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  • What's New In Cydia : iPicMyContacts, MultiCleaner, GroupSend
    In the excitement for the new jailbreak tool, it's great to see that there are still a ton of new apps being released into the Cydia store, as we all prepare to jailbreak the world. Here is this week's breakdown of what's new and updated in Cydia. Share your comments on your experiences with these apps as usual! Enjoy..


    iPicMyContacts
    iPicMyContacts


    iPicMyContacts is very similar to the popular Cyntact by Saurik. Most of you probably already have Cyntact but if you haven't yet purchased it, I highly recommend checking out iPicMyContacts.

    iPicMyContacts has a built in feature that will allow you to quickly search google for someone's picture and add it to the contact on your phone. At first I thought that it wouldn't work, but I was surprise when in a matter of a few minutes I was able to add dozens of my contacts photos. The search was pretty damn accurate, and the developer claims it will get even better.

    Grab this one in Cydia for $1.29



    MultiCleaner
    da_petcu21


    MultiCleaner is an advanced housekeeper for your MutliTasking apps. It can get to be quite a pain in the @$$ managing app, and MultiCleaner is here to help. The app will allow you to quit apps with a quick activator gesture and even allows you to customize the multitasking bar to your own liking.

    MultiCleaner is available in Cydia for $0.99.


    GroupSMS
    trustmobi


    GroupSMS is an app that allows you to send SMS messages to a group of contacts. The apps comes with a built-in manage to quickly edit and create groups from your contact list.

    The app design is slick and has an excellent GUI. It is available in Cydia for $1.99. But if this interests you, keep reading for the next group sending app.



    GroupSend
    Zmaster


    It only seems appropriate to detail another app that does group sms messages next. GroupSend also allows you to send a message to a group of people on your contacts list. It also integrates seamlessly with your any of the messaging apps like the stock Messages app, iRealSms and even biteSMS. There is no application persay, but rather a tweak to the way you select contacts, which is really what makes this app different than GroupSMS.

    When you choose to "add contact" while composing a new message, you will be given the ability to select more than one contact rather than the one at a time method. You can also select existing groups you have created as well in a single tap.

    NOTE: it is recommended to define contact groups to get the maximum of the functionality. You can use ABGrouper to do so.
    GroupSend can be found in Cydia for $1.49, slightly cheaper than GroupSMS. Even without the pricetag in mind, I'd prefer this over groupSMS, as this is a tweak to the native system rather than an additional app.



    DataCounter
    xh


    Data Counter is a simple application that allows you to track your data usage over a period of time, and allows you to set up notifications when certain conditions are met. This is a a great app for those that want more instant notification from their data tracking. However for the cost of $2.99, you might be better off using the Data trackers in the official Carrier apps. You can find this app in Cydia.




    Also Available...

    PreventSleep Free
    An SBSchedule toggle that prevents your device from going into sleep mode (The screen still turns off but WiFi and 3G continue to operate)

    Features Free
    Enable iOS 4 features on iPhone 3G and iPod 2G

    Multitasking Time Free
    A Mobile Substrate plugin that adds the time and a battery icon to the multitasking bar.

    Pass Gen Free
    Generate passwords of any size instantly with phonetics, lowercase, uppercase, numbers and punctuation.

    AndroidLock XT $1.49
    An enhanced version of AndroidLock, and android like lockscreen for your iDevice.

    FastSnap $0.99
    Take Photos and Video using the volume controls, much like a regular camera would be set up.

    App Switcher Rotator $1.49
    This plugin rotates the switcher icons to the current app's orientation.

    Direct Closer Pro $1.00
    A Tweak that automatically adds the red cross on icons inside the mutlitasking bar to quickly close apps.

    PlayAwake $1.99
    Use iPod music as your alarm clock. This is a tweak that fully integrates with your Clock app.

    FastNumber $0.99
    Simplify the number of steps to adding a phone number into your contacts list.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: What's New In Cydia : iPicMyContacts, MultiCleaner, GroupSend started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 40 Comments
    1. SnR's Avatar
      SnR -
      Group send is really cool. Something Apple should have had in the first place, another reason to jailbreak.
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Cydia really needs to get updated. I miss my rock backups and im am seriously getting bored of going into cydia and looking at that boring looking interface. They should have left rock open until cydia got updated and then turn off rock but now im stuck with cydia and i have to use aptbackup which sucks compared to awesome rock backups. Also when is backgrounder getting updated for 4.1 i wanna background apps on my 3g but enabling native multitasking will just slow down my phone
    1. Captinsmooth's Avatar
      Captinsmooth -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilrican21 View Post
      Man where is the flipping jailbreak I paid for Cydia apps and I can't even use it. Waste of money!
      Well aren't we just the entitled one...
    1. tjb5099's Avatar
      tjb5099 -
      If only I could get cydia on my phone

      ~Tim
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      Aptbackup worked for
      Me. Still not nearly as nice as rock was
    1. SnR's Avatar
      SnR -
      Quote Originally Posted by tjb5099 View Post
      If only I could get cydia on my phone

      ~Tim
      greenpoison ;D
      Just wait a little while.
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Quote Originally Posted by cahoosersnip View Post
      Anyone having issues with facebook app after installing ipickmycontacts? Ihave deleted this app untill a fix has been sorted.
      Quote Originally Posted by Titan3636 View Post
      ipickmycontacts makes facebook app not work right. after i installed it i could not tap a lot of the tings in the FB app. uninstalled and it was back to normal. (iphone 4 4.0.1)
      I also had an issue with facebook

      The buttons weren't pressing etc...

      I uninstalled it... went back to Cyntact
    1. Zenitram's Avatar
      Zenitram -
      The developer of iPicMycontacts responded to some issues including the facebook problem. He's also checking into the compatibility of it with Intelliscreen. If you recall, cyntact is NOT compatible with intelliscreen.

      iPicMyContacts - Extends Contacts Pictures | iPhone News, Help and Guides

      From the dev:
      New version was pushed to BigBoss and should be available in <24hrz.

      It contains those changes:

      - Added support for iOS 3.0 and up
      - Fixed Facebook integration bug
      - Added “Remove Picture” when clicking on contact picture
      - New progress HUD control
      - New pictures results grid view with pop-in effects
      - Shows even more picture results
      - Reduced .deb size by 70%
      - Much more stable
      - Fixed a minor memory leak

      Thanks for the feedback.
      - Yaniv Danan
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Niiice

      In the next version it would be 100% better if they could also integrate it with facebook app cuz the sync option isn't all that
    1. goodluck4287's Avatar
      goodluck4287 -
      Does anyone know the differences between FastSnap and SnapTap? I'm currently using SnapTap with the accompanying sbsettings toggle. Only thing I don't like is that because iOS 4 backgrounds the camera, whenever you later decide to change the volume... Well, you know.
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      Quote Originally Posted by siacotos View Post
      what new jailbreak are you talking about. the how to jailbreak iphone 4 link at the top of the forums is broke. and a google search came up with nothing interesting
      They're talking about THIS NEW JAILBREAK.
    1. siacotos's Avatar
      siacotos -
      [QUOTE=Eagleye;5484097]They're talking about THIS NEW JAILBREAK.[/QUOTE


      as far as I know that is just the exploit. they have yet to release the jailbreak. the cronic dev team is hard at work on it. but there has not been a new jailbreak released.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      There also a new app called FolderEnhancer. About to get it. Has some really cool feature in it.
    1. PaintTheSkyGrey's Avatar
      PaintTheSkyGrey -
      Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
      There also a new app called FolderEnhancer. About to get it. Has some really cool feature in it.
      This post should be updated to include FolderEnhancer, as I believe it's probably easily going to be the best app released this week. I bought it, and it's phenomenal so far.
    1. Gregatgmail's Avatar
      Gregatgmail -
      Quote Originally Posted by goodluck4287 View Post
      Does anyone know the differences between FastSnap and SnapTap? I'm currently using SnapTap with the accompanying sbsettings toggle. Only thing I don't like is that because iOS 4 backgrounds the camera, whenever you later decide to change the volume... Well, you know.
      I don't use the Sbsettings toggle for SnapTap, and when the camera is not at the front, the buttons work the ringer volume.

      Greg
    1. garyh99's Avatar
      garyh99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Be Expressive View Post
      I can't seem to get Features to work, any suggestions
      It's a Winterboard app, so all the new "features" are there.
    1. jklandrum's Avatar
      jklandrum -
      iPicMyContacts is great, but it affects my Facebook. I'm unable to post or comment, but once I uninstalled it I was able again.

      I am also having this problem. I had to uninstall.
    1. cahoosersnip's Avatar
      cahoosersnip -
      Hopefully the developer will look into the facebook issue for us. Its a shame cuz the app was good. Weird that its not affecting all users.jklandrum.. Are ur issues using iphone 4? Uk facebook?

      Whoops.. Teach me to read all posts first. Looks like il be reinstalling ipicmycontacts very soon.
    1. nokeboi's Avatar
      nokeboi -
      Does anyone know if "Multicleaner" has this function that doesn't require users to double-tap home button to bring up the multi-task dock? Would be cool to have a swipe method to bring it up instead of using home button.

      Please help thanks =)
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by nokeboi View Post
      Does anyone know if "Multicleaner" has this function that doesn't require users to double-tap home button to bring up the multi-task dock? Would be cool to have a swipe method to bring it up instead of using home button.

      Please help thanks =)
      You can set it with activator for anything, like when I double touch the status bar, i have it set to kill all apps except iPod safari mail messages and phone