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01-25-2012, 07:34 AM #170 Best Cydia Mods/Apps 2011
70 Best Cydia Apps of 2011
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How would you like a list of best Cydia apps of 2011? If you have a jailbreaked iPhone, then you might be searching for the best of the cydia apps to make to most out of your iPhone. Cydia provides loads of apps to enhance usability of your iPhone. In this post we will look at 70 best cydia apps of 2011 to rock your iPhone.
To download any of these apps, fire up your Cydia app and do a quick search with the name of the app written below. Most of them should be easy to find. For others, you have to add their respective sources. These are a lot of source lists available in Cydia too. If you have any problems finding an app, we would love to help.
The 10 Best Cydia Apps of 2011
1. 3G Unrestrictor
As the name suggests the 3G unrestrictor is a 3G restriction removing application available exclusively on Cydia for obvious reasons. Most of the iPhone apps are not allowed to download large files over 3G network (iPhone had a 10 MB restriction limit over 3G which was later bumped to 20 mb. Also see my3G app below). 3G unrestrictor removes the 3G data usage restriction that haunts most of the iPhone apps. This application works by tricking iPhone into thinking that it is working over a wifi network rather than being connected to a 3G one. This app works perfectly with skype and other programs that restricts 3G. You can have your hand on this wonderful app for just $3.
It shows all the open apps( up to 9) in single screen and helps you in managing switching from one task to another.
3. SBSettings Cydia App
SBSettings is one of the most essential apps for your jailbreaked iPhone. It allows you to manage wifi, 3G, brightness and lot more. It brings various switches directly to your home screen from settings apps. Itís a faster way to manage the settings of the iPhone such as wifi, 3G, Bluetooth etc instead of using iPhone app. You can also add button to your status bar thus, thus you could manage settings from there also. Itís a must have app for all jailbreakers.
4. Synchronicity Cydia App
It allows you to use your phone when it is syncing with iTunes. Instead to looking idly at the blank screen of your iPhone while it is syncing with iTune, by using this app you can make calls, open any app, etc. The version 2.0 costs $2 at cydia store.
5. Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone
Wi-Fi sync is one of the best cydia apps for iPhone. It allows you a consistence wireless synchronization with iTunes with touch of a button and rules out the USB cable completely. You can sysnc your device from anywhere you want. Wifi sysnc is completely compatible with Mac 10.5/10.6 windows XP, windows vista and windows 7.
To use WiFi sysnc you have to download and install a free application on your computer and then purchase and install the app on your apple device. This app cost $9.99 on cydia store.
6. WinterBoard Cydia App
Winterboard is free cydia app that let you customize your iPhone. It provides a hook for graphic artist to create and customize themes in any apple OS, including third party software downloaded from apple apps store. It allows user to add multiple themes together under a priority order. It also allows user to modify .artwork files without even hacking its original file or disturbing its content.
Dream board can be treated as an alternative to the winterboard. It is actually a innovative theme manager mainly designed for iOS 4.0 and above. Dream board completely overhauls the look and feel of your iOS. Dreamboard allows you to place anything anywhere; you change the position of widgets and even apps. Dream board also allows you to toggle between a numbers of themes in a matter of second. Simply launch the app, choose the best theme and apply itís so simple. Unlike springboard it does not need to be restarted every time you need to bring on some change. It also includes a complimentary copy of endroid which is actually a HTC theme.
It is also compatible with iPad but it has been found that there are certain issues with some of the themes, they might not work on iPad and older generation devices.
It is actually a file manager and a file viewer, which works under user root. It works well with iPhone, iPod and even iPad. It gives user a smoother and faster navigation through the file system on your iPhone. It also provides the user with the facility to view different types of files like, movies, sound, text, HTML, PDF, Microsoft office documents, compressed files etc directly.
In case if you are viewing some PDF file it allows you to jump to a particular page in no time. It also supports zip and compressed packing and unpacking. You could also send these files via email attachments and it also enables user to bookmarks folders and files. Moreover it also consists of a built in web server, that could be used to connect and download/upload different files.
Itís a marvelous applications that lets you use your iPhone as a wifi hotspot so as to share the internet connection with the other iDevices, computers or laptops. It has 40 and 140 bit WEP security to prevent others from retrieving your wifi hotspot. It can also enable USB and Bluetooth tethering on your iPhone. The most important thing is it consumes less battery. It also shows up the incoming and outgoing bandwidth. It is available for $9.99 at cydia rock apps store.
You can call Mcleaner as a kind of blacklist app for the iPhone. It could allow you to arrange and blacklist or white list your callers. Its main purpose is to manage the sms and calls for your iPhone and rejects those which you donít want. It can be used to filter incoming and outgoing calls on your preference. It also provides the user with the facility to create different profiles, to change their preference quickly. It provides password protection to protect the privacy of user and save all the blacklist data in secret password protected log file.
Cycorder allows the iPhone to explore its full camera potential. It records at the maximum speed of the iPhone camera i.e. 6-15 frames per second. It depends only upon the lightening conditions. There is no delay when press stop and view the resultant video.
The Cycorder records in MJPEG format, which is the same format used by most of the point and shoot digital cameras with video recordings. The video is recorded at 384X288 and aspect ratio 4:9. The quality of the recording is far better than the one provided by the iPhone camera, which use a lose compression algorithm to obtain the small video sizes.
12. Safari download manager:
Safari download manager is a powerful extension that can add powerful and highly configurable download manager to the iPhoneís default browser. It lets you download multiple files simultaneously and and gives you full control over the downloaded files.
13. Open SSH
It provides encrypted sessions between the devices by using SSH protocol.
14. Five icon dock
This is a simple application by Jay Freeman. It allows users to add five icons into the dock.
15. Auto Location
This is an automatic solution for all your GPS needs. It automatically enables and disables the locations services. When you switch on any of the location based serives like GPS. This application automatically will detect the need to provide the location services and hence will enable the same, if you are not using the location service then it will switch it off.
16. VLC media player
This is one of the best media players, it can play nearly every video.
17. Mobile Terminal
It is a terminal emulator application for iPhone by Allen Porter.
It protects all your applications with password. It also contains a lost password feature, in case you forget your password.
This tweak allows you to add 3D cube effect on your icon pages. In the settings you can select the depth of the 3D effect.
21. Landscape lock rotation
This tweak allows you to lock your iPhone screen in horizontal or vertical direction. This could come in handy if you donít want your screen to move either in horizontal or in vertical direction.
It allows you to create more icons at the dock. Apple allows you to place only 4 icons in the dock, by using this tweak you can add more than 4 icons and furthermore you can also switch them to 5 screens.
It is a backup app that allows the user to backup all his APT/DPKG sources and all your installed apps, so that you need not to install all of them again individually from cydia. Whenever needed you can restore them from the backup.
24. MT Gestures
Multi-tasking gesture lets you four or five fingers to; pinch to the home screen, swipe up to reveal multi-tasking bar and to swipe left or right between applications.
It helps you to customize the icon layouts on your home screen, the iPhone provides a default layout of 4X4 sets, but you can change it through this tweak.
26. Data deposit
This is a backup apps for iOS, it saves all your data to your dropbox account, from where you can share it with your friends or can restore them to another device.
This tweak allows you to store more applications in your folders. (the default value by apple is 12)
This allows you to run animated wallpapers or your videos or movie clips as your wallpaper. This is really cool but drains your battery faster.
This app improves your iPhone messaging experience. It integrates itself itself with the default messaging application supplementing it with more functions.
It helps you sync the applications that you havenít bought using your own iTunes account via iTunes.
It provides you with the feature to add password to any or all of your apps and folders.
32. Live clock
This installs a real clock on your iPhone. The default clock app is strucked to a time, but this will make it run and show the exact real time.
It allows you to configure the numbers from which you donít want to receive any calls or messages. It also helps you to hide the messages. It also has provision for parental control, blocking outgoing calls, can be scheduled fully and much more. You can use it to block phone numbers and do a lot of other stuff to keep unknown callers and telemarketers at bay.
It allows you to place icons anywhere in the grid of the screen, thus breaking the restriction of the rows and cloumns.
35. Folder enhancer
As the name suggests it enhances the default features of the folders. Now, folders opens up faster, you can add 320 icons to the folder, can create folder inside the folder, it also contains features like hiding the folder name, wallpapers and disabling animations.
36. Reflective Dock
It creates 3D reflection of the icons in the dock.
37. Weather icon
This app gives live weather report directly to your iPhone.
It makes your phone vibrate on any incoming calls, messages or missed calls.
39. bigU Movies app
It allows you to download, live stream and watch full length movies directly to your iPhone. It also provides connectivity solutions for your television set. You can watch full length high quality movies directly.
It is a simple easy to use backup solution for your iPhone. It allows you to backup and restore all your cydia apps. This also provides you with feature to send/share /exchange your list with the others.
41. Rotation inhibitor
It disable accelerometer in your iPhone to stop screen from auto-rotating. However, this app has been turned useless after the release of iOS 4.0 since it has the function built-in. To use this addon, you have to first install SBSettings application on the iPhone using cydia.
This is a visual enhancement; it gives iOS 5 style notification for incoming calls.
It allows you to enable or disable the features like multitasking, etc without even having to edit .plist files.
This app allows you to delete the cydia apps with normal iPhone deletion method without having to open cydia to delete the files.
45. Grid tab for safari
This displays tabs in grid pattern, rather than the left right scroll.
It allows you to download YouTube videos directly to your iPhone.
47. AndroidLock XT
It provides you with android like lock screen. It also helps you to customize themes, tap slide to unlock, and is also compatible with other lock apps like lockcalender, lockinfo and cygets.
It allows volume control button use for camera or video controls.
Read an update your Facebook and twitter status from within any application. Helps you to upload images and video to your Facebook or twitter account. Can be accessed simply by sliding your finger over status bar.
50. Fake operator
This app adds a sub menu inside the settings which can be used to bring changes in the carrier from default to a customized one.
This application allows you to display your iPhone screen on the monitor or television. It also supports game and video contents.
It is useful tweak it will kill all the background apps. It also adds a dedicated button to the AppsSwitcher.
It is a sms service enhancer; it will add extended features like privacy, emoticons, signatures, delivery reports etc.
This tweak makes apps believe that they are working over Wi-Fi instead of 3G hence removing the 20 mb data transfer limit. So, you can make video calls over Skype or could watch high quality videos on YouTube. It also allows you to consider if you want to use it with the specific apps or not.
55. UserAgent Faker
It allows you to emulate other browser. It makes websites to believe that they are being opened with the desktop browser, and allows you to view website in original non-mobile view.
56. Open notifier
It adds notification icons to the iPhone status bar.
It allows you to decrease the size of the iPhoneís icons to achieve a cleaner and a non-messy look.
58. Voice Activator
It is an enhancement to the voice activated commands on the iPhone. It also allow you to use voice commands to navigate webpages, toggle options, reboot devices etc. This too, has been turned useless for an iPhone 4s since it has Siri built-in.
It is a wonderful tweak which helps you to block all the ads from safari as well as from other apps which includes ads.
It allows you to customize the fonts in your iPhone.
It allows you to download torrent files right into your iOS. It works as the native bit torrent client on the iOS. It also gives provision to configure the connection type i.e. wifi or 3G.
It provides a strong password to protect all your apps, contacts, dials, photos and files.
63. Picture me
It allows you to fix the number of second after which the picture should be clicked. You can also set the number picture it should click simultaneously through your iPhone camera.
It is an open source media player for iOS.
65. iWEP PRO
It searches for all available WEP/WPA keys for supported routers and auto connects to a network if the key is found.
It is a SIM contact manager and gives you more flexibility while copying contacts either from phone to SIM or vice versa.
67. Speed intensifier
It gives you faster and sharper user experience with your iPhone.
68. Black keyboard
Bored of the default keyboard of your iPhone, this tweak will add a black keyboard to your iOS.
69. Style Tap
It allows you to run plam OS apps on your iPhone.
This tweak asks for your confirmation before making any call, thus removing any risk of making a call acidently.
There you have it. Best Cydia Apps 2011 Edition. Do let us know what your favorite is and if you like to add any app to this list.
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The 3G limit on the iPhone is 20MB. My3G is another app to trick your phone in to thinking it is on wifi instead of 3G.
The app is called MyWi (not MiWi). PDANet is another app that lets you tether your 3G connection from your phone to a computer/laptop. Since AT&T started cracking down on unauthorized tethering usage early this year (they will CHANGE YOUR PLAN TO A TETHERING PLAN) it has become more popular because of itís built in methods of masking your tethering usage to make it appear you are not tethering.
iBlacklist is another great app that does the same thing as Mcleaner.
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