New in iOS 9: a larger iPad folder layout

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 17, 2015

One of the more unheralded benefits of iOS 9 is its new folder layout for the iPad. In earlier versions of iOS, folders on the iPad were limited to a 3×3 grid of app icons per page. This allowed users to see a total of 9 apps at once on a single folder page.

In iOS 9, things have changed a bit with regard to folder layout. Apple’s newest iOS update allows users to view up to 16 apps per folder page instead. Read More


FolderBlur adds stylized blurs to the folders in iOS 8

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 14, 2015

Looking to spice up the look of your folders in iOS 8? If so, then you may want to give FolderBlur a look, a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to select from several different folder styles on the fly without respringing.

We’ve taken FolderBlur for a spin on video. In this post, we’ll showcase all of the available styles and explain which style is our favorite. Read More


How to move multiple app icons and folders on your iPhone at the same time

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015

MultiIconMover+ is the follow-up release to one of the most handy jailbreak tweaks from a purely practical standpoint. The original MultiIconMover provided an easy way to move multiple app icons from one SpringBoard page to another. MultiIconMover+ takes this same concept and adds several new handy features to the mix. Read More


Upcoming tweak ‘Folderix’ lets you quickly swipe between multiple folders

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 2, 2015

Folderix is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that lets you quickly swipe between all of the folders that you have on your iPhone without exiting the folder interface. If you have lots of folders created on your device, this is one of the fastest ways to navigate between them. Read More


How to change where screenshots are saved on Mac

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 15, 2014

Taking a screenshot on a Mac is effortless. Simply hold down Command-Shift-3 to capture the entire screen, or Command-Shift-4 to capture a highlighted area. You can even hold down Command-Shift-4 and then hit the space bar to screenshot a specific window or menu.

The only annoying part is that screenshots are saved to the desktop by default, which creates a cluttered mess if you take a lot of screenshots. The good news is that there is an easy solution for changing the location where screenshots are saved.

Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to change the default screenshot location on OS X…  Read More


BlurFolders: force your folders to take up the full screen

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2014

Looking to switch up the look of your folders in iOS 7? If so, then check out BlurFolders, a recently released jailbreak tweak that makes your folders display in full screen view.

BlurFolders essentially takes the normal view of folders within iOS 7, which are blurred to begin with based on the wallpaper, and expands it to take up the full screen. It doesn’t provide you with any extra real estate for additional folders, but it’s a neat look, if not a bit flawed in execution. Have a glance at our video inside to see for yourself. Read More


How to place folders within folders on iOS 7.1

By Joe Rossignol on Mar 21, 2014

Just when the ability to create nested folders appeared to be removed from iOS 7.1, iPhone enthusiast Jose Rodriguez has revealed a simple new trick that allows you to once again place folders within folders on the latest software version. iDownloadBlog and multiple users confirm that this quick hack works as advertised on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 7.1. Instructions are outlined ahead…  Read More


How to add infinite scrolling to the Home screen and folders in iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 13, 2014

Mobius is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to infinitely scroll on the iOS Home screen and while within folders. It’s very similar to the Wraparound jailbreak tweak that we covered back in 2011, except that Mobius works with iOS 7.

Developer Tyler Casson set out on a mission to bring the popular Wraparound functionality to iOS 7 when it became apparent that the Wraparound wasn’t going to be updated for iOS 7 any time soon. He’s since dubbed his tweak Mobius, and made it available free of charge on his own personal repo.

If you’d like to see how Mobius works in action, then check past the fold for our hands-on video walkthrough. You can also find the repo details inside so that you can try out the tweak for yourself. Read More


TinyGrid: customize folder mini-grid icons in iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2014

TinyGrid+ is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you customize the look of the folder app mini-grid icons in iOS 7. Not only can you customize the mini-grid layout, but you can also adjust the icon size, spacing, and background alpha settings.

It goes without saying that TinyGrid+ is the perfect jailbreak tweak companion for themers and anyone else who wishes to change up the look of folders on the Home screen. We’ve taken TinyGrid+ for a spin on video, so have a look inside as we walkthrough each of the tweak’s features. Read More


FolderBoard: full screen folders for iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 10, 2014

FolderBoard is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to have a full screen view for your folders. The tweak, which doesn’t add any additional functionality to your app folders, eschews the modest square boxed folder view in favor of a more dominant offering.

While FolderBoard may sound nice on paper, and may even look good while folders are open, it fails in a few key areas. Have a look inside as we break down FolderBoard’s shortcomings… Read More


FolderEnhancer: the legendary folder tweak comes to iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 25, 2014

FolderEnhancer used to be one of the first jailbreak tweaks that I installed on my newly jailbroken iPhone. Before iOS 7, you could only have one page of app icons in a folder, and I used FolderEnhancer to get around Apple’s arbitrary limits.

With iOS 7’s release, Apple has relented, and incorporated some of the features, like paging within folders, that made FolderEnhancer such a great release. For that reason, the new FolderEnhancer for iOS 7 may seem a bit underwhelming for those of you whose jailbreaking experience goes back some time.

That said, FolderEnhancer is still worth checking for. In fact, FolderEnhancer (iOS 7) is a free download for those of you who purchased the original version, and it’s only $0.99 for newcomers. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see what the latest version of FolderEnhancer is all about. Read More


BetterFolders takes your app folders to the next level

By Joe Rossignol on Jan 22, 2014

If you are an avid user of Apple products, chances are that you have lots of apps installed on your iOS device. And while folders have long been an ideal solution for keeping your Home screen organized, they have a few shortcomings that a new jailbreak tweak called BetterFolders aims to solve. The useful extension serves three purposes: enables pinch to close for folders, allows nested folders, and brings 4×4 folder layout to the iPad…  Read More


How to hide apps, folders, and place folders within folders on iOS 7

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 19, 2013

It seems like every time there’s a new version of iOS released, users find a way to utilize glitches to their advantage. We all remember the Newsstand glitch found in iOS 6, and various other glitches and tricks to hide folders, apps, nest folders, etc.

Similar glitches were discovered to work in the beta version of iOS 7, and many of them remain in the final build. In the video that follows, I’ll show you how to use these glitches to hide apps, hide folders, and to nest folders within folders.

No, it’s not the most ideal method for achieving such results, but until we get a jailbreak, or until Apple allows end users to further customize their device, this will have to do. Read More


How to create blank folder names, no jailbreak required

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 16, 2013

Even if you don’t like coffee, you still might fancy downloading the official Starbucks app. That’s because it allows you to create blank folder names on a non-jailbroken device.

I know, that sounds weird, but hear me out. Whenever you use the Starbucks app to create a folder, the folder name is completely empty, and you can save it like that on your Home screen.

Normally, at least on non-jailbroken devices, you’re not able to create a folder without a name. Even if you ‘x’ out the name, or try to use spaces for the name, iOS forces you to use the original name of the folder. That is, of course, unless you try out this bizarre little trick. Check out our video showing how it works inside. Read More


TapTapFolder: launch the first app in a folder with a tap

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 5, 2013

TapTapFolder is an innovative new jailbreak tweak that just recently appeared on the Cydia store. It’s a tweak that allows end users to launch the first app contained within a folder using a single tap on the folder itself.

You may be wondering to yourself: “How do you launch any of the other apps contained within a folder?” It’s actually pretty simple: you utilize a double tap gesture on the folder to open its contents.

I really dig TapTapFolder, because not only is it useful, but it does something that, to my knowledge, has never been done before on the Cydia store. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside. Read More


‘No More Folders’ removes folder backgrounds and mini grids inside folder icons

By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 5, 2013

It’s not unusual to see a random jailbreak tweak appear on the Cydia store that features no real practical application. For example, the tweak may present some new visual change, but it’s not exactly useful, and in fact, at least in some cases, the tweak could make your device less user friendly.

That’s not to say that there is no place for tweaks of this sort, there clearly is, otherwise developers wouldn’t keep producing them. The latest such tweak to fall into this category is No More Folders. This is a tweak that hides the folder backgrounds and grids, essentially making the folder invisible while closed.

Have a look past the break as we showcase how No More Folders looks and performs on video. Read More


How to blur wallpaper when opening a folder

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 22, 2013

Looking for a way to blur your iPhone’s Home screen wallpaper whenever a folder is opened? If so, then check out this brand new tweak from Hashbang Productions. FolderBlur, available on its development repo, is a new release from Hashbang Productions that fills what is obviously a very niche requirement. If you want to take it for a spin, then check out our video walkthrough inside, along with details on adding the development beta repo to your Cydia sources. Read More


How to open your folders Velox style

By Jeff Benjamin on May 10, 2013

If you’ve been using Velox for any length of time, then chances are you’ve ran into the following issue: You try to perform a swipe gesture on a folder and nothing happens. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Plenty of us have futilely tried the same thing, including developer Max Katzmann.

For that reason, Katzmann has developed a new jailbreak tweak called FolderSwipe. This is a tweak that allows you to perform the swipe gestures popularized by Velox on the folders residing on your device’s Home screen. Read More


The iPhone 5 lets you put 16 apps inside a folder

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 21, 2012

We knew ahead of the iPhone 5 keynote that iOS 6 would take advantage of extra pixels on the iPhone 5 (640-by-1136) in order to render an additional, fifth row of icons. What we didn’t know (but kinda expected) back then was that the per-folder app limit in iOS 6 running on the iPhone 5 would be raised from twelve to sixteen apps.

Strangely enough, even though Forstall and Schiller made a passing mention of this improvement during the unveiling, Apple’s iPhone/iOS pages and the official 155-page iPhone 5 User Guide never detail it.

Now, I’m sure there are better ways to take advantage of those 176 extra lines, but if you’re managing the home screen madness by organizing apps into folders, you’ll quickly learn to appreciate this little nice-to-have which helps reduce the home screen clutter on your device… Read More


How to play music from within folders

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2012

Playing music from within a Home screen folder is now within the realm of possibilities, thanks to a recently released jailbreak tweak called FoldMusic. Once FoldMusic is installed on your iPod or iPod touch, you can easily add new albums or playlists to a Home screen folder.

From there you can open the folder, and tap to play the tracks within. You’ll also find volume/AirPlay controls, and transport controls for previous, play, and skip — all located conveniently within each folder.

For a full video walkthrough of FoldMusic, check inside… Read More

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