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  • [Review] Aero - A New Way to Multitask On iOS


    While the iOS multasking App Switcher is very neat and orderly, some developers have been working on a new jailbreak tweak to let you multitask in ways you could have never imagined. The tweak, dubbed Aero by iOS development team SBCoders – the same team that brought us Deck, brings us new animations, effects, and a better experience – all without slowing down your iDevice. The above screenshots are examples of two of the different multitasking effects you can have with Aero.

    After a quick beta run, the tweak has become rock solid with butter-smooth animations and quick rendering. Aero doesn’t replace the App Switcher unless you choose to have Aero overwrite the App Switcher when you double-press the home button from Activator – yes Aero is activated with Activator. More of Aero’s options are shown below in the screenshot of its preferences pane located in the Settings application:



    Apart from choosing your Activator action, which will invoke Aero, you can also pick from other options which are explained below:
    • Overlay Mode – puts Aero over the application you're in with a dim effect instead of the linen background
    • Small Icons – shrinks the application icons to make them less fuzzy on retina displays
    • Animation – allows you to change the Aero animation to:
      • Linear
      • CoverFlow
      • Rotary
      • Wheel
      • Wheel (Alternate)
      • Cylinder
      • Time Machine
      • Time Machine (Alternate)
      • Time Machine (Alternate 2)
    • Background – if you have Overlay Mode off, you can pick between the following backgrounds:
      • Linen
      • Showcase
    • Icon Reflection – allows you to have application icon reflections in Aero similar to the reflection on docked icons
    • Wrap Enabled – allows infinite scrolling through Aero, removing the effect making you have to scroll back and forth
    • Verical Mode – puts Aero on a vertical axis instead of a horizontal axis


    It should be noted that while in vertical mode, the application labels you see in the first screenshot of this review would not be visible. That is a horizontal-mode feature only. Additionally, to reduce lag we suggest keeping Icon Reflection disabled. Apart from the noticeably fuzzy icons on the retina display – this is due to limitations of icon availability for the size used in Aero – the tweak has a great look and a diverse library of customization options for the end user. I couldn't find any bugs while using Aero.

    If you're looking for a cool new multitasking interface, then give Aero a try. I could recommend it to anyone trying to escape iOS's stock look, however it does not work on the iPad!

    Name: Aero
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0.0-1
    Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: SBCoders
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: SBCoders
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Aero - A New Way to Multitask On iOS started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. tayman's Avatar
      tayman -
      This is something I've been looking for. Will forsure be buying this soon.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Will check this out for sure.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Saw this on cydia. Looks interesting, might give it a shot.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Got so many tweaks already may have to do a little cleaning
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Like the idea and will add it to my iPhone but really would like to see iPad support!
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Just installed it...REALLY good!! The one suggestion i have is to add the ability to tap the screen (background) to close the switcher to get back to what you were doing, instead of having to press the home button.

      Small icons are the way to go in my opinion. They really aren't small at all, they are slightly oversized icons. I think calling Aeros default icons large would have made a lot more since.

      Love the tweak though, highly recommend it! Whoever these guys r, they r making some amazing tweaks, Deck, and now this...Apple might be doing some hiring soon!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Very cool, Going to have to give this a try.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Anthony thank you for reviewing useful tweaks now
    1. alexbishop05's Avatar
      alexbishop05 -
      THIS IS SLICK!!!!! x
    1. iRockADI's Avatar
      iRockADI -
      It's f*ckin' amazing!

      Intalled

      Hummm not workin. Only shows the active app, and if I'm on springboard says "no applications"... IPod 4
    1. serverleader's Avatar
      serverleader -
      Still like Multifl0w better cause the Expose switcher style is faster to tell what up with the apps!
    1. lolypoop220's Avatar
      lolypoop220 -
      hoo is to fast i like this new multitasking thanks.

      hoo is to fast i like this new multitasking thanks.

      hoo is to fast i like this new multitasking thanks.
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      This is very awesome indeed!

      My only suggestion is to include an option for a "kill all processes" icon.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Finally tried this. And its great. Looks and feels very good.
    1. iRockADI's Avatar
      iRockADI -
      Not working for me :-(
    1. M.C.Farmfresh's Avatar
      M.C.Farmfresh -
      I can't get some apps to appear in app switcher such as cydia. When I have cydia open it is in the switcher but when I leave cydia it doesn't show up.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by iRockADI View Post
      Not working for me :-(
      What happens? Maybe we can help
    1. iRockADI's Avatar
      iRockADI -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      What happens? Maybe we can help
      It only shows the app in use... The other doesn't appear...