The multitasking tray in Apple’s iOS is great, but most people agree there’s room for improvement. Because of this, folks like Brent Caswell like to imagine ways the multitasking tray could be improved, and every now and then – if the concept is good enough – a jailbreak developer will bring the idea to life. This is the story behind Switchy, according to iDownloadBlog.
Switchy is a new jailbreak tweak that promises to greatly improve the multitasking tray, and this is what it does. Once downloaded and installed, the tray is transformed into a much wider space (as you can see in the above image), where users’ apps are displayed in a grid, rather than in a line. Because of this, apps in the multitasking area occupy fewer pages: you can see them all at a glance (or two), making the area much easier to navigate.
Just like in the original multitasking tray, in Switchy, you can swipe left to view music controls. A further swipe to the left allows users to access a shortcut for the Settings app, and a brightness toggle. Swiping over to the right reveals the app icons that are currently in the multitasking area.
If you’re not a fan of the multitasking tray in Apple’s iOS, consider taking Switchy for a spin. Currently, the tweak is available to purchase in the Cydia Store for $1.00. For more information, take a look at the video below.