Brevity 2

Brevity 2 is the sequel to a tweak of the same name—Brevity—which allowed iOS 7 users to send a quick canned message via the stock Messages app. The sequel to Brevity is pretty much a 1:1 translation of the original for newly jailbroken iOS 8 devices.

If you’re looking to add a simple canned message that you can quickly access from the stock Messages app, then Brevity 2 should meet your needs.

Configurable via the stock Settings app, Brevity’s preferences are about as simple and straightforward as the tweak itself. You can choose to use the tweak’s default canned message (Okay) or you can choose to configure your own message for use in the Messages app. Once Brevity is configured to your liking, you’ll find an ellipses button in place where the Send button normally resides in the Messages app. Pressing the ellipses button causes the Brevity canned message to be sent to your recipient.

Although Brevity’s ellipses button replaces the voice message button present in iOS 8’s Messages app, the button still works like it normally does when you press and hold on it. That means that you can enjoy the functionality that Brevity brings to the table, while still being able to send voice messages like normal.

Some may argue that with the presence of iOS keyboard shortcuts, there’s no need for a tweak like Brevity. While iOS keyboard shortcuts definitely provide you with a more exhaustive list of shortcuts, they can’t match the quickness and simplicity provided by Brevity 2.

Along with the basic canned message, you’ll find an additional option in the tweak’s preferences called Pirate mode. Pirate mode forces Brevity 2 to send random message responsiveness when using the ellipses button. I find this option to be mostly useless, but perhaps you’ll find it interesting enough to keep it enabled.

You can find Brevity 2 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. If you’ve tried it or the original version, sound off down below with your thoughts and comments.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    I can do copy paste the same message instead of paying $0.99 .

  • coLin

    This is so dumb. Really

  • Diego Milano

    They should add a kill-switch to this tweak.
    How does the message look in the text field before tapping the button if the message is very long? Just curious.
    Lastly, this should be an absolute FREE upgrade; developers need to stop trying to charge an additional buck for little to no new functionality. Those willing to donate can still do it, but… you get the idea. Nothing personal.

  • romeodesigns

    Do people actually use this?
    Jeff I appreciats every single video that you put out, because you’re normally so passionate about them, creating them and excited to tell us about them, but I didn’t hear that in your tone. It lacked the passion and excitement and I could clearly see why.
    Thanks for the video regardless.