‘SwitcherSettings’ – Add SBSettings Toggles to the App Switcher

By , Jun 20, 2011

SBSettings is always the first tweak I install after jailbreaking. Even when it’s not installed, I find myself swiping at the statusbar expecting a menu to drop. The simple utility gives me quick access to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, as well as a respring function.

Though I’ve yet to find anything in Cydia that matches the functionality of SBSettings, the competition is certainly heating up. Jeff recently told you about Homescreen Settings, which places the actions on your springboard. I’m going to tell you about SwitcherSettings, which adds the functions to your app switcher…

The app switcher space has been a fairly popular area for developers- just look at MobileNotifier. The open space above the multitask bar when you double-tap the home button is practically begging to display some kind of information.

SwitcherSettings does just that, as it places practically all of your SBSettings toggles in a neat little menu on your app switcher screen. Every time you install an SBSettings toggle, it’s immediately available in SwitcherSettings.

It even one-ups the popular SBSettings utility by adding more shortcuts. For example, tapping the Available Memory label automatically frees up memory, and tapping your IP Address adds it to the clipboard.

SwitcherSettings is available in Cydia via the BigBoss repo. It’ll set you back $2.49 and you must have SBSettings installed for this to work.

I like the idea of putting the controls in the app switcher screen, but SBSettings’ drop-down menu still seems like the easiest solution for me. Besides, the less stuff I have running the better.

Have you tried SwitcherSettings? Or are you sticking with plain SBSettings or Homescreen Settings?

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  • kokhean

    “SBSettings is always the first tweak I install after jailbreaking. Even when it’s not installed, I find myself swiping at the statusbar expecting a menu to drop.”

    Me too, I was helping my friend to download something and I got frustrated at swiping the status bar expecting the toggles to show up so that I can enable 3G.

    I have ‘tried’ this tweak by installing a .deb and I experienced slow downs in my iPhone 3GS.
    I still prefer the good old SBSettings.

  • James

    This would be good if you didn’t need sbsettings but really, what is the point ?? Is ist too hard to swipe at the top ?? Harder than double tapping the home button lol I think not.

  • mopo

    u cant pop this up at Lockscreen… SBS win

    • shrike1978

      You can’t bring up SBSettings in full screen apps. They both have their place, and it’s not like this replaces SBS…it just suppliments it.

  • QuarterSwede

    I can’t believe the dev had the audacity to charge for something that replicates and requires SBSettings which is free. The slight additions and move to above the multitasking bar is not even worth $0.99.

  • Matthias

    This may look stupid now, but soon, the status bar will belong to the Notification center, so either get your switches in there (which would be great) or get used to the multitasking bar!

  • Braulio

    I tried it and for me it stays on the screen after I hit the home button to get rid of the multitasking when I’m in an app and it goes to my homescreen so I’m hoping that gets fixed, also if activator can be used to make gestures for the multitasking :) that would be cool

    • Braulio

      iOS 4.3.3/iPhone4

  • http://www.dirzoom.com dirzoom

    i like the quick changing option aloot,its reall a superb thing…