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.