Apptivator…hmm, nice play on words there, if I must say so myself.

Wordplay aside, Apptivator isn’t just a cute name; it’s a fantastic jailbreak tweak that adds depth to the still-useful, but long in the tooth, Activator.

Activator is the staple jailbreak tweak that allows you to perform actions on your iPhone using a variety of methods from swipes of the status bar, to double taps on the Home button.

It’s an infinitely useful tweak that many other tweaks rely on. Apptivator is sort of like a plug-in to Activator — it allows you to invoke Activator actions simply by double-tapping an app icon of your choice.

Check inside for a video explanation and demonstration of Apptivator…

Having Activator actions assigned directly to app icons opens up a wealth of potential as described on the tweak’s description in Cydia. For instance, it’s entirely possible to launch specific features of apps just by double tapping the app in question.

One good example of this is with biteSMS. With Apptivator, you could assign the quick compose functionality directly to the biteSMS app icon, therefore allowing you to invoke quick compose with a double tap of biteSMS’s app icon.

That’s just one of many scenarios; I’m sure you guys will come up with some additional innovative uses in the comment section below.

Apptivator can be purchased on Cydia for $2.00. Let me know, how would you use Apptivator? Do you see it as being useful at all?

  • Llionv

    Tell me.. can you double click contacts to activate the Add NewContact Jailbreak tweak. That would be brilliant.

    • Saleh

      yes u can
      it lags a bit before opening an app with an action, but worths it

      • Llionv

        does it lag while opening a normal app without a shortcut? as if its “waiting” for the double click?

  • ur mother

    nice review keep it up man, also nice tweak

  • Matt C

    This tweak is flawless. I have found many uses! One of my fav is tapping photos twice to open VideoSafe! Another one is tapping Safari twice to open my RSS app. And yes Add New Contact works good with phone app, no lag here. Also the Dev was really super fast on replying to a question i had. I really appreciate good support when buying a product.

  • Maslcar

    I use it with:
    App Store -> Installous
    Dreamboard -> Dreamstore
    Settings -> Safe Mode
    Safari -> Quick Google
    Phone -> QuickCompose

  • safemode

    Looks nice but I can’t use it, everytime i click on settings I am kicked out to safe mode, anybody knows why? suggestions?

  • Lucas K.

    It’s not showing up in Cydia for me… Is it under a specific source?

    • Shannon


  • Ibrahim Sait

    The new idb watermark looks kinda cool … The other one was annoying 🙂

  • Shannon

    How’d you get the temperature on your weather icon?

    • Matt C

      Weathericon on cydia

  • Ibrahim Sait

    Amazing potential !!! Loving the experience .. Its like having 32 icons instead of 16.

  • Chris

    This doesn’t even work for me, it installs but when I go to set it up I don’t get all my apps like in the vid, every apptivator entry is just blank