Preview: Auxo’s new Slim Mode

By , Jul 19, 2013

Auxo Slim Mode Featured

If you know me, then you know that I love Auxo; it’s one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks and I use it on my daily driver. Auxo is great, because it offers a redesigned app switcher, toggles, and the ability to easily kill apps using gestures. Perhaps the biggest feature of Auxo is its ability to present full previews of apps in the app switcher.

While most users enjoy the privilege of having full app previews, due to the ability to gain context as to what’s running on the device, some have balked at the feature. Their beef stems from the fact that the app switcher takes up too much space with Auxo installed, or that it’s difficult to quickly identify what’s running. Well, folks; the creators behind Auxo have a solution to what ails you. Introducing Auxo’s brand new Slim Mode.

The new Slim Mode, found within the beta version of Auxo, allows you to quickly toggle the Slim Mode on or off, with no need for a respring. WIth Slim Mode enabled, you’ll notice that the app icons in the app switcher look like those in the stock app switcher. The big difference here is that you retain all of Auxo’s core functionality — toggles, music controls, app killing gestures — without the need for the full app previews.

The creators behind Auxo are hoping that the new Slim Mode feature will win back those who enjoyed Auxo’s core functionality, but who stopped using it because of the larger app switcher and smaller app icons. I think they’ve succeeded, what about you?

There’s currently no ETA for this refreshed version of Auxo, but stay tuned to iDB for all of the latest info and updates.

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  • chumawumba

    It’s not even Auxo anymore with Slim Mode!

    • Tristan

      Did you even watch the video?

      • Antzboogie

        Dude its true its not even Auxo anymore with slim mode you must be slow. I prefer the larger view. Slim mode looks like short chubby icons lol!

      • Damian W

        it is the perfect solution for iPhone 4 and 4s as well as older iPads. I think only the newest apple devices can run Auxo smoothly, because my iPhone 4 was getting a hiccup with Auxo and constantly crashed.

      • CPVideoMaker101

        iPhone 4 user here and I get none of that. I actually have a large amount of tweaks installed. Ayra does cause lag though :/ But overall, it runs fine.

      • bobby

        you don’t need to watch the video

  • iThinkergoiMac

    I don’t get it. When the app switcher is active, you can’t do anything else anyway. In terms of functionality, how much of the screen it takes up is mostly irrelevant. The only thing I can think of is if you still want to see some of the information in the app you were using, but that’s a situation I rarely, if ever, find myself in.

    • rikomenzies

      This. I’ve never had any issues with the increased amount of space that Auxo takes because I can’t do anything while the switcher is showing, to begin with.
      As a matter of fact, if I’m pulling the app switcher, it’s because I’m either switching to or looking at another app–not the one I’m currently using.

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      Agree 100% here. I’m one of those that never really needed to give this tweak some days to see if I’d get used to. Having such small icons is totally unpractical, even the new App Switcher on iOS7 shows the icons with a considerable size (I know, I know, there were more changes overall, but you get the point). There is NO point and NO use of having such a tiny little snapshot of what the App screen was looking right before you switched. I do understand some people may like it for the aesthetics and I have to be honest here- I do find the way it was designed very nice.

      Good DESIGN is not just about the look and feel, it’s about how things work and if I would spend more time trying to find the App among those ‘cards’, then it’s not a good design and I should probably stick to how things were originally thought.

      I do have to agree on one other thing here though- Auxo without the card-like snapshots is kind of like abandoning the original idea by which Auxo was originally born. But hey, it’s all about having an alternative and FINALLY A3 is listening to people who bought this, just like myself, so kudos to them. :)

      • Ben Giddings

        Nice essay. No likes :P

  • Ricky

    Sebastian will love this

    • bobby

      umisspelled his name

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Sorry, but lame. Auxo=lame.

    • Liam Mulcahy

      hell no Auxo is awesome

      • Leviscus Tempris

        Auxo is very awsome! Wish I could jailbreak and get it back. Lol. I can’t help but feel as if iOS 7 will change everything for jail breakers. This isn’t the end of auxo or idb. This update means a lot more. I mean iOS 7.

  • Matt Taylor

    This is a good idea, especially on the iPad! I hate Auxo on the iPad but can’t live without it on the iPhone! I have been thinking for a while I wish I could just use the toggles section of Auxo on my iPad without the app previews and added height! So when this hits the iPad version we’re on to a winner!

    • Al

      I enjoy Auxo on the iPad, with the screen being larger the app switcher icons (miniature screen shots) are bigger compared to it on the iPhone. The toggles are well thoughtout on the iPad. But I’d say in terms of screen real estate Auxo looks better on the iPad than the iPhone, but that’s just my opinion. Not sure for the hatred of Auxo on the iPad..

  • Howard

    Jeff, I was wondering how you think Auxo compares with the new iOS 7 multitasking layout?

    • Leviscus Tempris

      IMO I’m not Jeff but the live tile and large image theme of iOS 7 is very smart and beautiful. What’s your opinion?

  • Leviscus Tempris

    Next update: full mode! Mimics the iOS 7 switcher by taking advantage of the full screen. Maybe with options for number of apps shown. Hmmmm.

    • Liam Mulcahy

      Good idea

      • Leviscus Tempris

        IMO if apple has decided to do it then it must be good. Not saying all their decisions are the best. But even if suck decided to do it I bet a lot of people would like it too. Yes not so many apps to looks at but think about the fact that at best your app stays running 4-6 apps latter. If your needing more multitasking than that on a phone there’s a problem. At most I jump around 2-3 apps at a time.

  • joro_abv

    I think an Auxo-like app switcher is the thing Apple should’ve put on the last row of the new iOS7 control center in first place. Not this mega ugly, usable but totally wasteful in size app icons for flashlight etc. I really hope an iOS7 jailbreak would let the possibility to embed Auxo in the control center. I actually hope a jailbreak would set us free from all the iOS7 sky-high ugliness, but that’s another story :-)

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    I wonder if Auxo will be re-built from the ground up when the iOS 7 jailbreak comes out and if it is I wonder if they’ll pull an Intelliborn and charge for the tweak all over again…

    • Matt Taylor

      I’d pay an upgrade fee for sure! Anything to get rid of that crappy multitasking switcher in iOS7 :{ How dare Apple try to take Auxo from me :p

      • Damian W

        Actually ios 7 multitasking is pretty good. It might look to bulky and oversized, but it is very easy and fast. Scrolling through the apps is very fast. My only complain is that we can’t see too many of them at once. Because of this I keep forgetting I have more apps open in the background

      • joro_abv

        Easy and fast, but bulky and oversized :-) I think Auxo-like switcher in control center would be far better.

      • mehrab

        I love how it has two paces of speeds when you scroll by touching the icons its super fastwhen you touch the preveiws itself its a bit slower but more pinpoint

  • Damian W

    this option should have been included since the very beginning of Auxo. Finally, it took them so long…

  • batongxue

    Release it soon.
    Or we are all going to get iOS 7. LOL

  • Nipasaurus

    Ah, a very nice feature. Although I would highly appreciate a stability update for the ipad version…

    • Damian W

      Agreed. I have had issues with Auxo stability on 3 different devices just like million of other people, yet I keep hearing some people saying they don’t have a single crash or issue when they use Auxo. Hmm, really?

      Please tell us your secret!

      • triggerfiend

        not 1 crash from Auxo on iphone5 running 6.1, my secret? stable tweaks that dont interfere with eachother.

      • Roger Riekki

        I’ve had maybe one or 2 crashes that’s it iPad 2 on 6.1.2

      • Damian W

        Do u use zephyr?

      • Matt Taylor

        I haven’t had one crash on my i5 but my iPad3 crashes about one time in six when opening the switcher with Auxo installed… Useless on the iPad at this moment in time!

  • triggerfiend

    i dont get why people dont just increase appswitcher icon size with springtomize. that way your auxo previews are alot larger..

  • Liam Mulcahy

    No no no The best thing about Auxo is the full screen previews without that its not worth it

  • Necter

    It’s Auxo theft from SlidetoKill. In fact, i got soooo iritated abt Auxo’s crash and iphone respring/reboot and missing icon issues on esp iPhone 4 (running Zephyr), that i deleted the cydua source and Auxo from my iphone. I switched to SlidetoKill and NC settings for much cleaner and hassle-free experience. So clearly this Slim Mode from Auxo is theft of SlidetoKill authors’ idea and product.

  • Dex

    http://i.imgur .com/7XRnpm0.png Better than Auxo.

    • The Range

      How’d you get your NC like that?

      • MrShutEmDown

        batterydoctorpro.

    • Mistrjon

      How is that an alternative to Auxo? That doesn’t look like an app switcher.

      • Dex

        The Multitask Bar is right below the toggles…Has swipe down to kill and swipe up to add to whitelist so when you press TaskClear the app won’t be closed with the rest of running apps. Far better than Auxo. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

      • Mistrjon

        I see.

  • OrphanNonFostered

    I wish I could remove the media control page from auxo. I always enable toggles first but it makes adjusting the brightness ridiculously difficult.

  • Mykel Monroe

    I actually dig it more. Still all the functionality without the preview.

  • Dady King

    I really love auxo too but … I have to purposly unintall it bz it just crash down on my iphone 4

  • Josh

    theres a mistake with eta

  • n0ahcruz3

    Once ios 7 is released Auxo will be irrelevant.

  • Ben Giddings

    Perfect for Sebastien :P

  • Chris Montoya

    What does Jeff use for his videos?

  • Sam Wizla

    Only reason I uninstalled Auxo is because it CONSTANTLY caused safe mode, and it only seemed to happen to my device my girlfriends version and brothers ipad version work fine… Even after they sent me the beta repo to get the most recent updates it was still a nightmare.. Shame really, but now i just use Swipe2Kill

  • Yuliang Wang

    This is SwitcherMod…Am I the only one think that?

  • Gex2501

    I’m looking forward to slim mode! So much more useful than the previews. I’d like to see it with TWO rows of icons instead of the four that look like the regular switcher.