SwitcherBlur: blur the apps in the app switcher

By , Jan 29, 2014

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SwitcherBlur is a recently released tweak that does one very simple thing: it adds blur to the app cards in the iOS 7 app switcher. SwitcherBlur uses a simple low-level gaussian blur on all of the app cards, except for the app that you just came from. The tweak is similar to BioLockdown, in that you can protect the contents of your app switcher cards from prying eyes.

But that’s about where the comparisons to the feature-rich BioLockdown end. SwitcherBlur prides itself on simplicity, as you’ll see in our brief video walkthrough inside.

Once you install SwitcherBlur you can just start using it. There are no options or settings to configure, as it’s an install and go affair.

SwitcherBlur isn’t a groundbreaking tweak, but it doesn’t pretend to be. It does one thing, and does it quite well, I might add. If you’d like to try SwitcherBlur, then mosey on over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo where it can be had for no cost.

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  • Jerry

    I like it. Didn’t like how app switcher showed everything while browsing through the apps

  • David Gitman

    Damn I love blur :D

  • niooong

    I’m Horny with the Blur….

    • ConduciveMammal

      I don’t get this comment’s purpose but damn she’s fine.

  • Amia BooMaster

    I’d rather see what’s on the apps. In fact, being able to see the app screens is one of the things I actually really liked about ios7′s multitasking.

    • Aimon

      Exactly, what’s the point on this when it makes more sense to see what’s in the app switcher in fact it would have a lot better if you can interact with what’s in the app..

    • Nate McKelvie

      I like the fact that I can see the apps myself. I often use it to get information from one app to the other , now that being said if there was a way to turn the blur on or off instantly with an activator action, that could be awese, because there are times I don’t want anyone around seeing my apps

    • Jared

      *cough cough* webOS *cough cough*

  • Sgt. Faggot

    Holy shit, that is incredibly ugly.

  • daddy paddy

    Haha! I actually requested this tweak!

  • Christopher Ablaza

    This tweak should blur the background when in app switcher – which would actually make it useful and eye pleaseing. Instead theres this nonsense.