Appendix: launch apps from folders using 3D Touch


Appendix is a new jailbreak tweak that breathes new life into Home screen folders on iOS. It allows you to launch apps directly from folders using the iPhone 6s’ 3D Touch gesture.

Instead of having to open a folder to select an app that you wish to launch, users with Appendix installed, a free jailbreak tweak now available on Cydia, can open apps with a single gesture. It’s not the perfect solution for directly launching apps found in folders, but it’s pretty interesting nonetheless.

Once you have Appendix installed, it begins working immediately. There are no options or settings that need to be configured before you can use the tweak. Simply 3D Touch on a folder of your choice, and you’ll see the shortcut menu appear with up to four apps.

Unfortunately, Appendix is only able to display the first four applications found in a folder. That means that if you wish to launch a specific app found in a folder, you’ll need to make sure that the app is one of the first four apps listed. That is the downside that I alluded to at the outset.

Still, Appendix is a good tweak that does something that no other jailbreak tweak has done thus far. For that reason, even with its four app limitation, I recommend taking it for a spin. And if you don’t own a 3D Touch capable device, you can use a jailbreak tweak like revealMenu to simulate the 3D Touch effect on older devices.

You can find Appendix available free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. What do you think?