Folderix

Folderix is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that lets you quickly swipe between all of the folders that you have on your iPhone without exiting the folder interface. If you have lots of folders created on your device, this is one of the fastest ways to navigate between them.

The tweak, which will presumably touch down on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for a confirmed $0.99 asking price, features several options to configure in its preferences as well. Inside of the neatly-designed prefs, you’ll find a kill-switch, respring button, and a Configuration section. I’ve reviewed some of this developer’s (Smartviper E75) tweaks before, and I can say for sure that this is the best looking implementation that I’ve seen from him yet.

Folderix Preferences

Inside of the Configuration section, you’ll find several options to toggle folder animation, pinch to close, hide page dots, close folders on launching an app, and a folder colorization option. On their own, none of these settings are really a huge deal, especially when compared to an all encompassing tweak like Springtomize 3. But coupled with the ability to quickly swipe between folders directly from the folder interface, and things get a bit more interesting.

I will say that throughout my brief usage with Folderix, I encountered a few graphical glitches with page dots and with folder background colors. I also experienced periods of time where the swiping between folders seemingly quit for no reason. Hopefully, there’s still time for some of these issues to be cleaned up before the tweak launches on Cydia publicly.

There’s certainly nothing mind-blowing about Folderix, but it’s a generally well-designed tweak with a purpose. What do you think about Folderix? Does its primary function appeal to you? Sound off down below in the comments with your thoughts and opinions.

  • gittlopctbi

    I do not see the use of this tweak. You end up swiping through all of your folders for what? That’s inefficient. I can find my app faster right now. Swiping through all my folders is only a little better than if I had no folders at all and and had to swipe through all my home screens. I don’t see how this saves me time or effort and only see it as taking longer than what I can do now.

    • I think it’s useful in some cases. It really depends on the user. But I can see someone who takes the concept of folders overboard (i.e. tons of folders for everything) finding use for this tweak.

      • Gabriel Anaya

        I’m sure Sentry would find this useful…

      • gittlopctbi

        Yes, but if someone does have tons of folders, then IMHO, this tweak will not improve things for him. What I think what would make this more useful is to be able to order the rotation of the folders and designate which folders you want in the rotation. Even still, I don’t think this tweak is very useful. But, as you said, it depends on the user, so time will tell if many find it useful or not.

  • Damian

    very original and smart tweak. I like it

  • this makes sense. Even better if it can eventually reorder your folders

  • Andrew

    I wonder how this gets along with tweaks that let you have nested folders…

  • Matt

    I’ve actually wanted this tweak for a long time. I don’t have a ton of folders but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve accidentally clicked the wrong folder (one to the left, right, above or below) and I’ve just wanted to swipe in that direction to get to where I intended to go. Very useful IMHO.