Hate iOS’ native App Switcher? Try NewGridSwitcher

The App Switcher has changed a plethora of times over the years with each major iteration of iOS, but most would agree that even the latest interface leaves a lot to be desired.

One of the most common complaints about the current App Switcher setup is how it seemingly wastes so much canvas space that could otherwise be used for a more intuitive interface. That said, iOS developer relative just released a new free jailbreak tweak called NewGridSwitcher that aims to help resolve this problem.

As you might have inferred from the tweak’s name, NewGridSwitcher makes better use of the available canvas space by replacing the native scrolling card-based switcher with a more familiar grid-centric switcher. You can discern the differences between each one in the before and after screenshot examples above.

Captivatingly, the developer says that he didn’t create an entirely new App Switcher interface from scratch, but instead claims that NewGridSwitcher enables a native grid-based App Switcher that Apple hasn’t yet enabled for the general public. That said, you can expect that NewGridSwitcher will be fluid and lighter on system resources than some of the competition.

With no options to configure, NewGridSwitcher is ready for your command from the moment you invoke your App Switcher after installation. If you’re interested in giving it a shot, then you can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. NewGridSwitcher works with jailbroken iOS 11 and iOS 12 devices.

Do you prefer the native App Switcher or the grid-centric switcher interface? Discuss in the comments section below.