.
    1. jonstar7's Avatar
      jonstar7 -
      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.

      -- Edit

      Nm, you're one of those kids that wear their hat crooked, I shouldn't expect you to be able to count hehe
      Four by Five: Four Apps All About Fives not five apps
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Don't know if this has anything to do with anything, but I have a 3G 5X5 as mentioned, and infiniboard. i just updated to itunes 9.2.1.5 and it will recognise my JB and unlocked iphone UNTILL i try to look at my apps. then it kicks my phone out. FORKIN BASTAGES. (that is not a swear word, right )
      slam thanx!

      Quote Originally Posted by 7th_s!Gn View Post
      Thanks for the heads up about the switchers hadn't caught wind about that one.
      Who broke wind about that one?
      unklbyl
    1. Xtremeiphone's Avatar
      Xtremeiphone -
      very nice list. I just downloaded 5 column springboard. Great
    1. N4cer's Avatar
      N4cer -
      Dang it. Anything that changes my icons in my iphone4 crashes me to safe mode.
    1. smudge9123's Avatar
      smudge9123 -
      That's what his title says four apps about so read ya post and count how many apps he put on here !!! Lmao
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Five-Column Springboard is NOT IOS4 compatible.
      I have IOS4 installed and I now have permanent safemode as It refuses to remove and it crashes springboard.

      How do you remove it manually? Cydia keeps crashing when I try to remove it.
    1. Zenitram's Avatar
      Zenitram -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Five-Column Springboard is NOT IOS4 compatible.
      I have IOS4 installed and I now have permanent safemode as It refuses to remove and it crashes springboard.

      How do you remove it manually? Cydia keeps crashing when I try to remove it.
      I was going to say try cydelete, but it's not on the springboard itself. You'll probably have to ssh into it and get it out manually. But that's just my educated guess. I'm sure someone with more experience may have a better solution.