NotiPad: Growl like notifications on the iPad

By , Jul 17, 2012

NotiPad is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that promises to provide Growl like notifications on the iPad. The notifications that appear with NotiPad replace the standard banners present in iOS 5 and above.

Each notification can be tapped to launch its respective app (or double tapped, if you prefer to dismiss it). There are also options contained within the Settings app, that allow you to configure the animation style and switch the position of incoming notifications.

Take a look inside for the full video walkthrough…

As you can tell from the video, the notifications very much resemble Growl notifications on the Mac — an interesting departure from iOS’ standard banner system.

If you’re looking to spice up your iPad’s notifications, then you’re definitely going to want to take a closer look at NotiPad. It has a nice variety of options to configure, (though, considering the asking price of $2.00, I’d like to see more) which allow you to adjust the position and animation of the notifications. You also have options to silence notifications, double tap to dismiss, and launch apps via tapping the notification.

Unfortunately I was unable to test NotiPad on the new iPad with the Retina display, but I must note that the Growl-inspired notifications appeared to be just a tad blurry on my iPad 2. I also noticed the occasional crash when launching an app via a notification.

Still, these issues are by no means deal breakers, as the tweak is still in development. Look for it to appear soon on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

What do you think? Would you consider giving NotiPad a shot?

Update: the developer sent me a message telling me that NotiPad will be available for only $1.00 instead of $2.00.

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  • http://twitter.com/The_Malik Malik Davis

    $2??? It’s a cool tweak and all, but I’m with Jeff I would like to see more.

  • Alexander Dohms

    Great idea, however it seems to need abit of improving, you must’ve double tapped the same box three times, I can tap my notification banner once and get the same result. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    $2? So why would I pay $2 for a function that is built in and already done better?

    • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

      A question out of curiosity, would you get it if it was free?

  • http://twitter.com/Mkhan1544 Muhammad Khan

    Anyone else read “Not iPad”

  • http://twitter.com/TwizOnTwtr Tuan Huynh

    Hopefully it has more features that will make it worth the $2 when it gets a release

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000514380051 John Sklikas

    I am sad to see that the last 6 months the jailbreak community transformed to the jailbreak store… I never pirated tweaks and I won’t download cracked versions. But I surely miss the days that the tweaks were free and the developer was asking in the settings panel of his tweak for donations…

    • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

      That’s because people almost never donate… Not even 10 cents..

      • Kok Hean

        Glad that I did :)

    • iky1e

      SwipeSelection has 350,000 downloads and I’ve received maybe 10 donations.

      • Kok Hean

        What?! I’m going to donate right now. Watch me.

      • Kok Hean

        Okay, donated 1.03 SGD (£0.50) :D

      • iky1e

        Thanks

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000514380051 John Sklikas

        That’s sad. But what makes me even more sad is that most people with jailbroken devices pirate their tweaks and apps. In most tweaks most copies are cracked. So the jailbreak community became a community of users that refuse to pay and a community which was transformed to a store not because of the developers but because of the users who pirate their tweaks which think that because the jailbreaking process is free, everything that is produced by the community is supposed to be free… And because nobody eats air the professional developers have to charge for their tweaks. Somehow the users must understand the value of such tweaks and start donating for them, so that the “community” will become again a real community and that eventually all tweaks will be free but the users will donate for them. This is better because teenagers who don’t have credit cards will be able to have tweaks. This will also encourage new people to become developers. But only blogs like this one which influence the jailbreak community can change this…

  • http://www.facebook.com/Salomon75 Michael D Salomon

    Is it only for tweet??

    • iky1e

      No, but tweets are the easiest things to produce on demand. When testing MountainCenter I just tweeted @ myself too.

  • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

    That should be free…

    • http://twitter.com/Nullbrand Niclas Ullbrand

      I agree! And you should code it! So… Are you done yet?

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        I restored my iPad to 5.1.1 a few hoirs ago, so I can try to male it once I am home.

      • http://twitter.com/Nullbrand Niclas Ullbrand

        Who are you trying to fool?
        You would’nt put down the time to make this for free with support and updates. Get real.

      • http://twitter.com/rud0lf77 Rudolf Lichtner

        lol, how dumb are you? Do you even know me, you dirty piece of shit?

  • http://twitter.com/CFarzaneh Cameron Farzaneh

    not ipad

  • http://twitter.com/BlueSpArKyB Bhavesh Patel

    How come it’s spelt not ipad, anyway i think this a great tweak and i will get it if it updates with a lot more features cause only for this it’s $2!