Create a shortcut for any app on your iPad’s Lock screen with Zeus

Unless you happen to use the Slideshow feature on your iPad on a regular basis, there’s a good chance that you don’t need that shortcut on your Lock screen. So what do you do with it?

Well, you have a few choices. You can either disable the shortcut in Settings, by turning off Picture Frame. Or, you can use a tweak like Zeus, and turn the shortcut into something useful…

Zeus is a new tweak in Cydia that allows you to convert the Slideshow icon on your Lock screen into a shortcut for any other application — stock or third party. That way, you can launch your favorite iPad game or app with a single tap, without ever having to unlock your device.

I used Zeus to replace the Slideshow icon with a shortcut for Tweetbot on my iPad, and I love it. It looks sharp, it launches the app quickly, and I haven’t noticed any stability issues since I installed it.

About the only thing you may not like about Zeus is its price tag. The developer is charging $1 for a tweak that it seems like we’ve seen done, or will see done in the future, for free.

At any rate, if you want to check Zeus out for yourself it’s available in the ZodTTD & MacCiti repo, in Cydia.

What do you think of Zeus?