Slide2Kill Pro: kill apps with swipe gestures

By , Jun 27, 2013

Slide2Kill Pro

Slide2Kill Pro is a recently released tweak that allows you to perform swipe gestures on the apps running in the app switcher. Slide2Kill serves as a way to remove apps from the app switcher in one fluid motion, instead of the stock iOS method of tapping and holding to enable wiggle mode, etc.

Obviously, iOS 7 will eliminate the need for tweaks like this, but until it goes public, Slide2Kill Pro is a decent alternative to the stock method of killing apps. Check out our brief video demonstration after the break…

From what I can gather, the primary difference between the original Slide2Kill, and Slide2Kill Pro, is the latter’s omission of advertisements in its preferences. The developer also claims that the pro version features under the hood refinements and a smoother “slide experience”, though most will probably be okay with the free version.

Slide2Kill features a sensitivity option in its preferences for the swipe up/down gestures along with a handy kill switch for disabling the tweak. You may also configure different actions to the swipe up, swipe down, and long press settings from within the tweak’s preferences.

If you’ve been looking for a faster way to manage running apps in the iOS app switcher, then Slide2Kill or Slide2Kill Pro are worth checking out. You can find either version on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Again, the pro version is $0.99. Let me know what you think about the tweak in the comments below.

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  • Ian

    So worth 99 cents..

    • Kurt

      have you tried WeeKillBackground? One button to kill all apps through NC

      • Ian

        Nope, have not. Will check it out though. Thanks.

  • Hugh Jassol

    Old news. SwipeAway (and many other switcher tweaks) already do this. I was using this function with muticleaner back on 5.x.

    • Tom Canuck

      SwipeAway is amazing. I was so pumped to find it after i ditched Auxo. And it works flawlessly with Switchy.

    • Damian W

      SwitcherCleaner is really good too.

  • leart za jmi

    After trying semi-restore two days ago, my jailbreak was f**k up, thank you semi resore :)
    Being in jailbreak for a very long time, it was a surprise to finde how smooth a genuine ios can run, apps never crash, i mean never even facebook that users are claming that is buggy.
    So i dont miss tweaks for some time :)

    • Damian W

      Semi-restore works just fine….but it is buggy therefore you need patience and use your brain a little bit.

      I was first stuck at semi-restore logo screen for half an hour. I waited and did not care whats gonna happen. Finally my phone rebooted and entered to normal mode. However, the normal mode still had all my jailbreaks…and it was a “bit” messed up. At some point, my screen went crazy black and started get weird colors. I rebooted again and were stuck at semi-restore logo again. Finally got into normal mode after long time. So…what I did i followed the onscreen instructions from semi-restore app on mac. The app was saying to conect the phone again and reboot it. And thats what it took me to complateley make semi-restore work. Now my phone is clean and has cydia working smooth.

      Keep in mind I oversimplified the whole process of making semi-restore to work. It took me maybe more than an hour to figure out what was going on. ( mainly because I was chatting with friends at the same time.)

      BTW. iOS 7 beta 2 is very buggy. I use it a lot throughout a day and I get on average about 8 resprings a day. On top of that apps are crashing all the time and I find the little things that stop working even though they should work.

      • leart za jmi

        Well staying behind your mobile for 1 and half hour and hoping that will be back in life, means “using the brain” at least use the brain to ask me whats my story :) I’m telling you anyway.

        Downloaded semirestore 1.2, giving administrator privileges (windows), click start, waiting that semirestore inject exploid and blla blla blla.

        The proces went ok, but tweaks are not working, cydia was opening in bizarre state, i restart but it was taking to long, 10 minutes, and the second time even wont star, now if you have experience in jailbreak should know that if the device have similar problems there no way to recover.

        So you had luck my friend, and the semirestore is not safe at least not for everyone.
        Cheers

      • Guest

        Well staying behind your mobile for 1 and half hour and hoping that will be back in life, means “using the brain” at least use the brain to ask me whats my story :) I’m telling you anyway.

        Downloaded semirestore 1.2, giving administrator privileges (windows), click start, waiting that semirestore inject exploid and blla blla blla.

        The proces went ok, but tweaks are not working, cydia was opening in bizarre state, i restart but it was taking to long, 10 minutes, and the second time even wont star, now if you have experience in jailbreak should know that if the device have similar problems there no way to recover.

        So you had luck my friend, and the semirestore is not safe at least not for everyone.
        Cheers

  • Linton Findlay

    >make useless tweak
    >charge 99cents
    >make at least 99 cents off IDB reviewing it
    > ???
    > profit

    • iosPixel

      +1

      A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

  • Juan Herrera

    I used swipeaway and switchy together before.. then switched to slide2kill and now the pro version.. This is much better than the swipe away/ switchy combo and works much smoother than the original slide2kill.. I was looking for a decent replacement since ditching Auxo and this one fit my needs just fine.

  • Diego Gastón Milano

    So basically this review is for the free version; any plans on doing a review of the Pro version? What are these ten additional improvements or enhancements the developer is referring to? I see no reason to pay for it otherwise.

  • Crowned_59

    pro is a lot more responsive and easier to swipe away much like auxo , but i find it freezes a lot when i try to swipe to the next page in my multi-tasking bar.

  • ridonkulous

    Killbackground does the same and is free. Plus it allows you to not kill certain apps you don’t want killed.

  • Isa Altintas

    Great tweak. KillBackground does the thing for me. Set an Activator gesture: 3x home button kills all my apps.