It’s the beginning of April, and spring has begun. While everyone is doing their usual spring cleaning, the urge to tidy up your iPhone may arise. If your home screen is cluttered and you can’t seem to ever find what you’re looking for, it’s definitely time for you to delete some apps.

If you’re staring at your springboard and wondering where to begin, delete the applications you don’t use anymore. If you’re in the habit of trying out the latest app or game you read about, chances are your springboard is quite full. Need more help than that?

This new tweak in Cydia called App Stat will help you figure out which apps you don’t use very often. App Stat will keep a running count of every app you use, and how many times you use each. If you were to install the software and let it keep track of your app usage for a week, you’d get a pretty good idea of which ones to get rid of.

After using it all afternoon, I must say that I’m impressed. It works as advertised. However, I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out how to get the numbers to reset. I tried restarting my iPhone and even uninstalling App Stat to try and get the numbers to go back to 0. I’m sure I’m either missing something or there is a .txt file I can delete via SSH.

I actually might let this one sit on one of my home screen pages for a while and collect data. I wonder how many times I open up Twitter in a week. It would be nice to see some more features added, but for a free app tracker like this I won’t complain. App Stat is available for free in Cydia. As a reminder, your iDevice must be jailbroken to access the Cydia Store.

Has anyone tried App Stat, or used a similar app tracker? Does this type of utility seem useful?

  • 7h0mas

    Looks like a good app.

  • Yeah. Is there other similar for a non JB iPhone?

  • appletiser

    yet another app review that doesn’t mention the source repo 😐 i cant find this tweak in cydia no matter how many different ways i try to spell it.

    • DomPerignon

      BigBoss

  • once again, anytime a repo is not mentioned, the app or tweak can be found in default Cydia repos. I rarely dabble in 3rd party repos anyways. If you can’t find it, you might try updating or reinstalling Cydia.

    • Mmmmm

      Its okay cody i know people are a bit dense in these neck of the woods. I think this fact has been mentioned like 4 times in the past week and a half of app reviews. LISTEN UP PEOPLE!!

  • appletiser

    came back to say i just located it in default sources then read your comment. thanks

  • Scott

    What do you have installed that shows the silent icon on the right of the menu bar? Unrelated, I know, sorry! Going to try App Stat, thanks.

  • it’s an option in lock info

  • Scott

    Ah ok. Have used that before but didn’t like it. Feel free to delete this if you want.

  • SpideyRules

    @Cody…I ran this right after installing, and it looked like it only counts from when you last respringed ( resprung? respringeded?)…I digress. From when your springboard last loaded. This may be the answer to your “reset counters” question. I think the best thing to do is to try your hardest not to respring for about a week while using this app, and THAN check the results. 🙂

  • LaRonn

    Leave the repo it is the smart thing to do.

  • Jay

    I have been looking for this exact thing – thanks!!

  • Bob

    After installation iPad kept restarting. $&&@$$

  • does anyone know if this is now possible on non jailbroken iPhones?