Turn Your iPad Into A Mac Tablet

Turn Your iPad Into A Mac Tablet

iPad: OS X Pad is a new theme that can make your iPad look and operate like an actual Mac. If you prefer traditional desktop paradigms to those of iOS, all you need is the Dreamboard app and a few minutes to install.

As you can see in the video above, the OS X Pad HD puts a lot of effort into creating an interface that feels like a touch-based version of the Finder on a real Mac. You can put apps in the dock, create sidebar folders for your Finder windows, and access various settings through menus. You can even check the weather easily from the menubar. To get OS X Pad HD, you’ll need to add the Fnet Designs repository (fnetdesigns.com/cydia/repo), which you can do in the manage section of Cydia.

This will allow you to search for and download an app called The Theme Outlet so you can purchase the OS X Pad HD theme. Keep in mind you will also need to have Dreamboard installed to use this theme. For more on Dreamboard and other theming options, check out this post.

OS X Pad HD [ModMyI]


  • Firstly you for got to add the (Jailbroken) bit after iPad, sure its pretty obvious that apples arrogance would never allow this in the app store, but still.

    2nd, it looks great.

    3rd, those title screens are so obnoxious, i hate things that take a lot longer than they need to, that video could have been 3mins shorter.

    • It is no more “arrogance” on Apple’s part to set App store limits than it is for kettle manufacturers to put spouts on kettles. Kettles have spouts. iOS devices have a controlled software environment. The fact that 1980’s general purpose computing devices don’t have controlled environments has no more to do with iPads than the fact that shoes don’t have spouts has to kettles. No one has to buy an iPad, or a kettle.

      • but if I were to make shoes with spouts, and people took a liking to my spout shoes to the extent that they were providing market competition to both spoutless shoemakers and shoeless kettle makers, wouldn’t that make them relevant to each other? But then again shoemakers have always shown an undue arrogance towards those kettle folk.

  • Right. I have an android tablet so I can only comment on what I see in this video. It appears that only the file button is useful, which brings up a folder style organizer of your apps. There is also a customisable dock. This is not like splashtop. This is just a launcher replacement, just like on android. The difference being is that mine looks beautiful and this doesn’t. It does make iOS more functional though

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