Jailbreak Apps Improve on Multitasking
According to iPhone news website Touch Reviews, the Cydia store now has two multitask applications available exclusively for jailbroken iPhones and iPads. PhySwitch and Multifl0w both optimize busy users’ ability to switch between apps on their device.
Apple’s current mobile operating system, iOS 4, was the first of the company’s to include multitasking capabilities, although many iPhone and iPad users have voiced that the built-in feature doesn’t realize its potential.
“While the theory of fast app switching was good Apple’s first attempt didn’t quite meet all the requirements,” writes the site. “Activating the native task switcher is a double click of the Home button and a stream of all the active applications is presented along the bottom of the screen. From here you can swipe to the left to view the icons and then select the one you want to activate.”
With PhySwitch (which costs $1.99 at the Cydia app store) and Multifl0w ($4.99), users can view the entire app they’re switching to rather than a small icon. As Touch Reviews also notes, they’re both very easy to install. “Both are simple installs via Cydia and while neither will appear as new apps on your home screen. Multifl0w will appear in your settings while PhySwitch will simply need to be given an activation method via Activator.”