The iOS 8 jailbreak has been around for a while now, and that means the apps and tweaks are really starting to get into the sweet spot of functionality. Lets take a look at the best apps that have come out since we looked at them last time.
Acapella Adds Gesture Controls to the Music App
Acapella ($US2) cleans up the Music apps controls and replaces them with gestures. Tap once to play or pause, tap on the right or left to change the volume, slide the sides to change tracks and more. It’s a simple little thing, but it really does make using the Music app a lot better.
Aoraki Adds a Shortcut to Access Anything from Anywhere
Aoraki ($US1.99) adds a small shortcut to all your windows. From it, you can set up custom actions to do just about anything you want, including composing a message, share system files, share music, pull up switches and load the camera. It’s kind of like having a second, more customisable Control Center available to you anywhere.
AppButton Makes Switching Between Apps Quick and Easy
AppButton ($US1.49) adds a simple app switcher on your screen where you can easily switch between your most used apps. Essentially, it lets you pick your most used apps and make them accessible regardless of when they were opened, which is typically a lot easier to navigate than the default app switcher.
Auxo 3 Superchargers the App Switcher
Auxo 3 ($US2.99) is the newest version of Auxo, the app that allows you to customise how the app switcher in iOS works. You can do a bunch of different stuff with it, including closing all your apps at once, creating hot corners to access the screen from various corners of your screen, access your Control Center, and more. If you’re sick of the blandness of the app switcher, Auxo 3’s all you need.
CacheCleaner Makes Clearing Out App Cache Easy
CacheCleaner (Free) adds a function to your Settings that iOS has desperately needed for a long time: the ability to clear out an app’s cache to free up space. Once the tweak is installed, just heading into Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage and you can clear out all that wasted space in a tap.
CCLoader Customises Control Center
CCloader (Free) allows you to reorder, disable and customise the toggles in Control Center. You can get rid of the media controls, move stuff around and whatever else. You can even add Notification Center widgets to the Control Center if you’re so inclined.
Discreetify Filters Notifications Based on Specific Words
Discreetify (free) allows you to filter and hide notifications based on keywords. You can always make notifications private in iOS, but if you don’t want that feature all the time, Discreetify allows you to filter based on specific words. So, for example, if you don’t want a significant other seeing a specific word in a text from your friends, you can hide that word or even change it to something else.
NCIfNeeded Bringing Pending Notifications to the Notification Center’s Main Screen
NCIfNeeded (free) is really simple: it changes the Notification Center behaviour so that when you swipe down on the Notification Center when you have notifications, it goes straight to the Notification view instead of the Today view. It’s simple, but really makes a lot of sense.
Photego Adds TouchID To Your Photo Library
Have some scandalous photos on your iOS device? Photego ($US0.99) adds TouchID protection to your photo library so nobody else can access it. Beyond that, you can also restrict album access from the camera, permanently delete photos easier, and even lock off your Settings entirely behind TouchID.
Wallmart Loads a Different Wallpaper Every Time You Lock Your Device
Wallmart (free) is very simple: it changes your wallpaper every time you lock your device or after a set period of time. You can shuffle through various wallpapers or go through them in a specific order. If you’re sick of looking at the same wallpaper all the time, this is a super simple way to spice things up.