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  • Clear All Suspended Apps Using a Swipe Gesture With 'SwipeAway'


    One thing that most of us wish Apple would let us do already is close out of all suspended applications in the App Switcher with just a tap, a swipe, or something that didnít require multiple taps to close out of all the suspended applications.

    A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SwipeAway by iOS developer Sirifl0w adds the ability to close out of all the suspended applications in the App Switcher in a very native way that doesnít add any kind of extraneous buttons to the interface. The tweak allows you to either swipe up, or swipe down on an application icon while in 'jiggle' mode, depending on the swipe gesture you choose from the settings application:



    You can adjust the gesture whenever you want to by simply selecting from the list and it will not require a respring each time you change it. The developer notes that you will achieve better performance if you choose the swipe up method, although we didn't notice any significant differences between the two.

    As you perform your gesture, all of the applications will just disappear from plain sight and your multitasking App Switcher will be empty. This frees up all of the memory being used by suspended applications.

    SwipeAway requires iOS 5 (it will not work on iOS 6) and is compatible with Zephyr. If you hate manually closing the suspended applications in the multitasking App Switcher and have been looking for a simple way to close them all in one gesture, SwipeAway is the tweak for you.

    Name: SwipeAway
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: Sirifl0w
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Clear All Suspended Apps Using a Swipe Gesture With 'SwipeAway' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Nice tweak. Kudos to the developer for making a tweak that has been done so many times but doing it this time in such a native way...
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Apple really needs to implement some sort of way to clear all running apps.
    1. emmanravalo's Avatar
      emmanravalo -
      not bad....
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      Sweet, I like this.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Apple really needs to implement some sort of way to clear all running apps.
      Agree with this 100% apple needs something bad
    1. scapegoat81's Avatar
      scapegoat81 -
      Not to burst your bubble or anything, but....
      http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/2/misc...titasking.html
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      Apple really needs to implement some sort of way to clear all running apps.
      They do. It's called iOS 4 and higher, and it happens automatically.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      They do. It's called iOS 4 and higher, and it happens automatically.
      I prefer to keep my multitasking bar clear though even though I know that most of them aren't backgrounded..
    1. docmagoo2's Avatar
      docmagoo2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by scapegoat81 View Post
      Not to burst your bubble or anything, but....
      http://speirs.org/blog/2012/1/2/misc...titasking.html
      His explanation may or may not be accurate IDK, but fact remains that when my free ram drops to 30-40mb my phone becomes slow as hell and magically speeds up again when I remove the running / suspended / not running apps in the switcher. This seems to be echoed a lot of users so I think this app is a great idea.

      On another note I can't seem to find it on big boss. Odd
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      They do. It's called iOS 4 and higher, and it happens automatically.
      What is this sorcery you speak of?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      They do. It's called iOS 4 and higher, and it happens automatically.
      Hardly. If you've ever had an App Switcher entirely full of all the applications you have installed, you'll notice (especially on devices with little memory) how sluggish the device gets because of this 'automatic' management.

      It's terribly sluggish and the 'automatic' management is terrible. You would be better off handling the memory manually in my opinion.

      Of course the iPhone 5's 1GB of memory makes it much harder to fill.
    1. h2a's Avatar
      h2a -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Hardly. If you've ever had an App Switcher entirely full of all the applications you have installed, you'll notice (especially on devices with little memory) how sluggish the device gets because of this 'automatic' management.

      It's terribly sluggish and the 'automatic' management is terrible. You would be better off handling the memory manually in my opinion.

      Of course the iPhone 5's 1GB of memory makes it much harder to fill.
      Got an iPhone 4 on day one, iPhone 4S now, and never EVER did this, and never felt like my phone was sluggish. To each their own. I personally think it's mostly in everyones head though.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Got it... Like it... Simple and effective... Good job Dev...
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
      Got an iPhone 4 on day one, iPhone 4S now, and never EVER did this, and never felt like my phone was sluggish. To each their own. I personally think it's mostly in everyones head though.
      That's because the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have a considerable amount of memory (512MB). As I said, devices with little memory will be more apt to have the problem. The iPod touch 4G is notorious (256MB of memory) and I've never had one in my hand that didn't have the problem.

      Animations become jittery, rough, and sluggish when too much memory is being used. The operating system cannot free memory fast enough for many of these processes.
    1. Andaz's Avatar
      Andaz -
      This is Amazing, just got rid of continuous hectic taps. Thanks
    1. georgeD's Avatar
      georgeD -
      that one day I went to the app Store, because (what a big surprise) my homebutton wasn't working. I asked that guy, why it happens so often, that the homebuttons stop working. He said, that I need to kill all the apps in the multitasking bar. If I won't than my homebutton will keep getting wracked...hahah he was for real!
    1. TheBitisU's Avatar
      TheBitisU -
      Good one.
    1. musicelect's Avatar
      musicelect -
      Why can't find this app in Cydia? I have the modmyi repo.

      Mark O.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by musicelect View Post
      Why can't find this app in Cydia? I have the modmyi repo.

      Mark O.
      You probably need to refresh your sources. It's still there.