So this week, there were a few interesting Cydia tweaks that hit our radar. While the focus elsewhere has been largely on Velox addons, which we’ll be taking a look at later on, there are some really interesting and a few powerful Cydia tweaks that were released this week.
Some of these are very plain and not so super-functional. Affix, for example, just puts a small icon on the Notification Center which is basically a shortcut to Settings-> Notifications. But ipEQ, on the other hand, adds real power to the Music app.
Enough intros. Let’s dive right in.
Affix is a little tweak that adds a small icon on the Notification Center. The icon is a shortcut to the Notifications menu under Settings. Affix lets you get to the Notification settings faster. It’s actually pretty useful despite being such a simple tweak; lets you fire up Notifications faster. If you’re testing and tweaking a lot of NC tweaks where you’ll have to open Notification settings often, this tweak will come in handy.
Message Send Percent
When you send an iMessage you see a message sending progress bar. How about adding a percentage value to that? Message Send Percent is a tweak that does just that. For kicks, I guess. It’s purely eye-candy (not even eye-candy in the strictest sense but still). If your iMessages get sent in a jiffy, you won’t probably find this tweak very useful. For the rest of us, it’s actually nice looking at the percentage value. Countdowns and countups have always fascinated me.
Tired of that loading indicator that shows up on the status bar when there’s data transfer? I wouldn’t think of turning it off because it’s a valuable indicator that tells me the network’s working fine but if you want to turn it off, NoActivity will let you do that. It’s a simple tweak without any configurations: install it and the rotating gif vanishes.
ipEQ is one heck of a tweak that adds Equalizer controls to the music on your iPhone. It attaches to the Music app. There’s a new blue icon in the controls (right beside the volume) and tapping this opens up all the filters (low pass, high pass) and other options like the bass boost. You can tweak this to your liking. People who play a lot with EQs are going to find this a useful tweak.
Remember SwipeAway? This is pretty much the same thing and I don’t why there’s an extra tweak here that does the same as SwipeAway. But if for some reason SwipeAway doesn’t work for you, there’s Slide2Kill. Swipe down or up to kill an app or all apps running in the background. Slide2Kill makes it easier to kill apps with the swipe gesture.
If you really think about it, the status bar isn’t really needed when you open the Notification Center. That doesn’t add a lot of real-estate but it does give you a few pixels of breathing space. RemoveNCStatusbar simply removes the status bar when you pull down the notification center.