Review: SwipeSafari

Swipe Safari is a new jailbreak tweak that adds new gestures to mobile Safari to enhance the user experience while browsing. It allows you to swipe to previous or next page, pull to refresh the page and even switch tabs using gestures.

Here is what the tweak offers you:

  • Swipe (one finger) left or right to navigate to previous or next page
  • Swipe (one finger) left or right and hold to navigate to the next or previous tab
  • Pull down to refresh the page
  • Pull from bottom to access Bookmarks
  • Double tap with two fingers to toggle to fullscreen mode
  • Double tap to go to the top of the screen
  • Pinch to close tab
  • Double tap and hold to open new tab
  • Ability to assign actions for following gestures:
    • Swipe (two fingers)
    • Swipe (three fingers)
    • Double tap, triple Tap (One finger)
    • Double tap (Two fingers)
    • Pinch (Two fingers)
    • Tap/double tap + long press (One finger)
  • Adds recently closed tabs feature on iPhone/iPod touch
  • Removes limit on the number of tabs (which is 8 by default)

You can also configure these options via the Settings app. Swipe Safari supports iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on iOS 5.x.x.

You can check out the video review of SwipeSafari by Jeff of iDownloadBlog:

If you are impressed by SwipeSafari, then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.50 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about SwipeSafari in the comments section below.

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Review: LaunchSpeak

LaunchSpeak is a new Cydia tweak that allows you to input your own custom text that you want your iDevice to speak when you launch an application from the Homescreen.

Apart from changing the text, you also have the ability to toggle the tweak on and off, which is a good tool to have just in case you are in a location where you need to be quiet and don’t want your phone to be speaking constantly while you use it.The tweak requires you to respring every time you change the text from the text input box in the settings panel that the tweak adds.

You won’t be seeing a video review of the tweak by me since I’m having issues with it. But if you are interested then you can go ahead and install LaunchSpeak for free from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

Did it work for you?

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Review: Switchy

There are many tweaks in Cydia that allow you to get the most out of your AppSwitcher but perhaps none like Switchy. Switchy is a new tweak that enhances the use of your AppSwitcher. It adds an extra row of open applications, making a total of eight icons displayed together. The new Music Switcher hosts the Music App shortcut, the play/pause and forward/backward button, with a volume slider and the AirPlay button. It also displays the name of the artist and song playing in the middle empty space. A third page is also added with three features namely, a settings app shortcut, a brightness slider and a clear all apps tap button.

 

The tweak is made so nice that it does not conflict with Zephyr or other AppSwticher tweaks (I have not tried all of them).

You can check out Switchy in action below:


If you are interested in Switchy you can go ahead and purchase it for $1 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about Switchy in the comments section below.

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Review: OneByOne Safari and OneByOne Contacts

Have you wanted to delete contacts or Safari bookmarks directly from your iPhone? Well if yes, then OneByOne Safari and OneByOne Contacts make deleting bookmarks and contacts a breeze.  This couldn’t be done until now from within default iOS.  You can delete contacts directly from your iPhone using OneByOne Contacts, you do not need to open individual contacts tap edit and then delete. You can also delete bookmarks inside safari with OneByOne Safari by just sliding and taping delete.

 

Personally I think the tweaks are quite useful and would do good if they could be added by Apple as a default feature in the iOS.

You can check out both the tweaks in action below:


If you are interested in the tweaks, you can get them for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about OneByOne Safari and OneByOne Contacts in the comments section below.

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Review: Homescreen Contacts

In your family and friends there are some people who are more close to you and whom you often contact.

This new tweak known as Homescreen Contacts allows you to put your contacts on the home screen of your iPhone so that you can easily contact/text/mail them right from your HomeScreen. After installation you will see an additional option in each contact in the contacts app (this is important since you won’t be able to see the button in the phone app) known as “Add to Home Screen”. When you tap on this the contact will be added to your HomeScreen.

 

The contact icon added to your HomeScreen is similar to an app icon which when pressed gives you all the information of the associated contact.

Taping on “send message” will open up the write new message on your phone on the messages app. Taping on the mobile number will place a call for you. Taping on postal address will result in the native Map app and giving you the location of a particular place. If you have assigned the contact a picture the same picture will be shown on the contacts icon on the HomeScreen.

Suppose if you ever want to delete someones contact from your HomeScreen all you have to do is enter wiggle mode by holding down any app icon for a few minutes and then you will see the minus sign on the contact icon, go ahead and tap on them to remove any contact from your HomeScreen.

Check out Homescreen Contacts in action below:


HomeScreen Contacts is a nice and useful tweak to have in your phone as it helps you a lot to contact those whom you often do. If you are interested in Homescreen Contacts you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

What do you think about HomeScreen Contacts?

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Review: AutoProtect

When I put a passcode on my phone, it is for the reason that no one can access it other than me, but what if I’m in a friendly environment such as home, I don’t need a passcode at that time. So for this, a new tweak known as AutoProtect was released. AutoProtect automatically disables your  passcode when you are connected to a trusted WiFi network. All you have to do is head into the settings panel of the tweak and put in the name of the WiFi of your choice and hit the Home Button to save the changes.

Once that is done, you won’t be troubled by your passcode again when you are connected to that specific WiFi network (you can choose up to 5 networks as of now).

Check out AutoProtect in action below:


If you are interested in Autoprotect you can go ahead and download it for free from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

Let me know what you guys think of AutoProtect in the comments section below.

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Review: GrabberApp

Have you ever wanted to launch some other app from your HomeScreen by swiping up the Camera Grabber? Well if yes, then GrabberApp is the tweak for you. GrabberApp basically allows you to choose what app you want to launch by sliding up the Grabber on the LockScreen.

To choose what app you want to launch, you have to head to the settings panel for GrabberApp and first enable it and then choose whatever app you want.

After you are done choosing the app you want to launch, when you now slide the Grabber up, you will be directed to the app that you chose.

GrabberApp goes hand-in-hand with Camera Grabber for iOS 5 on a non iOS 5.1 device. If you don’t use Camera Grabber then while installing GrabberApp it will automatically install it.

Check out GrabberApp in action below:


One cool thing I like while using both of them together is that you can actually theme the Grabber icon with Camera Grabber, so if you have chosen Instagram then you can put the Instagram app logo instead of the Grabber.

All you have to do is:

  • Use an image of size  118×149 (for Retina devices) and 59×75 (for non-retina devices)
  • Put this file in a folder named <Folder Name>
  • Make another folder named “Bundles” inside the first folder you created
  • Now place the image you created and rename it to “com.modmyi.cameragrabberforios5″
  • Save and Apply with WinterBoard

If you are interested in GrabberApp you can go ahead and install it for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about GrabberApp in the commetns section below.

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Review: RainBoard

RainBoard is a new jailbreak tweak which makes it rain on your SpringBoard, well not exactly rain but yeah sort of. It makes 9 icons fall from up to down/down to up, depending on your choice. The tweak adds two button on the SpringBoard which can be hidden and shown via an Activator action. In the setting panel you will see nine option (18 sliders) with all these sliders you can configure the speed of the animation.

 

You can even change the icons to any custom image you want by placing the images to /var/mobile/Library/RainBoard and then rename them.

Check out RainBoard in action below:


Personally I think RainBoard would have been a much better tweak if instead of icons there were actually rain drops falling continuously.But thats just me, if you are interested in RainBoard you can go ahead and install it from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

Let me know what you guys think about RainBoard in the comments section below.

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Review: Dashboard X and DashTweet

Would it be nice to add engaging widgets on your iOS device’s Home Screen?

I’ve known some of my friends using Android, and I can say they’re keen on bragging this built-in feature.

Now, the bragging rights are over. We have our own version of widgets on iOS devices. Thanks to Ori Kadosh, the months of hard work and labor, his efforts finally paid-off – courtesy of his latest tweak dubbed ‘Dashboard X’ .

 

This jailbreak tweak allows you to take existing widgets generated from the Notification Center and position them anywhere on your iPhone and iPad home screen. That’s not all! With the plethora of interesting widgets available, the tweak is simple and straightforward to use.

I know we’ve tried some tweaks from Cydia with widget features, and some of them require us to perform a certain process for a simple action. Well, it’s another story for Dashboard X. It uses basic concepts that most iOS users are familiar with by simply dragging and positioning the widgets.

To add a widget, simply place your device into a wiggle mode, (This is what you do when you delete an app icon on Home Screen) simple hold down on any app, tap and hold any blank space on the springboard and then a list of all your widgets will show up, you can go ahead and add any of those to your Home Screen.

There is another mode known as “Overlay mode” which can be triggered by an Activator action, this is an overlay where you can add more widgets that you want to use.

I’d like to cover Dashtweet also since it was the first Dashboard X widget:

  • DashTweet: Allows you to easily send a tweet from your HomeScreen (It is available for free in Cydia)

Check out DashBoard X and DashTweet in action below:


If you are interested in Dasboard X, which I believe you are then you can go ahead and purchase it for $1.99 from Cydia under the ModMyi repo.

What are your thoughts on Dashboard X?

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Review: Chip

It is no question that there are numerous Cydia tweaks to customize the notification banners on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Two tweaks that might come to your mind now are Vexillum and ColorBanner, both of them allow you to customize your notification center banners. The current problem with existing notification banner customizing tweaks is that they lack complete control of all aspects of the actual banner. This is why when Chip was released I was excited to share it with you.

Chip is a complete notification banner customizing platform that allows you to edit the background color (solid color or gradient effect), border color, border width and even text color. And while changing the color of various aspects of your notification banner you can choose from pre-set colors or use the RGB sliders.

Another neat feature of Chip is that you can customize the animation of your notification banners and also the sound of the notification (built-in ringtones or iTunes ringtones). The developers of Chip promise to make more animations available in each update as well!

You can check out Chip in action below:


If you are looking for a tweak to provide you with complete control over how your notification banners look on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad then Chip is definitely for you. You can get Chip for $1.99 in Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

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