So it's been about a month since I had a chance to check out the latest iOS 6, iOS 5 jailbreak tweaks to arrive on Cydia app tweak store. It looks like the month of April 2013 has been a hot one however in tweak development as some of our favorite developers ( i.e. Surenix, Joshua Tucker) revealed some amazing new innovations for your iOS 6 jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPods. Here are the top ten Cydia Jailbreak tweaks I'm loving for the month of April 2013.
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013 : Atom
Okay, I just installed this tweak last night after hearing a lot of ado about it for the last couple of days and it is definitely a winner. Developed by Tyler Nettleton and Surenix, this is one of the best things to happen to your lockscreen in a while. Basically what atom does is allows user to choose up to 6 different applications to launch directly from your lockscreen. This expedites getting to your favorite apps in a way you are going to love. The "slider" is no longer present but now replaced by a cirle with three line running horizontally across. Touch your finger to the slider and the 6 apps you've chosen magically appear. Slide the circle towards an app of your choice and tada! It's open. The animations are beautiful and smooth and you flick and slide your way into your favorite application. The circular arrangement of the chosen apps also looks really nice and can work with pretty much any background. This tweak is definitely one of my favorites to be released in April. At this time only iPhone and iPod Touch users are able to take advantage of the tweak and they must be running and iOS 6+ jailbreak but the iPad version is supposed to be coming soon. The tweak is very affordably priced at just 1.99 and worth every penny.
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013: Abstergo
Another amazing tweak I just got around to installing last night by Joshua Tucker, and A. Richardson, Abstergo does some amazing things with your notification screen. Things that definitely belong in the native iOS but we jailbreakers have the priveledge of claiming for ourselves. With Abstergo you have ore ontrol over when, how and how many notifications you clear away from your lockscreen at a given time. With a simple swipe across a given notification it is cleared, or swipe your finger down the entire list and they all disappear. Makes life pretty simple huh? The feature I really like though is the ability to add a reminder to individual notifications. Simple tap and hold the notification you want to be reminded of and the reminder options appear. Another awesome feature is the ability to add a reminder from a Messages conversation. Simply tap and hold on the message you want to be reminded about and the options appear. These kinds of innovations are exactly what I jailbreak for. Though I love being able to cosmetically customize my device, those tweaks that increase efficiently are the ones that make me happy to have joined the jailbreak community. This tweak appears to be available for all iPhones, iPads and iPods running an iOS 6 jailbreak or above. The tweak is 1.99 in Cydia app store through the BigBoss repo.
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013: ProTube Extension for YouTube
I know most are aware of ProTube Extender for YouTube but it received a major update this month including a really lovely new user interface that fits naturally with the native YouTube app. For those who don't know ProTube extension, this tweak was developed by Jonas Gessner and is the most comprehensive YouTube video download tweak and the simplest to use. Once installed no settings are really required. Simply launch YouTube and at the top of the video you will see options for download. You can download in a variety of qualities or save as audio alone and advertisements are blocked. You can watch your videos as they download and more than one download can be completed at once. You can create custom playlists of your downloaded videos. This is a very smooth tweak and Jonas has worked tirelessly to update it and I have to say it is one of my favorite updates and additions this month. ProTube Extension for YouTube is available for iPads, iPhones and iPods running iOS 5 or iOS 6 jailbreak. The tweak is found in Cydia app store in the BigBoss Repo for $1.99
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013 : Chrome Downloader
Okay so those of you who have been in the jailbreak community for a while now know Safari Download Manager is kind of a staple jailbreak tweak to have, but what about those who prefer Chrome as their mobile browser? Chrome Downloader is your answer. This tweak has much of the same functionality as Safari Download manager, but for Chrome. With this tweak, you can download pretty much anything on the web you want to and then files can be opened by your favorite applications like iFile, Dropbox etc. and options are all configured in settings. It appears to be available for all jailbroken devices, including iPads, iPod touch and iPhones and is compatible with both redsn0w iOS 5 iOS 6 jailbreak as well as the evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak. The tweak is $1.50 in the Cydia app store through the BigBoss repo and is a welcome addition to the flock
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013 : Ask Assistant
Okay this is an interesting tweak. Ask Assistant utilizes activator to launch Siri and receive the answer to a predefined question. So, basically if there is a question you as Siri on a regular basis, you can have it programmed to an Activator gesture and get the answer quickly. For instance, perhaps every morning I want to check and see how Apple's stock is performing, this is a question I can program to a gesture and receive the answer quickly and easily. Up to 5 questions can be programmed which is pretty ice. The tweak is free in Cydia and appears to work with both iOS 5 and 6
jailbreaks but you must own a Siri capable device like the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013: Call Recorder
This has been a long anticipated tweak and basically does exactly what it says-records standard phone calls coming in on your mobile device. This allows for recording, storing on your device, and then later listening to a phone calls received. The tweak works for iPhone 4S on speaker and iPhone 5 running iOS 6 jailbreak and is 3.99 on Cydia jailbreak app in the BigBoss Repo.
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013: QuickShootPro
This is another very simple, time saving tweak that I am really happy to see developed. With this tweak you can speed up the ability to capture video and photo by using simple taps. Two taps on an icon takes a photo, three taps records a video. Simple. No launching the camera app and waiting for it to start. This is definitely useful for capturing those moments that can be missed whole waiting for the app to launch. The tweak appears to be available for all iPhones, iPads and iPods running the iOS 6 jailbreak or above. It is .99 on Cydia in the BigBoss repo.
Jailbreak Tweaka April 2013: RemindMeAgain
Okay by now ya'll know I live by reminders and this is a great reminder tweak that basically lets you extend the usefulness of the reminder app. With this tweak ,when you receive a reminder it will automatically create another reminder for a specified interval of time, and will continue to do so, till you check the task off. This is perfect for people like me who have to be nagged continually and still manage to forget what I was supposed to be doing. The tweak works on all iPads, iPods and iPhones running an iOS 6 jailbreak or higher.
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013: Alertmate
Alertmate is a simple, just for fun animation tweak that gives your alerts a variety of ways to make their entrance, from zooming in ad out, bouncing, rolling, sliding in and more. If you are a fan of animations this tweak is a nice addition. The tweak is free on Cydia jailbreak app store in the BigBoss repo. Presumably the tweak works for all iDevices and on any jailbreak operating system.
Jailbreak Tweaks April 2013 : Pinnacle
This is a nice functional tweak for navigating inside of settings. With pinnacle tapping an holding on the back button will take you to the top level in the navigation, which is pretty nice when you've gone deep and are several layers in. Setup is simple and this tweak is free on Cydia jailbreak app store through BigBoss repo.
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