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  • [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.

    Name: Overflow
    Price: 99
    Version:1.0.0-1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Adam Bell
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Are you going to download and try Overflow? Share in the comments.

    Sources: Adam Bell
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Get Cover Flow Appearance In Your Dock With Overflow started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. liverjello's Avatar
      liverjello -
      Does anyone know if there is an app that does the same thing for ur springboard icons?
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Do I need to have Infinidock installed JUST for the icons to actually rotate? I'm using Springtomize 2, and it seems pretty ironic I'd have to install Infinidock if Springtomize allows for custom icons in the dock. Then again, there is no option to allow scrolling, so it kinda makes sense.... -_-
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Just keeps respring my iDevice
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raptorjr View Post
      Shouldn't this feature be part of Infinidock?
      Ha ha tell him that! 😄
    1. Matth3w's Avatar
      Matth3w -
      I should've read more before purchasing the infinidock and overflow apps. I'm not upset but I didn't realize it bounces back after scrolling. So what's the point of having an animation at all? It's not even multitouch so scrolling is absolutely pointless. Anyone know I there are plans to keep it on the last icon scrolled to?

      If I scroll right (I have it set to seven icons) it automatically bounces back to the center icon instead of allowing me to click on the icon I scrolled to. Is this the correct behavior or am I missing something?
    1. anime007's Avatar
      anime007 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Uh yeah.. I mentioned that in the article so what was the point of repeating it?



      The application you are thinking of is called OverBoard by Ryan Petrich.



      Disable it and re-enable it. It will work fine.
      endless safe mode, needs to be more compatible.
    1. thedevicedr's Avatar
      thedevicedr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
      I should've read more before purchasing the infinidock and overflow apps. I'm not upset but I didn't realize it bounces back after scrolling. So what's the point of having an animation at all? It's not even multitouch so scrolling is absolutely pointless. Anyone know I there are plans to keep it on the last icon scrolled to?

      If I scroll right (I have it set to seven icons) it automatically bounces back to the center icon instead of allowing me to click on the icon I scrolled to. Is this the correct behavior or am I missing something?
      I am experiencing the same thing, Matth3w... The dock icons just jump back to the neutral middle position regardless of how many icons are in Infinidock or if I disable and enable the Overflow tweak. But in the video I can find on YouTube that shows off these combined tweaks, the expected stop-motion on the desired icon does work. I'm not sure why we're having trouble.

      Anyone have any thoughts?
    1. Matth3w's Avatar
      Matth3w -
      Apparently not. I uninstalled the app.