You thought your iPhone could do just about anything? Think again! I handpicked 10 applications for jailbroken iPhones that will boost your productivity and unleash the real potential of the iPhone. You won’t find these applications in the App Store. You’ll have to jailbreak your iPhone in order to install any these apps.

If you don’t have these apps on your iPhone, you’re missing out on 10 must-have features.


Xpandr is a shortcut expander for the iPhone / iPod touch. It allows you to define an unlimited number of shortcuts to save time and make your life easier. It works in every application, even on App Store applications. More about Xpandr.


ProSwitcher is a multitasking app for the iPhone that kinda replicates the Palm Pre “cards” feature by adding a very nice UI to Backrounder, the jailbreak app that allows you to run apps in the background. More about ProSwitcher.


AttachmentSaver gives you the ability to download attachments of all types, whether supported by the or not, and save them into a folder on your iPhone disk. More about AttachmentSaver.

Find in Page

Find In Page is an application that will help you find any text on any web page in Safari. Now every time you visit a page in Safari and you’re looking for a specific word, simply open your bookmarks and tap “Find In Page”. More about Find in Page.


Originally, mQuickDo lets you set up gestures to perform predefined actions (ie. slide left to right to close an opened application; or slide right to left to shut off the phone, etc…). The real power and most exciting feature about mQuickDo is the App Switcher. As its name suggests, the app switcher allows you to quickly switch between apps. More about mQuickDo.


QuickScroll is an application available in Cydia that lets you scroll through documents and web pages very quickly. Once you have installed QuickScroll, simply tap 3 times anywhere on the page and a dialog will show up. Drag the scroller (see on the right of the image above) up and down to quickly go wherever you want on the page. More about QuickScroll.

GriP – Growl for iPhone

GriP tries to strike a balance between being unobstructive while still being able to give out clear information. With GriP, messages are (by default) shown as small floating windows in a corner, which will automatically disappear if you ignore it. In this way, you can still continue your process without missing anything. More about GriP.


Orbit brings you an instant way to switch between pages on your home screen. Based on the “iPhone Expose” concept, this modification gives you an icon that, when tapped, animates your home page into Orbit. More about Orbit.

Action Menu

Action Menu is one of those mods that once you try it, you simply can’t live without it anymore. Action Menu takes a stab at enhancing the copy/paste function of your iPhone by adding a bunch of add-ons to it. More about Action Menu.


This app is very simple yet very practical. It allows you to select multiple icons to move them to a different page on your springboard. So instead of moving your icons one at a time, you can select many of them and move them all at once wherever you want. More about MultiIconMover.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple implemented some of these applications’ features in the next iPhone OS.

  • Eric

    Overboard is much better than orbit. It opens quicker. Has more ways to trigger it. Just better reactions I think. Orbit was out first and Arther time I lived it. But I think overboard works better.

  • Eric

    I’ve also just come to love infinidock. All my most used apps on the dock. Beautiful smooth scrolling. Just a great tweak. Wish the springboard pages could be set to scroll like that.

  • Solphisticated

    Good post. Bookmarked.
    What theme is on the multiple icon mover picture? I’m not really into themes but that one looks great!

  • chiaph

    i’m waiting for the latest version of redsn0w to get those application above! can’t wait!! =p

  • Sebastien

    @solphisticated This theme is called iBox Carbon. It’s available in Cydia I believe.

  • I have infinidock too. It’s clean. I like the looks of action menu, griP, and attachment saver.

  • @chiaph
    you could just use Blackra1n RC3 if your iphone/ipod touch has FW Version 3.1.2 on it

  • Jordan

    Hello, I’m having some problems finding grip. Please help? Where do you find it? What exactly do you type in to search for it? Thank you in advance. 🙂

  • Thanks for this summary of 10 must have applications for iPhone. You rock!

    Happy new year by the way 😉

  • Solphisticated

    thanks for the heads up. Great theme!

  • DudeintehNude

    @Eric Download SmoothBoard. Beautiful tweak that ‘un-snaps’ the snap-to of HomeScreens when you scroll. Love it. 🙂

  • Newbie

    What is the theme used in proswitcher? Looks like a great theme^^ Any help would be appreciated!

  • Paula

    Whats the theme used for mQuickdo? n_n

  • Nice apps… here are some additions like Future Scheduler and Location
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    31st march