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Swipe iOS Browser Tabs Closed with SafariSwipez

Sure, maybe we would have come up with a different name. Regardless, SafariSwipez does exactly what it's meant to do. Closing extra Safari tabs can be troublesome, since you have to aim for and tap that little red 'X' in the corner. Yes it works, but there's a better way.

SafariSwipez tweak Safari gestures

With the SafariSwipez tweak installed on your jailbroken iOS device a simple swipe up or down accomplishes the same thing. One-finger swipes are versatile, quick, and in this case implemented in a place where the gesture improves the experience. After all, you're already swiping left and right to switch tabs, why not up or down to close?

More iPhone Tweaks: Animer Mods Animation Styles

Add animations to the list of customizable iOS features thanks to the evasi0n jailbreak. Animer is a tweak that provides a variety of different options for everyday events that occur on your iOS device. Accessible from the settings, Animer provides Notification Banners, Alerts, and the Multitasking Switcher with customizable behavior.

Animer jailbreak tweak iOS

For example, when it comes to banners, Animer lets you decide from which direction you want the banner to come from and provides fade and zoom animation options. Everything can be tested right in the settings and the animation speed is also customizable with a slider.

Map iPhone Cell Towers With the Signal App

If you're the kind of iPhone owner who likes as much technical information as possible, or you're just looking to improve your cellular signal, there's an app for that. Signal 2 is now available for jailbroken iOS 6 devices from developer planetbeing. The app offers maps of the closest cell towers and those that are actively communicating with your iPhone.

Signal 2 jailbreak app iOS

Detailed information is displayed from the cellular baseband, including signal strength, signal quality and the frequencies each cell tower is using to broadcast. Neighboring towers are also detailed, and the mapping can help you figure out where to move if your current signal is weak.

iPhone AutoResponder Sends Automatic Message Replies

Now the iPhone can be your personal assistant, responding to messages automatically. This time we're not talking about Siri - it's AutoResponder 2 for iOS 6. This jailbreak tweak allows you to set an auto response to any incoming SMS text message or iMessage. To celebrate its launch, the tweak is currently on sale for half price on Cydia.

AutoResponder 2 jailbreak tweak iOS

AutoResponder has a configurable whitelist that can ensure that specific contacts always get a personalized message. Everyone else will automatically receive the auto response message you choose to send while AutoResponder is enabled.

2x2 Folder Icons Mods the iOS Home Screen

Let's face it, some jailbreak tweaks are purely cosmetic. Whether you like to change things around because it looks cleaner, feels cooler or it's simply different, there are plenty of home screen mods to go around. One tweak makes a basic change to the look of folder icons on your jailbroken iOS device. Normally iOS folders show a 3x3 grid of app icon thumbnails when there are 9 or more apps inside.

2x2 Folder Icons jailbreak tweak iOS

The tweak 2x2 Folder Icons does exactly what it sounds like it does. Every folder on your iOS device that has more than four apps inside will display a 2x2 grid of icon thumbnails. This results in a clean, fresh look on the iOS home screen, with plenty of space around the edges of folders.

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