Here are the best jailbreak creations for the week of May 14th until today, May 20th as per the opinion of our staff. This is a weekly recap.
1. Switchy - $1
is a new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer John Coates
that was based off of The Verge
's rethinking of Apple's App Switcher for iOS. Switchy separates the App Switcher into three different sections Ė settings, music, and multitasking. It adds a shortcut to the Settings application, a kill-all applications button, and a brightness slider to the settings section, it adds much more music information and compresses the two pages of iPod controls into one page in the music section, and the multitasking section is now labeled with paging dots and supports twice as many applications as before so the user doesnít have to page as much to find the applications they want. John has some inspiring plans to make this tweak exactly like that as shown on The Verge. If you donít know about the rethought App Switcher, it is essential that you spend a few minutes to take a look at it.
2. Swipe Safari - $3 ($1.50 this week only)
is a new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer deVbug
that makes iOS' Mobile Safari a much better Web browser. It adds full-screen support and multi-touch gestures to the Web browser so that it can be used in similar ways as the Safari Web browser in Mac OS X Lion. The gestures are used in combinations of tapping, swiping, and using more than one finger, but no more than 3 fingers. The diverse options that you can assign each gesture are capable of making Mobile Safari entirely a gesture-based browser without the need to use the touch screen buttons anymore.
3. VolumeCustomize - FREE
is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer CoolStar. VolumeCustomize brings more personalization power to your fingertips by allowing the user to change the background of the volume HUD, whether it be by changing the color, adding a color gradient, or even setting a picture as the volume HUDís background. The picture method is still under development, however it is functional. These color options are great for themers that are trying to keep a monotonous or consistent look throughout iOS.
4. SpotSiri - FREE
is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Rudolf Lichtner
. SpotSiri gives the use the ability to use Siri without using their voice by letting them type their query into the SpotLight search bar and then tapping on the microphone button to launch Siri and process the query entered into the SpotLight search bar. This feature gives SpotLight some actual use, since SpotLight is an underused part of iOS that is quickly losing popularity with every release of iOS. Since Siri is absolutely capable of carrying out every function of SpotLight, this tweak does a good job of including Siri into the SpotLight interface as a type of modernized replacement.
5. SiriGole - FREE
is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Adam McNight
. SiriGole makes it easier to get to Siriís settings, exit Siri, and clear Siriís conversations by using simple swipe and hold gestures. The gestures are performed via the Siri microphone icon. This tweak seems very simple, however it makes it much easier to get around to changing Siriís language, close out of Siri without using the home button, and even clear Siriís current conversation so no one else can see what you were saying.
Stay tuned for next week's best tweaks - only on ModMyi!