We’re moving into the iOS 7 zone but jailbreak developers continue to amaze us with the new tweaks for iOS 6. This post is dedicated to an all-new tweak that aims to put app shortcuts through an interesting perspective.
InstaLauncher has been developed by Jonathan Lang and is a useful tweak for anyone who has a plethora of apps on their multiple home screens. If you’ve got very little number of apps, you might probably miss the benefit of InstaLauncher.
InstaLauncher has been designed to be called by an Activator gesture of your choice. Swipe, long-press home, double-tap anywhere – the choice is yours.
InstaLauncher scores in the design and the way of things. Remember the Contacts app where you can swipe on the alphabets to get to the contacts whose name starts with the particular alphabet? InstaLauncher uses this feature to organize your apps based on their name and thereby lets you access the apps faster. This is why I said that the tweak is enormously useful but only for those who’ve got a ton of apps installed.
But even more than that, InstaLauncher shows you the Recent apps and the Favorite apps which you can configure to fit as many apps as you want.
The Recent app feature is something that has been missing on iOS all the time (as opposed to Android which has had the feature since the early stages).
The Recent apps get populated as you use apps but the Favorites is completely customizable. Although a word of caution here: add as few app to the favorites list. The more you add, the more cluttered it gets and kind of distorts the design aesthetic of the tweak.
There’s a bunch of things you can configure via InstaLauncher. This includes the view-style of the Recent and Favorites panel. You can also hide them and hide apps that you don’t want to show up in the quick launcher.
InstaLauncher is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It’s a commercial package costing $1.99. Totally worth it if you like launchers.