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  • [Review] Deck - The Ultimate iOS Shortcut Menu


    So many functions of iOS are concealed within the Settings application, or require extraneous gestures to perform. There are also so many tweaks and applications in the Cydia store that try to make shortcuts in iOS great, but they lack a major feature features. This sounds bizarre, I know, but features are the number one thing that most shortcut tweaks and applications lack in the Cydia store.

    Coming to the table to compete with all of those shortcut tweaks and applications is a new premium-designed tweak dubbed Deck by iOS developer SBCoders. Just taking a look at the screenshot above, you see the beauty of and work that has gone into Deck. It reminds you of something you would expect right out of Apple themselves, being sleek and simple to use. Deck will set you back just $1.99 to snag a copy from the ModMyi repository of Cydia.



    Deck does more than just offer you toggles like SBSettings or IntelliScreenX can, but it also gives you shortcuts for system actions like composing messages and Tweets, launching Siri or the multitasking App Switcher, respringing and shutting down, or even shortcuts for launching up to six applications of your choice. You can customize not only the applications you want to show in Deck, but you can even customize which system shortcuts will appear.



    The composition button brings up an iOS-style popup, which gives you the ability to compose Tweets, e-mails, or text messages. The iPhone-shaped button gives you an iOS-style popup with the ability to respring, reboot, power down, or lock the device (put it to sleep). Throughout Deck is an interface of extremely great built quality and animations that only add the icing to the cake. The icons look fabulous and the implementation is stunning.

    The list of things you can do with Deck:
    • Respring, reboot, power down, lock the device
    • Quick-upload text to Pastie
    • Toggle a flashlight
    • Launch a music application of your choice (Music, Pandora, Spotify)
    • Launch App Switcher, SpotLight, Notification Center, Siri, Camera, Wallpaper settings
    • Quick compose text messages, e-mails, Tweets
    • Toggle Wi-Fi, airplane mode, location services, Bluetooth, mute, 3G
    • Create up to six application shortcuts

    Deck is opened with an Activator action, which is customizable from the Settings application after you install it from Cydia. I recommend the slide status bar to the left action because it matches very well with the animation of launching Deck as it swings in from the left side of the screen when you launch it. The full Settings pane for Deck is shown below:



    From the Settings pane you can enable and disable Deck at your leisure, choose which interface will appear first when you launch Deck, pick your Activator action for launching Deck, choose which music application on your device will be launched by Deck, and last but not least pick your six actions or applications for the Deck shortcut section.

    At the moment, the 3G toggle is a pseudo-toggle that will take you to the Settings application. The reason for this is because SBCoders released Deck early due to high demand and has yet to finish the toggle. The 3G toggle will work like any other toggle as soon as SBCoders releases the next update. Another thing to be aware of is after installing Deck you will need to disable and then re-enable it and then pick a music application for it to work. This is a small glitch, which will be addressed in the next update.

    I love Deck. I'm sure anyone else who tries it will too.

    Name: Deck
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 0.0.9-1
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: SBCoders
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    Sources: SBCoders
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Deck - The Ultimate iOS Shortcut Menu started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 55 Comments
    1. burnsrbeef's Avatar
      burnsrbeef -
      I remember the days when SB settings provided all you need. Now there are so many tweaks that provide the same functionality. I would love to install this but I already have 3 tweaks that take care of most of this stuff....
    1. Dalvar3's Avatar
      Dalvar3 -
      Does someone know if DECK can be themed?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Looks boss, but it was stolen from the mountain lion preview so no credit from me
    1. xhazex9x's Avatar
      xhazex9x -
      Cant get my favorite applications to show up and theres no toggle in the settings.app any help?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by xhazex9x View Post
      Cant get my favorite applications to show up and theres no toggle in the settings.app any help?
      Check out the FAQ. SBCoders - Deck
    1. jonkjon's Avatar
      jonkjon -
      Wouldn't mind a link to that wall myself.....
    1. abcderick12's Avatar
      abcderick12 -
      I only have one page of apps, so i use three activator actions "Slide In Gesture" From Screen Right, Right-Bottom & Right-Top. And to stop the page from bouncing i use pagelock since i also have nospot. Now it works PERFECTLY with deck's animation.
    1. hadivelko's Avatar
      hadivelko -
      Suggestion for developers of app if it possible to make when deck opens to start with toggle swicher because for some people it more important to fast turn on wifi then feature like respring, and one more question does anyone know what is theme used in this preview of Deck.
    1. kline1's Avatar
      kline1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hadivelko View Post
      Suggestion for developers of app if it possible to make when deck opens to start with toggle swicher because for some people it more important to fast turn on wifi then feature like respring, and one more question does anyone know what is theme used in this preview of Deck.
      Bud go to Deck settings and under enable change 'Open With' and select Toggles.
    1. fpena's Avatar
      fpena -
      I would definitely replace sbsettings for this. This looks stunning... But, I miss some toggles from sbsettings (hotspot, VPN etc...)
      I hope they add support for custom system toggles in the future...
    1. emartins's Avatar
      emartins -
      Quote Originally Posted by pete.heat View Post
      yes thats exactly what it is. The carrying case can also be used as a safety guard for a samari sword.

      Are you retarded ? I feel bad for your parents. You must have the IQ of a hard boiled egg.

      ******* retarded children.
      Is that what this world is coming to ?


      You must not be that bright yourself. I was joking and I did know that it was photoshopped.

      Is this what the world is coming to? I feel bad for it then.
    1. hadzo's Avatar
      hadzo -
      ^ don't mind ppl like him... guess he wasn't hugged enough in his life lol

      I already made a point to him that perhaps he is the one that is ... I don't even want to use the words he did
    1. hadivelko's Avatar
      hadivelko -
      Quote Originally Posted by kline1 View Post
      Bud go to Deck settings and under enable change 'Open With' and select Toggles.
      kline1 thanks for the tip, one more question do you know what theme is used on preview pics of deck app?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Can anyone get Deck to show with the status bar gestures? It wont show for me.

      I could get it to work by holding the home button but not status bar swiping
    1. Liveitlive's Avatar
      Liveitlive -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Can anyone get Deck to show with the status bar gestures? It wont show for me.

      I could get it to work by holding the home button but not status bar swiping
      Pretty sure I had it workin on swipe left or right but it was finicky because if you swipe a little bit down it opens NC instead of the activator gesture... But I have had to respring once or twice for changes to take affect.