ReachApp 0.0.1-649

If you’re running the ReachApp beta—the jailbreak tweak that brings true split-screen multitasking to iOS—you likely noticed the update that just recently hit Cydia. The update adds a lot of new switches to the tweak’s preferences, and fleshes out the description of each switch.

With ReachApp 0.1, you’ll find the ability to view the Notification Center in split-screen view, enable a much-requested app selector (yes!) and more. Check out our new video walkthrough, which highlights many of the new features in this highly anticipated update.

The following is a list of just some new changes featured in ReachApp 0.0.1-649:

  • Flipswitch support
  • Updated grabber
  • New app chooser
  • Rotation scaling mode
  • Updated preferences

There are other changes as well, including bug fixes and some behind the scenes modifications.

Although I liked the way that the first edition of ReachApp handled multitasking, I have to say that having the ability to choose the app that you wish to open is a much better way of going about the process of multitasking. The old way made it feel like you had to jump through a hoop in order to come up with the right dual-app combination. This way, you have the control over what apps you run side-by-side.

ReachApp Grabber

The new ability to access Notification Center from Reachability view will appeal to some, but most people are going to ignore that feature, especially since it’s so easy to just swipe down and invoke Notification Center.

The updated grabber looks better, and the Flipswitch support is a welcomed addition for those of you who wish to disable ReachApp on the fly. Users will also enjoy the updated explanations that accompany each switch in the tweak’s preferences.

ReachApp Beta

One of the big new features with this latest update is scaling rotation support. But this new switch, which resides at the bottom of ReachApp’s preferences, comes with all sorts of warnings. It’s basically a beta of a beta option, and the developer makes no guarantees as to whether it will work as intended. The point of the option is to force apps into portrait mode and scale them to the proper screen size in landscape mode. Ultimately, this will result in apps that are more functional and viewable while in side-by-side multitasking view, but from my testing, the feature is a very buggy mixed bag as of now.

Once ReachApp gets out of beta, it will automatically shoot to the top of the best of 2015 jailbreak releases. From my experience with the tweak, I have little doubt that this will end up being one of the best tweaks of the year. Or perhaps this tweak will inspire another developer to create his own version of the idea. Whatever the case may be, I’d say that certainly, a split screen multitasking tweak will make huge splashes this year.

If you want to try ReachApp, see this post, which shows you how to add the necessary Cydia source. In the meantime, sound off with your thoughts on the latest update. Are you excited about the new changes?

  • PA Nard

    Brilliant idea, I might give it a try! Otherwise, my guess is that it would useful for those who copy and paste from an app to another really often or maybe watch video while writing something, somewhere. I’d like to know what others thinks, I mean where this tweak stands out well for…

    Wish you all a great year! Thanks for the review Jeff!

  • Speg77

    I’m loving this tweak, it’ll definately be used on my iPhone 6 Plus. Not sure if folks would want to on a smaller screen though.

  • Annie Leonhardt

    Take that Android users. lol

    • Take what exactly? Unofficial iOS gaining the features of official Android? Nothing new kid, Android users have known that for years now…

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Are you mad? Power of the Jailbreak. Never underestimate the iPhone Jailbreak.

        You’ve only had an iPhone 4S. You never owned a real iPhone, so … 😀 take that Android user. Split screen multi-tasking. Most Androids can’t even do that.

        TAKE THAT! 😀

      • Pointing out that this is nothing new to official Android sounds mad to you?

      • Annie Leonhardt

        You mean TouchWiz.. not official Android xD #fail

      • It’s integrated into TouchWiz, and can be acquired without rooting with apps like Multiscreen Multitasking THD…nice try though.

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Yes… it’s integrated… into TouchWiz… TouchWiz is not official Android… you lost the argument, and look like an idiot. Official Android does not have split screen multi-tasking. 😀

        Thanks for the picture. I was successfully able to imagine your face looking just like that when you realized defeat, by an iOS user.

        😀 My iPhone can do something your phone can’t. I can smell the jelly from here. Typical Android user on an iOS blog. lol

      • Right, so it must be integrated to be considered possible on official Android? Such dingbat logic iTards use…

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Official Android will need to be rooted… just like it’s running on official iOS jailbroken… DroidSheep logic is flawed. Resorting to useless responses. lol

        Get mopped, kid.

      • Such short-term memory this iTard’s got. I pointed out an app that does similar thing without rooting, clearly stated it does it without root, yet it’s still claiming root is required…congrats kids, you just raised the bar to how asinine iTards can get.

      • Annie Leonhardt


        i bet it’s a crap app just like 99.9997% of the crap wannabe iOS apps in the Google Playstore filled with Malware



        You clearly lost this argument. Enjoy your malware app that is required to do such a basic feature xD

        DroidSheep. Go eat some grass.

      • singhay559

        Show me what apps are they

      • Annie Leonhardt

        tripwire .com/state-of-security/security-awareness/spying-flashlight-apps-reveal-user-inattentiveness-to-cyber-security/

        blogs.mcafee .com/consumer/android-flashlight-app-steals-data

      • al7oot

        You forgot to mention Skype.

      • Annie Leonhardt

        Is Skype malware?

      • al7oot

        In Android YES… Microsoft admited that there is a security issue with Skype in Android OS

  • Victor Molina

    Waiting for support for Ipad air 2

    • Svs

      ?it is supported although still buggy

      • Victor Molina

        So the developer made reachability work on Ipad air 2?

      • Svs

        Reachability is a feature in iOS 8 on all devices
        It is already integrated in the internal settings of iOS.
        Its just not enabled

      • Victor Molina

        Ok thanks I haven’t tried this tweak cause I’m interested using it with the Ipad air 2 but Idk if the tweak works good on it

      • Svs

        It wouldnt hurt to try
        Just add the beta source
        Its free!

  • Merman123

    Can’t believe this tweak is/will be free. Other developers are charging for tweaks that do far less. It reminds me of the good ol’ days when most things were free in cydia. Kudos to the dev.

    • :/

      Translation: I am a poor bastard that is mad because devs want to eat from their work. FK devs I am entitled to free tweaks.

      • Merman123

        Not that I have to prove anything to you, but I’ve spent a fair amount of money on tweaks throughout the years, both by means of purchase and donations. It was a nice surprise to see that the develoer chose not to monetize such a powerful tweak, considering the recent turn in tweak pricing in the last couple of months. I don’t believe that pointing out these things make me an “entitled poor bastard”.

      • Diego Milano

        It’s also called “working your own reputation”. 🙂

      • gittlopctbi

        What a worthless post.

  • I was perfectly happy just putting a simple clock in reachability with reachweather. I guess Reachapp would kill that?

  • Very neat, wonder how effective it would be with just 1GB of RAM…would be better off on the iPad Air 2.

    • I’ve been playing with it on my iPad Air 2 thanks to ReachAll (a free tweak that enables Reachability on all devices) and I can definitely see the potential. Right now it’s buggy (to be expected as it’s in beta) and landscape doesn’t work properly. Once landscape support is there and this tweak is out of beta I think it’s going to be great!

  • singhay559

    Still needs big improvement. Im sure 1 gig of ram wont b able to handle it if its a touchwiz repilica. No point in having this for the iph6 due to its small screen. Ip6+ n ipads best suitable.

  • gittlopctbi

    So this tweak is only operational on Touch ID devices? I tried using Reachability7 and this on my iPhone 5, but it’s a no go.

    • Alvin Abyan

      Use the ReachAll tweak, it works 😀

      • gittlopctbi

        Thanks, Alvin, that did the trick! This tweak doesn’t like the native Mail app, though, LOL.

      • Diego Milano

        Interesting, why do you said that about the Mail app?

      • gittlopctbi

        Because it doesn’t. When I activate ReachApp and select the Mail app from the app picker, all I get is a blank screen for what should be in the top half of the screen. If I select MyMail or any other app like Youtube, etc. I get the app in the top half of the screen. But not Mail.

      • Diego Milano

        Hmm, interesting, glad you mentioned this as this is sort of like a showstopper for me, but hopefully the developer will fix that in the upcoming versions. Thanks!

      • gittlopctbi

        Well, if it helps, I just tried testing it with the Mail app on screen first and then selecting a second app for the top window and it works.

      • gittlopctbi

        WAIT–I just tried it the other way around with the Mail app in the top window and it now works. Weird. After trying several times and it not working.

        Yep, tried it again and it now works.

  • Sweet!

  • gittlopctbi

    Nice tweak even for a beta. It doesn’t like the native Mail app, though, just a blank screen. Now let’s see how often I use this. Handy to copy and paste between two apps, like quoting something from the net into an email. But just wondering how much use this will get.

  • Faisal

    Any option to play this video in HD, within this page on iPhone’s safari app?

  • iamzaidan

    While this is a good idea…i dont think this will be useful unless we get 2+ gigs of ram…also on smaller screens like my 5s its hard to use

  • iamzaidan

    I personally prefer ‘appheads’. It doesnt exactly bring split screen…but we can open a second app without closing the first…its much easier on smaller screens

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Hey Jeff, off topic but might I ask, how do u have touch posé working on iOS 8? Thnx man.

  • RafaelMelo

    How do you use it in an iPhone 5?

    • Mark

      Download ReachAll, separate tweak.

  • Phil Klug

    Doesn’t work with statushud 2. (Installing reachapp actually uninstalled it. ) When I reinstalled statushud2, reachapp disappeared!

  • Ron

    Has anyone with an iPhone 6 had any luck with the Rotation Scaling mode? I assume it’s supposed to shrink the app to fit the available real estate, but it does nothing on my 6. I tried landscape and portrait.

  • jay

    Sos I update to the latest version and now it is not working anymore doesn’t see no apps on the top! What happened was an awesome tweak I used all the time but since I update today it isn’t working anymore