Unfortunately, iPhone users don’t get the same treatment, but a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed FloatingDock by iOS developer Kiran Patil can change that.
When you install FloatingDock on your iPhone, you get more than just an iPad-esque look and feel; you also get to enjoy killer functionality that makes the Dock more useful as an app-launching tool.
For starters, the tweak can keep track of the apps you use most frequently and recommend them to you. Alternatively, it can recommend recently-used apps just like on a stock iPad.
FloatingDock adds a preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle the tweak on or off on demand
- Enable suggested apps and the quantity allowed
- Enable recently-used apps and the amount allowed
- Configure a custom Dock color
- Make the Dock more transparent
- Customize the maximum number of apps that can be in the Dock at one time
The developer includes a Respring button at the bottom of the preference pane so that you can save your changes after modifying the settings.
Not only does FloatingDock help make the iPhone Dock experience more like it is on the iPad, but it brings you additional customization options that you won’t find on a stock iPad. In my opinion, it’s an upgrade from the stock iPhone Dock in every way, and it’s worth trying out.
Do you like the iPad’s Dock more than the iPhone’s? Share in the comments.