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  • [Review] Black Icon Labels - Change All App Labels to Black Instead of White


    Yet another non-customizable feature of iOS is the ability to change the color of the labels that accompany every application icon on your home screen. Whether on the home screen, on the dock, or inside of a folder, all of the application icon labels are white with a semi-dark shadowing behind them. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Black Icon Labels by iOS developer Bradley Friedman will change the color of these application icon labels to black and disable the shadowing.

    Black Icon Labels is simple in that it changes the application labels to black without having any customization options to configure. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing depending on your observational view on the matter. On the good side of the plate, itís less to worry about and you can simply decide whether you want white or black application icon labels. On the bad side of the plate, people generally like customization options such as the ability to choose their own colors or to enable and disable the tweak on demand.

    For certain lighter-colored wallpapers, the black application icon labels pop out at you. Itís important to choose a wallpaper that will look good with the black application icon labels, otherwise the application icon labels will be difficult to read. For very light wallpapers, Appleís white application icon labels with the semi-dark shadowing donít really look too hot either.

    The tweak doesnít offer any necessarily helpful functionality, as the changes are all cosmetic and not functional. As there are no options to configure, the only way to disable the tweak is to uninstall it from Cydia. If you like the idea of having these black-colored application icon labels, then you will find Black Icon Labels in Cydia from the BigBoss repository for free. Be sure to give it a try!

    Name: Black Icon Labels
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Bradley Friedman
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Sources: Bradley Friedman
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Black Icon Labels - Change All App Labels to Black Instead of White started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      There's many free tweaks that allow you to change the labels to like any color. Custom color for example
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Pretty useless ****... It would have took the Developer just a few more lines of Code to make a fully customizable Tweak...
    1. Maarten16's Avatar
      Maarten16 -
      How is this even worth a review? We themers have been changing label colors for ages to fit our themes!
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      Quote Originally Posted by rud0lf77 View Post
      Pretty useless ****... It would have took the Developer just a few more lines of Code to make a fully customizable Tweak...
      It would have taken you a few more IQ points to realize it should be "taken" instead of took.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Why does this have a 3 apple review?
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      This review is kind of a slap in the face to themers. We don't get any front page publicity at all. But this "tweak" deserves one for something we have been doing for years now?
    1. .:JimmyL:.'s Avatar
      .:JimmyL:. -
      The developer of this tweak as well as the reviewer must be new to jailbreak. Well that's understandable...
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      Why in the world would you wanna remove the drop shadow. Takes all depth away and looks flat as a pancake. Graphically speaking this is retarded.
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      I love winterboard. Just felt like I needed to say that.
    1. nicoand's Avatar
      nicoand -
      FREE what else do you wont
    1. rud0lf77's Avatar
      rud0lf77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Senyaichiya View Post
      It would have taken you a few more IQ points to realize it should be "taken" instead of took.
      I am German, you Idiot... I guess your IQ is lower than 55...