Couria Teaser

Couria is a quick reply and quick compose tweak for iOS that originally debuted back in the iOS 7 days. Today, the Messaging landscape for jailbroken devices is significantly different, with a key major player, biteSMS, now defunct.

With this in mind, a few tweaks that are currently in the works are hoping to reinvigorate the Messaging app tweak genre. One of them, Couria, plays heavily on the infrastructure already put in place by Apple, piggybacking on the native quick reply feature in iOS 8.

Quick Reply

Couria uses the same exact quick reply banner interface used by native iOS 8, but extends it to make it easier to pick up where you left off in a chat. When you pull a banner down to respond, you’ll be met with a scrollable history of the conversation between you and the recipient.

Quick Compose

The big feature here is quick compose, and it is unsurprisingly accomplished by means of an Activator gesture. Quick compose presents a list of all of your recently used contacts, and you can tap on a contact to quickly load the conversation interface—the same one used with quick reply.


Lock screen

Lock screen messages are handled in the very same way. When you reply, you see the full context of the conversation on your Lock screen. You can also use your Activator gesture to quickly compose directly from the Lock screen.

Although the tweak is still heavily in development and new features and fixes are being added daily, Couria for iOS 8 looks promising. Not only does it promise to bring quick compose, but it brings a beefed up quick reply to the mix as well. You can follow Couria’s developer, QusicS, on Twitter.

What do you think about Couria thus far? Sound off in the comments below.

  • isminkiato

    Finally a tweak for Sms/iMessage!

    Bitesms and auki are dead. I’m waiting Couria! 🙂

    • Wowzera

      I heard auki is actually coming later (no ETA), but the way Couria is shown in this video makes it looks cooler than auki. Also, Couria is free, auki is paid.

      • deepdvd

        Couria is free, but that could change. I haven’t seen anywhere saying the new one will be also.

      • Nathan

        The developer did say it’ll be free.

      • deepdvd

        Yeah, just saw that on Reddit. Thanks.

  • JTN07

    Couria really integrates well into iOS 8! Does it support themes as in the previous versions? I would want to customize the colors of the text balloons to add some contrast. I’m still on 7.1.2 and Couria has been my go-to QR/QC tweak since it was updated for iOS 7.

    • Not sure about themes yet, but from what I understand, a lot more features will be there. This was an early build.

      • caleb white

        How can I get in on this? I’d love to give it a try, it looks really nice!

      • kron1k 

        Does it seem to be pretty stable for an early build?

  • caleb white

    when is this coming out on ios 8?

  • Kyle Adams

    when pulling down the banner, the keyboard should slide in from the bottom at the same rate. would feel much more native. and the stroked bubbles aren’t my favorite. looks like a nice tweak though.

    • What’s up Kyle. Long time no talk. And I agree on all accounts.

  • Eni

    Hey Jeff, just a question. It’s going to work only for stock sms/imessages or with 3 party apps to (whatsapp for example)??

  • Merman123

    Loving this video format Jeff. Pretty sick!

  • Adham Meki

    I wish it applies to whatsapp 🙂

  • Nathan

    Finally! Messages+ is AWFUL and very pricy for the quality…

  • Ken

    Nice to see sms tweaks back on track. I loved bitemsms but sad the developer bailed. Auki was beautifuly made very apple characteristics felt like if apple would implement and they did. couria looks like what messages should have been with it’s dropped down view to see previous texts, but I feel like it’s not polish to the point where it grabs my atencion, like visibility. if I was the developer id let the blur be dark sure but more transparent but blurred. the bubble should identically matched apples stock app. Oh and black and white option, you know when you to somewhere dark like the club….on a Tuesday 🙂

  • Fatih Batur

    I really want the Whatsapp for Couria extension for this!

  • Chocolope Jailbreakush

    Nice. This & Multify just need to be released.

  • James G

    Looks great. Hoping iOS 9 does something similar.

  • bd14u

    Please make it supported to other tweaks like Tiny Bar. I don’t really like that Big banner when I have Notifications.

  • diggitydang

    Until Activator stops sporadically killing Control Centre, I’m not installing any tweaks that rely on it. Come on Ryan, please fix this!!!

  • Norbi Whitney

    1. Super excited to have Couria back!
    2. That was my favourite of your videos so far. Beautiful presentation, production, music, 10/10.

  • mike

    Currently using QRConversation off Ian Burns’ repo. It does the job, but as he admits, it is still in buggy beta.

    I’d like to see improvement in this area of tweaks.

  • solidsephiroth

    I can’t wait for this! What activator gesture would you suggest quick compose from the lockscreen?

  • solidsephiroth

    Also, what’s the repo?

  • bd14u

    With this to come, I’m hoping Ringers & Tone will follow. Please make it supported to IOS 8.

    • Sam

      Just get Zedge from the app store. Works like a charm.

      • bd14u

        Ringers and tone do more than just changing your ring tone. It’s about changing every tone of the notification you will receive in each app. Imagine changing that boring IOS sound.

  • Guest

    I like it but I rether keep using MessageHeads

  • Sam

    Beta has been released….

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      Where can i get the beta

  • deepdvd

    Yep, I got it before I replied before. It’s awesome.

  • solidsephiroth

    Hey Jeff. Love the tweak but I’ve encountered a big issue. When I use it, it dismisses itself for no reason most of the time. I assume this is just a bug but it wasn’t fixed in the update so I’m not sure if the developer is aware.

  • erkut ter

    Why that tweak doesn’t support WhatsApp with same features? Who’s send a SMS in 2015

  • Brian Brown

    Is composing and responding from LS password protected?

  • Brian Brown

    And did you customize your blur level while unlocked, Jeff?

  • Finally might have a legit reason to JB finally! Why did BiteSMS go defunct? I never saw why.

  • Straightshoota

    I can’t wait.

  • Feivl

    Hey Jeff, please drop the idea of having background music in your reviews. It’s silmply distracting and the video becomes overloaded. Your plain content is too good to pseudo-boost it with this tootling.

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    Anyone else having problems quick replying in app using this tweak ? Thanks for your help.