With the recent release of the jailbreak for iOS 7.1.2, jailbreaking is back in the forefront. The last few months have yielded some great apps, here are some of our favourites.
If you’re looking to load up a recently jailbroken phone, be sure to check out our first, second and third instalments of our favourite tweaks for iOS 7 as well as what’s below. There’s a lot of great jailbreak apps out there, so you should be able to find what you want easily.
Slices Makes Switching Between Multiple Accounts Simple
One of the fundamental problems with the iPad is the fact you can’t set up multiple user accounts. For those who tend to leave their tablet out and share it with a group, this means people can’t have access to things like their own Facebook account or game leaderboards. Slices ($1.99) gives you multiple user accounts for different apps.
OS Experience Brings Multitasking to the iPad
Multitasking on the iPad is one of those features people have clamoured for since the iPad was released, but nobody has done much about it. OS Experience ($9.99) is the closest to useful we’ve seen yet, allowing you to place two app side by side so you can run both at the same time. It ends up working surprisingly well, and if it’s something you’ve found yourself wanting for, OS Experience is well worth the money.
AppDye Tints Everything in iOS
AppDye ($0.99) lets you customise the darker colours in iOS. You can set it up so things like your keyboard and buttons are all coloured to your liking. It works really well and makes it easy to customise iOS.
Arise Adds Useful Settings to the Default Alarm Clock
The default alarm clock in iOS is lacklustre. Arise ($0.99) makes the default alarm clock a little better by adding fades, automatic shut-offs and a vibration disable. It makes waking up a bit more pleasant. It’s not quite as feature-rich as most third-party alarm clocks, but since this just adds features to the default iOS alarm clock, you know it will work every time.
Headphone Assistant Adds Special Settings for the Headphone Inline Remote
If you tend to walk around with your headphones on and your iPhone in your pocket, you might have thought about how it would be nice if you could do basic things with the headphone inline remote. Headphone Assistant ($1.99) allows you set the remote up so a press can read a notification, grab the current time and say who a current caller is. Sure, some of this stuff is in Siri as well, but this way you don’t have to talk to your phone to get to that info.
Genie Adds More Options for Unlock Gestures
There’s a lot of different tweaks to adjust how you can unlock your iPhone, but Genie ($0.99) is one of the simplest. With it, you can set your unlock gesture as a swipe, a multiple finger swipe, an upwards swipe, a tap and anything else in a similar vein. It doesn’t really make your phone anymore secure, but it’s fun to use.
Volume+ Adds Features to the Volume HUD
The iOS volume HUD isn’t especially useful. If you’d prefer to get a bit more from it, Volume+ ($0.99) adds buttons with song artwork, a share menu, the camera and more.