Since Apple released iOS 5, users have been running out of reasons to jailbreak their devices. The software update replaced several tweaks and utilities that were only available to jailbreakers in previous versions of iOS.

So, why are people still jailbreaking iOS 5? A major reason is for the ability to customize the Notification Center with widgets and system shortcuts. But you may not even have to jailbreak for that anymore, thanks to a new app called Quickpick.

Quickpick, an App Store app, allows you to create shortcuts to applications in your device’s Notification Center. And folks still on iOS 5 can use the app to create shortcuts to system preferences and settings (Apple disabled this in iOS 5.0.1).

Setting up shortcuts is extremely easy. Once downloaded, simply launch the app and press the + button in the top righthand corner. This is where you input the name of the shortcut and its link — it’s very similar to Home screen shortcuts.

If you are looking for app shortcuts, we have a pretty good list of them, and if you are still on iOS 5 you can find a list of shortcuts to settings and preferences here. Admittedly, it’s not the most appealing user interface, but it is one thing: convenient.

If you’d like to download Quickpick, it’s available for both the iPhone and the iPad for just $0.99.

What do you think of Quickpick?

[9to5Mac]

  • Anonymous

    So this does or doesn’t work on iOS 5.0.1?

    And that line “users have been running out of reasons to jailbreak their iPhones” is complete bull. There are at least 30 tweaks I am going to put on my phone day 1 when they get an untether for the 4S. And that’s just me.

    • No, he is pretty much right. I used to push for everyone to jailbreak, now I tell people how big of a hassle and memory hog it has become.

      • Couldn’t disagree with you more. I’m on iOS 5.0.1 tethered on my iPhone 4 and haven’t had one hint of a problem. I’d go batty if I didn’t have BiteSMS, noSpot, deleteWord, appCenter for Notification Center, tetherMe, sbsettings, etc etc etc. I use only well vetted cydia apps and only use versions I pay for. I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without them.

      • Joshua Rawlings

        I have to disagree. The iOS 5 tethered jailbreak is a hassle, having to semi-tether, etc. If your phone loses juice, you have to get to a computer put it in DFU mode, then tether boot it. Not to mention all the junk coding.

        To say the semi-tether jail break is no hassle at all NO ONE WOULD WANT A TETHERED JAILBREAK! Having a tethered jailbroken iPhone is still better than no jailbreak at all, but to say it isn’t less than perfect is ridiculous. Have owned and jailbroken every iPhone version since way back with the 2G…..I think we jailbroke iOS 2 with quickpwn……anyway This iOS 5 jailbreak is weak compared to a complete tethered jailbreak my friend.

        BTW Jeff another solid vid!

    • No, he is pretty much right. I used to push for everyone to jailbreak, now I tell people how big of a hassle and memory hog it has become.

  • This is pretty nifty, pales horribly in comparison to its jailbreak alternatives, but for a 4S, this’ll have to do for now.

  • It dose work and iam with you I still think jailbreaking is a good thing and what about all the pepole like me that use it for a unlock and to tether.

  • I use “project icons” and I can still get it to work on 5.0.1.

    I’ll post some pics on twitter to prove it. Follow me.

  • Any free alternatives?

  • Any free alternatives?

  • Mersim Hasanbašić

    running out of reasons to jailbreak their devices???you are fucking kidding me xD
    INSTALLOUS is the number 1 reason for 90% of people 😀

    • Anonymous

      I will continue to be a thorn in you pirates’ side whenever I can. I’ll state again:

      Not every jailbreaker is a thieving scumbag. I have been jailbroken since the first iPhone, and I have never stolen anything. All of my Cydia apps are bought and paid for. I would never sully my device with Installous or any of those pirate repos.

      You pirates REALLY make me sick, and you make all jailbreakers look bad. If you want something, work hard to earn the money. Then PAY for it.

      I hope someone helps themselves to your property, moron.

      • Anonymous

        When is law enforcement going to crack down on Installous and the pirate repos? I’d love for their creators to go to prison, as well as the thieving bums who use them. All of you.

        What goes around comes around. You will all get what you deserve one day. If there is any justice in this world. Pathetic scumbag losers.

      • Simon Reidy

        I know I probably won’t be believed or agreed with here, but I’ll go on record saying that even though I oppose piracy in general, I find it really hard not to like Installous when its such a polished app that has saved me wasting a lot of money.

        Screenshots, ad-supported or limited “lite” apps (if they exist for an app at all) sometimes just aren’t enough to analyze whether software is worth your hard earned cash, so I use Installous strictly as a trial system, to decide whether an app I’m interested in is good enough for me to own. After messing around with it for half an hour or less, if I decide I want to keep it, I delete the cracked app and go directly to the App store to purchase the legitimate version. Either way, the pirated app is deleted off my iPhone/iPad. Not only because I believe it’s the right and ethical thing to do, but becuase I genuinelly want to help quality developers, to help ensure they keep producing great software.

        I also want to own the legitimate version of apps for reasons like; the capability to download and sync an app to all my devices automatically. Also, the emerging ability of some apps to keep saves or data in sync via iCloud. Because when you buy an official uncrqcked app its less likely to crash, and lastly because it will be automatically be kept up to date by your device or iTunes. Often the version available from Installous can be a version or two behind the legit version.

        I know most people that install Installous probably abuse it, which I agree is a definite problem, and I know that technically I’m still doing the wrong thing too, but all I’m saying is that for those of us with a conscience that use it sensibly, it can be very useful if used strictly for short periods of evaluation. Particularly if like me you’ve ever been mislead or ripped off by crappy apps in the past. These days I dont want to risk my relativey low income on apps (particularly expensive universal games!) until I’ve had a quick play with it myself to determine whether it’s worth buying. Unless its something awesome like Infinity Blade II which you know you will kick ass and just buy outright 🙂

      • Simon Reidy

        I know I probably won’t be believed or agreed with here, but I’ll go on record saying that even though I oppose piracy in general, I find it really hard not to like Installous when its such a polished app that has saved me wasting a lot of money.

        Screenshots, ad-supported or limited “lite” apps (if they exist for an app at all) sometimes just aren’t enough to analyze whether software is worth your hard earned cash, so I use Installous strictly as a trial system, to decide whether an app I’m interested in is good enough for me to own. After messing around with it for half an hour or less, if I decide I want to keep it, I delete the cracked app and go directly to the App store to purchase the legitimate version. Either way, the pirated app is deleted off my iPhone/iPad. Not only because I believe it’s the right and ethical thing to do, but becuase I genuinelly want to help quality developers, to help ensure they keep producing great software.

        I also want to own the legitimate version of apps for reasons like; the capability to download and sync an app to all my devices automatically. Also, the emerging ability of some apps to keep saves or data in sync via iCloud. Because when you buy an official uncrqcked app its less likely to crash, and lastly because it will be automatically be kept up to date by your device or iTunes. Often the version available from Installous can be a version or two behind the legit version.

        I know most people that install Installous probably abuse it, which I agree is a definite problem, and I know that technically I’m still doing the wrong thing too, but all I’m saying is that for those of us with a conscience that use it sensibly, it can be very useful if used strictly for short periods of evaluation. Particularly if like me you’ve ever been mislead or ripped off by crappy apps in the past. These days I dont want to risk my relativey low income on apps (particularly expensive universal games!) until I’ve had a quick play with it myself to determine whether it’s worth buying. Unless its something awesome like Infinity Blade II which you know you will kick ass and just buy outright 🙂

      • Simon Reidy

        I know I probably won’t be believed or agreed with here, but I’ll go on record saying that even though I oppose piracy in general, I find it really hard not to like Installous when its such a polished app that has saved me wasting a lot of money.

        Screenshots, ad-supported or limited “lite” apps (if they exist for an app at all) sometimes just aren’t enough to analyze whether software is worth your hard earned cash, so I use Installous strictly as a trial system, to decide whether an app I’m interested in is good enough for me to own. After messing around with it for half an hour or less, if I decide I want to keep it, I delete the cracked app and go directly to the App store to purchase the legitimate version. Either way, the pirated app is deleted off my iPhone/iPad. Not only because I believe it’s the right and ethical thing to do, but becuase I genuinelly want to help quality developers, to help ensure they keep producing great software.

        I also want to own the legitimate version of apps for reasons like; the capability to download and sync an app to all my devices automatically. Also, the emerging ability of some apps to keep saves or data in sync via iCloud. Because when you buy an official uncrqcked app its less likely to crash, and lastly because it will be automatically be kept up to date by your device or iTunes. Often the version available from Installous can be a version or two behind the legit version.

        I know most people that install Installous probably abuse it, which I agree is a definite problem, and I know that technically I’m still doing the wrong thing too, but all I’m saying is that for those of us with a conscience that use it sensibly, it can be very useful if used strictly for short periods of evaluation. Particularly if like me you’ve ever been mislead or ripped off by crappy apps in the past. These days I dont want to risk my relativey low income on apps (particularly expensive universal games!) until I’ve had a quick play with it myself to determine whether it’s worth buying. Unless its something awesome like Infinity Blade II which you know you will kick ass and just buy outright 🙂

      • Mersim Hasanbašić

        dude i live in a country where the average pay per month is about 300 euros i will never BUY a fucking app when i can have it for free so easy it is 😉
        for all cydia tweaks and apps i have insanelyi repo and biteyourapple and for app store apps i have installous and apptrackr 😉 WHY WOULD I PAY FOR ALL THAT?there are wealthy people out there i let them buy all this and support the developers 😉

      • Anonymous

        Get another job. Learn how to properly budget.

        I am going to play the part of a broken record:
        I really and truly hope that the creators of Installous as well as those repos you mentioned get some prison time. I hope YOU get some prison time. I hope someone thinks it is okay to separate YOU from your personal property.

        Developers, programmers, etc. have families too. You are taking food out of their mouths. Out of their children’s mouths. Stealing is stealing. I don’t care if you aren’t wealthy. Don’t buy a smartphone then. I don’t care if you only “temporarily” steal it.

        I’ll repeat myself adnauseum. What goes around comes around. You will all get your comeuppance.

        Mersim you are truly the definition of a scumbag.

        Have a horrible day.

      • And still somehow you got an iphone…? Stop stealing iphones and stop stealing software.

      • I wish everybody would shut the hell up it isn’t going to be any justice we live in america you stupid people still believe in justice then u need to move to another country because fairness and justice does not exist in this country anymore you jack as$@# people are always judging other people but never look in the mirror and judge themselves. if you want all the people who pirate to go to jail be a fu@%#^$ police officer and arrest them yourselves and Mersim Hasanbašić i agree with you 100% the same people who’s saying people who pirate should go to jail our the same people who probably rape children do drugs cheat on their wives etc etc but of course they feel that they’re angels sent down to earth from God himself and never committed any sins because there perfect in there own eyes well news for everybody your not so stop judging and let God be the judge of everyone unless you have never committed a sin you shouldn’t judge anybody and should just shut the f#@$ up and worry about your own life!!!

  • Anonymous

    Apple diabled this in 5.1 not 5.0.1

  • Anonymous

    Alguien sabe como puedo añadir el marcador de Wifi??

  • Enrico De Michele

    is better FlashLaunch. It is more simple and more complete.

  • FlashLaunch is better. It is more simple and more complete.

  • Anonymous

    I guess I am one of the last fools on this planet that believes in hard work, honesty, and integrity. Who raised some of you people? You bring dishonor to your families.

  • And yet you have an iphone …… ????????? ….. go figure!!

  • And yet you have an iphone …… ????????? ….. go figure!!