Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Snapper 2, Griddy, & more…

By , Jan 24, 2016

Tweaks of the week

Cydia has been the epitome of the calm before the storm this week, lacking any robust new jailbreak tweak releases, but keeping up with each day by providing some freebies that can help you customize your device to your liking.

The best of this week

Despite the somewhat quiet week, some tweaks released this week could be worth your time to take a look at. These are the jailbreak tweaks released this week that we found the most interesting:

Snapper 2 – $2.49


One of the coolest releases this week has been Snapper 2, a jailbreak tweak that allows you to take and place a screenshot overlay anywhere on your screen while you do other things at the same time. This tweak is particularly useful in situations where you want to see two things side-by-side from different apps or webpages, such as the Apple computer spec comparison you see in the screenshot example above.

Snapper 2 is not technically a “new” release, but it is a re-release of the original tweak with full compatibility for iOS 9. Regardless, the tweak comes with a ton of options for configuring how you’ll use it – these options include your own Activator gesture, choosing the appearance of your screenshot overlays, configuring your own screenshot behavior, and looking at a screenshot history.

To learn more about the workings of Snapper 2, be sure to read our full review where we cover its features in depth.

Griddy – $1.99


Griddy offers a fresh new take on the App Switcher in iOS with a grid-style view instead of a card-by-card view that iOS users have been used to seeing since iOS 7. It’s one of my favorite tweaks released this week because of its unique footprint in the iOS App Switcher department.

Not only does it look cool, but it’s programmed with a ton of useful gestures for managing your App Switcher apps in any way you see fit. There are ways to customizing the way it looks so that the apps are better formatted on the display, and you can even fine-tune details like blurring, sizes, and more.

If you’re interested to learn more about the inner workings of Griddy, our full review is going to provide the most insight.

Other releases this week

BlackPowerDown: Changes the power down screen background to black instead of blurred (free)

CalculatorCopy: Adds a 3D Touch gesture to the Calculator app icon to copy your last calculation result (free – review)

DocKolor: Lets you change the color of your Dock (free)

Leash: Launches a certain tab of Notification Center depending on what side of the screen you swipe down on (free)

LowPowerMode: Keeps Low Power Mode enabled all the time (free – review)

Magnum: Colorizes your Messages app content based on the contact (free)

Messages Loaded: Loads all messages in a conversation at once and skips the “Load More” button (free)

SwipeToDeleteContact: Allows you to swipe contacts in the Contacts app to delete them (free)

TranslucentPowerdown: Makes the power down screen translucent instead of blurred (free)

tuyu: A custom browser and AirPlay client for iOS (free)

If you missed out on our last roundup covering last week’s jailbreak tweak releases, you can read all about them here to see what you missed.

What were your favorite jailbreak tweak releases this week? Share below!

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  • Lt_R

    For anyone wanting to buy anything from TweakWiz I suggest you wait until that tweak has been updated at least twice. Usually the first versions are a disaster at the start, but usually get fixed when they’re updated.

    • Shaw

      U R right. Bought his MockBirdX&Griddy as soon as they are released. Disappointed with their extremely slow animations. After several updates, MockingBirdX is still super laggy when Griddy gets a little bit better. TweakWiz never responds any negative comments or advices or bug reports, when I ask for refunds, he blocked me on twitter. Ridiculous.

    • iPhoneWINS

      Get alympus its a perfect grid switcher.

      • Lt_R

        Already got it. A bit laggy, but it works for the most part.

  • totallymichael

    Messages Loaded!

    I have been waiting for this specific feature for what seems like years. It does drastically slow down the messages app so it would be great to have a toggle for when I need it instead of having to completely uninstall it, but props to this dev! There have been far too many times where I’ve had to sit there and tap to load earlier messages for fifteen minutes straight.