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: LSBrightSlider

LSBrightSlider is a new tweak and a very simple tweak which allows you to control the brightness level of your iPhone right from your LockScreen. After installing the tweak, you can double tap on the Home Button and you will notice a second slider below the volume slider. You can slide the knob to adjust the brightness.

You can check out LSBrightSlider in action below:


I personally don’t know what to make of LSBrightSlider as I use IntelliScreenX (which harbors a Brightness slider), you guys go ahead and tell me if you like LSBrightSlider  or not.

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Review: SliderWidth

SliderWidth is a cool tweak which allows you to adjust the width of the LockScreen slider. It also allows you to use custom text or an Apple logo instead of the text.

The tweak harbors the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad from within the tweak, all you have to do is enable it for the device that you are using it on.

Check out SliderWidth in action below:

Before SliderWidth I have not seen any tweak which allows us to adjust the width of the slider, this is what makes it one of a kind.

According to me it is a nice free tweak, but you will have to keep in mind that it does not really work out with Camera Grabber for iOS 5.

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

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Review: Curiosa

One of the most awaited tweaks – Curiosa (formerly known as Cydia Bulletin). The tweak was flaunted by Ryan Petrich a long time ago, but it never made it into Cydia for a few reasons, the main one being that it’ll affect the default repos, making the loading slow. But now Curiosa has made it’s way into Cydia and works just as advertised.

 

Curiosa basically notifies you whenever there is an update available for any Cydia tweak that you have installed.

It adds a settings panel which gives you the following options:

1. Automatic Refresh:

  • You can set the duration of when you want Curiosa to check if any update is available under the “When” sub-option.
  • Require Wi-Fi: You can toggle this to on if you want Curiosa to check for updates when you are connected to a Wi-Fi router

2. Manual Refresh:

  • If you choose “Manual” in the “When” option then you will have to set an Activator action, invoking which, will allow Curiosa to check for updates
  • Refresh Now button, on being tapped checks for updates

3. Notification Keywords:

  • It will show update notifications for installed packages and those that match the specified keywords

Check out Curiosa in action below:


If you are interested in Curiosa you will have to add Ryan Petrich’s beta repo: http://rpetri.ch/repo/

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

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Review: SwipeCam

SwipeCam is a useful little jailbreak tweak that allows you to swipe the LockScreen Camera icon and access useful toggles like WiFi and Airplane mode. The two toggles are Dynamic in the sense, if one is deactivated there will be a cross on it.

The dev will be adding new toggles to the tweak in various updates.

 

The tweak only works with the double press on the Home Button LockScreen camera icon, by that I mean the stock iOS 5/5.0.1 LockScreen camera.

You can check out SwipeCam in action below:

If you found SwipeCam interesting you can purchase it for $1.49 from Cydia.

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

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Review: Brightslide

Brightslide is a new jailbreak tweak which puts the brightness slider, the volume slider and a few toggles/apps at your disposal with just a simple activator action.

 

Brightslide adds a settings panel from which you can choose up to three apps that you want access to.

To understand what brightslide is capable of, check out the video below:


If you are interested in Brightslide you can get it for free in under the BigBoss repo.

So what do you guys think about Brightslide?

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Review: TouchPosé+

It’s finally here! After a few weeks, the + version of TouchPosé has been released. The + version allows you to do so much more! You can now:

  • Use a Custom Image for the tracker
  • Change the color of the default tracker
  • Use more than 1 custom image for the tracker at once
 

Here’s how it works,

  1. You enable TouchPosé+ and select your activation method.
  2. You select your tracker (called pose in the settings panel).
  3. Head to Pose Settings to: a) select the color of the default Pose. b) Select the custom image for the tracker.
Check out TouchPosé+ in action below:
 You can add your own custom images by creating an image. The developer has sent me the specs which are (NOTE: Images can be any size, the sizes below are examples. Note that retina’s need @2x or they won’t work):
  • Should be saved to /var/mobile/TouchPose/
  • 40×40 for non retina display.
  • 80×80 for retina displays and you must add the @2x syntax at the end of the image name.
  • i.e pose.png or pose@2x.png.
Here is a video tutorial of how to add a custom image:
 Now that you’ve learned how the tweak works, let’s get on to the review ;).

TouchPosé+ is a nice visual tweak that anybody would enjoy. I recommend it to people who like DisplayRecorder’s tracker. It’s fast, has no lag at all and works nice with other tweaks. I like TouchPosé+ and ever since I heard of a + version coming I’ve been waiting for it.

TouchPosé+ was created by iolate and is available on the Cydia Store for $1.00.

Review: LockDate

LockDate is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to customize your LockScreen date in any possible way you can think of.

Here’s what all you can do:

Text:

  • Kill Switch
  • Swipe/Tap: You can swipe/tap on the Date to see the Day
  • You can choose the calendar that you follow
  • You can choose the region format that you are from
  • You can customize the Format of the date to your liking

Color:

  • You can choose the main color for the Date
  • You can choose the shadow color also

Font:

  • You can select the font size as you want it to be
  • You can choose the font style, from normal, bold and italic

Check out LockDate in action below:

Again for this tweak also I don’t really have a good personal view, I don’t really see the point of the tweak unless you have some cool theme and you want the color and font of the Date to match it. Yet again, those are just my thoughts, if you are interested in LockDate you can head over to Cydia and get it for free from the BigBoss repo.

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

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Review: ColorClock

ColorClock is a simple jailbreak tweak developed by @rudl0f77 which allows you to simply color the LockScreen clock and date. The tweak uses simple RGB sliders for both (Clock and Date), this is what makes the tweak stand out from it’s competitors. Another good thing is that you don’t need to respring your phone to apply the changes.

Check out ColorClock in action below:

If you are interested in ColorClock you can get it for free under the ModMyi repo.

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

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iReminder

Do you forget what notes have you made in the notes.app or you forget checking your reminders (if you keep your phone on silent)? Well this tweak iReminder will help you remember your meetings etc. in a easy way.

The tweak basically allows you to add your reminders and notes to the LockScreen so that every time you are on the LockScreen you can glance at your reminders and never miss any of them. It allows you to customize the text color, font (from over 180 different fonts), size and position of the reminder on your LockScreen.

It adds a settings panel for configuration and for adding custom reminders. It has also been updated to support the iPad also, for that you will have to toggle “iPad version” to on.

To set reminders all you have to do is scroll down to the “Reminder” in the settings panel and type down your reminder there and it will automatically add it to your LockScreen, however you should know that to add the reminder you need to get rid of the keyboard as soon as you are done typing your reminder, for that you can use PullTo Dismiss.

The highlight of the tweak comes in when it allows you to integrate your Notes app with it. There are two options in the settings panel:

  • Display Notes app: This displays the selected notes in your notes app on the LockScreen
  • More Notes app: This changes the [+] button in the notes app to “iReminder” button by tapping on which you will be prompted with two options namely, Scroll to top and iReminder

Check out iReminder in action below:

Scroll to top: If you have a long note then instead of manually scrolling to the top you can simply tap on the button and will take you to the top

iReminder: On selecting iReminder it will add that specific note to the LockScreen

The tweak also provides you the option to edit your reminder directly from the LockScreen, for that you need to have “Display Notes.app” enabled, then all you have to do is tap on the LockScreen and you can edit your reminder to your current preference but remember to update it you either need to dismiss the keyboard or re-lock your device.

The tweak is currently available for $1.00, but it’s update has not been released as yet.

So what do you guys think about iReminder?

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