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Thread: 'QuickScope' Brings A Sleek New Search, Command, and Shortcut Experience to iOS 7

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    Default 'QuickScope' Brings A Sleek New Search, Command, and Shortcut Experience to iOS 7


    If you'd like a central hub in which you can do things such as search for stuff, perform various useful commands, and even operate shortcuts all from one sleek and easy-to-get-to interface, then you really need to take a look at a new jailbreak tweak called QuickScope by iOS development firm RTech.

    QuickScope will add a new search interface to your App Switcher in iOS 7. It's worth mentioning toy ou avid jailbreakers out there that QuickScope is fully compatible with popular jailbreak tweaks like Auxo 2 and GridSwitcher, and is also made to blend in with various themes.

    When you open your App Switcher for the first time after installing QuickScope, you will find yourself with a new black search bar at the top the interface, as shown above – it's pretty hard to miss. Two of the most basic functions the tweak holds are 1) that you can search for things locally on your iOS device or on the Internet by way of Google or Wikipedia, and 2) that you can use commands to perform actions – you can type in the word "Commands" with a space in front of it to get a list of commands that you can use with this tweak.

    The commands that you'll find in QuickScope are pretty extensive. You must put a space in front of any commands that you wish to use. The commands you can take advantage of in QuickScope include:


    • Viewing information about playing music
    • Creating a sticky note
    • Posting to Facebook
    • Tweeting to Twitter
    • Colorizing the QuickScope interface
    • Theming the QuickScope interface
    • Searching for nearby attractions (requires your location services)
    • Perform mathematical functions
    • Viewing the QuickScope introduction tutorial
    • Viewing a list of working commands


    When you choose to Post to Facebook, or Tweet to Twitter, you will get a few different search results. You will need to tap on the Twitter or Facebook button and you'll get either a Twitter or a Facebook composition sheet. From here, you can just type what you want to share, and it will be shared. For the example below, we have chosen to Tweet to Twitter:



    Some of the other commands that we've demonstrated for you below include being able to search for the title of a movie to see its cover artwork and ratings, being able to create a quick sticky note, being able to perform mathematical functions (order of operations does apply), and being able to perform toggles by way of FlipSwitch by searching for the toggle you want to use:



    In terms of colorizing the QuickScope interface, the tweak comes with a command that lets you set the color of the loading circle and the cursor to any of the pre-loaded colors that you want by typing in "Color" with a space in front of it, as shown below. You will need to swipe left and right in the search bar to switch between different colors:



    You can also theme the QuickScope interface to make it go better with any of your themes by using the "Theme" command with a space in front of it, as shown below. You will need to swipe left and right in the search bar to switch between different themes:



    For more detailed information about the feature set of QuickScope from the developer, you can head over to the QuickScope Web site at this link.

    As you can see, this is far from a slouch when it comes to functionality. We think that QuickScope might just be one of the best SpotLight killers for iOS 7 so far. It not only look better, and functions better, but the overall appeal and fluid feature-set makes this tweak feel like it belongs on the device out of the box.

    If you would like to take QuickScope for a spin, you can download it from Cydia's BigBoss repository for a very fair $1.50. iOS 7 is required for the installation and QuickScope will not run on the iPad. It's certainly a tweak we could recommend checking out!

    Name: QuickScope
    Price: $1.50
    Version: 0.9-693
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: RTech
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    You can watch our video review of QuickScope below:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vd8zwGj3wMw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 2014-08-03 at 11:37 PM.

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