[Review] Looking for A Way to Dismiss Lock Screen Notifications?
You know those iOS 5 notifications that pile up on your lock screen?
There has come with the new iOS 5 operating system, a new method of notifications. This method allows your notifications to stack up one over the other on your lock screen instead of the way that iOS 4 would only show you one at a time. If you have been annoyed by the large pile of notifications on your lock screen, then maybe you should check out this new jailbreak tweak that has been dubbed Ipsum
by iOS developer Nicolò Ciraci (iStopped)
Ipsum adds to the intuitive iOS 5 interface by allowing you to dismiss notifications on your iDevice lock screen. Usually, when you unlock your iDevice and then go back to your lock screen, the notifications will disappear. But, let's say that you have a pass code or even worse - a longer password. Maybe that might seem like too much work for you to go and dismiss all of the notifications for your lock screen. Or, maybe you don't want to dismiss all
of them, but instead just one embarrassing one, or maybe you want to delete one to keep the rest as a reminder for something. Whatever the case, check out Ipsum. Here is a video demonstration on how it works:
Ipsum is free in Cydia and as you can see the video above, you can slide all the way to the right to activate the tweak and then slide all the way to the left to invoke it. When you slide to the right and not to the left, the iDevice will open the application that the notification is in. If you slide it to the right and then to the left, it will dismiss the notification like it was never on your lock screen to begin with. I think that it's a nice little addon to have, whether you might use it or not. It doesn't get in the way of anything, plus, being free you have nothing to lose.
After you install Ipsum, there are no settings to configure in your Settings application and there are no applications added to your home screen. It starts working right after you install it. The only way to disable it is to uninstall it from Cydia. Hopefully you won't be a jerk and use Ipsum to hide your friend's notifications from them...
What are your thoughts about Ipsum? Share in the comments.
Thanks to Ryan Petrich
for the Display Recorder software used in our video demonstration.