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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. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Another awesome app by phoenix3200
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      sounds like a must have !!

      just when to cydia and i dont see "shrink" anyplace.. i dont need a repo do i ?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      It's on bigboss's repo
    1. g12007's Avatar
      g12007 -
      damn i dont see it. i hit reload a few times but its still not there . i went to manage/sources and looked at bigboss ... then in the "S" i cant find it.. damn what i do wrong

      i dont even see the one from sinful.. think i will just download & ssh

      ok they both come up in cydia now. had to reboot, dunno y ... wifi was working but anyways .. i got it .. thanks
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I got the app this morning. IT's awesome
    1. theguy386's Avatar
      theguy386 -
      am I missing something?

      just purchased this app and still dont see anything in my settings

      This is a fresh install of 3.1.2, with nothing installed but app store apps, Cydia, Mobile Substrate, and Shrink

      should I have something else?


      (this is an iphone 3g running on wifi only connection, no SIM)


      so far, ive tried:
      -reboot, respring
      -respring
      -reboot
      -reinstall of Shrink
    1. phoenix3200's Avatar
      phoenix3200 -
      Install PreferenceLoader.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Do u have extended preference I recommend u delete that
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I want one...
    1. jwil736's Avatar
      jwil736 -
      I'm having the same issue as tkirk and theguy. Not in settings.app

      I'm having the same issue as tkirk and theguy. Not in settings.app

      3gs jailbroken w/ blackra1n

      Preferenceloader worked thanks!
      Excellent app
    1. chakraj's Avatar
      chakraj -
      I have it working but every time I try to adjust an icon position it causes the springboard to crash??
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Same here Now everytime it's installed it makes my iPhone go to safemode for somereason now
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      again great idea...but usually w/ all in one solutions, there incurs incalculable possibilities of failure. i'll stick to SSH'n and resizing myself
    1. supersocialist's Avatar
      supersocialist -
      Incompatible with Stacks, and the Shrink author tells me it's the other guy's problem and I should uninstall Stacks. It *can't* be worked around? Wish I had my dollar back, I'd buy half a coffee.
    1. reanimationxp's Avatar
      reanimationxp -
      So I looked around for a while, and I can't find any way to currently have a 6 Column Springboard. Does someone have a repo and package for this? Could someone mod Five Column Springboard and make one? Icons at 75% size and 6 columns could look pretty cool.

      Mind you, I want 6 COLUMNS. There are like 3 separate videos of morons on YouTube that have a "6 column springboard" title and then go and install SixRows. Stupid much? I'm looking for columns. Halp?
    1. BurningAngel's Avatar
      BurningAngel -
      I installed Shrink and then enabled it @ 75% then activated 5 column springboard and sixrow (springboard) and it works well with both. So ive got 30 icons and then enabled infidock with six icons (looks great with the 75% size icons.) Use the no undocked icon labels looks better with no labels. The only glitch I had was the weather icon would remain 100% size until i scrolled off the page and then back and it went to 75% so nothing to bad. We do need a six column springboard though. That would look really nice with 36 icons per page. Thanks this utility is awesome!
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Great Mod!

      TIP: modifying the preference loader bundle (if you need to ask, you probably shouldn't do it), will let you enlarge the icons, if you wish. Obviously there will be some distortion, but it's still pretty cool. Doing like 1.25 looks kinda cool :-P
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      Great Mod!

      TIP: modifying the preference loader bundle (if you need to ask, you probably shouldn't do it), will let you enlarge the icons, if you wish. Obviously there will be some distortion, but it's still pretty cool. Doing like 1.25 looks kinda cool :-P
      Pretty sweet! Gotta screenshot to share?
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      Sure do, I'll upload it later
    1. clikzip's Avatar
      clikzip -
      Quote Originally Posted by theguy386 View Post
      am I missing something?

      just purchased this app and still dont see anything in my settings

      This is a fresh install of 3.1.2, with nothing installed but app store apps, Cydia, Mobile Substrate, and Shrink

      should I have something else?


      (this is an iphone 3g running on wifi only connection, no SIM)


      so far, ive tried:
      -reboot, respring
      -respring
      -reboot
      -reinstall of Shrink
      It did the same thing to me, i thought i got ripped off. I installed infidock back and rebooted and for some reason it showed up. Fresh restore of 3.1.2, Im not sure what resolved it.