Tweaks like Five Icon Switcher have been out ever since Apple released iOS 4, but apparently there’s still a demand, or at least a perceived demand for tweaks of this sort.

There are many other tweaks that allow you to do something similar, cramming more app icons into a space that was meant to be limited.

Although 6Switcher — a tweak that stuffs six app icons into your multitasking bar, might add more function to your device — what it takes away can’t be justified in my opinion.

Honestly, I’d rather deal with a few extra swipes than ruin my iPhone’s aesthetic appeal, wouldn’t you?

Maybe I’m wrong about jailbreakers in general, and you’ve been dying for a tweak like this, but the facts are stacking up against that theory.

My Case Against 6Switcher

1: Many tweaks already exist that do the same thing.

2: I’ve never seen one of these types of tweaks in anyone’s “must have” list.

3: It’s just not visually appealing.

But again, maybe I’m wrong. I’m sure you guys will let me know which side of the fence you stand on.

If your iPhone is jailbroken, 6Switcher can be downloaded for free on the Cydia store.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

  • Not my cup of tea at all. I never liked those types of tweaks that destroyed the look of the phone. Besides, what is the need? It is easy to have more than six running anyway. Getting to them with a couple of swipes is no big issue.

    • Wholeheartedly agree.

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  • soccerkrzy

    5 Icon Switcher allows you to select from 1-10 items in your switcher. 5 looks the best, 6 is good too if you’re renamed your icons to be smaller.

    For those that argue a couple of swipes is no big issue, cumulatively, you’re just wasting minutes of your time with an extra swipe every time.

  • William

    Fugly +1.

  • Sunil

    Well, it depends whether you prefer looks and aethetics versus convinience and functionality. Quite useful if you prefer the later.

  • steve

    I don’t think it looks so horrible, I just don’t need it. I might consider 5 icons though-

  • ddr

    Five icons looks even better than the original four icon multitask tray IMO. Six or more is way too much though, and I still like my four-icon dock.

  • Snebe

    Like somebody already said, 5 icon switcher does the something.. It’s like 5 icon folder vs infinifolder.. With five icon folder you can choose how many icons there are per row and you can add more than 12 apps in one folder..

  • AMB

    If they make one that acts like coverflow then this might actually be interesting. Stuff so many more icons while preserving a good look on your springboard.

  • David

    Why not just get springtomize and have multiple tweaks in 1 package plus you can have up to 10 apps on the app switcher if you want, seriously why do developers make stand alone apps like the above when apps like springtomize exist?

  • XepptizZ

    This would be horrible for removing processes from the appswitcher.

  • Infinidoc (sp?) is the best customizing option for the iPhone dock.