TapTapFolder: launch the first app in a folder with a tap

By , Sep 5, 2013

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TapTapFolder is an innovative new jailbreak tweak that just recently appeared on the Cydia store. It’s a tweak that allows end users to launch the first app contained within a folder using a single tap on the folder itself.

You may be wondering to yourself: “How do you launch any of the other apps contained within a folder?” It’s actually pretty simple: you utilize a double tap gesture on the folder to open its contents.

I really dig TapTapFolder, because not only is it useful, but it does something that, to my knowledge, has never been done before on the Cydia store. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside.

Once installed, the tweak just starts working. There are no options to configure, and there are no settings to adjust.

While using TapTapFolder, you’ll notice that the first app in the folder takes up the entire app icon representing the folder on your Home screen. Bear in mind that all of the other apps inside that folder are still there, you just have to perform a double tap gesture on the folder to open it as normal.

As I stated at the outset, TapTapFolder is an innovative tweak, and for that reason, I highly recommend it. It’s a tweak that’s usable on a day-in and day-out basis.

It doesn’t hurt that the tweak is free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Share your thoughts regarding TapTapFolder in the comment section below. Would you consider using it?

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  • Darryll4sh0

    Can someone please work on a multi-window function for the iPad?

    • FOFF

      lol you mean quasar..lol yeah that dev lacked the skill to make it work right and no other dev has bothered to pick up the project and i dont know why cause ipad really really needs multi window function..

      same happened with back grounder and i spent almost a whole year begging and pleading on about 4 web sites before a dev finally came up with back ground manager to resort 100% app back grounding to the IOS

      so good luck..

  • unabatedshagie

    Does this work in conjunction with folder enhancer?

    • Steroc

      It does, but it will crash into safe mode if the first item in your folder is another folder.

  • FOFF

    this is cool too bad it blocks out the small icon views in the folder … needs an option to still show those please

    • Diego Gastón Milano

      Agreed, sort of.

      • FOFF

        fixed…lol

  • Diego Gastón Milano

    Interesting one; hopefully they can add more customizations like the amount of taps to trigger a specific one based on the order of appearance or even the ability to double tap to open the first app instead of double tapping. ;)

    • John Sklikas

      Think about it, to open the first app of a folder with stock iOS you need 2 taps. So I can see why the dev made his tweak like this. There is only the time lost on animations that delays you, nonetheless it is a good idea, which I hope that the dev will consider :)

      • Diego Gastón Milano

        I still believe having the alternative to customizing this would be beneficial. Why? Well, statistically I doubt I’d be moving icons around inside the folder just to accommodate the one-tap-first-app thing. :) I’d rather keep the folder structure as is and do the double tap as needed.

  • FOFF

    okay i installed it and it is fantastic,,lol

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Looks useful

  • deepdvd

    I have been doing the opposite. By using GridLock 2.0 and FolderEnhancer, I put the icon that I want to open directly under the folder. Then I double-tap the folder to open the “main” app in that folder.

  • http://www.joshmtucker.com/ Joshua Tucker

    One way to improve on this would be to treat taps in a hierarchal fashion. One tap to open folder, two taps to open first app in folder, ++. Allows the folder to stay styled with grid icon view (which can help people reference # of taps to open app) and ensures a more direct and logical interaction path.