Calypso 2: A Springtomize-like tweak without the price tag

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Springtomize is one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks ever released because of its Swiss Army Knife-like appeal, but I also understand there are some jailbreakers who don’t want to spend money in the Cydia store.

To those people, I present a new free tweak called Calypso 2. Read More

 

How to customize system app icons in Mac OS X

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 20, 2016

My colleague Timothy Reavis shared just a couple of years ago how you can customize the icons of apps on your Mac. On the other hand, it would seem the process to do this has changed slightly in OS X El Capitan.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you a method that works on Apple’s latest operating system release for Mac. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: using 3D Touch to rename folders and seeing their notifications badge breakdown

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 16, 2016

iOS 10 makes extended use of 3D Touch-driven gestures on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. For instance, you can 3D Touch the bottom row of icons in Control Center to set flashlight intensity, start the timer, go to your last calculation and jump directly into a Camera mode.

You can also clear all notifications with 3D Touch and now I’ve stumbled upon another handy 3D Touch shortcut on iOS 10: folder renaming and seeing apps inside a folder with missed notifications. Read More

 

Marquee lets you have long, scrolling folder names in iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 20, 2016

If you’ve ever had a folder name that was too long for iOS to display, then you probably had an atrocious-looking folder title like the one above; cut off, and ended with an ellipsis.

Unfortunately, the way stock iOS handles longer folder names makes it nearly impossible to tell what the entire folder title is.

That’s why a new free jailbreak tweak called Marquee is going to appeal to those of you with the desire to have longer folder names on your Home screen. Read More

 

Exsto gives iOS folders a radial launching interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 3, 2016

Folders are a great way to conserve space on your iPhone’s Home screen, but the animation for opening folders and the folder interface itself are so boring; c’mon Apple, you can do better than that!

Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called Exsto is now available in Cydia for just $0.99 and it transforms your folder experience in iOS. In this review, we’ll be talking all about Exsto and showing you how it works. Read More

 

Tips for creating, renaming and using folders on the new Apple TV

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 22, 2016

As of tvOS 9.2, owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV can now create folders of apps, just like they would on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

This feature is indispensable to people whose Apple TV Home screen is littered with dozens of app icons.

Like on iOS, you first enter the jiggle mode and then create a folder for apps by dropping one icon on top of another. As a cool bonus, tvOS provides shortcuts that significantly speed up folder creation and other related tasks, such as putting apps into or moving them from folders and more.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn the basic techniques for decluttering your Apple TV Home screen by filing apps into folders. And, yes, we’ll also tell you about the aforesaid time-saving shortcuts. Read More

 

tvOS 9.2 is here: Dictation, folders, Live Photos, wireless keyboards, iCloud Photo Library & more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 21, 2016

tvOS 9.2, a new update for the operating system which powers the fourth-generation Apple TV, is now available for public consumption. The new firmware, released alongside iOS 9.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 and watchOS 2.2, is a very interesting update for the cool new features it brings to the table.

tvOS 9.2 enables several features missing from the initial tvOS release, including long-awaited support for wireless keyboards, dictation, Siri support for App Store searches, app folders on the Home screen, a revamped app switcher, Siri Remote improvements, support for Live Photos and iCloud Photo Library and more. Read More

 

MagicLabels lets you colorize your app and folder labels individually

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 17, 2016

Those of you who are into theming and customizing your iPhones or iPod touches so they look different from everybody else’s may find a new free jailbreak tweak called MagicLabels to be quite useful.

It’ll let you colorize your app and folder icon labels individually to any color you want, which can be tailored to fit any theme you might be using, or to fit your feelings and personality at a specific point in time. In this piece, we’ll take you through how the tweak works. Read More

 

PreferenceTag3 lets you organize the iOS Settings app your own way

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 4, 2016

If you’re like me, then you don’t use every single setting that your iPhone comes with, and it would make life easier in the organization department if you could move around your Settings app’s preference cells and hide the ones you don’t use.

If this functionality sounds useful to you, then PreferenceTag3, which is a jailbreak tweak you can grab from Cydia for $1.99, is going to be your new best friend because it’ll let your organize your Settings app exactly how you like it.

In this review, we’ll show you what PreferenceTag3 is all about and how it works. Read More

 

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

 
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