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  • [Review] FastClear - Easy Notification Clearing

    When Notification Center dispatched with iOS 5, we liked how all of our notifications were all congealed in one place. There was no more of going into each application on our home screen to go through and clear out all of the badges we saw. Unfortunately, even Notification Center's way of terminating notifications has been deemed redundant – having to tap the 'X' button and then the 'clear' button for each individual application.

    A new jailbreak tweak dubbed FastClear by iOS developer rud0lf77 helps us to eliminate that redundancy by permitting us to tap only the 'clear' button to remove the notifications for each application instead of having the two-step process of tapping 'X' and then 'clear.' As made evident by the screenshots above – FastClear is a one-step procedure for getting rid of notifications.

    This kind of functionality comes with Filippo Bigarella’s $2.99 Springtomize 2 application for iOS 5, which is an extensive SpringBoard customization platform. The setting is called Instant Clear from the Notification Center settings and it will even get rid of any notification badges you clear from Notification Center where FastClear will not. Albeit Springtomize 2 is a great deal for its extensive settings, if you aren’t out to spend any money then FastClear will make a great free substitute for you and your Notification Center dismissal needs. Unfortunately, FastClear cannot be deactivated like the Springtomize 2 setting can be. The only way to disable the setting would be to remove the jailbreak tweak.

    If you are the type of person to be clumsy, you may not like FastClear. Once you tap on the 'clear' button, the notification is gone. Apple’s two-step process is made in such a way to keep accidents from removing notifications by mistake. FastClear requires iOS 5 because it depends on Notification Center. You can snag your free copy from the ModMyi repo today.

    Name: FastClear
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: rud0lf77
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Sources: rud0lf77
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] FastClear - Easy Notification Clearing started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I don't see why anyone would want to toggle this when it's a stand-alone package.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Is it just for jailbreakers, or do text messages always appear above the stocks widget?
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      ^^ +1
    1. k1dr0ck's Avatar
      k1dr0ck -
      @*T* you can sort the notifications in settings/notifications
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      I use quick clear, it's no different, and there was a review for it on ModMyi.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      The only way to disable the setting would be to remove the jailbreak tweak.
      Or you can go into SBSettings>Mobile Substrate add ons and turn the switch off.
      I personally will not be downloading this since I have springtomize 2
    1. jamesgunaca's Avatar
      jamesgunaca -
      You can re-arrange how apps are sorted in the notification center. Just go to Settings > Notifications > Hit "edit" in the top right corner and you can re-arrange the sorting as you see fit.

      As for the tweak, it's cool - but I also have Springtomize 2.

      I'd still like to see something like biteSMS x button on the lockscreen for notification clearing.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by s0ulp1xel View Post
      I use quick clear, it's no different, and there was a review for it on ModMyi.
      Yep, there is already an app that does this.
      I also have been using Quick Clear since it came out ages ago.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      With ipsum, you can clear lockscreen notifications. Just by holding the knob and swiping back and forth once
    1. Helix512's Avatar
      Helix512 -
      i wnat to reinstall this tweak but i cant find it on modmyi's repo anywhere. can someone point me to were it maybe now?
    1. MalayZN's Avatar
      MalayZN -
      agreed any one know where to get this?