Not too long ago, we showed you an awesome new widget framework by iOS developer Alan Yip called ProWidgets
, and we showed you how it worked, as well as told you that third party developers would be able to create their own third party widgets that could be added to the platform.
Third-party developers have certainly been taking advantage of the platform. One such release is EasySpring for ProWidgets
by iOS developer TheNinjaprawn, which allows you to access some quick respring options from a ProWidgets widget.
Shown above, the EasySpring for ProWidgets widget shows you a small interface that allows you to pick a respring function, and then tap on the "Submit" button to perform the action that you choose. By default, a regular respring is selected, but you can also choose from resetting the UICache and respringing, or entering Safe Mode. Alternatively, you can tap on the "Close" button to exit the widget.
As we showed you in the original review of ProWidgets, the tweak supports several different ways of opening different widgets. If you're an Activator fan, then you can assign an Activator action to EasySpring for ProWidgets. Alternatively, you can use CCLoader to add a quick shortcut to Control Center, or you can configure some of the built-in ProWidgets shortcuts for Notification Center without installing more tweaks like we did below:
We would like to see some options in the future for rebooting and shutting down in addition to the respring options, as they just seem like they would fit into an add-on like this.
EasySpring for ProWidgets offers a nice and easy way to respring and/or enter Safe Mode through the use of a very polished widget platform for iOS 7. If you would like to give it a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The widget does require that you have ProWidgets installed, which is a $2.99 purchase from Cydia's BigBoss repository if you don't already own it.
EasySpring for ProWidgets
iOS 7.0-7.0.6, ProWidgets
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6