Wednesday afternoon we showed you FullForce for iPhone
, a tweak by Ryan Petrich that stretches legacy applications to the full height of the four-inch display for the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G. However, FullForce for iPhone did have a price tag of 99Ę. A similar tweak was also released today called Screen Extender
, and itís free, by iOS developer rcm.
As shown above, Screen Extender will give you a similar result to FullForce for iPhone. The tweak will make the older iPhone 4/4S applications fill the letterboxed regions of the larger display so it seems like the application has iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G display support. Both FullForce for iPhone and Screen Extender do this well.
The major differences in Screen Extender, when compared to FullForce for iPhone, is that with Screen Extender you have to respring every time you make changes to the Settings for the tweak, and Screen Extender wonít alert you when youíre about to open a legacy application and ask you if you want to enable the stretched version.
In addition, the preferences pane uses a different style from FullForce for iPhone, allowing users to select appliationss that they want to enable and disable for the stretching, rather than how FullForce for iPhone lets users toggle on and off switches for applications they want to enable and disable for the stretching:
Personally, I find the thought of having to respring every time to be daunting. I would rather have FullForce for iPhone because I can enable and disable applications on the fly. Itís also nice how when you download applications that donít support the display, FullForce for iPhone will ask you if you want to enable stretching, without having to inconvenience you to visit the settings and enable stretching like you have to in Screen Extender.
Screen Extender is free, however, so if you can deal with some of the inconveniences for the advantage of not having to pay anything, then you can get by just fine using Screen Extender. It is available right now in the BigBoss repository.
iPhone 5 or iPod touch 5G