Wouldn’t it be nice if you could swipe between Safari tabs like Google Chrome on iOS? SafariSwiper is a new tweak that brings such functionality to reality.

Installable from Cydia’s BigBoss repo free of charge, SafariSwiper is a legitimate option for those of you who wish to have a way to navigate between tabs in a faster manner. Watch our brief demo Vine video to see what I mean.

To use SafariSwiper, simply open the Safari browser, open more than one tab, and swipe on the menu bar that contains the tab button at the bottom of the Safari interface. You can swipe in either direction, left or right, depending on what order your tabs are in.

SafariSwiper contains no options, and is usable immediately upon installation. It’s an extremely easy tweak to use, and it adds a feature, faster navigation between tabs, that many Safari users will find useful.

You can download SafariSwiper for free on the BigBoss repo. Are you planning on trying it out?

  • GzyOnline

    this is how Google Chrome is setup… and I wish it would function as Safari’s default setting, to go ‘Back’ instead of switch tabs… :-/ the grass is always greener on the other side… πŸ™

  • Sleipenizer updates for iOS 8.4? That to me is one of the best safari enhancers.

    • Jens Dideriksen

      Thanks, didn’t know abort this tweak.
      I just bought Sleipenizer – running iOS8.4 and it is just working great

      • M_Hawke

        Where do you find this Sleipenizer? I can’t seem to find it.

      • Jens Dideriksen

        It’s in the Big boss repo
        I can see tjat i made a typo it’s called “Sleipnizer for safari”

      • M_Hawke

        Ah, that’s probably why I couldn’t find it. Thanks!

  • James G

    Swiping between tabs is counter-intuitive to how swiping works everywhere else in iOS as of iOS 7. The swipe back gesture (and swipe forward for apps like Safari) alleviates the need to use a back button that’s either hardware based (like Android) or a touch target that is out of reach on these large iPhones.

    I can’t stand that Chrome uses swipe gestures to move between tabs. But, I guess some people want that in Safari so they don’t have to use Chrome to get that feature.

    I just think it’s disorienting.

    • Maybe this option will be implemented alongside with Force Touch on the upcoming iPhones. Maybe.

      • nopeudon

        I’ve never thought about it that way, in the context of system-wide implementation in iOS hmm… I came from Chrome to Safari for the tab sync between mac, iPad and iPhone- which is why I do miss the function.

        @Ihsan That’s actually a pretty great idea. If it doesn’t get implemented I’m hoping a tweak developer comes through…

  • M L

    Wish it would let you scroll from last page to first page etc. Meaning if you swipe through and get to the last page. It’s done. Wish it would scroll around to the last page and continue again.

    • Sam Stone

      Author here.

      Didn’t even think of that. Will add this in the next update, Thanks

      • M L

        Awesome! Thanks for the consideration.

        Oh BTW I will totally let you credit me for the idea in the update details. πŸ˜› LOL

      • Sam Stone

        Hah sure. Give me a week or so to make it though!

        What name would you want me to use to credit you? Just “M L”?

      • M L

        “Dtt255” is generally the moniker I use. πŸ™‚ LOL

        If you change your mind, no worries.

  • Swiper, no swiping!

  • Chris Ryan

    it looks jittery in the video …not very smooth

  • Guy

    I use love chrome for iOS swipe tabs. I like the swipe back to previous page better.

  • Chris Siegell

    I don’t like SafariSwiper because it is not very smooth and responsive. Also, the missing feature is to display pages in numbers, so every time you swipe you know the order of the page you are on.