Looking for a quick way to launch pre-selected apps on your jailbroken iPhone? Cole Schaefer’s DockBar ($0.99) may be the tweak that meets your needs. It’s a great looking release that brings a customizable launcher to iOS.

DockBar works hand-in-hand with Activator as its means of invocation. Thus, you can access your quick launch side bar from nearly anywhere in iOS, and that includes while within apps and on the Home screen. 

DockBar Prefs

Via its well laid out preference panel, you can configure the look of DockBar along with the apps that appear there. You’ll find an overall kill switch for the tweak, as well as an Activation Methods section for configuring the gesture used to invoke DockBar. I personally like the swipe-down-on-the-edge-of-the-screen gesture, because it goes along with the orientation of the side bar.

The Application Filter section is where you can look to enable the apps that you wish to appear inside of the DockBar. To do so, just flip the switch next to the apps that you want enabled.

DockBar Prefs 2

There are several appearance-oriented settings inside of DockBar’s preferences as well. You’ll find the ability to hide or display app icon labels, enable paging for app icon overflow, and enable rounded edges.

A separate color scheme option lets you switch between a light and dark dock, and beneath the color scheme option, is an orientation setting for placing the side bar on the left or right side of the screen.

DockBar adds a well functioning application launcher for iOS. I know that there are many options for this type of functionality on Cydia, but this is one of the better looking solutions that you’ll find.

You can find DockBar today on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. What do you think about it, and would you consider using it?

  • diggitydang

    Sorry if this is the wrong place. I just updated to 8.4 and now I’m regretting it as a few of my most used apps keep crashing on startup. Eg. TheScore starts up with the splash screen, then just crashes. Anyone experiencing this or can provide advice? Thanks in advance!

    • ‘Ariff

      the apps haven’t been updated to support 8.4 yet. just relax and wait until the dev of said app updates.

    • Jamie

      Uninstall and reinstall it. Mine works fine on 8.4

      • diggitydang

        Tried that but wasn’t working. I had to restore and retail break from scratch. Something messed up in my backup I guess. Anyway, thanks for the advice! 🙂

  • Jake Barbour

    I may be wrong, but this looks just like slide…

    • rickinsav

      I searched for slide and didn’t find anything resembling this tweak. Did it have a different name. Curious.

      • Jake Barbour

        its part of intelliscreen X

      • rickinsav

        Thx. I’ve used this for a day now. It’s really smooth.

  • Jcasco16

    this look just like Deck tweak

  • BklynGuy999

    Here are comments about a similar launcher tweak I use all the time and really like: Dock by the developer Ma Jun. I haven’t used DockBar but Dock seems to have similar functionality. Note that with Dock is essentially an alternative app switcher but you can also pin favorite apps (hence the name “Dock”). You can also pin favorite folders via Dock’s settings (oddly called “Shortcuts”) which open in either an icon or (superior) list view. I’ve always wanted a tweak to group my springboard icons in list views rather than only as icons and this is as close as you can get to that.

  • Berry X

    Believed it had been a bit forced and awkward sometimes but thats to be expected in the very first show. Never was a lover of night time talk unless I was caught at my grandparents or anything lol but I will most likely tune in again because their colbert