If apps were women, they would loathe AppSize — a new jailbreak tweak that tells how much your apps weigh (size) and how old they are (installation date).

Fortunately, most of the apps I meet don’t care about this sort of thing.

AppSize is a free jailbreak tweak that’s available on Cydia for jailbroken iPhones, and it can be fairly handy for those of you with extremely tight restrictions on space.

What type of restrictions are we talking about? Check inside for more details…

While most iPhone 4 users likely have plenty of space to spare, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users with only 8GBs of space will reap the most benefits from AppSize’s handy reporting.

What I particularly like about AppSize is the manner in which you invoke a report. A quick hold of the Home button followed up by a tap on the app in question causes a pop-up notification to divulge the app’s rap sheet.

The info provided includes the name of the app, the size of the app, and the app’s installation date.

Obviously, AppSize will only work on actual apps that are on your Home screen, meaning it won’t work with tweaks, shortcuts, or folders.

There are other reporting tools that perform similar functions available on Cydia, but most of them are a culmination of all of your apps in some sort of awkward list form.

AppSize, on the other hand, allows you to get a quick and dirty feel for the space that an individual app is taking up.

Have you tried AppSize? Does it sound interesting enough for you to download? Let us know.

  • Brad

    Got it yesterday, played around with it a bit (make sure to re-spring after the d/l), and like it! Does what it says it does… Nothing special, but can be useful in identifying hogs…

    • “make sure to re-spring after the d/l”

      YES. I spent 5 minutes wondering why it didn’t work.. Haha.

  • Nice opening line there, Jeff.

  • Thor

    If you are running out of memory you likely have 12 screens of apps or you use folders. I choose folders, so it is of little use unless that feature can be added.

  • George the W. Bush

    Another pointless tweak.