Remember all those years ago when the iPhone was a box of black background and very few apps, it was the jailbreaking community that bought a fresh lease of life and perhaps could be credited for plenty of elements that we see in iOS 7 today. Recently, the community released the jailbreak for devices running iOS 7 but given how Apple has solved most of the things why users went the jailbreaking route, it has failed to make the headlines like jailbreaking normally did.
However, for the ones like us who are never satisfied, the ability to jailbreak our devices has bought along some really useful add on to our daily driver, the iPhone 5s. Some of the select tweaks that we found really useful and would like to recommend this week are as follows:
Activity pro is a free tweak and one that people who use Whatsapp or Line a lot would find very useful. One of the best things about Android is how easy it is to share content not just with the default Google apps but also the third party apps which are downloaded. Apple added some standard apps for sharing such as Flickr or even iMessage in Control Center in iOS 7 but that was not sufficient.
If you use your Whatsapp to share images or even notes with your contacts then Activity Pro is the perfect application for you. This is exactly what Activity Pro does. It enables you an option to share images from the Gallery right within Control Center and the ability to share Notes from the Notes application by adding the Whatsapp icon in the Control Center tray.
The tweak has no major settings or such to play around with and just does what it is supposed to without any fuss. Thanks to how heavily we used the tweak, it has made it to one amongst the list of must have tweaks.
Season Wallpaper is another interesting tweak that basically makes your springboard of the iDevice reflect the current season in your location. This is a cosmetic tweak and one that really makes your device have that bit more of a personal feel. imagine having a snowfall outside your window and the same happening on your springboard too. Pretty cool right?
The tweak lets you to add the option of having flowers, leaves or snow fall on your icons adding that dynamism. These three obviously indicate spring, autumn and winter season on your device. There is hope that developer would add a few more things such as maybe even a sun ray falling down to emulate summers. You can also set the frequency in the tweaks which determines the rate at which snow or flowers or even leaves would fall based on your preference.
The tweak is available in BigBoss repo and would set you back by $1.99 which we know for many of you might sound too big a price to pay for a cosmetic tweak. But if you are an enthusiast and like such interesting add ons, go ahead.
More than once we have complained that the notifications on iOS just do not function right. As a result Apple has added a pretty nifty and far more detailed Notification center in iOS 7. However, it still does not do much more than display some very basic details about your notification. Apptray is a tweak that resides in your Notification Center and makes it a little more useful.
It adds a tab of Apptray where reside the applications that you use most often. this way you do not have to search all across your springboard and with a comfortable swipe down can pick the application of your choice very quickly. You can play with the opacity of the icons and enable or disable Apptray from within the settings. You obviously can pick the applications you would like to see in there too.
The tweak however, does not launch applications when you swipe down the Notifications Center from the lockscreen and have a lock enabled. The tweak is available in BigBoss Repo for $1.49.
So, these were our recommendations for three Cydia Tweaks that we thought would add value to your iDevice which is running iOS 7. Do let us know how did you find our suggestions and we would be more tan delighted to do this sort of weekly recommendation. Your comments are most welcome in the section below or to us on our Social Networks.