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05-12-2013, 11:30 AM #1
'Axis' is An Upcoming Jailbreak Tweak That Gives You Additional Lock Screen Grabbers
Those of you that have been looking for the perfect lock screen application icon shortcut jailbreak tweak that’s non-obtrusive and isn’t ugly will want to check out an upcoming jailbreak tweak called Axis by iOS developer Rudolf Lichtner and human interface designer Sentry_NC. Axis is a lot like Grabby; however, Axis is a project that has been in development prior to the release of Grabby – you will be able to tell right off the bat when you see what Axis can do and the attention to detail that was put into the design.
As shown above, Axis lets you hold down on the lock screen’s Camera Grabber to reveal additional grabbers. You can configure the grabbers to point to any applications you want them to. By default, they point to the Notes, Music, Messages, Phone, and Camera applications.
After you have revealed the additional grabbers, you can drag your finger to the right or left, without letting go of the display, to select a different grabber. Two indicator marks at the top and bottom of the grabber icon indicate which grabber is selected. When you drag up while a grabber icon is selected, the application that the grabber icon is linked to will launch.
All of Axis' configurations are set via the Settings application in the Axis preferences pane:
You will be able to select any of the 5 shortcuts at the top of the preferences pane to put the focus on it, and then you will be able to select the application that you want to open when you use the corresponding grabber via the lock screen. you will notice that applications are separated by groups; Axis separates application by the following groups:
You may notice that not all of the application icons in the Axis preferences pane show up – this is because the tweak pulls the application icons for applications that are installed on your iOS device. If the application is not installed on your iOS device, then the application icon for that application will be blank.
Users will also be able to create their own custom shortcuts.
One of the cool features about Axis is that when you select an application that isn’t one of the stock five applications, the icons for the grabbers actually change to grabber-like icons rather than showing the application icons on the lock screen, which is why we said a lot of attention to detail was put into the design of this tweak. There is a large library of custom icons for the supported applications:
Overall, we are impressed by the features, design, and overall flexibility of the Axis jailbreak tweak. If you are interested in Axis, the tweak will be available soon for 99¢ in Cydia. Keep your eyes peeled!
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 05-12-2013 at 05:51 PM.
05-12-2013, 11:40 AM #2
BUT! Will this allow you to bypass the passcode for those apps? I want to be able to access the music and twitter app without the need to type my password in each time
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05-12-2013, 11:58 AM #3
Its probably better if it doesnt bypass our security passcodes, but i do understand what you mean, if its like that then you'd rather type in your passcode and click the application yourself!
05-12-2013, 12:17 PM #4
I still think atom is the better way to go for app shortcuts. It gives your phone more personality in my opinion
05-12-2013, 01:22 PM #5
I am the only one who has noticed all the best recently made tweaks have letters from the end of the alphabet in their name:
05-12-2013, 01:48 PM #6
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05-12-2013, 03:23 PM #8
If you wanna bypass your pass code. Then don't have a pass code
05-12-2013, 03:53 PM #9
Ideally instead of passcode on/off for all apps, it would be useful if you could individually select which apps should request a passcode. Now that would be awesome.
05-12-2013, 06:19 PM #10
This was developed by rudolf because he was mad that Ryan petrich made grabby before he did. Rudolf, always 2 steps behind
05-12-2013, 06:27 PM #11
05-12-2013, 07:43 PM #12
It's out now keep up with these lock screen tweaks, love changing between then every other day for a change just shame a lot of them aren't compatible with iPad
05-12-2013, 07:46 PM #13
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05-12-2013, 09:13 PM #15
Axis is out and I love it. It's better than atom because it is discreet. Also, because it is used similar to grabby u don't have to fumble with the phone trying to reach around the screen for quick access to the app you are trying to open.
05-12-2013, 10:33 PM #16
I'm so confused...
1) First, Grabby was free in Ryan's repo.
2) Then, it was publicly released as a paid tweak.
3) Now, Axis arrives and:
-Looks exactly like Grabby
-Acts exactly like Grabby
-Is a paid tweak
-Doesn't bypass the security lock unlike Grabby
Sooo, how is this 'unique' and 'productive?'
Please, someone explain.....
05-12-2013, 11:46 PM #17
05-13-2013, 12:03 AM #18
You will be able to tell right off the bat the differences; Axis has had more time spent on its animations, user interface, and design.
Grabby is good for the minimalists that don't care too much about that and just want the core functionality.
Axis is not a copy of Grabby by any means.
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 05-13-2013 at 02:18 PM.
05-13-2013, 07:38 AM #19
Last edited by 5kylar; 05-13-2013 at 09:02 AM.iPhone 4 - iOS 6.1.3 Jailbroken
05-13-2013, 08:52 AM #20