A couple of week ago we told you about six great jailbreak tweaks for Safari. Today, we’re showcasing five additional tweaks that can help supercharge your iPhone’s email experience.

Jailbreaking is a great way to get more out of your iOS device, and as you’ll see, one of the best ways to leverage jailbreaking is by applying its benefits to core functions, like email…


MailKeyboardHide allows you to see more of the message that you’re currently composing by hiding the keyboard in composition view. Without this tweak, the keyboard is prone to blocking part of the body of a message. To activate MailKeyboardHide, simply attempt to scroll in the body of the email and the keyboard will disappear. Free on Cydia. Learn more.

Rich Text For Mail

As simple as its name, Rich Text For Mail brings rich text formatting to iOS’s native email client. Now you can bold, italicize, change the color and size of your fonts, and more, right inside the default mail app. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but it integrates well, and uses Action Menu to make it simple and easy to use. $4.99 on Cydia. Learn more.


It’s simply the easiest way to attach photos, and anything else directly to the native Mail app, and unlicke PhotoMail, it works with iOS 5. A must have for heavy emailers. $1.99 on Cydia. Learn more.

Mail Enhancer

Mail Enhancer adds an ridiculous amount of options to your Mail app. There’s signature behaviors, specific signatures for certain situations, HTML conversion, custom notifications, account priority settings, quiet hours, account highlighting, filters, and much, much more. Bar none, this is the deepest jailbreak tweak you can buy when it comes to the stock Mail app. $1.99 on Cydia. Learn more.

SmartFolders for Mail

SmartFolders for Mail allows you to create your own virtual folders with their own rules. The nice thing about SmartFolders is that all of the rules and folders are kept on the device itself. There’s no doubt that the stock Mail app lacks rules functionality, and Smart Folders for Mail provides you with a fully fleshed out condition based filter strategy that iOS lacks. $1.99 on Cydia. Learn more.

Of course there are many more tweaks for the stock Mail app, but these are some of the absolute best, and they all work with iOS 5.

What do you think about this list? Is there something we omitted that you think should be here?

Update: Replaced PhotoMail and added AnyAttach. I confused these two by accident, I forgot that PhotoMail doesn’t support iOS 5. AnyAttach is superior because you can attach any sort of file, not just photos.

  • Eric Morgan

    iOS 5 has rich text email built in. Why pay for it again?

    • M L

      Wow….really? Which iphone are you using?

      • My iPhone 4 has bold, italic, and indent options in mail. It can’t do though. Try it – start a new email, type something, then select some text.

      • Thanks for this tip never noticed that before!

    • Anonymous

      nice, works on 3GS too 🙂 ashamed to admit i hadnt noticed this before. thanks

  • Is PhotoMail compatible with iOS 5? Cydia doesn’t seem to think so…

    • omakad

      I want to know the same thing. Anyone?!

    • Use AnyAttach

    • Anonymous

      I used to use this all the time on 4.3.3 but it doesn’t work on 5.0.1 for me. There is no + symbol to add pics.

  • jose castro

    some of these tweaks dont work ?????????

  • omakad

    Is PhotoMail compatible with iOS 5? I’ve been wanting this jb tweak back for a while now, but Cydia says that it’s not sure if it works. Has anyone tried it on iOS5? Thanks in advance.

    • Why would anyone use photo mail when you can use AnyAttach for same price and get more functionality? It works great on iOS 5

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if Rich Text Email will allow you to copy html text from one email and paste it in another while preserving the original HTML when sending? I noticed how when I copy coloured text from a word doc and paste within an email from the mail app, it does not preserve the colour of text when the mail recipient view the message on their end.

    Anyone on here know what I’m talking about?

  • Kok Hean

    Today, I learned that the iPhone is not suited for submerging in Redbull.

  • Dan

    photomail is installing but not working with 5.0.1, gotta research before posting this stuff =P

    • Bizarre, I could have promised it just worked for me. Let me try it again.

  • Updated this post with AnyAttach replacing PhotoMail. I apologize for the mixup.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Jeff, mail enhancer is $4.99, not $1.99. Bummer…

  • wow you forgot pull to refresh for mail its like the best for mail app

  • Anonymous

    ADD: Pull To Refresh For Mail, its a most have!

  • You might wanna fix this
    ” and unlicke PhotoMail”

  • Spelling mistake in AnyAttach article!
    Its unlike, not unlicke

  • I like Smart Folders, but the problem is, if you’ve got thousands of emails in your account like me, it makes Mail really slow.