If there’s something that jailbreaking my iPhone has taught me over the previous a number of years, it’s that I ought to all the time come to anticipate extra from iOS than Apple gives for it out of the field.
The aforementioned rule of thumb holds true in so many various respects, however one specific ingredient of iOS that I discover to be missing options and intuitive integration is the App Switcher. It’s simply… boring.
Coming to the rescue is a newly launched jailbreak tweak known as Gemini by iOS developer Galactic_Dev, which aspires to remodel iOS’ odd App Switcher right into a Swiss Military Knife of fashionable interfaces and capabilities.
As you’ll see within the sequence of screenshot examples above, Gemini integrates issues like Management Heart and missed notifications instantly into the App Switcher interface, permitting you to see and work together with much more at a look as a substitute of getting to go to three totally different interfaces to perform the identical issues.
Upon putting in Gemini, the App Switcher seems on the high of the interface, whereas Management Heart or missed notifications (if relevant) seem close to the underside.
Gemini provides a devoted choice pane to the Settings app the place customers can configure a handful of choices pertaining to the tweak’s look and performance:
Issues you are able to do right here embody:
- Toggle Gemini on or off on demand
- Routinely pinch the App Switcher to its smallest scale
- Faucet anyplace within the interface to dismiss it
- Select what seems on the backside of the interface:
- Management Heart
- Missed notifications
- Dynamic (prefers missed notifications if relevant)
- Configure miscellaneous choices:
- Allow and choose customized Management Heart modules
- Select what number of rows of icons Management Heart will exhibit
- Allow horizontal scrolling
- Sync display recording modules
- Reset all choices to their defaults
- And extra…
Whereas some jailbreak tweaks merely add one thing to 1 interface or take one thing away from one other, Gemini feels totally different. It’s extra like a completely featured App Switcher alternative, because it creates what can solely be described as a refreshingly usable interface. We are saying this because it combines a number of of iOS’ most steadily used interfaces into one, and this helps not solely with usability, but additionally with accessibility.
These fascinated about making an attempt Gemini out for themselves should purchase the tweak from the Packix repository for $1.99 through their favourite bundle supervisor. It needs to be famous that the tweak isn’t designed for iPads, nevertheless it does help jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches working iOS 13 or 14.
Do you could have any plans to improve the native App Switcher interface in your pwned handset with Gemini? Inform us why or why not within the feedback part down beneath.