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Best 2013 Cydia Apps for iOS 7

Written on:November 5, 2013
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Cydia is an app for downloading third-party apps, one of the largest in the world for doing this, actually. It was released in 2008, and it was originally an alternative to the installer.app on OS1.1. It’s now one of the most popular ways to get apps for those who have jailbroken their Apple units. Here are a few top Cydia apps.

Activator

 

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This app allows you to change the home button so it can do more than the two simple things that it does usually. Normally it can only leave an app or menu, or bring you back to the homescreen. But with activator you can make the home button do all sorts of other thins based on how you press it. You can have it to do one thing when you double press it, and another thing when you do a “short hold,” and a third thing when you touch it three times. You can even assign something to shaking the device. This app tends to come free with Cydia.

 

 

SBSettings

 

SBSettings

Normally, you’d have to open the huge Settings app and go through a bunch of different menus in order to change the slightest settings. But with SBSettings you can easily turn WiFi on or off, twiddle with Bluetooth, change the brightness on your screen, switch to Airplane mode and so on in just a few seconds. You can set it up to easily tweak any setting this way, including for stuff like VPN.

 

 

Zephyr

 

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This app gives you multitasking gestures. You can avoid the home button entirely with this app by swiping up or down from the display to close apps. You can also switch apps with gestures on the edges of the screen.

 

 

Locklauncher 2.0

 

Lock Launcher

Use this tweak app on Cydia to add apps to your launcher screen in iOS 7. You can also choose where to put the apps on the screen this way as well. This will make it far easier to open up the apps you want right away without having to go through the whole hassle of unlocking your phone.

 

 

LockGestures

 

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Use this tweak to add gestures to your lock screen. You can get this through the BigBoss repo on Cydia, and it usually costs a dollar or so. You can configure it basically however you want, and it can allow you to save a lot of time.

Overall, going to download Cydia apps still has plenty to add to iOS 7 for those willing to give it a try.

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