After jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, you’ll get all your favorite jailbreak tweaks and add-ons from what are known as repositories. You can browse and utilize almost any repository with a package manager app, with the most mainstream of those being Cydia, Installer, Saily, Sileo, and Zebra.
Repository fragmentation is a growing problem in today’s jailbreak community, especially if you’re a jailbreaker and you’re trying to keep up with all the latest tweak and extension releases from various sources. After Saurik closed the Cydia Store back in 2018, jailbreak tweak developers began flocking to one of the three major repository giants that still support paid packages. Otherwise, they opt to provide their own repositories to host their packages on.
Package managers like Cydia, Installer, Sileo, or Zebra can make it easier to peruse jailbreak repositories, but when using a computer or a non-jailbroken device, you might find yourself visiting a particular repository’s website to learn more about the packages it hosts. We teased a web-based utility dubbed Parcility a few days ago that intended to coalesce information from various repositories into one place, and we’re excited to share that it’s officially available to the public starting today.
In most scenarios, someone with the desire to view jailbreak apps and tweaks would need to fire up their jailbroken device and launch a package manager such as Cydia, Installer, Sileo, or Zebra to do so. Sometimes, however, you might fancy searching for specific packages hosted on your favorite repositories even when your jailbroken device isn’t in reach, and this poses unique challenges in and of itself.
An upcoming website and API dubbed Parcility will strive to make all of this information readily available from virtually any web browser, whether you’re using a personal computer or a non-jailbroken device to browse jailbreak-centric repositories. Citing the concept’s release post on /r/jailbreak, Parcility will index more than 600 individual repositories, and this equates to a whole lot of browsing power.