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08-17-2013, 12:57 PM #1
'AppSwiper' Lets You Manage Running Applications From the Home Screen
Do you ever wonder how much memory each application you have open is running? A new jailbreak tweak called AppSwiper by iOS developer David M not only tells you how much memory each running application is using, but also lets you easily close from the from the home screen with a simple swipe up on the application icon.
As shown above, the applications that are running have a blue colored bubble around the application names. The bubble is no fluke... it's intended to let you know exactly what applications you have open. You can swipe up on any application icons that have this blue bubble to bring up the confirmation message that shows you how much of your memory the application is using and give you the option to kill the application to leave it alone.
AppSwiper adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the tweak's settings:
You can enable or disable the confirmation message that appears when you swipe up on an application icon. Notably, this will also keep you from seeing the amount of memory that the application is using. In addition, you can pick a color for the bubble that appears under the application icons (blue is the default), and pick an opacity level anywhere from 5-100% in increments of 5. At the bottom of the preferences pane is a switch that you can enable or disable to enable swiping on application icons in the App Switcher to kill the applications.
The colors you have to pick from for the bubble include the following:
- Dark blue (default)
- Light blue
- Dark green
- Light green
AppSwiper is an interesting way to not only close out of applications when you're finished using them, but also an interesting way to keep track of what applications are using the most of your device's memory. If you want to give AppSwiper a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repositioned for 99¢. If you own Auto App Killer already, then AppSwiper is free for you. Currently, AppSwiper is only for devices running iOS 6.0 or later.
Requirements: iOS 6.0+
Developer: David M
Editor's Rating: 4/5
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08-17-2013, 05:29 PM #2
I'm LOVIN this tweak!!! It's nice to be able to kill apps directly from Springboard. I spoke w/ the Dev and he's gonna make it so the Colored Bar can be resized.
08-17-2013, 09:01 PM #3
Very useful to me mostly for showing the amount of RAM each app is taking.
08-18-2013, 11:22 AM #4
It's a great idea, but some of us use springtomize to hide app text. There needs to be an option to have the app icon itself light up and not just the text.
08-18-2013, 11:35 AM #5
I am the developer of AppSwiper, and I have so many more customizations planned. Different styles of running indicator bars (one similar to OSX), sizing options and glow effects. In the near future will be themes as well. Glad you all enjoy and please keep giving suggestions! Thanks
08-18-2013, 12:09 PM #6
I haven't actually bought this yet. Can anyone tell me, does the folder text light up when an app inside a folder is open? And can you swipe to close apps that are inside folders?
08-18-2013, 12:27 PM #7
The folder text doesn't light up yet, will soon though. And yes you can swipe to close apps inside folders.
08-18-2013, 02:32 PM #8
Agree this looks good. Nice workTwitter Id: @Jato_BZ
Ask questions here or there, or follow/preview my theme build process...something different
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08-19-2013, 05:42 AM #9Quaerite et invenietis.
08-19-2013, 06:11 AM #10
That is because that toggle does more than kills apps in memory. It is able to move some of the ram in the inactive state (not being used but also not giving you complete access to it) to the freed state. That only 'gets' you maybe 5-10% more freed space. It's more of just for show though. because that ram will go back into inactive state eventually, it's for/from other processes. AppSwiper gives you the most practical manager of your memory.
08-19-2013, 07:07 AM #11
This looks like one of the best apps since the release of iOS-6.
But PLEEASE can we have it for iPad too ?
I mean, come on, guys - you tease us with this spectacular beauty but don't release it for all ?
08-19-2013, 07:25 AM #12
That is one of the items on my long list of upgrades for the next update. Im hoping by the end of the week
08-19-2013, 07:29 AM #13
Works flawlessly ... but only one problem : the colour background to the icon label isn't behind the icon label - it's a little blob of colour at the bottom left-hand corner of the icon.
Otherwise, I'd have given it 10/10.
Fantastic work, guys.
Be my best ever app if you can sort the icon label background out.
08-19-2013, 08:10 AM #14
Yes that makes sense I have not tested it for the iPad yet, so how did you install it on yours?
08-19-2013, 08:14 AM #15
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08-26-2013, 05:28 PM #17
Just installed update to "Appswiper" and noticed that since I also use "Infinifolder & Infiniboard" w/ vertical scrolling, I can't use the Appswiper function now, when I could b4 the update today.
Have you tested Appswiper with the "Infini"-apps particularly when vertical scrolling is in play?
Otherwise, this is a great tweak.
08-26-2013, 05:51 PM #18
No I have not tested that specific configuration, but I will look into it as soon as I can. It shouldn't be a complicated fix because the last version worked correct? Thanks
08-26-2013, 07:05 PM #19
That's correct. The previous (initial) version worked great, no problem w/ Infini apps.
I'll look forward to another update or suggestions for fix.
08-28-2013, 01:41 PM #20
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU, Good Sir!
Update is installed and working great!
I appreciate your effort and promptness in fixing the Infini-App issue.
I look forward to more of your innovative work.
Thanks again and best regards, Sir