There are tons of benefits to be had should you choose to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. But of course, one of the most attractive benefits that you can have is the ability to customize almost every aspect of your iDevice. There is just something awesome about the fact that you can make your device unique and make it truly your own. When it comes to apps and tweaks that can customize your iDevice, there is no doubt that one of the most popular ones is this tweak called Barrel.
Let me just out-rightly say that this particular jailbreak tweak is not exactly the most useful out there. In fact if anyone can recall, we have featured this particular tweak as one of the top fun jailbreak tweaks available. Barrel is a Cydia tweak that enables users to customize the transition animations for their Springboard. Why settle with the boring default animation when you can have something much cooler? How about a 3D cube like animation as you browse the pages of your Springboard? How about a fading effect as flip through your home screen pages?
With Barrel installed, you have plenty of animation options at your disposal, so you won't find yourself bored with a certain animation. Once installed, you can easily choose the animation that you want from the Settings.app. If there's anything that needs to be said about Barrel, it is the fact that the animations featured by this tweak are simply amazing. The work very well and it integrates well with the iOS Springboard. One could definitely mistake this app as a native one.
When it comes to paid Cydia apps, Barrel is definitely one of the most noteworthy ones. And why not? It is a great customization tweak that is certainly worth showing to your friends. I can definitely attest to that because I've had friends that ask how to have such great animations on their Springboard. This particular tweak is available in Cydia via the BigBoss repo for $2.99. If you wish to test it out, you can check out the Barrel Cydia repo from Insanelyi and SiNful iPhone.
So what do you think of Barrel?