'NewsTask' Keeps the Pesky Newsstand "App" Out of the App Switcher
Most of you that donít use Newsstand have probably used a method of hiding the Newsstand application icon from the home screen. On the other hand, if you use Newsstand, but just donít see a need for it to appear in the App Switcher after youíve closed it, then thereís a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia for you to try out.
The tweak is called NewsTask
and it was created by iOS developer CFarzaneh. The tweak effectively prevents the Newsstand application icon from appearing in the App Switcher.
The developer created the tweak because Newsstand is basically like a folder. Folders donít appear in the App Switcher, so thereís no reason for Newsstand, which is basically a folder that houses your magazines and newspapers, to appear in the App Switcher. On the other hand, the tweak doesnít prevent your individual magazines and newspapers from appearing the App Switcher, so you still have access to your Newsstand content in the App Switcher without the "folder" being there.
The tweak is a nice way to keep unnecessary clutter out of the App Switcher, but itís mainly a perfectionist jailbreak tweak. Most people arenít going to mind much if the Newsstand application icon is in the App Switcher, but at the same time it can get just as annoying as having the application icon on the home screen if you never use it.
If you want to give NewsTask a try, itís available for free in Cydiaís ModMyi repository. It doesnít have any options to configure.