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  • 'ClassicSwitcher' Gives You an iOS 6-style App Switcher in iOS 7 With More Features


    iOS 7 brought with it a new card-style App Switcher that some love and some hate. In all honesty, the App Switcher seems to be a dud. Sometimes it registers your swipes exactly as you meant them, and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the application icons like to shift regardless of the position of the application previews. It has the reliability of a poorly hacked-together App Switcher that was rushed for a final iOS 7 release.

    On the other hand, the App Switcher in iOS 6 worked great! It was reliable, usable, and simple. The only real downside to it was it was kind of boring.

    A new jailbreak tweak called ClassicSwitcher by iOS developer Thomas Finch brings the stability and usability of the iOS 6 App Switcher back to iOS 7, as shown above.

    Apps are closed by holding on them until a close button appears, then tapping on the close buttons close the applications you tap on:



    ClassicSwitcher is more than just the re-birth of the iOS 6 App Switcher in iOS 7, but it also adds a number of new features to the App Switcher that iOS 6 didn't have, and that iOS 7 still doesn't have. For example, you can have multiple rows of application icons:



    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure its various options:



    You’ll be able to enable or disable the iOS 6-style App Switcher on demand, choose between having 1, 2, or 3 application icon rows, choose to have only as many rows as needed to show all of your application icons, enable or disable a way to easily close all applications at once, enable or disable the close buttons on launch, enable or disable a confirmation message before closing applications, configure an overlay style, and configure an opening animation.

    As it sits, if you miss the iOS 6 App Switcher and hate the iOS 7 App Switcher, then ClassicSwitcher is a great upgrade. Not only does the tweak include numerous useful features that aren't existent in either stock option, but it offers a clean reliable interface for multitasking. The developer has a lot of plans to add more features in the future, and is always open to suggestions from users. We would definitely recommend this tweak to anyone and it's a steal for just 99˘.

    ClassicSwitcher is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

    Name: ClassicSwitcher
    Price: 99˘
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Thomas Finch
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'ClassicSwitcher' Gives You an iOS 6-style App Switcher in iOS 7 With More Features started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Mohitster's Avatar
      Mohitster -
      This seems like a very handy app!
    1. pedwily's Avatar
      pedwily -
      So you pay to go backwards in innovation? OK...
    1. Jupit3r's Avatar
      Jupit3r -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post

      iOS 7 brought with it a new card-style App Switcher that some love and some hate. In all honesty, the App Switcher seems to be a dud. Sometimes it registers your swipes exactly as you meant them, and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the application icons like to shift regardless of the position of the application previews. It has the reliability of a poorly hacked-together App Switcher that was rushed for a final iOS 7 release
      I've never had a problem with iOS 7's app switcher... Never seen one on any of my devices or in any of the 7.1 betas.

      And I agree that paying to for retroactive functionality isn't really beneficial to anyone..
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      Quote Originally Posted by pedwily View Post
      So you pay to go backwards in innovation? OK...
      Some people don't like different parts of ios 7. This may be one of them. That's the beauty of jailbreaking!
    1. rimshak's Avatar
      rimshak -
      It'd be nice if maybe you could take this route and still slide the icon up to quickly close. Sometimes I don't want people seeing screens I have open in the switcher. Namely my poor bank account which crazy enough, still shows my balance when I bring up the app switcher. Lol So I have to remember to log out or close the app each time.
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      Quote Originally Posted by pedwily View Post
      So you pay to go backwards in innovation? OK...
      With iOS7 switcher, you can't kill all apps at once.
    1. linkincyde's Avatar
      linkincyde -
      Quote Originally Posted by ABOSWORTH View Post
      With iOS7 switcher, you can't kill all apps at once.
      Use purge to kill all apps at once.
    1. Own3d's Avatar
      Own3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by pedwily View Post
      So you pay to go backwards in innovation? OK...
      And you gain privacy. Just because you like it, doesn't mean others will. This is why this is an optional tweak. For those who don't like the new switcher.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by pedwily View Post
      So you pay to go backwards in innovation? OK...
      I certainly don't consider the buggy iOS 7 app switcher innovative.
    1. Hashi's Avatar
      Hashi -
      I just purchased this one and really like the idea since I didn't think the IOS 7 app switcher/killer was as good as the IOS 6 one. I've got a ipad mini retina and 7.0.4 and this app only wants to work in portrait mode (which I don't use if possible), but more importantly, I'm not sure it works with 64 bit chips since it crashes and resprings into safe mode. I don't have much of anything other than Cydia and activator installed so am wondering if anyone has a case of this working with the ipad mini retina ios 7.0.4?

      Thanks,
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      Quote Originally Posted by linkincyde View Post
      Use purge to kill all apps at once.
      I used to use killbackground, which I liked a lot. I don't have an iOS device anymore. I just like to see what new tweaks there are so I still post a bit.
    1. OUT FOX EM's Avatar
      OUT FOX EM -
      Make it look and function like Auxo for iOS 6 and I'm all over it.
    1. pedwily's Avatar
      pedwily -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I certainly don't consider the buggy iOS 7 app switcher innovative.
      How the fck is it buggy?