SwitcherPlus – Adds Multitasking Ability on Lock Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

SwitcherPlus is a mod that adds the ability to use the multitasking dock from your lock screen. Once the app has been installed in Cydia, you are able to use the complete functionality of multitasking from your lock screen.

If you do not have a passcode set for your device, and you select an application from the multitasking dock while on the lock screen, it will automatically take you from the lock screen directly into that application. If you do have a passcode, and you select an application from the multitasking dock while on the lock screen, it will require you to enter your passcode and then will bring you directly into the application you selected.

I did notice that after you select an app from the multitasking dock (while on the lock screen), the passcode keyboard disappears pretty quickly. So, you will want to start typing in your passcode as soon as the keyboard appears or it will disappear and you will have to go back into multitasking and select your app again. Hopefully this will be fixed with an update. NOTE: This can actually be changed in the app’s settings. If you go into the Lock Screen Mode option and then the Dim after dismiss option… you can increase the time before the screen dims and thus the keyboard disappears.
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Direct Closer – Quickly Close Multitasking Apps

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Direct Closer Direct Closer is a simple little hack that, when you double-tap the Home Button to get to the multitasking apps, it automatically puts them into “wiggle” mode so they can be removed. Normally, you would have to double-tap the Home Button and then tap and hold an icon in the multitasking dock in order to get the apps into “wiggle” mode so that they can be removed. This app just makes this process a little faster by automatically putting them in “wiggle” mode. However, in order to switch to another app (using the multitasking dock), you have to tap the Home Button once to turn off the “wiggle” mode and then tap the app you would like to switch too. So, depending on how you use your multitasking dock… this app might not be for you. Check out the screenshots below. You can get Direct Closer via the BigBoss source. [Read more…]

Multifl0w – Expose-Like Multitasking Interface

Available In: Cydia       Price: $4.99  

SettingsThis app is a very nice way do display all apps that are running in the background. It works on the iPhone or iPad. Since the iPad doesn’t natively support backgrounding, this is a nice way to switch between apps. It will also work with the new 4.0 software and can be activated in pretty much any way you’d like using activator. Once you have some apps running in the background and you bring up Multifl0w, you can rearrange the order of the apps by dragging them around. Here’s a few screenshots and a video demo.



Video of Firmware 4.0 Multitasking Feature

Multitasking Below is a quick demo video of the new multitasking feature that will be available with the 4.0 firmware.

Multiflow – Multitasking Application – Now Available in Cydia

Available In: Cydia       Price: $4.99  

##ICON_NAME## A few days ago, we told you about Multiflow… a multitasking application. It seems the app is now available in Cydia for a “hefty” price tag of $4.99.

Multiflow is a multitasking interface which displays applications that are running and allows you to scroll left and right between them for quick switching. It also includes a snapshot of each of the backgrounded applications. Runs with backgrounder (you can background application by holding the home button).

– Double tap Home button to open Multiflow
– Snapshot of each backgrounded application for easy selection of apps.
– Very small and concrete code – uses very little RAM and CPU

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Multiflow – Multitasking Application {Updated}

##ICON_NAME## Multiflow is a multitasking application. The app uses Backgrounder to start applications running in the background and then allows you to view and switch between the apps that are running in the background. It basically puts a GUI on the Backgrounder utility. Check out the demo video below.

This reminds me of an application that Steven Troughton-Smith (the developer of Stack and Orbit) posted a screenshot of last month.
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Developer of Stack and Orbit Now Developing Multi-Tasking App

##ICON_NAME## Steven Troughton-Smith, the developer of both Stack and Orbit, is now in the process of developing a new multi-tasking application. According to Troughton-Smith, the app basically adds a GUI to what the Backgrounder application already does. There is not a ton of info about the app however, he did post a screenshot and it looks pretty cool.