When you’re in the mood to get in touch with a friend or family member, you’d generally just launch the Contacts app, find that person, and then tap only our preferred method of contact to reach them — be it text, phone, or email. But it’s 2020, and by now, someone’s got to be saying that it’s ludicrous that one would need to close the app they’re in and launch the Contacts app just to get in touch with someone else.
Those who feel the way we’ve just described are likely to enjoy a newly released jailbreak tweak called Sunset by iOS developer SouthernGirlWhoCode, as it replaces the idea of a Contacts app with a Contacts card that can be summoned from just about anywhere in iOS with one of several different gestures.
Sunset lets you easily get in touch with your favorite contacts in a pinch. Users will be able to add up to ten of their favorite contacts with ease and scroll down to view useful information such as phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, and more, as shown in the screenshot examples above.
Once installed, Sunset adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak’s behavior and functionality:
Here, you can:
- Toggle Sunset on or off on demand
- Configure your Gesture preferences for accessing Sunset
- Configure Sunset’s interface colors
- Configure Sunset’s font aesthetics
As you might come to expect, we’ll be showing you the details of each of the aforementioned preference panes below:
In the Gesture preference pane, you can:
- Use Activator to invoke Sunset
- Double-tab on the Status Bar to invoke Sunset
- Press the volume up or down buttons to invoke Sunset
- Shake the device to invoke Sunset
- Double-tap on the Home Screen Dock to invoke Sunset
In the Colors preference pane, you can:
- Choose an accent color (interaction tint)
- Choose a font color
- Choose a secondary color (cells and buttons)
- Choose a gradient one color (primary color for the card)
- Choose a gradient two color (secondary color for the card)
- Choose a base color (the main base color)
In the Fonts preference pane, you can:
- Toggle custom font styles on or off on demand
- Choose a font style that you want to use
If you’re an introvert and don’t do much in the form of contacting others, then Sunset probably won’t be for you. On the other than, those who do a lot of reaching out to friends and family might find that Sunset provides an enjoyable user experience that far surpasses Apple’s native Contacts app.
Those interested in trying Sunset can purchase the tweak for $1.79 from the Twickd repository via their favorite package manager. Sunset supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices and will receive support for iOS 14 after the checkra1n jailbreak picks up support for A10 devices.
Do you think you’ll be giving Sunset a try on your pwned device? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.