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01-16-2014, 12:32 PM #1
'AppTray' Lets You Create Easy App Shortcuts in Notification Center for iOS 7
Chances are, you use some of your iOS applications more than others and could benefit from having shortcuts to certain applications. That's why iOS developer DarkMalloc created a new jailbreak tweak for iOS 7 called Apptray.
As shown above, Apptray adds a new tab to Notification Center labeled "Apptray" to the right of your missed notifications tab where you can place any applications that you want for easy access from just about anywhere.
You can place as many applications there as you want to; the developer made this feature unlimited. If you fill up the screen with application icons, you'll be able to scroll up or down vertically through Notification Center to look at all of your Apptray application icons. You can add shortcuts to App Store applications, Cydia applications, and even Apple's built-in applications.
Apptray adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the tweak's settings:
The first option allows you to basically enable or disable Apptray on demand. The second option gives you the ability to have Apptray be the default tab that is always opened when you launch Notification Center. Under these two options, you'll find a slider where you can adjust the opacity of the application icons to your liking, and you'll find a cell for Applications, which you can tap on to enable and disable the application icons that you want to show in Apptray. Applications that are turned to the "on" position will appear in Apptray, while applications that are turned to the "off" position will not appear in Apptray.
Because Notification Center can be accessed from the Lock Screen, Home Screen, and even from within applications, this tweak gives you fast and easy access to any application from just about anywhere. If you attempt to open an application from Apptray from the Lock Screen and you have a passcode, you will be prompted to enter your passcode first, so there's no worry about security here.
We think Apptray is a beautifully streamlined way to add shortcuts to applications in iOS. If you want to give Apptray a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.49. The tweak requires iOS 7, but works on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.04
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4
Editor's Rating: 5/5
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 01-16-2014 at 12:37 PM.
01-16-2014, 01:14 PM #2
can you make it so i can rearange the icons please
01-16-2014, 01:51 PM #3
^ i agree it needs the option to rearrange the icons and also to put labels on it.. Nice app though looking forward for an early update
01-16-2014, 02:06 PM #4
does this work with NCObey?
01-16-2014, 08:19 PM #5
01-17-2014, 01:00 AM #6
Why is this limited to iOS 7? iOS 6 has a notification center as well. There's been a tweak called AppsCenter that's existed for a while, but this actually looks better. I really hate this pattern that I keep seeing of developers only writing new tweaks for iOS 7 and ignoring iOS 6. I'm not complaining about tweaks that are obviously only make sense in iOS 7 (or for the 5S, for finger print related tweaks) but many that have been showcased recently in the news section of this site don't need to be limited like that.
01-17-2014, 06:00 AM #7
@uri8472 -- I certainly don't have the statistics, but I'd have to think the jailbroken iOS 6 community is a rapidly shrinking entity. If I was a developer I wouldn't be wasting my time ensuring backwards compatibility, particularly when the adoption rate of iOS 7 is so high.
01-17-2014, 10:20 AM #8
01-17-2014, 11:59 AM #9
Does not prompt me to put in my pass code from lock screen but when I unlock my phone first then acces an app from nc then I can use it but I want to be able to access my apps from my lock screen without having to go to my sb running on the i5 7.0 any suggestions?
01-17-2014, 12:53 PM #10
01-17-2014, 01:17 PM #11
@szr -- perhaps you're right, but iOS 7 was such a drastic re-write of iOS that I don't fault developers of the new tweaks from "abandoning" prior iterations. I had a wonderful iOS 6 JB setup myself, but it didn't stop me from wanting to move forward with the new iOS. I think most "techies" who enjoy this stuff would agree.
01-17-2014, 03:03 PM #12
01-22-2014, 03:18 PM #13
01-22-2014, 04:14 PM #14
IMHO, I have yet to see how iOS 7 has any real advantage over a perfectly good iOS 6 JB setup. Yes, for those who don't care for the flat and bleached look of iOS 7, there are JB tweaks for help get around that, but then again what's the point if one is already on iOS 6.
All the new features are great, though I can't help but feel like a lot of people have been upgrading just for the sake of upgrading and not because of any real gain over their previous JB setup, when a lot of us have had that functionality for a long time already, and that is why I find no real reason to upgrade. I am not against upgrading if there is a good reason, but I'm not going to do it just because everyone else is or just for the sake of it.
01-22-2014, 07:58 PM #15
Location-Based iAds, Popular Near Me, Setting Time Zone, Traffic, Frequent Locations.
Diagnostics & Usage
Siri (runs in the background all the time)
Wi-Fi (esp if phone is not in range of wi-fi)
Use 2G When Possible instead of 3G
Cellular Data Connection In Bad Coverage Areas
Background App Refresh
Automatic Date / Time
Push Mail / Push Notifications
Running Background Apps
Diagnostics & Usage Reporting
Automatic App Store Updates
Turn off iCloud Cellular Usage and iCloud Storage & Backup
Apple ships with iCloud data syncing over cellular networks ON by default.
BE ON WI-FI "BEFORE" YOU LOGIN TO ICLOUD & READ INFO BELOW AND BE ON WI-FI !!
Confirm cellular data use by iCloud is turned OFF by going to:
LOGIN TO ICLOUD
Settings/iCloud/Documents & Data, (Toggle from Off to On to see the the 'Use Cellular' setting)
- 'Use Cellular' should be turned OFF! (this prevents iCloud from using cellular data plan to sync data to/from iDevices)
(Documents & Data can now be turned back off if you choose not to have Data sent to iCloud servers)
*TURN OFF EVERYTHING FOR NOW IN iCLOUD* (Unless you need to restore contacts, bookmarks etc)
(turn back on item(s) as needed later)
Settings/iCloud/Storage & Backup:
Turn OFF iCloud Backup (very important unless you want your entire phone uploaded to apple servers)
Settings/Wi-Fi: Turn Off 'Ask to Join Networks'
Settings/Bluetooth: Turn OFF Bluetooth
Turn OFF: (Stocks... etc) under "Today View" Category
Turn OFF specific Notifications (Stocks, Passbook, Game Center, Weather) in the Notification Center
Turn off Gov't Alerts in Notification Center (iphone 5 bottom section)
Settings/General/About/Diagnostics & Usage
Make sure that the “Automatically Send” is set to “Don’t Send.”
Settings/General/Spotlight Search: Turn all OFF or choose as needed. (less is better uses less ram/indexing)
Settings/General/Text Size: Slide one position from middle to the right.
Turn Zoom ON, Speak Selection ON (turn ON Enhanced Voice Quailty-downloads 271MB)
Larger Type: Turn Larger Dynamic Type ON (set slider to sixth vertical mark)
Turn Increase Contrast ON (reduce the transparency)
Turn Reduce Motion ON
Turn ON LED flash for Alerts (not on iPad)
Incoming Calls SPEAKER (not on iPad)
Turn Bold Text ON (reboot required)
Settings/General/Usage: Turn ON Battery Percentage (not on iPad)
Settings/General/Background App Refresh: Turn OFF Background App Refresh
Settings/General/Date & Time: Turn OFF 'Set Automatically'
Turn OFF all Apps (Camera, Maps, Weather, Find my Phone...etc.) or as desired
Settings/Privacy/Location Services/System Services:
Turn OFF all System Services or as desired
Turn ON Status Bar Icon
Disable Frequent Locations (iPhone 5)
Settings/Privacy/Advertising: Turn ON "Limit Ad Tracking"
Settings/Mail,Contacts,Calendars/Fetch New Data:
Turn OFF - Push (to save battery or leave on if wished)
Preview: 4 lines
Show To/Cc Label: ON
Flag Style: SHAPE
Ask before Deleting: ON
Sort & Display Order: First/Last
Short Name: OFF (unless you prefer simple single names used to for the mail sender)
Prefer Nicknames: OFF
My Info: None
Turn OFF Time Zone Support
Default Alert Times: Set as desired
Start Week On: Sunday
Settings/Notes: Set Default Account to "On My iPhone"
Turn ON iMessage and Send as SMS if iMessage is unavailable
Turn ON Character Count
Under Settings/FaceTime: Turn OFF unless needed
Under Settings/Safari: Turn ON "Do Not Track"
Smart Search Field: Turn OFF "Preload Top Hit"
Reading List: Turn OFF "Use Cellular Data"
Settings/iTunes & App Store:
Turn OFF "Show All Music Videos purchases (or leave on if purchased and want to see)
Turn OFF iTunes Match
Settings/iTunes & App Store/Automatic Downloads:
Turn OFF ALL: Music, Apps, Updates (leaving ON can slow things down, better to update manually)
Turn OFF: "Use Cellular Data" (important for wide variety of reasons, can turn on if Wi-Fi is unavailable)
Settings/Photos & Camera:
Turn OFF My Photo Stream
Turn OFF Photo Sharing
Some iOS 7 tips and tweaks
Swipe tabs to left in Safari to close them or tap the 'x' on left of tab.
Slide text message bubble to left to see time
Can create pages 'within' folders.
Tap on a date or time within a message to create calendar entry.
Slide Compass screen to get a level function on phone.
Use volume up rocker button on side of phone to take camera picture.
Hold down on finger on screen to to lock the camera focus on part of screen
You can create text shortcuts as well under accessibility ex: omw for "On my way"
Incoming Call? Press power or volume up button to decline. Press volume down button to silent ring.
iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks Compatibility List
GOOD to put phone in Airplane Mode with only Wi-Fi on when installing Cydia Apps.
(mainly due to all the springboard restarts which constantly makes/breaks tower connections to the cellphone carrier.)
Last edited by zeppy; 01-23-2014 at 09:37 AM.
01-23-2014, 12:13 PM #16
Since iOS 4 I've had folder in folders and with multiple pages inside any folder, nested or otherwise.
Swiping tabs as having a grid of tabs on an iPhone and more than 8, since iOS 3.
I've been able to hold "down on finger on screen to to lock the camera focus on part of screen" since iOS 4.
Text shortcuts have been around since iOS 4 at least, if not 3.
Using volume buttons for other functions, including handling calls as you describe, have been around for about as long as jail breaking.
So what exactly was your point?