How to supercharge Spotlight with ‘TaskMaster’

TaskMaster is a new Spotlight based jailbreak tweak that adds a variety of new functions to the built in iOS search feature. Along with the ability to search the contents of your device, you’ll find new toggles, quick compose shortcuts, now playing information for your music, and more. It’s not a perfect jailbreak tweak, but you may find its variety appealing. Have a look inside as I take TaskMaster for a spin in our video walkthrough.

You know the blank portion of the Spotlight search page that contains no information prior to a search? Well this tweak fills that wasted area in with the various useful tools mentioned above. Along with the toggles and quick compose items, you’ll find an information center that contains things like IP address, battery life, etc.

The main flaw with TaskMaster rears its head when you accidentally invoke a search and pull up the keyboard. The keyboard hinders your ability to see all of TaskMaster’s functions. In order to fix this problem, you have to exit out of Spotlight and re-enter.

Besides the small annoyance with the keyboard, I feel that TaskMaster is a solid tweak. If you want to try it out then check it out on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $1.99. Let me know what you think below.