It’s always a breath of fresh air when something that looks better than one of the stock features of iOS becomes available in Cydia. In this case, a new jailbreak tweak called Apex
by iOS development team A³tweaks is now available with what appears to be a better way to group applications than iOS' folders can.
It’s better, because it feels more natural, and it looks nicer. Between looks and animations, Apex is simply eye candy. It doesn’t lack function either.
Unlike folders, which you tap on to open, you open Apex by swiping up or down on an application icon. As shown above, you will get the option to add applications to the group via the use of "+" buttons. When you tap on one, you’ll see a list of applications that you can choose from to add them to the application group. Once you set an application for all the free spaces, you can press the home button to set them in place. Tapping on any of the application icons in the group will launch them.
You can have as many of these application groups as you want to have. They're just like folders, and you can put any kind of applications into them. This is great for keeping all of your applications from Google together, or all of your favorite weather applications together, or all of your Facebook sub-applications together.
You can also close any Apex application group by swiping from anywhere outside of the group to the center application icon. When you do, this is what an Apex application group will look like. Notice how all of the applications in the group just slightly appear around the edges of the main application:
You can enable or disable Apex showing application icon previews behind the main application icon from the tweak's preferences pane in the Settings application at any time, as well as access support:
Apex looks great, and works great. If you want to give your iOS device the Apex treatment, you can download this tweak from Cydia for just 99¢.
Note: While the current version of Apex in Cydia is version 1.0, an update (version 1.1-1) is coming soon with improved animations, compatibility with FolderEnhancer, and compatibility with iWidgets.
99¢ (limited time)
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