by Joe White
April 3, 2012
Apple launched multitasking with iOS 4.0, and since, we've all been fast-app switching, pausing open applications and using our iPhones (and iPads) much more efficiently. However, not everyone is a fan of Apple's conception of iOS multitasking - there have even been calls for the company to improve this area of its mobile operating system, in a future update. If you're not a huge fan of iOS multitasking in its current form and happen to have a jailbroken iPhone, we would recommend that you consider downloading Aero. This new jailbreak tweak promises to reimagine iPhone multitasking, and this is indeed what Aero achieves. Once downloaded and installed, users can view a full-screen multitasking user interface on their smart phone: You can enable Aero via an Activator action, and once enabled, touching a large iOS app icon will take you to that particular application. You can easily swipe through open applications via this interface, and it's even possible to remove apps from the Aero UI by touching and holding an app icon. Aero also adds a new pane in the Settings app, via which users can customize many different aspects of the jailbreak tweak (such as Activation method and animation type). You can download Aero in the Cydia Store for $1.99 (via the ModMyi repository). Below, we've included a video of the tweak in action, courtesy of iDownloadBlog. Enjoy, and let us know if you decide to purchase and download Aero in the comments.