If someone were to ask you why they should jailbreak their iPhone, what would you say? For me, the list of reasons could go on for days. The themes, the tweaks, it seems like there are a million ways to customize your iPhone once it’s been set free. These tweaks can remove Apple’s limitations on things like the amount of sprin gboard pages you can have, or the amount of icons allowed in each folder.

The coolest hacks, in my opinion, are the ones that make multi-step processes on your iPhone less complicated. Don’t get me wrong, iOS is so simple a 2 year old could use it. But there are apps like SBSettings that will give you home screen access to settings for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Dock 2.0 also falls in this category, as it makes browsing multiple pages for applications a thing of the past

If you’ve ever dreamed of the perfect dock for your iPhone, pay attention. I’m not talking about a speaker dock, I’m talking about that thing across the bottom of your iPhone’s screen that is supposed to only have 4 icons in it. ScrollingBoard has always been one of my favorite dock hacks, but Dock 2.0 could give it a run for its money.

The idea is simple. Dock 2.0 gives you access to a customizable dock from virtually any screen or app on your iDevice. It is generally hidden, but can be activated in a number of customizable ways.

You can set the dock to show up with a swipe to the sides of your screen, or a short hold of the status bar or home button.

(I apologize for the poor screen shots. The app appears to be camera shy. The dock actually collapses anytime a screen shot is attempted.)

Once activated, the custom dock is gorgeous. Scrolling through your apps is a breeze and the animations are extremely fluid. This is light years ahead of some of the older versions of Dock, Stacks, and other quick launch apps in Cydia.

Not only can you have shortcuts to all your favorite apps in the dock, you can even put shortcuts to your most used folders. When a folder icon is selected, a pop up menu appears with a list of all the apps it contains. The entire interface is extremely intuitive.

The settings for this app really allow you to customize it to your liking, not to mention, Dock 2.0 is completely skinnable. If you have been looking for a way to launch your apps quickly without having to scroll through multiple screens, Dock 2.0 might be your best bet.

Dock 2.0 can truly make you a master of multitasking and completely change the way you use your iPhone. The tweak is available in Cydia for a free 3 day trial period. If you like it, you can purchase the full license from the developers website for $4.99.

Have you used Dock 2.0 yet? How about something similar?

  • james016

    I had to do a restore to stock 4.3.1 after a botched jailbreak attempt. Never realised how much I’d come to rely on things like SBSettings and RemoveBG and how much they make the iPhone so much more useable. I kept swiping the status bar out of habit and naturally nothing was happening. Now I’m back to being jailbroken and all is well again. May give this a spin.

    • Keelan

      that happened to me too
      and i rejailbroke the next day
      bc i missed it to much

  • Joel

    I don’t see this in cydia?

    • Strife

      It’s just called Dock, the version it’s up to is 2.0

      • Joel

        Haha dumb me, thanks!

  • Thanks for pointing this out. I have more apps that I use regularly than I can fit on my front screen, and some get neglected because they’re stuck two screens back. Having this keeps everything right at my fingertips!

  • Great Feature! i liked its way of selecting the Apps looks like a Rotor..

  • I’ve been using Dock for a while now on my iPhone 4, iOS 4.1 // it’s an AWESOME way to fit more apps in a convenient space. I use it as my ‘quick launch’ for most used apps. I recommend it 100%

  • Kev

    Underated app. Almost instant activation compared to the massive lag of ios task switching. Solved a headache. Best multitasking app in my opinion.

  • Cameron

    what i would really like is u know in the mac when u click on an icon in the dock and a pop out comes out and its on an angle, someone should make a tweak so that when u have have a folder in the iphone dock it is just like that.

  • alf15

    Brilliant I love it already! Thanks iDB! Its things like this put Apple software developers to shame! Such a easy and extremely usual tweak!

  • suryatej

    Wonderful app!!..but I think its not user friendly for the “left handers”. Wish they make some modification where we can switch the Dock from right to left!!

  • Jay R

    I’ll be waiting to try the trial until i’m off work, but does anyone know if this works well with the 5-icon dock? I realize the two tweaks slightly contradict each other, but i’ve grown to love the look of my 5-icon dock!

    • Alf15

      I have 5 icon dock and barrel and no issues at all 🙂

    • Alf15

      I have 5 icon dock and barrel and no issues at all

  • PastorB

    Love this tweak. Working seamlessly for me. Thanks for sharing it.

  • sonymike

    i use it for all my “illegal” apps like cydia, installous, mobile terminal etc. With sbsettings i hide the original apps on my regular screen. so the iphone looks like its unjailbroken. sry for my bad englisch 🙂

  • XepptizZ

    I can’t seem to findthe settings page in the settingssection

  • ZilvR

    The only thing missing in this great tweak is the ability to switch it to the left side. Yeah, I’m a deathgripper.

  • Jo

    Sounds really useful. But is it a resourcehog?

  • Ervis

    I tried this app and loved it, but I found 2 problems. First, it used to crash and send my phone into “safe mode” when I would attempt to remove an app from the dock. Second, I could never quite figure out how to get apps to stay permanently in the dock, and how to have others disappear if I closed them. It seemed to hang on to some apps, and remove others randomly. Anyone else experience these issues, especially the first one which was the one that caused me to delete the app?

  • Flexo

    Very nice. All we need is a way to remove the original Apple dock and give us more space for icons.

  • Dragunhart

    The app is great, works like a charm. I had the idea of using it for quick dialing friends by putting their contact app icons on it. (CallMe)

    One problem:
    If you’re a user of “Intelliscreen” from cydia (app that shows various info such as email/calender/news/weather on lockscreen) then theres bad news. Dock 2.0 overwrites this app making intelliscreen no longer work on your lockscreen (since Dock 2.0 can work on the lockscreen too)

    This still happens even when you disable the lockscreen capability or Dock 2.0 itself.

  • Chris

    Hey I went to download this but for some reason my xsellize would not work. Any ideas?