Wi-Fi is an important aspect of any iOS device, but wouldn’t be cool to have even more control over it than you already do? Thor is a new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer ClausCartel that has just hit Cydia. With it, you can control your Wi-Fi based on applications instead of having to enable and disable your Wi-Fi manually from the Settings application or with third party toggles.
What happens when you download Thor is you will find a new preferences pane in the Settings application (shown above) that has a switch for enabling and disabling the tweak on demand and many other switches for some miscellaneous applications. The switches for the applications can be turned on or off depending on whether you have these applications on your device or not. There would be no reason to enable the switches for the applications in the list that aren't on your device.
If for any reason you disable Wi-Fi – maybe to disable some notifications for a period of time, Wi-Fi will be automatically re-enabled as soon as you open an application that you have enabled from Thor’s preferences pane. So if your Wi-Fi is off and you have App Store enabled from Thor’s preferences pane, Wi-Fi will be enabled within a second of launching the App Store application.
The tweak is actually a pretty good idea, but as it sits right now, the developer should rethink the preferences pane. It would be more useful if the tweak took a roll call of every application on your device and made a list out of those instead of making a pre-defined list of applications that the tweak can work with. Right now, the tweak's preferences pane includes support for all of the following applications:
- App Store
- Dragon Dictation
- Dragon Search
Even though the list is limited, it includes some very popular applications that should at least make some users happy. The tweak is free, so there is nothing to lose from giving it a try. It will be best used for people that disable Wi-Fi and forget to turn it back on. It doesn't work with 3G or cellular data connections.
Editor's Rating: 3/5