As part of the TweakWeek initiative, SliderBar is a free jailbreak tweak developed by Ryan Petrich. SliderBar makes vertical scrolling in iOS a breeze. Instead of scrolling by swiping up and down with your finger, SliderBar allows you to scroll through a vertical page in a more traditional way.

The tweak is very simple, and you may actually miss it in iOS if you don’t know what it look for.

SliderBar adds a row of dots on the right side of any app with vertical scrolling. Instead of swiping, you can scroll along the dotted line to move up and down the page.

If you’ve ever used the right-side scroll bar in the iPod app to select an artist or song, you know how SliderBar works. It’s simple and clean, and it offers a very useful feature to those of us that want quicker scrolling.

SliderBar is available in Cydia for free. (repo: http://rpetri.ch/repo)

Let us know what you think of this tweak. Is this feature something you’ve been wanting in iOS?

  • hmmmmm

    option to position bar left or right would be nice.

    • Onyxxx6700

      I agree. I am left handed so it works well for me.

      • Luis

        im too, never thought of it XD i guess im used to it

  • Onyxxx6700

    I love it so far, it makes scrolling fast and easy!

  • jack

    Hmmm does not work for me in safari for some reason?

    • Onyxxx6700

      you’re right! No love in the browser!

  • Very jumpy on Tweetbot, I’m uninstalling.

  • rka100

    For some reason this is not showing up on the repo. How come?

    • Onyxxx6700

      Did you do what I did and type Slide+Bar (SlideBar) instead of Slider+Bar (SliderBar)?

    • saleh

      tweakweek apps stay in the repo for fewdays then move to bigboss
      try there 😀

  • Ryan

    Wish it worked in safari. Probably where I do most of my scrolling.

  • pn2bade

    I’ve used something like this for years. It’s called quick scroll 2. It puts a transparent bar on the right that you can grab and drag up and down. You can also tap above or below the bar to page up or down (or left and right if that is what the app does). Unfortunately though the settings don’t work in iOS 4.

    • pn2bade

      Sorry that’s QuickScroll 2

  • Ins0mnihack

    I really like it, but unfortunately it messes with LockInfo. Because of the bar’s placement, it makes it near impossible to hit the little delete icons next to notifications as they are on the far right of the screen.

    It would be awesome if you assign which apps it’s active for.

  • Steph

    Messes up the view in Twitter app (text no longer complete). Going to remove it I’m afraid…

  • tom

    i installed it an it put my phone into safe mode so i remove it now wen i try call out i get the apple logo wtf

  • LeMerlot

    “It would be awesome if you assign which apps it’s active for.”

    I second this – please Ryan, I even would pay for that option – SliderBar is soo helpful !

  • weater notification center problem !! iOS5.0.1

  • Frank Roe

    I cant seem to get this to work on my 5s ? I need a ap that can allow me to scroll quickly to the bottom of my text log

  • Useless. Doesn’t work in Safari.