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There’s no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that allow you to quickly access your favorite apps. I can think of a few right off the top of my head including Axis, Grabby, and JellyLock. And today, we’ve got another one to add to the list.

SubIc0ns, by developer ClausCartel, is a new tweak that allows you to add up to 7 app shortcuts to a hidable window that can be accessed via any Activator function. This gives you quick access to these apps from anywhere in iOS…

Upon installing the tweak, all of its options can be configured from the Settings app. Here you’ll find a toggle to enable/disable the tweak, set its activation method, and program the shortcuts. iPhone 5 users can set up to 7 of them.

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The idea behind SubIc0ns is great—a menu of app shortcuts that can be accessed from anywhere in iOS—but the execution is awful. The menu looks terrible, and the animation that reveals it is extremely choppy. I also had stability issues.

With that being said, it’s hard for me to recommend the tweak. But to be fair, it does work as advertised (just not very well), and it can only get better from here. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can find it in the ModMyi repo for free.