by Dom Esposito
February 25, 2013
In my opinion, the iOS dock is a little boring. It doesn’t add a lot of functionality to the home screen and its only purpose is to give you quick access to four apps. The dock within OS X will notify you of an app’s activity and will also indicate if an app is open. While we may not need these features in iOS, they could come in handy every once in a while. Luckily, we have Cydia tweaks to expand on Apple's simple design. ActiveDock is a new Cydia tweak that brings a little OS X inspiration to your iOS dock. Check out our video overview below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxmYUO5Ci30
If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.As demonstrated in the video above, ActiveDock adds bouncing icons and indicators to your iOS dock. I’ve found the bouncing icon notifications to be very helpful. Currently, I have the bouncing effect set to “Constant” which will keep those icons jumping until I address the app’s notification. I didn’t find any real use for the indicators at the bottom of the status bar, but it’s nice to know what apps I have launched. Overall, this tweak has a sleek and native design and definitely adds more style to the iOS dock. Currently, ActiveDock is available in the BigBoss repository for $1.99. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments. For other great Cydia tweaks check out: AssistantEnhancer Adds More Features To Siri, Kamera Allows You To Quickly Access Your Device’s Front Or Rear Camera, and Still Capture Enabler Allows The New iPod touch To Take Photos While Recording Video.