jLauncher: A Sleek New App Switcher Alternative For Jailbroken iPhone

jLauncher is a new jailbreak tweak that aims to replace the app switcher and allow users to get the most out of multitasking according to the developer—John Corbett.

In iOS, when you double-click on the Home button, the app switcher or the multitasking bar appears at the bottom, showing the most recently used apps. You can swipe the bar to the left to see more apps, swipe the multitasking bar from left to the right to see the audio playback controls along with the orientation lock and swipe again from the left to the right to see the volume control and the AirPlay button.

jLauncher replaces this with all the controls in one screen with a translucent background along with the brightness control and date & time so you don’t have to waste time scrolling.

You can invoke jLauncher using an Activator action. We like the way jLauncher slides in from the edges. The jailbreak tweak has a native look and feel to it, so it doesn’t feel out of place compared to the other app switcher alternatives.

One downside of the jailbreak tweak is that, it doesn’t currently allow you to kill an app from the list of recently used apps, so you will still need the iOS app switcher until the developer includes the functionality in jLauncher.

The jailbreak tweak doesn’t provide any configuration options in the Settings app, all you need to do is configure the Activator action to start using it.

You can check out the video walkthrough of jLauncher below and let us know what you think:

jLauncher is available on Cydia for $1.99. It requires iOS 5 or higher.

If you’re looking for app switcher alternatives, check out Multifl0wMissionBoard Pro, Dash, Aero, Switchy before buying jLauncher.

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  • Kimk69

    Don’t like most others but this one looks cool. To bad I have the iPhone 5, so no jailbreak.

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    JL seems cool tweak although very similar to imperium with different UI and less settings.
    OFF TOPIC .not many interesting articles on iphonehacksDOTcom over the last 2 months or so now. anyone knows of a alternative for iDevice news and reviews ? (not to mention macRumorsDOTcom which is mostly a photocopy of this site).