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  • Shrink: Resize your Springboard Icons. There's An App for That.


    One of my favorite things about themes for the iPhone and iPod touch, are the ones that make icon sizes much smaller. There is more screen real-estate, and things just look much nicer in a "nano" form. Unfortunately, if the icon had not been created for that theme, then it remains large and looks funny among the rest.

    Today there is brand new app called Shrink. Using shrink you can set a specified percentage of how big you want the icons to be from their original sizes. Once you've chosen your size, simply respiring, and voila. Smaller icons! This app is also compatible with winterboard, iconoclasm, and infinidock.

    Shrink is developed by phoenix3200, who has also brought us Music Controls, CalendarPro (Profiles), and Resupported. You can grab Shrink, and his other apps in the Cydia store now.
    Shrink runs for $0.99.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Shrink: Resize your Springboard Icons. There's An App for That. started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 66 Comments
    1. addictedto3gs's Avatar
      addictedto3gs -
      Quote Originally Posted by tkirk10 View Post
      OK, so I've paid for and downloaded 'Shrink'. Now what? I open Winterboard and it isn't there? There is also no icon... What am I doing wrong?
      If nobody has said it already, its in your settings.
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      Quote Originally Posted by BurningAngel View Post
      We do need a six column springboard though. That would look really nice with 36 icons per page.
      Leads on this? anyone?
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Iconoclasm.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      it's going to be part of your settings app
    1. osamaidris1080's Avatar
      osamaidris1080 -
      To all that are lost, just go to Settings and its there! You might have to scroll down a bit if you have a ton of apps (like me)

      Great App! Well worth the price too.
    1. danielharkins1991's Avatar
      danielharkins1991 -
      Just purchased. Excellent. Maybe we might soon see an option to increase the icon size as well as decrease
    1. BurningAngel's Avatar
      BurningAngel -
      This is with Iconoclasm, and infinidock!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Thats alot of icons on one page
    1. phonehead6720's Avatar
      phonehead6720 -
      Installed but doesn't play well at all with the ilumine theme, in my opinion the best theme there is. The icon's are already smaller than 100% so badges show up above the icon as shrink thinks they are at 100%. No way to change this as of now. And on top of all of this I uninstalled shrink and the transparent dock corrupts with no way to change. So I think I might have to restore my phone to get it back to normal. Anyone know of a way to manually uninstall to make sure I delete all the shrink files? Thanks in advance.
    1. burkybang's Avatar
      burkybang -
      After installing Shrink and restarting my springboard, my iPod Touch crashes and goes into safe mode. Is there a fix for this? Or am I just doing something wrong?
    1. sooner's Avatar
      sooner -
      I dont have an account to purchase this app but want it. How do I go about getting this? I have no google, Facebook, or PayPal account. Is it possible a cracked app?

      Thanks for any answers that may help me.
    1. maxxdout's Avatar
      maxxdout -
      I am having the same problem. It didn't work at all with the Stack app so I uninstalled it and I got reverted back to the default apple dock(should have Glasklart dock).

      I searched through my iPod via SSH so I can manually uninstall Shrink but I couldn't even find it.

      Can someone help us get our custom themed docks back? The only way to get them back is to have Shrink installed but installing Shrink messes up the location of Stack.

      Thank you!
      Quote Originally Posted by phonehead6720 View Post
      Installed but doesn't play well at all with the ilumine theme, in my opinion the best theme there is. The icon's are already smaller than 100% so badges show up above the icon as shrink thinks they are at 100%. No way to change this as of now. And on top of all of this I uninstalled shrink and the transparent dock corrupts with no way to change. So I think I might have to restore my phone to get it back to normal. Anyone know of a way to manually uninstall to make sure I delete all the shrink files? Thanks in advance.
    1. sooner's Avatar
      sooner -
      Thanks, I will try and figure that out,I don't speak Spanish. Do i do it from iphone or PC, and drag into itunes? what do u sugest? thanks again.
    1. maxxdout's Avatar
      maxxdout -
      Alright, I fixed my problem with the default dock showing up instead of the custom dock.

      For anyone else having this problem with the dock:

      Replace "SBDockBG.png" and "SBDockBG2.png" in the folder "/system/library/coreservices/springboard.app" with the custom dock image found in the custom theme you are using. Backup both of those images first before replacing them with your custom dock. This should let you have your custom dock back. The only problem I see if having to do this everytime you install a new theme, which isn't a huge deal
    1. sooner's Avatar
      sooner -
      Does anyone know where I SSH the rar file of Shrink into my device?
    1. Fodd1337's Avatar
      Fodd1337 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sooner View Post
      I dont have an account to purchase this app but want it. How do I go about getting this? I have no google, Facebook, or PayPal account. Is it possible a cracked app?

      Thanks for any answers that may help me.
      post edited, warez link.

      I'm pretty new to this forum but I'm pretty sure this is where the mods step in...
    1. jdpolo21's Avatar
      jdpolo21 -
      Why everytime I try to install it, it says "size mismatch" and then I have to restart the springboard? Am I doing something wrong?
    1. suzehenry's Avatar
      suzehenry -
      Excellent!
    1. Ninja10R's Avatar
      Ninja10R -
      Quote Originally Posted by maxxdout View Post
      I am having the same problem. It didn't work at all with the Stack app so I uninstalled it and I got reverted back to the default apple dock(should have Glasklart dock).

      I searched through my iPod via SSH so I can manually uninstall Shrink but I couldn't even find it.

      Can someone help us get our custom themed docks back? The only way to get them back is to have Shrink installed but installing Shrink messes up the location of Stack.

      Thank you!
      I had the same issue with transparent dock after i uninstalled. So i installed again and i tried disabling the reflections on the dock icons before i unistalled again - this worked just fine.
    1. drjailbreak's Avatar
      drjailbreak -
      I am also having a problem with my icons and a theme I have installed. Everything has shifted down a little bit, and I do not know how to get this to be normal. I uninstalled shrink, and reinstalled my theme but nothing seems to help. Is a restore the only way to get everything back to normal?