Yesterday we brought you a preview of NotiPad, an upcoming jailbreak tweak that enables Growl inspired notifications on the iPad. Although NotiPad looks promising, it wasn’t without a few quirks in my testing, and it will also cost $1.00.

Another developer, undoubtedly inspired by what he saw, has created a new tweak that mimics many of the functions present in NotiPad, and he will be releasing his tweak for free. He’s calling his tweak Banners+, and we’ve taken it for a spin on video…

Banners+ features nearly all of the options present in NotiPad outside of the animation toggles. In fact, I found Banners+ to perform a bit better than its counterpart, though it must be noted that until they hit Cydia, both tweaks are still in development.

Honestly, I think we have a bit of “developer beef” going on, as I spied yesterday on Twitter both developers going at each other. I’m not sure what it stems from, but I think it has something to do with the developer of NotiPad deciding to charge for his tweak.

I have nothing bad to say against someone trying to make money off of their work, but it’s up to us — the public — to respond with our purchasing power. If a tweak is good and worth the money, then by all means break bread. But if it’s not, keep the wallets closed.

Which tweak do you prefer? Banners+ or NotiPad?

  • I’ll try banners+ because it’s free.. But I will more than lightly try a hacked copy of NotiPad to see if it’s worth paying for and if I find it is I’ll pay for it . If not I’ll just use banners+ … If its any good that is

  • Dan

    I’ll try both and decide after. Like Burge, I like to try the ‘free’ versions before I buy a tweak.

  • Banners + seems cooler. It will be awesome if the dev worked with the developer behind “Chip”

  • Rudolf is a bad guy! He copies ALL the code written by Andrea Olive in his NotiPad! It’s crap! You should be ashamed!

  • i dont like this