Springshot: add a slingshot effect to the app switcher

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Whenever I see one of Adam Bell’s tweaks hit Cydia I get excited, because I know it’s going to be something innovative and/or fun to use. And Adam didn’t disappoint with his latest release, which is appropriately titled Springshot.

Springshot is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to pull down on the app switcher cards to dismiss apps using a slingshot effect. The WebOS inspired tweak is available free of charge from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside to see what Springshot is all about.

Once you install Springshot, open the iOS 7 app switcher and pull down on one of the app cards. You’ll notice the app card reposition itself like normal before shooting off into oblivion. You can also dismiss multiple apps at the same time using the Springshot gesture.

Springshot features a preference panel in the stock Settings app to disabled the tweak. There are no other preferences or settings to configure.

Of course, Springshot does nothing for you from an enhanced functionality standpoint, but it is still worthy of your time just because I think it’s fun to use. Here’s hoping that Adam includes some further options to increase the speed of the animations, which I think is the tweak’s primary shortcoming.

Head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo where you can find Springshot free of charge, and let me know what you think about it after you take it for a spin.