|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
I started this review before we went on vacation last week and didn’t get a chance to finish it… that it why you are just getting it now.
If you have been on AppleiPhoneSchool.com for a while now, you probably already know my feelings on Supreme Preference type applications… I am very leery of them, always test them on a test device and hardly ever put them on my personal iPhone. So, when I saw that Supreme Preferences Three had been released, I was skeptical once again. Supreme Preferences Three boasts that it gives your iPhone and/or iPod Touch 100 new features. I am not going to run through all 100 feature but, I will give you some of them and then you can see the rest in the screenshots.
When you first install Supreme Preferences, you will need to activate it via WinterBoard. Once you do, you will notice that your stock Settings application icon has been changed to the Supreme Preferences Three icon. When you open the Settings application there will be a new Supreme Preferences option.
The Supreme Preferences have been broken up into seven categories; Applications, Home, iPod, Mobile Substrate, Status Bar, System and About.
In the Applications option you will find new settings for Mail, Calendar, Phone, Safari, Messages, Photos, Store and More. A few of the settings that I really like are; the ability to download more than 200 messages into your email, the ability to change the amount of preview lines for emails, the addition of the Find in Page plugin in Safari, the ability to turn off the text preview when you get a new text message, the ability to change the transition from photo to photo while playing a slide show and the ability to turn off the Trigonometic Mode on the Calculator (though this feature didn’t seem to work). But, that is only a few of the available options below are screenshots of all of them.
In the Home option there are quite a few options. The option that I really like is the ability to change the home button double-tap to any app you would like…Stock, App Store, Cydia or a Website.
In the iPod option, you have the ability to on/off quite a few options including; Playlists, Lyrics, Sync Compilations, Shake to Shuffle, Album Cover Panel, Lock Screen Controls (which are nice!)…etc.
In the Mobile Substrate option there are options like, hiding page indicators, turning off the ability to rearrange and delete icons and the ability to have the iPod Controls pop-up anytime by double-tapping the Home Button.
Note: Do not change the amount of icons in the dock using this app…that feature does not work.
In the Status Bar option you can change your carrier name and add a fake time. You can also turn on/off numerical signal bars, Wi-Fi bars and Battery percentage. All of which worked fine for me.
In the System option can adjust things like Brightness, Auto-Dim and Auto-Lock settings, Touch settings…etc.
The About section will give you the developer’s twitter account, the ability to donate and the credits.
I actually tested a few of the Supreme Preferences Settings and only had issues with a few of the things I tested (it was tested on an iPhone 3G on 3.0 firmware). The ability to turn on/off the Trigonometic calculator mode didn’t seem to work and the ability to change the amount of icons in the dock definitely did not work. Let me know in the comments if you were brave enough to give Supreme Preferences Three a try and what you think of it. You can get Supreme Preference Three via the modmyi source.