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.

  • iosPixel

    I ran with it around a week ago for a solid hour. I saw the potential but its not there yet. Shame.

  • Similar to Deck from SBCoders. Deck looks much better & more features but not compatible yet with iOS 6.x however!

    • Gorgonphone


  • David Gitman

    I got stuck with alot of sidebars covering my phone :S

    • Gorgonphone

      me too this crap is glitchy and lame

  • Yuliang Wang

    A lite version of Dock?

  • Al

    Not sure why Dock wasn’t mention… I’d say that’s the best in terms of quickly accessing apps due how well it’s implemented.

  • For a free tweak I don’t know how you can fault it although the setup does seem clunky.

    In regards to this article thanks for writing it as I can only speak for myself but this tweak went under my radar

  • charlie feathers

    This is useless when we already have such tweaks as Infinidock imo.

  • What if I want four or even three instead? I use AppCenter for Notification Center, but it can be improved as it was never updated to cover the 4-inch iPhone 5 display in landscape.

  • Developers really need to stop making apps with “1” replacing “i” or “0” replacing “o” or “@” replacing “a”. 1995 called – they want their 1/0/@ back.

  • Nowadays, iDownloadblog is slow in reviewing the nice tweaks. They review it weeks after it got released on Cydia.