Arc is a sexy one-hand accessible shortcut pane for jailbroken iPhones

If you’ve got a jailbroken iOS handset at your disposal, then don’t waste any time – open your preferred package manager and refresh your sources. Upon doing so, you should find a curious new jailbreak tweak called Arc by iOS developer Muirey03 in your Changes list.

Arc is a beautiful new extension for pwned handsets that brings your favorite actions and apps right to your fingertips from anywhere in iOS. As depicted in the screenshot examples above, the tweak is quite literally arc-shaped, and this makes it comfortable to use with one hand.

Arc, which is compatible with jailbroken iOS 12 and 13 devices, can be invoked by merely pulling up from the corner of your handset’s display. You can choose whether it appears on the left or right side, and as you might come to expect, the gesture respects these settings (if you selected the left side, then you’d swipe on the left, and so on…)

As for what Arc can do, it can behave like an app launcher and provide fast access to your favorite toggles. Arc can even mimic hardware button functions and make actions that aren’t available as Control Center shortcuts easier to access.

Once installed, Arc adds a preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak to suit their needs:

Here, you can:

  • Configure the buttons you want in the Arc interface:
    • App Switcher shortcut
    • Configurable app shortcut
    • Control Center shortcut
    • Home screen shortcut
    • Lock device shortcut
    • Mute device shortcut
    • Notification Center shortcut
    • Play/Pause music shortcut
    • Return to previous app shortcut
    • Screenshot shortcut
    • Siri shortcut
  • Choose preferred button style:
    • System
    • Light
    • Dark
  • Choose positioning:
    • Bottom left
    • Bottom right
    • Top left
    • Top right
  • Configure drag distance value with a slider
  • Configure drag area width value with a slider
  • Make Arc translucent
  • Enable only for the Lock screen

The shortcut configuration page looks something like this:

Apart from looking absolutely beautiful, Arc is an intelligently functional tweak that augments the usability of your iPhone. Those interested in giving the tweak a try can purchase it right now for just $0.99 from the Dynastic Repo repository via their preferred package manager.

Do you think you’ll be downloading Arc on your pwned handset, or have you got another jailbreak tweak in mind? Discuss your thoughts in the comments section below.