PreferenceOrganizer

Do you find that your Settings app has been inundated with settings from various App Store apps and Cydia tweaks? If so, then you should consider checking out PreferenceOrganizer — a jailbreak tweak that nests both App Store apps and Cydia tweaks into separate folders.

PreferenceOrganizer is a simple and straightforward tweak that does just as its description says and nothing more. Take a look inside for more details.

This is a tweak, a sort of unofficial successor to Preference Folders, can help tidy up your Settings app significantly, especially so if you have lots of apps and tweaks installed on the device. Now, instead of a list of preferences, you’ll find two new folders — Cydia and App Store — that contain all of your preferences.

If you want to try out PreferenceOrganizer, then you can download it, and install using iFile. The package has been rejected by the BigBoss as explained in this Reddit thread:

Apparently BigBoss won’t approve the tweak seeing as when users want to troubleshoot a problem, they often resort to the settings. With the tweak, the Settings is reorganized, making this “difficult for an unknowing third-party”. Also, where ‘PreferenceFolders’ allows for manual organisation, ‘PreferenceOrganizer’ is automatic and may cause “user confusion”. Another point made was that the tweak uses ‘arbitrary’ labels where the folder name ‘Cydia’ should not represent tweak preferences. Finally, the last point was that the tweak is for cosmetics gain only, and not for performance.

Since Preference Folders is no longer an option on iOS 6, I can see this being a handy tweak, but it’s also understandable why it was rejected. Let me know what you think about PreferenceOrganizer in the comments section below.

  • Hermès Vainstar Chu

    pretty cool makes thing more tidy

  • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

    ‘AltKeyboard’ new upcoming tweak Jeff?

    • damn right 😉

      www . ifans . com / blog / 83397 /

      • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

        thanks 🙂 expecting it soon on Cydia

    • Ali

      When will Unlockize he updated for iOS6? 🙁

    • Al

      Is there any news on iPad compatiability?

  • RarestName

    Preference Folders is horrible! It lags the Settings app.

  • Jamie Tilden

    How do I get this to work. I’m not seeing the “installer” option in iFile

    • Edward Pacheco

      Unzip the file and read the ReadMe.txt

  • Trevor Potter

    I’ve been wanting something like this for a long time! Thank you to the developer!

  • Edward Pacheco

    I don’t know why BigBoss rejected this tweak.
    The settings app looks much better this way.
    Can the dev try on another repo like ModMyi?

  • Edward Pacheco

    This is why we jailbreak so we can have the freedom to install whatever we want on our devices. I don’t understand why a repo is rejecting a tweak. It should be the user who decides what to run on their devices.

  • Matt Pike

    WTF?? Rejected from cydia? Thats the point of it! For apps rejected from the app store? dont go rejecting them from cydia too! Pathetic

    • Imahottguy

      It was rejected by the BigBoss repository, not Cydia. For something to truly be rejected from Cydia, there would have to be code that would detect the package and either reject or refuse to install. If this developer wants, he/she/they can create their own repo and distribute it that way. Creating one’s own repository is not very difficult. The hard part is getting enough exposure and press to gain a userbase.

      Example: piracy is quite rampant in the jailbreak community. However the trusted community sources do not lend any support for the pirates. There still are many many sources for pirated tweaks/apps out there, without the help of BigBoss, MMi, etc.

      *This should not be taken as this tweak = piracy, obviously it does not help thieves steal.*

      TL;DR: nothing can actually be blocked from Cydia. Though when adding sources for piracy there are warning messages.

  • deepdvd

    Jeff, do you have an alternate link? I’m getting a Google Drive Quota Exceeded message.

    • Ahmadjoon

      Me too! Please give us another link! Maybe github or sth else!

      • Adam

        Yes, a mirror would be greatly appreciated!

  • Tom Canuck

    What a terrible reason to ban something from a repo. it’s this kinda gatekeeping reasoning why most people jailbreak in the first place.

  • Imahottguy

    Alt link anyone? Apparently the link provided has exceeded it’s quota from GoogDrive…

    • bloodshed

      repo > cydia. angelxwind. net

  • Muhammet Ilendemli

    Follow instructions on www[.]ilendsoft[.]eu[.]gg/?id=8 to install this tweak directly on/to your idevice

  • S2k03

    http://cydia[.]angelxwind[.]net/

    Try adding this repo

  • I was waiting for such tweak for a long time now. I must say, BigBoss’s reasons for rejecting it are utterly ridiculous.

    Btw, Jeff, spelling mistake in the first line of the third paragraph; unofficial*

  • Steven Miller

    More tidy…..yes, but it also creates one more thing to tap to get to the settings of your tweaks.

    • Having a long list of tweaks would change your mind.

  • Klikkit

    http://klikkit[.]co[.]uk/cloud/

    Login with:

    User: iDB
    Pass: cydia

    • Mr. E

      Thank you good sir!! Works flawlessly!

  • Burge

    In other words ..jailbreak your device because you want more freedom because its your device .. But you can only have what I ( big boss ) allow you to have .. Sounding like Apple there .. It’s up to you what you do with your device not some repo maintainer .. As for the last part it’s for cosmetic gain only not performance …aren’t most jailbreak tweaks for cosmetic pleasure ?
    If BigBoss is against all tweaks that are for cosmetic gain better remove all those themes on the repo then..

  • Milad Khahil

    Got it , and is working fine no issue and much better …

  • Does anyone have an alt download link? The current one won’t allow it to be opened or looked at. ):

  • Adithya Sairam

    Does this tweak reduce the loading of the Settings App if you have a lot of tweaks?

  • FabianPVD

    Just saying, but PreferenceFolders does work for iOS 6, I wasn’t able to install it when I bought it (was on iOS 5) and so decided to just use a different repo and long behold it did work. Don’t see what’s so buggy about it. I then ran into this and found it to be a bit better until PreferenceFolders *is updated* so that I can use my paid package instead of a free one.

  • Chuck Finley

    What utterly stupid reasons for rejection, “Hey look, a tweak that’s genuinely useful that users are in no way forced to install. Ah screw that, we’ll reject it because it’ll confuse users. I.e. the users who choose to download the tweak. I.e. people who I’d assume have some realisation of what they’re downloading and installing.”

    Also, “the tweak is for cosmetic gain only and not performance?” 80 goddamned percent of Cydia are tweaks that are for cosmetic gain. What an utterly retarded point.

  • Chuck Finley

    What utterly stupid reasons for rejection, “Hey look, a tweak that’s genuinely useful that users are in no way forced to install. Ah screw that, we’ll reject it because it’ll confuse users. I.e. the users who choose to download the tweak. I.e. people who I’d assume have some realisation of what they’re downloading and installing.”

    Also, “the tweak is for cosmetic gain only and not performance?” 80 goddamned percent of Cydia are tweaks that are for cosmetic gain. Utter stupidity.

  • Anthony Antunez

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Sucks this was rejected though. What about putting it on another repo? ModMyi maybe?

  • Gorgonphone

    why do we need this?? me settings are already separated into standard IOS first the cydia then apps for apps they are clearly separated already…

    • bloodshed

      i’ve 37 tweaks, and each got its own preferences..you have no idea how tidy my settings.app is after this.

  • Imahottguy

    Found a link to download the deb file: http://db.tt/c7GJr4r3 (The tweak is free anyway…)

  • deepdvd

    Thanks

  • The developer contributed but if the only thing this tweak does is just put AppStore apps in one folder and Cydia Apps and tweaks on another, then I find it -well- pointless in my opinion as it doesn’t add up much to organization.
    It would be better if I could organize stuff how much as I want and the way *I* want.
    No, thanks, but thanks still.

  • Aber1Kanobee

    Anyone else notice unspecific crashing after installing this? It took a day or so…but I started noticing semi-frequent crashes when activating the switcher and or moving apps in (FolderEnhancer) folders. I hadn’t installed anything else over the past few days (cydia’s been a desert lately) and my phone was not crashing (at all) prior to installing this tweak. So, through the process of elimination, I’ve determined this app to be the culprit. I installed directly from the angelxwind repo, so Im not sure if they are hosting an older version, or if its the same one floating around everywhere? Sorta’ seems like a memory leak, but I have no conclusive evidence.

    • Stan_the_man7

      Having same problem

  • Akasha

    1of the usefull tweaks,really love it

  • Crowned_59

    link is down

  • sjtod

    No, it’s NOT ” understandable why it was rejected.”

  • Justin Thurmond

    how do we contact the dev to report bugs and issues? really like the tweak!

  • Mark

    Made my settings clean and categorized, cause I have tonz of apps which creates a very long list of redundant app settings..