Do you ever wonder how much memory each application you have open is running? A new jailbreak tweak called AppSwiper by iOS developer David M not only tells you how much memory each running application is using, but also lets you easily close from the from the home screen with a simple swipe up on the application icon.
As shown above, the applications that are running have a blue colored bubble around the application names. The bubble is no fluke... it's intended to let you know exactly what applications you have open. You can swipe up on any application icons that have this blue bubble to bring up the confirmation message that shows you how much of your memory the application is using and give you the option to kill the application to leave it alone.
AppSwiper adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the tweak's settings:
You can enable or disable the confirmation message that appears when you swipe up on an application icon. Notably, this will also keep you from seeing the amount of memory that the application is using. In addition, you can pick a color for the bubble that appears under the application icons (blue is the default), and pick an opacity level anywhere from 5-100% in increments of 5. At the bottom of the preferences pane is a switch that you can enable or disable to enable swiping on application icons in the App Switcher to kill the applications.
The colors you have to pick from for the bubble include the following:
- Dark blue (default)
- Light blue
- Dark green
- Light green
AppSwiper is an interesting way to not only close out of applications when you're finished using them, but also an interesting way to keep track of what applications are using the most of your device's memory. If you want to give AppSwiper a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repositioned for 99¢. If you own Auto App Killer already, then AppSwiper is free for you. Currently, AppSwiper is only for devices running iOS 6.0 or later.
Requirements: iOS 6.0+
Developer: David M
Editor's Rating: 4/5