Zephyr was one of the most popular multitasking tweak for iOS 6, however it hasn’t been updated yet for iOS 7. If you miss the tweak, you should definitely check out an alternative to it known as Tage.

Developed by Ma Jun, Tage features functionality similar to Zephyr and changes the way you switch between opened apps. The tweak is made up of five major parts. You can swipe the left or right side of the screen to switch between active apps. Additionally, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to either close the app or launch the App Switcher. Finally, swiping left or right from the top edge of the screen allows you to lock your device.

But it doesn’t end here. The tweak also adds a new functionality to the App Switcher. You can swipe down the Home screen preview card in the App Switcher to either switch off, reboot, respring or lock your device or even take it into safe mode. On the other hand, swiping down an app preview card allows you to quit all the apps running in the background.


You’ll also find tons of configuration from the tweak’s preference pane in the stock Settings app. From there, you’ll have the option to enable or disable each of the features of the tweak, select the associated screen area for each, choose the applications where you don’t want a specific swipe gesture to work as well as adjust the sensitivity of the tweak.

If you’ve been looking for an alternative to the classic Zephyr tweak, you should definitely consider giving this tweak a try. Not only does it offer the same features as Zephyr but comes packed with new functionality as well.

Tage provides a 3-days trial for users to test it, but the full-time license costs $1.99, which in my opinion is worth it considering all the features that it offers. You can get Tage from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and it supports iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 7.x and iOS 7.1.x

  • Darrick

    “Additionally, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to either close the app or launch the App Switcher”

    Can you explain more in depth on how you close the app/launch the app switcher?

    Does this tweak work (closing apps/launching app switcher) when in landscape mode like zephyr? Thanks

    What’s with the lack of tweak videos? I’ve always enjoyed watching those in addition to reading the posts

    • nonchalont

      Exactly, I miss tweak videos. I miss Jeff

      • Anthony Nguyen

        What happened to Jeff anyway? It’s been awhile, did I missed something?

      • Ali

        He’s around, just not as active for some reason. He posted the “Let’s Talk iOS” topic yesterday.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Jess is working on writing a book so he is not very active.

      • coLin


      • TimeMuffin

        thats bad. who reads a book nowadays, specially if its about IT. very unnecessary. the blog will go down.

    • From the tweak’s preferences, you can choose to close the app when you swipe up from bottom left corner and to open the app switcher when you swipe up from the bottom right corner instead. Or you can enable one of the actions only.
      Swiping up from the middle opens Control Center as usual.

      As for landscape mode, yes it works perfectly. I hope that’s more clear now.

      As for video reviews, I agree with you, but Jeff is working on a project atm. I’ve never done video reviews in the past so I’m not good at it and of course not as good as Jeff.

      But to fill the gap a little, I’ll try to post GIFs in future posts rather than static screenshots. That’s the best I can do and I hope it will help.

      • Darrick

        Can you choose the invert it? The left side being to activate the app switcher, right side to close app

        Everyone starts somewhere and if you give video reviews a try, I’m sure with time, you’ll gain experience and improve!

        Gifs would be helpful to complement the screenshots

        Have you tried multitaskinggestures? What’s your thoughts on this tweak vs that one?

    • Domi

      I miss these aswell. 🙁
      The good days when jeff made his super professional videos.

    • Random Girl

      Its simple. If you’re running any application and swipe up, it will close the app. If you’re in homescreen, swiping up will bring on the app switcher,

      • Sirbre

        If you swipe up and release your finger it kills app, when you hold just before releasing and keep touching the screen app switcher activates. I don’t know how asking here is easier than just installing fully working 3 day demo.

  • Eyal Rotem

    i really really missed zephyr once updated to iOS 7. but Auxo 2 did excellent job in covering my missing features =]
    it has swipe to close app, slide to open app switcher and the quick app-switch thing.

    so Auxo really does fill the void. plus more features obviously.

    but this is nice!

    • Wowzera

      how do I swipe to close an app in Auxo? I can only invoke the app switcher and then close apps from there.

      • Eyal Rotem

        there are 3 parts to swiping from the bottom-
        bottom left – quick switcher
        bottom center – app switcher
        bottom right – close current app

        [these are maybe not on by default, so you should check the settings]

      • Wowzera

        Oh, I see. I misunderstood, thought you were referring to quit the app, not closing (home button).

      • Eyal Rotem

        With today’s ios app management it’s better to leave apps alone, no need to force close them anyway,

      • yermum

        Whether you believe it or not, closing all background apps does still have a positive effect on the battery as well as overall performance of the device (especially safari caching issues). Don’t always be so quick to believe everything you read out there.

  • Kurt

    Time to open up YouTube and find a video to watch.

    Nope, I didn’t read the post. Missing the entertainment value of a video we all want. Ok, brb. Off to YouTube.

    • Straw hat

      Where is jeff? I just realized there arent videos nomore

      • Kurt

        I don’t know I have really thought about it.

        I really like this tweak but when I type and hit the space bar it sometimes closes the app. Now I’m typing and it’s frustrating. I’ll play with the settings. Maybe normal is too sensitive?

      • Beat Modz

        he’s busy doing an ebook. “a guide to iOS 8”. He said it on last weeks podcast. its gonna be on ibook’s according to him.

    • RarestName

      Tweaks developed by Ma Jun are fantastic.

  • I am going to sound like an asshole, but is there a video to this tweak in action?

  • Frank Anthony

    Off topic: Why does this price exist on Amazon? Why people so greedy like this? iPhone too pricy? No, greedy people made it so. The comments though 🙂 LOL

    • Kurt

      Why would you take the time to posts such a stupid screen shot. At least post funny ones. Plus kids come to this site, dirtbag.

      • Beat Modz

        what ? that is funny. 1700 for a phone is hilarious

      • Itzkhaoz

        I found it hilarious bruh!

      • Frank Anthony

        Hey, stop being mean already… If you don’t find it funny simply pass. I’m sure its not difficult

      • regkilla

        shut up.

  • Martin

    All I want is a tweak that takes Auxo 2 hot corner function. Since the home button doesn’t work well, I use the bottom left corner to swipe up and close the app. I think everyone would love that kind of tweak.

    • Warmachine69

      maybe is there something in activator

    • Eyal Rotem

      This tweak seem to it, enjoy

    • This has the hot corner gestures and has 2 more swipe gestures as well (for switching between open apps and locking the device)

      • Martin

        Ok, I’ll try it out now. Thanks for the post! 🙂

  • You swipe from the edges of the screen to switch between open apps. And swiping across the Status Bar locks your device.

  • yermum

    Auxo is different in the way it presents itself via the app switcher. This tweak is pretty much identical to multitasking gestures, which has been in cydia for ages and still works flawlessly on iOS 7.

  • rockdude094

    I was just thinking about zephyr today.. Then I saw this post 😐 Good timing idb ! Thanks

  • Damian

    This tweak is a lite version of QuickDo by the same developer. QUickDo did not get any coverage on idownloadblog even thiough I requested it a lot. Finally Tage will make evwryonE forget about zephyr.

    QuickDo is still much much better

    • Kurt

      Why is it better? So far I really like Tage. But if there is a better option, I’ll go with that one

      • Damian

        QuickDo caused controversy due to some copyrights with Activator. Ryan Petrich did not like the fact that some code from activator was implemented in quickDO which costs money. It was many years ago, and the QuickDO developer, Ma Jun, did a fantastic job since then.

        He created two version of QuickDO, one that works with Activator, and one that does not. The difference is the gestures functionality.

        Anyway, why is QuickDo much better than Tage? It is because QuickDo, has many other tweaks combined into one package.

        Imagine Control Center, Auxo switcher, zephyr and activator packed into one. This is what QuickDo is. And some more extras.

      • Kurt

        Wow I didn’t expect it to be that much better. I thought you would point out a few minor but useful features. I’ll definitely check it out and I should get out more of Ma Jun’s tweaks. Definitely talented! I’m so glad to have zephyr like features back. Thanks for the reply!

      • Hugh Jassol

        Yeah, I haven’t used quickdo in the last 2 years but in my previous experiences, quick do has always had smoother gesture implementation than activator.

        Do you know if Tage uses the default iOS animation when closing an app/returning to the springboard?

        I only ask because I’ve been using MultitaskingGestures with ios7 and while it works fine, I never liked how the entire app view slides up when exiting an app as opposed to using the stock pinching iOS animation like the regular home button does.

      • Damian

        Tage/QuickDo lets you choose between iOS animation or zephyr like animation

        iOS animation however has two modes…one looks like transaction and the other one looks like cards are enlarging

  • Sohail Wahab

    What’re you doing with Persian cal app? Are you from Afghanistan or Iran?

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  • zustroy

    Alihassan Mahdi, please don’t make this without videos. It’s useless.

  • Ex mea sententia

    All I need is Activator and LastApp.

  • 하주호

    is it better than auxo2 ??

  • rene verdalet

    does it works with ios 8.1.2?