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Anemo — the quick reply tweak that we previewed some time back — is now available on Cydia. It’s been a long time coming, but for those of you desperate for a simple quick reply solution, the wait was well worth it.

Instead of a full fledged Message app replacement, Anemo take a more anemic approach. Using existing banner notifications, it provides a simple, yet extremely handy quick reply solution for jailbroken iOS users.

Some may consider Anemo to be a bit steep in price ($2.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo) for what little it does at the moment. You should probably keep in mind that A3tweaks — the team behind the release — promises to provide updates to flesh out the tweak.

In fact, the 1.0 release will bring a quick compose sheet, quick reply via Lock screen and Notification Center, and many other additional features. The team behind Anemo is looking to take a MiniPlayer approach, in that they will release loads of incremental updates over time to provide lasting value.

But make no mistake — Anemo, even in its current form, is a great tool for heavy text message users. For those who have yet to go with a Messages app replacement, Anemo is a release that’s sure to please. It has the looks, the stability, and the outright practicality to make your $2.99 money well spent.