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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. mschwachter's Avatar
      mschwachter -
      mp2 also looks amazing with the "fives" iOS4 compatible as well.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      I've always done five icon dock/columns. Havnt reinstalled since I've picked up the iP4 though
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      sweet!!
      now i can do something with my iphone that the ipad does
    1. simon0372's Avatar
      simon0372 -
      What about adding: 5-row QWERTY

      TBH, i've never got it to work on ios4.. but then i'm a bit thick.
    1. Nyra98's Avatar
      Nyra98 -
      Shrink + 5 icon dock + 5 column springboard + infinidock = WIN!
    1. chuk12chuk's Avatar
      chuk12chuk -
      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
      HAHA funny! seriously

    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      They all seem great, I already use five icon dock. I'd never heard of five icon switcher before
    1. area51crypto's Avatar
      area51crypto -
      Infinidock, Infiniboard, and Shrink is all you need and well worth the price.
    1. Wilbourn's Avatar
      Wilbourn -
      All we need is an app/tweak that allow's Five Column's in Folder's to make it 5:5.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Why is everyone forgetting Iconoclasm? You can have as many rows or columns as you please with it.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I love that you guys are doing this stuff! Would you mind doing the top 10 best iOS4 teaks? Like - kill multitasking - or - close folder at app launch

      thanx!

      tim
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Pretty nice!
    1. AppGuy2's Avatar
      AppGuy2 -
      ...also - there is a cool app called FIVES Fives for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      Used to use these, but since the i4 I enjoy having everything in FOURS. It doesn't look as cluttered. Plus, I use folders so I'm not having that many icons to mess with.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      What theme is the Mail and iPod icons from?
    1. TheSmartGuy's Avatar
      TheSmartGuy -
      Five Icon Springboard was really useful. I couldn't find very many iOS4-compatible apps that changed the springboard, since they all got broken in the update.

      Now we just need five columns in the folders...
    1. theimapwnu's Avatar
      theimapwnu -
      awesome, all fived out on my i4 now

      (except fiveirows)
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      I just got all of then except for FivilRows, I love then all!
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      What theme is the Mail and iPod icons from?
      Classica 3
    1. guidenes's Avatar
      guidenes -
      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?