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
By Cody Lee on May 29, 2011
Getting rid of a folder can be quite time consuming, depending on how many applications it contains. If there are just 2 or 3 apps then it isn’t that bad, but 5 or more can get pretty tedious.
That’s because to delete a folder, you must first drag every application from the folder back to the home screen. After the last app is removed, the folder deletes itself. A new utility is coming to Cydia though, that could change all of that… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 5, 2011
It’s hard to believe that there was once a time when iPhone owners had to do without folders. To make matters worse, iPad owners are just recently reaping the benefits of folders.
Prior to this revelation in organization, our apps were scattered across screen upon screen, making it extremely difficult to find a specific app quickly.
If you’re new to the iPhone, or just need a brief refresher course, this iPhone Basics tutorial will explain how to use and manage your folders properly…
By Sébastien Page on Nov 13, 2010
Today in our quick tip section, we will see how to create and manage folders on your iPhone. Again, if you’re not new to the iPhone, you may want to skip this article as you won’t learn anything new here.
With iOS 4, Apple introduced a new way to organize your icons inside folders. Folders are an easy way to put related applications under the same label (ie. games, photography, etc…). Personally, I’m a big fan of folders. They make my iPhone screen look clean and organized
Here is how to organize your icons into folders… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 3, 2010
I can’t say I’m a big fan of Sudoku, but Big Bad Sudoku Book has piqued my interest due to it being one of the first iPhone Apps in the App Store that touts full support for iOS 4.2. If that’s not proof that iOS 4.2 is mere hours or days away, then I don’t know what is.
Although iPhone users running iOS 4.1 already have access to Game Center, remember that our iPad toting friends currently do not, along with many other features like multitasking, and folders. If Big Bad Sudoku Book’s latest App Store approval is any indicator, I’d say that the wait is just about over.
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By Sébastien Page on Oct 1, 2010
A couple weeks ago we introduced you to FolderEnhancer, an awesome jailbreak app that let’s you considerably improve what you can do with Folders on your iPhone. At the time though, the app was still being worked on. I’m here to tell you FolderEnhancer is now available on Cydia.
iOS 4 gave us the ability to create folders on the home screen. This was in itself a big step forward but its implementation is limited. FolderEnhancer unleashes the potential of your iPhone folders with some amazing features… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 20, 2010
It was only a matter of time until such an app showed up in Cydia. Actually, I’m surprised it hadn’t been done before. FoldersInFolders is a new jailbreak app that allows you to create folders inside folders on your iPhone.
iOS came with this beautifully implemented Folders feature but unfortunately, it doesn’t allow you to add folders inside other folders. This tweak will do the job for you. Video and more info below… Read More