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  • [Review] AlwaysClose - Never Use Jiggle Mode to Close Apps Again


    Closing out of applications using Apple’s multitasking App Switcher is an easy, two-step process. You simply put the device into jiggle mode and then tap on the '-' buttons to close the applications from the background. If having a two-step process seems cumbersome to you, then a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed AlwaysClose by iOS developer ihkltc will let you have the option to close applications automatically without having to put the device in jiggle mode.

    How does it do this you ask? – Well it’s simple. Instead of having to place your applications in jiggle mode to show the '-' button when you launch the multitasking App Switcher, you can simply launch the multitasking App Switcher and the applications will already be showing the '-' buttons without you ever having to take a moment to hold down on the applications.

    The tweak is very nice if you want to over-step Apple’s two-step design process, howver they do that for a reason – so you don’t make mistakes. That’s one thing to consider when installing this tweak is that when you open the multitasking App Switcher, it will be really easy to accidentally close an application when you may have meant to launch the application instead, or vice versa.

    For a free tweak attempting to improve upon Apple's multitasking process and doing exactly what it claims to do without any noticeable bugs, I can recommend this tweak to anyone willing to try it. There are no options to configure from the Settings application – just install it and start using it!

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

    Sources: ihkltc
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] AlwaysClose - Never Use Jiggle Mode to Close Apps Again started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. thchillbilly's Avatar
      thchillbilly -
      I'm guessing this is exactly the same as "SwitcherCleaner" from BigBoss repo?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Yes, but switcherCleaner can also only show the running apps instead of every app you opened
    1. av911's Avatar
      av911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thchillbilly View Post
      I'm guessing this is exactly the same as "SwitcherCleaner" from BigBoss repo?
      I think so. SwitcherCleaner has been working great for me.
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Apples method for closing apps is ridiculous.

      Does anyone use that on a daily basis? Its far too slow.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
      Apples method for closing apps is ridiculous.

      Does anyone use that on a daily basis? Its far too slow.
      I use it everyday to close the running apps. Having zephyr makes it easier because you dont have to double click home button for app switcher to show
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Aren't there like 20 tweaks that do the exact same thing?
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Aren't there like 20 tweaks that do the exact same thing?
      Including springtomize 2
    1. Tario70's Avatar
      Tario70 -
      This is exactly like one of the settings in Springtomize 2.

      But it is free, so that's always a plus if you don't want to pay for Springtomize...
    1. jjh76's Avatar
      jjh76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Aren't there like 20 tweaks that do the exact same thing?
      Looks just like switchermod, does anyone know what the differneces are to these other types of mods?
    1. toykey9's Avatar
      toykey9 -
      That's sounds like checking out
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      Well, I keep up with this type of stuff, and this is the first I've heard of this concept. I don't want any other features, just the anti-jiggle mode appcloser, so other tweaks wouldn't do me much good. Very nice, I'm getting it.
    1. Fofer's Avatar
      Fofer -
      Why are any of you "closing" apps in this way? "On a daily basis?" There's NO reason to do this. You're just wasting time. iOS is smart enough to manage all of this for you.

      This article explains it all: Fraser Speirs - Blog - Misconceptions About iOS*Multitasking
      This video too: iOS Multitasking on Vimeo
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      so this and SwitcherCleaner which is betteR?
    1. rudyy50's Avatar
      rudyy50 -
      Cool, thanks for this. Works fine.
    1. thchillbilly's Avatar
      thchillbilly -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fofer View Post
      Why are any of you "closing" apps in this way? "On a daily basis?" There's NO reason to do this. You're just wasting time. iOS is smart enough to manage all of this for you.

      This article explains it all: Fraser Speirs - Blog - Misconceptions About iOS*Multitasking
      This video too: iOS Multitasking on Vimeo
      I close my apps like 100 times a day minimum I'm always running out of ram on my 4S, dropping to 20MB is easy to do so closing apps is necessary for me. Sometimes I even have to close apps from processes on sbsettings to free up more ram. I'm at 116mb and all I have open is safari and scramble 😳 close scramble 190. Let's hope the next iPhone that comes out has 1gb of ram or more.

      Has anyone used this tweak and compared it to SwitcherCleaner?
    1. Pir8pete's Avatar
      Pir8pete -
      doesn't work worth a sh*t on 5.0.1
    1. thchillbilly's Avatar
      thchillbilly -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      I use it everyday to close the running apps. Having zephyr makes it easier because you dont have to double click home button for app switcher to show
      Never used Zephyr, just installed it cool tweak I like it, thanks.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Zephyr can get annoying while playing fruit ninja..
    1. thchillbilly's Avatar
      thchillbilly -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Zephyr can get annoying while playing fruit ninja..
      In the settings for Zephyr you can disable it in any app.
    1. Jammol's Avatar
      Jammol -
      You people do realize the whole ram thing is just in your head right? I wish to God it was never implemented to show because before, no one was 'affected' by it, because no one could see it!!! 20mb? Lol, doesn't matter to the iPhone of it was 0.1mb, it would have done its job to clear clutter.