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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 27, 2012
It’s a bit hard to explain without showing you, but have you ever wanted to get rid of the transparent icon effect that happens when you open the App Switcher or open a folder?
Apparently, some of you did; hence the creation of a jailbreak tweak entitled No Ghostly Icons. As it name implies, it easily rids your iDevice of the transparent icon effect.
To see exactly what we mean, take a look at our video walkthrough… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 9, 2011
There seems to be a plethora of jailbreak tweaks available in Cydia that allow you to customize the look and feel of your iPhone’s folders, and the latest such tweak is titled FolderIcons.
What is it that separates this folder altering tweak from the recently released Beautifolders, and the staple that is FolderEnhancer? Find out inside as we go in-depth with FolderIcons on video… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 7, 2011
Looking to add some much needed pizzaz to your iPhone’s folder icons? What about the ability to create your own folder themes from scratch?
Beautifolders is just that — an easy to use theming platform, capable of adding some spice to the iPhone’s stock folder icons.
Check inside for a video demonstration of this easy to use jailbreak tweak… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 26, 2011
Folks, we’re back with Episode 04 of Ask Jeff. I wanted to thank everyone for all of the great questions; we had over 200 combined questions for Episode 03.
Unfortunately, that means that I didn’t get to answer everyone’s question, but I still managed to cover quite a few interesting inquiries this go ’round.
Inside, you’ll find out how much money I’ve spent on Cydia tweaks over the years, whether I’d consider switching to Verizon, and what my first Apple product was.
In other words, tune in and prepare your questions; you won’t want to miss this… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Aug 6, 2011
Empty Folder Icons is a new jailbreak tweak for the iPhone that makes your iPhone’s folders appear as if they contain nothing. For someone new to the world of iOS, this may seem like a pointless tweak, but all of us iOS users know that it is otherwise impossible to create an empty folder on the platform.
That is, of course, still impossible to do — all that this tweak does is give the appearance of an empty folder.
If you’re looking to add something different to your iPhone, or you’re just tired of those nearly indistinguishable mini representations of your apps cluttering your folders, then you may want to check this free jailbreak tweak out… Read More