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Thread: 'SwitcherFX' Adds a Level of Customizable Security to Your App Switcher Preview Cards

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    Default 'SwitcherFX' Adds a Level of Customizable Security to Your App Switcher Preview Cards

    SwitcherFX is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Mr Smith that takes an idea that PayPal has had for a long time and applies to to every one of your applications in the iOS 8 App Switcher. It blurs the content of the application preview cards in the App Switcher so that you can't see the content of the application from the App Switcher, as shown above, and can keep nosy eyes from seeing your private information from your App Switcher when you are wanting to switch from one application to another.

    We note that this tweak has "customizable" security because you can actually configure how you want your blurs to look, which is something that PayPal doesn't let you do. The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the level of security that you want, as well as how you want it to look:

    The options you can configure here include:

    • Enabling or disabling the effects of the tweak on demand
    • Configuring the blur effect that you want to have (No Effect, Extra Light, Light, or Dark)
    • Choosing the blur radius you want to have
    • Hiding or showing inactive applications from the App Switcher
    • Hiding or showing application icons from the App Switcher

    The combinations of effects can make the App Switcher as secure or as comfortable as you want it. Please note, however, that for your settings to be applied, you will want to reboot the device.

    If you want to give SwitcherFX a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak requires iOS 8 to be installed.

    Name: SwitcherFX
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.1-1
    Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Mr Smith
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

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    I wish you could specify applications.

    Just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
    I wish you could specify applications.
    Agree. It's amazing how much utility comes from adding this specific option to the feature set for most apps. Always vexes me why some devs go to all the trouble to create a great tweak and then omit this. Maybe in an update.

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