Best Tweaks of the Week 2/13 - 2/19
Here are the best jailbreak creations for the week of February 13th until today, February 19th as per the opinion of our staff.
1. AssistantConnect/AssistantConnect4S - FREE
is a tool brought to life by iOS developer Bilal S. Sayed Ahmad
to make Siri simpler to set up on older iDevices running Spire. To use it you merely need to have access to a jailbroken iPhone 4S and a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 5 with Spire installed on it. From there, you can use the AssistantConnect application on both iDevices to construct a link for Siri without ever needing to set up a proxy server or having to pay for an external server that hosts Siri for Spire. As it appears, you will have to refresh the information within the application on a daily basis so that your Spire device gets the updated iPhone 4S information that it needs since Apple makes it valid through only a 24-hour window. It’s a great way to get reliable Siri functionality on an older iDevice for free.
2. MultiTunes - FREE
is a great application invented by the iOS development firm, Harrison Apps, LLC. The application serves the purpose of effortlessly allowing you to sync between multiple iTunes libraries without ever having to delete content currently residing on your iDevice. The freedom to sync between multiple iTunes libraries is a feature Apple locks off to prevent piracy, however under certain circumstances we find that some of us have more than one computer - one that we update our content on more frequently than the other. MultiTunes gives us the freedom to make sure that everything we have is in sync and we never miss out on any of our content from all of our computers when we are using our iDevices.
3. Screen Swipe Sounds - 99¢
Screen Swipe Sounds
is a tweak prepared by iOS developer Laurence Millar to help us have a livelier iOS experience without having to feel like every iDevice should perform exactly the same way. Screen Swipe Sounds permits you to have a sound emit from the iDevice as you swipe between home screen pages. If you are using an iPhone, you can furthermore have haptic vibration feedback along with the noise. The tweak comes with 18 pre-loaded sounds you can use and more will likely be added as the developer comes up with ideas. This tweak goes well with something like Barrel to make using the home screen more exciting.
4. SiriLoveLyrics - 99¢
is an AssistantExtensions add-on for Siri made by iOS developer Pigi Galdi
to let you ask Siri to find lyrics for whatever song is playing in your iPod player at the instance in time you ask her. The interface is very pleasant, implemented precisely the way we would imagine Apple to have done it, unfortunately it does not yet support other music players such as Spotify, Pandora, or Grooveshark - only music that is played from the Music application can be recognized. Pigi says that he will add further support soon.
5. SiriLaunch - FREE
is a tweak that was made in order to make launching Siri even simpler, by iOS developer Jude Jean-Pierre. For some, using the home button for launching Siri is unheard of because the home button is either dysfunctional or it takes too long. Using Activator to launch Siri uses up one of your actions, which could be used for something else. SiriLaunch makes it easy to launch Siri by giving you a button in Notification Center that you can tap to launch Siri instantly without the delay of holding the iDevice's home button for a couple of seconds. It works with Siri on the iPhone 4S and with Spire on older iDevices.
Stay tuned for next week's best tweaks - only on Modmyi!