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Thread: Notification and Multitasking Improvements, Thank You Cydia

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    Default Notification and Multitasking Improvements, Thank You Cydia


    It's no secret the iOS multi-tasking and notification functions need to be updated by Apple. However, thanks to Cydia, jailbreak users don't have to sit on their laurels and wait for the snail-paced Apple to update these functions on their iPhones.

    Physwitch ($2 in the BigBoss repository), tackles the issue of multitasking by allowing users to switch between running apps by hitting the up and down volume keys. You can then activate the selected app by hitting both volume keys at once. Hopefully something like this eventually finds its way into future iterations of iOS.

    Notifications are a completely different beast. Constantly having to launch each app to clear the notifications can be a real pain. Sadly, there is no fix for this. However, until Apple or someone else comes up with a soltution, the least we can do is be allowed to customize the look of these insipid boxes. AlertArtist ($.99 in the BigBoss repository), allows users to customize the color, font, border, and shadow of the notification alert boxes. Not quite an elegant notification solution like this fan made concept, but it will entertain me in the meantime.


    Source: 9to5Mac, Cydia

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    What am I missing? How is this more convenient than the double tap?

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    I use Multifl0w to multitask.

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    Only good if your not using a case. The volume button is a pain to press with most cases.

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    Multifl0w FTW!!

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    And why would I pay $0.99 just to have my notification boxes a different color/font? Nowadays, most themes have this built in.

    And like the other poster said, how is pressing the up/down buttons at the same time easier that simply double tapping the home button. To each his/her own I suppose......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperextension View Post
    Multifl0w FTW!!
    nuff said. why click volume buttons when you can click the desired app

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    What the hell? Volume buttons is a redicilous idea.

    I'm not a fan of multiflow, but multicleaner is a great, clean, highly customisable and native iOS looking multitasking interface.

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    Notified+ and statusbar add for notified is wonderful! It woks like android notifications. It displays text message, app notifications as well. Combined with bitesms, irealsms, or tlert it makes things simpler by ading the quick compose making it so much more elegant.

    Im on 4.2.1 so far it works like a charm.

    Hope this is helpful

    PS: i forgot to mention a bit of tweaking is needed on the messaging app of your choice to make it all work correctly. If you use your regular text messaging app then no tweaking needed

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    This is just one step back in my opinion... -1
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    The other fan made concept linked in the description on 9to5mac is WAY better than this!

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    lockinfo deals with the notifications quite well and you can delete them

    you can save your buttons by using activator to open the switcher, no need for Physwitch/Multifl0w or any Other app that does the same thing, plus mobile substrate addons use valuable memory up
    Last edited by dsg; 05-05-2011 at 03:36 PM.

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    multiflow is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
    lockinfo deals with the notifications quite well and you can delete them
    Agreed, lockinfo does a good job. Not liking the volume buttons, seems more of a hassle then a helper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
    What the hell? Volume buttons is a redicilous idea.

    I'm not a fan of multiflow, but multicleaner is a great, clean, highly customisable and native iOS looking multitasking interface.
    Thank you for that tip on multicleaner. Had no idea that was out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
    Only good if your not using a case. The volume button is a pain to press with most cases.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperextension View Post
    Multifl0w FTW!!
    How do you get multiflow?

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    Lockinfo is best for notifications. I stayed with Multifl0w but I quite liked the opportunity to scroll through open apps with the volume switcher. Physwitch is not just for activation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
    What the hell? Volume buttons is a redicilous idea.

    I'm not a fan of multiflow, but multicleaner is a great, clean, highly customisable and native iOS looking multitasking interface.
    How do you get multicleaner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeMo31 View Post
    How do you get multiflow?
    Download it from Cydia..multifl0w+backgrounder is just GREAT..
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