BIM

I’ve always lived by the idea that simple jailbreak tweaks make the best jailbreak tweaks, and BIM is the perfect example of that. BIM is a tweak that lends a convenient web browsing experience directly inside of the stock Messages app.

When someone sends you a link, tapping on it will open a web browser directly inside the Messages app. This means that you can check out the links sent to you quickly without needing to leave the Messages app for Safari.

The way that links normally work in the Messages app forces you to leave Messages and open Safari whenever you tap a link. With BIM installed, this is a thing of the past.

After installing BIM, there are no options or settings to configure. I tested it out, and it does exactly what it says it will in its Cydia description. Tapping on a link inside the Messages app opens up an in-app browser that lets you quickly digest the contents of the link and then quickly return to the Messages app without losing your place.

Along with being able to simply view the contents behind the link, BIM’s browser view lets you reload the page, open the page directly in Safari, and close the page. You can’t actually browse directly to new web addresses from within the BIM browser, but you can tap on links found within the web site that you initially opened.

Needless to say, BIM is awesome and I definitely recommend trying it. You can find it for free on the BigBoss repo.

What do you think about BIM?

  • Merman123

    Like in iOS 9. Nice. I like it.

    • GoldenPearMCPE

      It does it in iOS 9? Never noticed.

      • kαnαv

        No it doesn’t, it still opens safari but its alot quicker and smoother, also replacing the carrier/signal with a back to messages button (or any app you clicked the link from) i personally like how ios 9 does it since actual safari will always be better than an in app browser

      • Merman123

        Should have been more specific. In iOS 9 there is a new “back button” of sort. If you are in an app and you receive a notification and tap on it, it opens in a sheet with the option of returning to your previous app at the top left.

  • I’m still waiting for the tweak BrowseInApp to be updated. That was a great tweak for Internal browsing, and it was global, not just for 1 app.

    • Zuhair Aslam

      Browsix does this

      • Thanks, I’ll try it! 🙂

      • Damian

        A) not complete true, you can press a button and go to full screen
        B) not true, it works on iPad just the the same like on iPhone

        And I agree you with that browseInApp was awesome. Browsix is just not that good, especially iPad version is not done right

      • A) It does not go straight to fullscreen like BrowseInApp (sorry, it is what I was looking for)
        B) Have you ever heard about something called “landscape mode”? Well, how can you say “it works on iPad” if when you open something it displays only the portrait mode? It doesn’t work at all on the iPad, because it wasn’t meant to work on it. Period.

  • PJ

    Brilliant! Every now and then you see a tweak that is actually useful.

  • This Guy

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  • jhong

    Off topic! But please help!
    My iPhone had 5gb free space, but then the storage got shrinked to 400mb. So i did what reddit/google says. Delete files from Battery Life, but the problem is, there’s no large files there. So I did a restore, and reclaimed back the 5gb free space. But after that, even without jailbreak, the storage keeps shrinking! I had 5gb free space this morning, and 1.5gb right now. What’s happening?

    P/S: even after a restore, i have 8.5gb of “others”. And now it’s 11.8gb of others :/ Help!

  • Ethan Humphrey

    I think it is an awesome tweak. I have been using iOS 9 since the first beta came out and I absolutely love the back button. It’s especially helpful when you accidentally tap an ad!

  • Mut

    Awesome! It works like a charm