Ryan Petrich has posted a brand new jailbreak tweak on his beta repo called Skippy. It’s the result of a request fulfillment for an r/jailbreak reader.  Skippy makes it easier to navigate quick index jumps by implementing an HUD overlay.

The quick index jump feature is the vertical list that appears on the right side of your iPhone when scrolling through alphabetically sorted content. Users can vertically swipe on the alphabet to quickly jump between items in the list that begin with the letter last selected.

To make it easier to see the current letter, Skippy displays a handy HUD that showcases the letter that you’ve landed on.

Skippy Cydia

As of the initial 0.1 release, Skippy only works with the Phone and Contacts app, but hopefully it will expand to more apps, as I know the Music app would benefit from such functionality as well.

Actually, another developer has created a tweak that allows for similar function in the stock Music app. That tweak, aptly titled MusicScroller, is detailed in this post.

If you want to try Skippy, then simply add Ryan’s beta repo to your list of Cydia sources. His repo is as follows:

Once you add his repo, you’ll be able to search for Skippy, or navigate directly to the package info under the beta repo.

What do you think about Skippy? Do you think it’ll make using the quick index jumps even easier?

  • Antzboogie

    Of course it will make it easier thank you for this Tweak Skippy here I come!!

  • Shaw

    Have to say that reputation really matters a lot. Such a tweak would never be reviewed if it’s not made by Ryan.

  • PJ

    I have to say this is one of those tweaks that should have been a standard stock feature from the get-go.

  • Thanks!! Awesomeness is within the simple things!

  • Antoine Vroonen


    I can’t recall the name of the tweak that would delete the first upper letter when you’re holding one (ex: i hold on the “e” case and it pops out the uppercase as “e,é,è,ê…”). The tweak deletes the first uppercase, which is the same as the one you’re holding ! Am i making sense?

    Thank you if anyone knows the name, i’ve been searching through for a while now…

  • Out5poken

    Cool tweak. But what im really after is an auto page scroller. I used to have the tweak “autoscroller” by r_tash but it hasnt been updated since ios4! I found this tweak so useful.

  • Kelvin Lieu

    not sure why but it works for me in the music app. perhaps i have another tweak installed lol

    • Nesly Lacroix

      Because you have version 0.2 which has support for Music app.

      • Kelvin Lieu

        oh cool. could’ve sworn it said v0.1 when i installed it but ok. i love this tweak cos the animations are so smooth and its very simplistic. amazing!

  • Nesly Lacroix

    Ryan added Music app support in version 0.2.

  • Gucciipad

    U will see that feature in iOS 10

  • Andrew

    Also works in Cydia 🙂

  • Edwin Martinez Vazquez

    Just like the iPod Nano

  • Wicrowe

    My calendar is messed up after installing Skippy and Musicscroll. Anyone else have this concern? Not sure which is the culprit. both are removed and calendar is still messed up.