Sleipnizer Might Just be Mobile Safari’s Best Friend

We’ve discussed several jailbreak utilities for Safari over the last few years, but Sleipnizer could be its new best friend. The package adds two major features to the option-starved browser.

Sleipnizer borrows its peculiar title and feature-set from a Japanse browser named Sleipnir. It installs into the native Safari application in iOS, and makes surfing the web with the native browser a little bit more fun…


As I just mentioned, the tweak consists of two features that it implements into Mobile Safari. The first one is an easier way to open up links, and the other is a set of 4 gestures that you can map to different browser functions.

The OpenTabBG+ option makes opening up a webpage in a new tab faster than ever. Simply hold your finger down on a link, and it opens in the background. All without interrupting your current browsing.

Sleipnizer’s other feature is a set of 4 gestures, which can be programmed to perform up to 18 actions. Go back a page, forward a page, and open and close tabs — all with on-screen gestures.

There’s something about bouncing around the web with screen swipes that makes browsing a bit more fun than usual, and for that alone you might want to check this out. The cool thing is, RestoreTab purchasers get a discount.

Sleipnizer is available in Cydia for $1.99. Have you tried it out yet?