IconCommands: Make Your Icon Tapping More Productive

By , Aug 14, 2011

We’ve seen a flurry of jailbreak tweaks surface over the last few days, and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down. Multiple packages turned up in Cydia today, but the one we’re going to cover in this post is IconCommands.

The utility allows you to set customized actions for when you tap on an app icon. For example, you can set applications to launch on a single tap, hide once double tapped, and delete after 3 taps. I know it sounds similar to Apptivator, but it’s actually very different…

IconCommands doesn’t tie in with Activator the way Apptivator does. There are 6 pre-programmed actions that can be activated by an icon tap (or taps): App Info, Add Icon to Photo Library, Delete, Hide, Set Jiggling, and Launch Icon.

The cool thing is, you can program a function for up to 8 taps. So if you wanted to be able to delete an app by tapping its icon 7 times, you could. I’ll be honest though, tapping an icon gets tedious after 4 times, so the utility really could have stopped there.

Actions are set from the IconCommands tab in the Settings app, and changes reflect quickly without needing to respring. It’s also important to know that programmed functions apply to every app icon, so you can’t have different settings for different applications.

All together the tweak works very well, and if you find yourself frequently hiding and deleting apps, it could definitely save you some time. If you want to check out IconCommands for yourself, it’s available in Cydia for $1.99.

Have you tried IconCommands yet?

  • Share:
  • Follow:
  • Zimche

    Well, I don’t know… Seem not so useful but who knows? Btw FIRST :p

  • allMac

    Tested it out and I agree with your view on how tapping an icon gets tedious after 4 times. In fact, 3 would’ve been sufficient enough, as I don’t see how the other options (like set jiggling or add to photo library) is necessary to users. I also experienced a short lag when browsing through SB/homescreen pages and when opening an app. Although I’m aware of the latter’s possibility, I’m not so sure of the short lag. Has anybody experienced the same?

  • Ins0mnihack

    I found this conflicted with Apptivator and apart from App Info, there’s nothing much useful you can do with it. Things like “delete badges” “rename” “hide” and launch any app when double clicking (like Apptivator does already) would make it worthwhile.