Atom has been in the news much before its release, having been covered by the likes of iDownloadBlog.com and iPhoneHacks.com. Today, it got released on Cydia and is available for purchase.
Atom is a powerful lock-launcher tweak. It falls in the same category as Grabby or JellyLock and in fact, is based on a similar principle to JellyLock. But Atom’s implementation, design and interface are amazing.
The tweak is compatible with all iOS versions above 5.0 and is fully supportive of iOS 6.x. The tweak works on iPhone and iPod Touch.
Atom puts up to six shortcut icons on the lockscreen along with a seventh, central unlock icon. You can configure them all to match your frequently-used apps so you can open them right away from the lockscreen.
What’s particularly interesting is the implementation and refinement. Unlike a few other locklaunchers available on Cydia, Atom makes sure that you get a rich and highly-responsive experience. The cushion effect within the zooming in/out, the responsiveness of the selector are all great.
I don’t know why the developer left out iPad as this tweak would be an awesome addition for the iPad. I guess future updates will bring iPad support.
Setting up Atom is pretty simple and you can easily configure the tweak from within Settings → Atom.
Installing Atom removes the default slide-to-unlock bar. Atom works best in its minimal form when you’ve removed the clock from the lockscreen but it should work just fine with it too. Atom has been configured to work with other lockscreen tweaks like LockInfo and IntelliscreenX. Also, there was some passcode issue which has been fixed now.
In the meanwhile, you might also want to check out other lockscreen Cydia tweaks.
Atom is available on Cydia for $1.99. It’s on the BigBoss repo so a basic search will get you the tweak.