Just recently, an updated version of CallBar was released for iOS 7 that makes it a whole lot easier to manage your incoming calls. CallShortcut is yet another jailbreak tweak that provides a quicker way to call your contacts, directly from the Home screen.

Developed by Gertab and David Glinski, CallShortcut allows you to add any of your contacts to your Home screen. These appear as icons on the Home screen just like other app icons and when you tap on any of them, the call will be placed immediately. This provides a quick shortcut to your favorite contacts without ever opening the Phone or the Contacts app.

To start adding contacts to the Home screen after installing the tweak, launch the Contacts app and tap on a contact. Scroll to the bottom and you’ll view an ‘Add to Home Screen’ option. Tapping on it adds the contact to the Home screen followed by a pop-up message informing that the contact has been added.

Personally, I like the idea behind this tweak and how it allows you to keep your favorite contacts right at your fingertips. I recommend that you group all your contacts into a single folder after you’ve added them to keep them more organized and easier to access.

If you’re interested to take this tweak for a ride, head to Cydia now and download CallShortcut from BigBoss for free.

  • Chetan

    I prefer calling via notification centre on lockscreen using “Favorite Contacts 7”.. Very helpful specially while driving..

    • iOS 8 has the best way to do it. You set favourites in the Contacts app and then you can quickly access them at the top of the app switcher…

      • Chetan

        Can u access it on lock screen?? NO.. So its a waste.. Its rather more of a added clutter in iOS 8..

      • Security > convenience

        From the lockscreen you might as well just use Siri…

  • yader

    Thx for the info. On non JB devices I use My Buttons. Has the same icon advantage where the contacts picture is the icon on the homescreen.

  • romeodesigns

    This tweak has been redone so many times. I’m almost sure it’s the exact same coding with a different name. Didn’t it first show up in ios 4 or some other early ios?

    • Elias Chao

      As far as I know, you can’t use the same code for those different iOS versions ;P

  • iamlynda

    finally!! Thanks so much. Been waiting forever for an update on CyDialer. This one will do nicely 🙂

  • blu

    Will have to try it as a replacement for “CallMe”