[Review] Get Cover Flow Appearance In Your Dock With Overflow
The Cover Flow appearance on the dock adds perspective to the icons.
If you think that it looks boring to see regular-looking icons on your dock that look exactly the same as everywhere else, then maybe it's time to switch to something more.. different. A new tweak dubbed Overflow
by iOS developer Adam Bell
has been released that allows you to have a Cover Flow appearance in your dock. It makes the icons tilt sideways based on their position on the dock. You can see exactly what the appearance looks like in the image above; the way that it kind of distorts the icons based on the perspective that you would expect from Cover Flow in your Music application.
Overflow is compatible with chpwn
's Infinidock tweak so that when you scroll through the dock you will actually get the Cover Flow-like animations. The scrolling effect is based completely on how you have Infinidock's settings - paged or inertial scrolling. The first time that you install the tweak, you will get a notification asking you if you would like to go to Cydia and install Infinidock to compliment Overflow. You will never see this popup again - you can buy Infinidock or you can dismiss the message. Overflow also comes with a setting:
The setting lets you enable or disable the tweak on demand so that you don't have to uninstall or reinstall it to get rid of or get the features back. But there are no other settings whatsoever.
Overflow works with any iOS version 4.2 or higher (including iOS 5). No icons are added to your home screen. The developer recommends that you use between five and seven icons in your dock for the best appearance results, because as you can see, with four spaced-out icons, it does look a little funky. Without Infinidock, the icons will not move, they will just sit there in a static position.
My overall feeling about the tweak is that it doesn't have any feeling to it unless you have Infinidock installed. If you let the icons sit in that funky position without having any kind of interaction abilities, it doesn't feel right. If you are looking for a way to spice up your SpringBoard's appearance, then by all means - try Overflow. If you have Springtomize 2, then you already have this functionality built in. Springtomize 2 is also compatible with Infinidock, so the choice is yours to make. Overflow does not require a respring to take action, while Springtomize 2 does.
Developer: Adam Bell
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Sources: Adam Bell