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DockFlow is a great way to spruce up the iPhone’s dock. It allows you to add Barrel-like animations to the dock in a way that genuinely works. If you’re at all a fan of Barrel—the legendary jailbreak tweak by Aaron Ash—then you’ll feel right at home with DockFlow.

The tweak, which is available for $1.99 on Cydia’s ModMyi repo, lets users add as many app icons as they care to place into the dock. From there, you can switch between nearly a dozen different animations ranging from the tame to the not so tame. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for a brief look at DockFlow.

To start off, let me just state that the way that the developer choose to name his tweak was a little strange. The tweak is called DockFlow in Cydia, but he calls it BarrelDock virtually everywhere else—including the tweak’s preferences. Don’t get confused; you’ll have to search for DockFlow in Cydia in order to find it.

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Once you have DockFlow installed, you’ll find a preference panel for the tweak in its normal spot. The settings contain a handful of toggles—a kill-switch for disabling, an option for continuous scrolling, removing dock labels, etc.—and there are also several sliders for adjusting things like icon spacing, scroll speed, and perspective.

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But don’t fool yourself; the main meat and potatoes of this tweak is in the animation style section. There you can choose between eleven different animations, many of which have been pilfered directly from Barrel. Each animation can be changed on the fly without a respring, making it easy to find the particular animation that works for you.

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As stated, you can add a seemingly endless amount of app icons to your dock with DockFlow installed. In the video, I stuck with a  pedestrian amount—the four default app icons—but I suggest you add more to get the full flavor of all of the particular animations.

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DockFlow is a solid Cydia release that’s sure to spruce up the boring old iOS dock that hasn’t changed much since the original iPhoneOS release. After giving it a whirl, be sure to sound off with your thoughts about it down below in our comments.

  • abdullah575

    nice !! haboob

  • Leonard Wong

    Not as cool as Barrel

    • Beta382

      Barrel isn’t as cool as Cylinder 😛

      • Antzboogie

        Barrel is Cylinder’s daddy he taught him everything, lol. Seriously Barrel paved the way.

    • Rick Fayad

      the tweak doesn’t do the same thing as barrel. lol

  • Eni

    jeff it’s called barreldock becose when it was releaset initially in cydia it was called barreldock too, but a few hours later they change it to dockflow

  • Al

    Yeah, I tried it… but I preferred Infinidock.

    Didn’t need too much animation going on with my Dock.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Ya, gave it a go. Tedious to set up, not very user friendly, and glitches out sometimes. Useful to me as I only use the dock to house my favs and folders, no homescreen icons. Needs a bit of work to be rite. Back to Infinidock.

  • Christopher

    Can’t seem to get it to work, maybe it conflicts with my other tweaks

  • Vic™

    They changed the name to DockFlow to avoid getting sued for using the word “Barrel” (as per the dev’s twitter account).

    • It’s me

      Lol…he wasn’t gonna get sued….he wasn’t gonna get accepted in cydia if he didn’t change it…’s all on twitter….

  • Agru

    Nice animations but it’s not a dock anymore.. I mean, what’s the purpose of having your favorite apps always there if you have to scroll to find them? Let’s just leave them in a stock page then..

    • al7oot

      And wait for an update to ActiveDock ^_*

  • Raúl Díez Martín

    And the most-useless-tweak award goes to…

  • GzyOnline

    Aww mann!!!… i almost got too excited :-/ this would be awesome if it implemented Double Dock + InfiniDock and added Barrel like animations… aw, well, sticking w/Double Dock until the jb world makes my dreams come true, as it does so often.. 😀

  • jocastro


  • @JeffBenjam; “DockFlow” is supported with “Infinidock” ❓
    More Fun if compatible…☺️

  • Al Fresco

    infinidock with cascade made for a great dock in ios 6. not sure if both are compatible with ios 7

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Yep, been waiting for cascade on ios 7 to accompany infinidock. A brilliant combo tht I miss.

  • Ariel

    Sorta cool, but really buggy and less easy to use than regular. Id rather stick with infinidock, or even nothing at all.

  • Antzboogie

    Im loving it!!

  • Sly

    I installed and removed BarrelDock, it doesn’t work, keeps crashing, I do have Barrel installed maybe that’s why? I tested it by taking Barrel and other tweaks off the phone and it still doesn’t work right. Hope they can fix and do an update very soon, I don’t mind it, and did pay for it……!

  • Mathias

    This tweak destroyed the default open/close animations of ios 7… Uninstalling doesn’t fix the bug… Anyone got a fix for this without restoring and looking jailbreak?

  • Michael Stanley

    I had the buggy issues too and hate that I paid for it and the creator won’t reply back. But I uninstalled some animations and all that I have on my device and it’s been work’n great today instead of disappearing and all as it was constantly doing since day one. Hope I’m not jinxing myself with sharing this information to you all. #HardTimes

    • john diaz

      Same problem here, buggy tweak as of this moment, hopefully the author is aware of the issues and will provide us with an update.

  • Great Scott

    I believe it’s called DockFlow because of licensing issues with giving it the Barrel name as it probably wasn’t the same dev.

  • Michael Stanley

    He came up with a update with a different name. I reinstalled some packages and it’s been run’n better. Seem to still have minimal bugs still but not as annoying.

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