A couple of days ago we reviewed PhyScroll — a tweak that allows you to scroll using the accelerometer and volume buttons. Hot off the heels of that release comes AutoScroller, a similar tweak with a few key differences.

Which scrolling tool might be best for your circumstances? Check inside for the full video rundown…

The main difference between AutoScroller and PhyScroll is that the former features automatic scrolling, while the latter does not.

PhyScroll features accelerometer based scrolling, while AutoScroller relies solely on Activator actions. From a control standpoint, it’s much easy to handle the Activator actions than the accelerometer based scrolling.

While PhyScroll does feature the ability to scroll with your volume keys, this is simply a “pagedown” feature and not a true auto scroll as featured in AutoScroller.

If all of the scrolling terminology leaves you confused, a quick view of the video should clear up the main differences between the two tweaks.

Lastly, AutoScroller is free, and that’s what seals the deal for me. If I had to pick between the two, then AutoScroller it is.

What do you think?

  • Confused. Isn’t is easier just to use your finger to scroll on the touchscreen? Wht situation would make this more useful than a fingertip?

  • Confused. Isn’t is easier just to use your finger to scroll on the touchscreen? Wht situation would make this more useful than a fingertip?

  • Anonymous

    PhyScroll and this AutoScroller are completely useless to me. I would ask the developers of these two apps:
    What is wrong with using the tip of your finger? Do you think that pressing a volume button and/or using Activator is an improvement over the regular scrolling with the finger? Give me a break!

    • me

      about 30% of times I try to scroll on iOS my stupid phone takes it as a click rather than a scroll and i have to close the stupid new window or go back and it’s extremely annoying, i found this page after searching for a tweak to use the volume buttons to scroll rather than having to use the screen…

      • sourabh parashar

        I am still in search

  • Lazy thumb much? unless its like 100 pages…

  • Anonymous

    hay jeff u already knew about the next big thing ?

  • Anonymous

    hay jeff u already knew about the next big thing ?

  • Anonymous

    hay jeff u already knew about the next big thing ?

  • Dan

    totally useless

  • Dan

    totally useless

  • Dan

    totally useless

  • Anonymous

    Looks like someone doesn’t have much news to post.

  • Mc Mjr

    Why read at all just laze about not using eyes at all! -hearing it all just by text to speech alone only clocks off shy from 450wpm “Just kidding” -as 1 point was raised (lots of reading) u need it -reading a couple 100 pages a day + fingers are scrolling without pausing all day; fingers want a break don’t u think. Hoping auto-scroll speeds are adjustable – I’m still unable to download it, though Saying this I can’t see any hope as majority of us don’t want natural benefits of enhanced technology matching our mind’s natural abilities but rather keeping it all stagnantly behind – I’m saying why hold OSi techs back from PC’s abilities -so why walk when u can fly! Most say “stop!” when I say “go!” ahead with it.