If you are a regular reader of our blog then you should be well aware of the virtues of jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. And of course, you can't talk about jailbreaks without mentioning the bajillion of tweaks and apps that you can utilize after jailbreaking your device. One of the best advantages of installing jailbreak tweaks is the added functionality. It is always nice to have an alternate option, a different way to approach things. With that said, we have yet another neat jailbreak tweak for you and this time it makes use of the iOS's multi-touch gesturing.
This jailbreak tweak is appropriately called Gesturizer which is created by developer Conrad Kramer. Yes, that same guy who made the practically useless but very cool tweak Graviboard, which we have featured here. So what does Gesturizer do? Basically Gesturizer allows the user to enable or launch an app using multi-touch gestures. The gestures are fully customizable which serves as a quick shortcut to your favorite apps.
Once installed, the app doesn't have a Springboard icon, so you will have to customize your gestures by navigating to the iOS System Settings. There is no limit as to how many gestures that you can assign, but its recommended that you keep it manageable so they will be much easier to recall. Once you have set your custom gestures, it is only a matter of bringing up the app switcher by double tapping the home button. Once the app switcher is up, you should be able to draw a gesture and activate the action that's associated with it. In a way, this gesture-based system is quite similar to the gestures that are found in Dolphin Browser which was recently released for the iOS. The developer has also said that the tweak can also be used to activate SBSettings toggles via Activator. Here's a video demo of the tweak in action:
Gesturizer will definitely come in handy for iOS users who have installed tons of apps into their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Instead of browsing through the many pages in your Homescreen, you can simply activate the tweak, draw a quick gesture and voila! The tweak's usefulness is not only limited to launching apps but it can also perform complex actions such as opening a text to a specific person. The developer is planning the ability to activate the tweak while on the lockscreen for future updates.
Gesturizer is another tweak from Cydia, so you need to have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to use it. In case you haven't jailbroken your iDevice yet, we have a couple of guides to help you out. If you are running the latest firmware iOS 4.3.5, then just refer to our Redsn0w tethered jailbreak guide. However, if you prefer untethered jailbreaks instead, then we suggest that you restore your firmware to iOS 4.3.3 and jailbreak your iDevice by using one of the following tools: Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze, PwnageTool and JailbreakMe (The easiest method).Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback