‘Smudge’ adds a Gaussian blur to the area above the app switcher

By , Jun 14, 2013

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Some jailbreak tweaks offer awesome new functionality, and some mainly exist for pure aesthetic reasons. Smudge is a jailbreak tweak that falls firmly into the latter category. Smudge allows you to add a simple Gaussian blur to the area above your app switcher when it’s invoked. Take a look at our video walkthrough inside for more details on how it works.

During my usage with the tweak, I noticed that it acts a little funky with Zephyr, and that it also features a not-so-smooth transition back to the standard view while closing the app switcher. It’s an interesting concept that’s just not very well executed. Hopefully a few updates will refine the experience, because I can see a lot of people wanting to apply this effect to their devices.

Smudge features no options or settings to configure, but it would have been nice to have a setting to adjust the amount of blur present. Perhaps the developer will catch my hint.

What do you think about Smudge? Would you consider using it?

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  • thepies

    not for me

  • David Gitman

    Cool tweak

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Looks cool

  • Waleed M. Taha

    i used it for a couple of days but removed it coz it didn’t work well with Zephyr

    it’s a cool tweak tho!

    • Jeff

      Yeah, it’s terrible with Zephyr. Hopefully the dev fleshes it out, because it’s a good concept. Goes well with BlurredNC Background.

      • YzMENTALzY

        Try bulletin its better in my opinion

  • Ed H.

    combined with BlurriedNCBackground

  • weztimonial

    Missing out all the tweaks, but im on iOS 7!

  • F P

    This is ugly. Maybe once it’s updated it’ll look nice.

  • Adam Paulik

    There is alot of space for info about usage. I’d like to know if It’s needed to delete app when i’m in multi tasking!!!

  • Gorgonphone

    fail i tried it and its buggy