Command+Tab is one of the most useful keyboard shortcuts known to Mac users. It allows you to quickly switch between applications using nothing more than a couple of keys on the keyboard.

CmdTab for the iPhone is a jailbreak tweak that is loosely based on what Mac users have been enjoying forever.

I say loosely based, because it doesn’t actually allow you to select your running apps like on the Mac; instead, the developer decided to include a few predefined shortcuts that are accessible via an Activator action.

How does it perform? Take a look inside for the full details on video…

Overall, CmdTab performs just as you would expect it would. Invoking it via Activator brings up an OS X styled app switcher with a few canned shortcuts. The shortcuts include the Settings app, Music, Twitter, Messages, WiFi settings and more.

Unfortunately, there’s just no way to customize the shortcuts, or for it to recognize the apps that you’ve recently used. If you’re okay with these intended shortcomings, then CmdTab may prove to be just what you need.

Let us know what you think about CmdTab in the comments below.

  • Anonymous

    ummmmmm this is lame.

  • If you use bitesms this will actually perform the quick compose action right from clicking the messages symbol. I am now using this in place of just the quick compose because I find it to be like a beefed up version with the ability to launch cydia, wifi, settings, etc. this tweak seems awesome so far been using it for about a day now.

  • Pass

  • Anonymous

    I think alt tab on windows is so much better than command tab on osx. I want to switch between windows on my computer not just applications. I’ll check this out though.

    • Have you even used a Mac before? Because you can just swipe up with four fingers to activate Exposé. Once I’ve done that I can see all of my open Windows. Mac 1, Windows 0 (I’m also a Windows user, just before people come back with “Apple Fanboy” comments)

    • Have you even used a Mac before? Because you can just swipe up with four fingers to activate Exposé. Once I’ve done that I can see all of my open Windows. Mac 1, Windows 0 (I’m also a Windows user, just before people come back with “Apple Fanboy” comments)

      • Anonymous

        Yep, own a 2011 mbp. Exposé is nice, still prefer the windows way though.

  • Anonymous

    The name is completely misused then.

  • Siv

    Wow, why so much hate?

    This tweak is free and it does serve its purpose pretty well! For all those complaining about being unable to customize shortcuts, here’s an idea…why don’t you wait for the developer to release an update?

  • Dan

    i’ll pass, prefer superswitcher

  • Actually, I think windows had this first. You do alt+tab to activate it on windows.

    • Anonymous

      Mac had command-tab before windows had alt-tab. Windows copies everything Apple comes up with. Just like Apple came up with Alias’s and a new OS or two later windows came io with shortcuts.

  • Anonymous

    Needs to be a either a multitask tray or have the apps be changeable.

  • Card Switcher expose mode is great. Much better than this. Still, its nice that this tweak is free.

  • tweak is nice i like it but compatibility issues with notification canter and zephyr

    • I have no issues with NC or Zephyr while using CmdTab.

      Also emailed developer and customization are coming and they need to as this would be a version nice tweak with customization etc.

  • The thing missing is a volume and brightness control, I think anyone should try out imperium

  • The thing missing is a volume and brightness control, I think anyone should try out imperium