Velox 2 Settings App

I’ve had a copy of Velox 2 for several weeks, and I’ve seen it progress as its developer, Phillip Tennen, brings new features to the table. Every week, there seems to be a new feature or a new addition, which is promising for the highly anticipated tweak.

Velox, as you’re likely aware of, allows you to access special views for an app on the SpringBoard by means of a simple activation gesture. The default gesture, a swipe up on the app icon, will yield a special “Velox view”, or if no view exists for the app in question, a Notifications view for all of the app’s pending notifications.

If you’re familiar with the original Velox, then you largely know what to expect from Velox 2. But there are several new additions that appear in the sequel that promise to breathe some fresh air into the tweak…

Once Velox 2 is installed, a simple swipe up gesture on any of the app icons on the Home screen will yield either a Velox view or a Notifications view. The Velox views are specially designed extensions that work with the various apps on your device. If an app doesn’t feature a Velox view, then it defaults to the Notifications view.

The Notifications view, as you might imagine, allows you to view notifications associated with the app in one centralized location. Users can force an app to default to a specific view by means of the preferences for the tweak.

Velox 2

If you’ve used Velox before, then much of the experience should be familiar to you. There are some key differences, though. One big difference is the presence of Touch ID support for protecting sensitive Velox views.

Additional features are planned as well, ones that I’m not privileged to talk about at the moment. You should expect the experience to be largely similar to the original Velox, with a fews twists and turns thrown in for good measure.

Velox 2 Preferences

There’s currently not ETA for the release of Velox 2, but I have to tell you that there seems to be a new feature or a big change with every new iteration of the tweak that I try. Velox 2 is a promising upcoming release. Stay tuned for more details about its arrival.

What do you think about Velox 2? Are you a big user of the original version? Are you looking forward to the sequel?

  • Merman123

    I was never able to implement this into my workflow. Seemed unnecessary. That said, it’s nice to see its been worked on well before release.

    • Chang in Charge

      Same here … super cool tweak that seemed unnecessary. No practical use for me. Had to really force it into my workflow and even then it didn’t last on my device.

      • aw81

        I loved the tweak but yeah, never used it in practice.

    • I totally agree as well, I just never found a practical use for the tweak. It does look great but I have many ways to do the same functions without even going to the app icon. Also if I get all the way to the app icon, I might as well just open the app. That was my philosophy anyway.

  • Wasn’t this tweaks leaked before?

    • Sage of 6 Paths

      It wasn’t technically leaked. Some of us got a copy from a certained person.

  • Jeremy

    I thought Velox was worth the admission price for the camera view alone! Some views were definitely more useful than others, but I am really looking forward to having it on my phone again (hopefully the upgrade price for past users won’t be ridiculous…) and seeing what new views come out for it!

    • Jamessmooth

      I felt the same way, although I found that in practice, locking the phone, waking it up and swiping up from the bottom right of the lockscreen was faster, for me anyway.

  • Nagy Gábor

    This makes me want the old ios 6 folders back.. Why aren’t there’s a tweak for that?

    • Blip dude

      You mean something like in this pic below?? (Not my Pic BTW)

      • Nagy Gábor

        Yes!

      • wiety

        it;s called ClassicFolders and i think it should be in the works by coolstar if not already released ( not sure about that). Just wanted to point out that it should be possible to achieve this also with the newest firmware.

      • Nagy Gábor

        Thank you!

  • leart

    Im looking to purchase the old velox in cydia, my device is in 6.1.2 but the warning says that is not supported on your ios version, works just in 6 – 6.1.2 😀

  • momerathe

    does it works with icons in folders?

    the old one didn’t, which for how I use my phone made it completely worthless.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Same here.

    • Codyd51

      I am the developer of Velox 2.

      Yes, it works perfectly with icons inside folders 🙂

      • Mike Colacone Saal

        Will it be compatible somehow with apex 2? I love this, but I’m not getting rid of apex and using folders again.

      • Codyd51

        Velox 2 is compatible with Apex 2.

      • Andrew

        Would the messages app have quick compose? That’d be sweet.

      • Mike Colacone Saal

        Sold (:

      • Josh

        Hey Mr Tennen im a tweak developer can you send me a copy is this awesome to to show it off I’m starting a new YouTube Chanel and I wanna show this off

      • Varun Soi

        Hey this tweak is not showing in cydia even if i have bigboss repo

      • Varun Soi

        Sir I can’t find velox 2 in my cydia

  • LeMerlot

    Beautiful design ! – and at least something nice to play with. Really looking forward to it… 🙂

  • bln

    so will it ever release?