Everest brings exciting app launch animations to your Home Screen

There are several different ways you can spice up your Home Screen to make it more interesting to look at, like the AppColorClose (iOS 12+) add-on we showed you yesterday. But if you want more, then check out another free jailbreak tweak called Everest by iOS developer Christopher Anderson.

Everest banner.

Everest is an eye-catching add-on that applies randomized or user-selected animations to your Home Screen’s app icons whenever you tap on them to launch them.

In some instances, icons may spin, while in others they may shrink, or flip, or wiggle. Since the activity is randomized, you never know what you’re going to get, which makes the experience exciting.

One thing we will mention is that because of the nature of the tweak, you will feel a slight delay in launching apps. While most of us are used to instantaneous app launches upon tapping on an icon, Everest displays the animation before the app launches, right after tapping on the app icon. The delay takes a little getting used to, but there is a workaround.

Everest is fully autonomous and randomizes animations for you right out of the box, but if you’d prefer finer control, then you can head over to the tweak’s preference pane to configure it further:

Everest preference pane.

Here, you’re able to:

  • Toggle Everest on or off on demand
  • Adjust the animation duration via a slider
  • Choose between randomized animations or select one of 16 animations to use all the time

The animations duration feature allows you to change the delay we discussed earlier, but do keep in mind that even a small delay is a delay that will be felt.

At the time of this writing, we had trouble getting the preference pane to appear in our Settings app, so we assume this must be a bug in the v1.0.0 release that will be addressed in the future for folks with a similar issue.

If you’re interested in giving the new Everest tweak a try, then you can download it for free from the Havoc repository via your favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14, 15, and 16 devices, with rootless support just over the horizon.

Are you planning to give the new Everest tweak a try? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.