One of the biggest advantages of jailbreaking is adding features to iOS that Apple doesn’t allow. However, removing iOS features you don’t want can be just as rewarding. A new tweak called SpotLock happens to do both.
SpotLock allows you to lock your iDevice by swiping to the Spotlight search page. Unfortunately, this will remove the ability to use Spotlight search. That isn’t a major loss for me, but if you use it often, this tweak isn’t for you.
Jeff over at iDownloadBlog has put together this short video of SpotLock in action:
SpotLock has no configurable settings. Once installed from Cydia, your Spotlight search page will be completely inaccessible.
Like Zephyr, which brings gesture based app switching to the iPhone and iPod touch (similar to multitasking gestures on the iPad), SpotLock makes using your iDevice (a little) easier on the hands. I wouldn’t enjoy Zephyr as much as I do if I didn’t absolutely loathe double-clicking the home button bring up the multitasking bar. Of course, locking your phone with the sleep button is the best way to lock your device, but a quick press of the home button followed by a swipe feels more natural than the awkward index finger stretch to your iDevice’s sleep button.
SpotLock is available for free in the Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Is your Spotlight search page worth sacrificing for SpotLock?