While Android’s system-wide back button can be confusing, it makes switching back and forth between two applications a breeze. There are a lot of situations where you might want to switch between two apps multiple times, especially on iOS which doesn’t have an inbuilt way to share data between different apps forcing you to fall back on copy paste.
On vanilla iOS, you’d have to double tap the home button to open the app switcher, and then tap on the second app icon from the app switcher, but LastApp, a tweak on the BigBoss repo, brings Android like switching to jailbroken devices.
After installing the tweak, you’d have to assign an activator action to trigger the tweak and bring up the last or second last app depending on whether you’re on Springboard or in an app. I chose the “Slide from right” gesture under the “In Application” option since it feels like you’re actually pushing the app to the background.
This particularly handy when opening a link in mobile Safari from a Twitter app. While waiting for the webpage to load, you can easily return to where you were in Tweetbot, and go back to Safari just as easily.
The tweak has been around since a long time, but it was recently updated with iOS 6.x support, making it a nice addition to our list of great jailbreak apps for the iPhone and iPad. You can install this tweak on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad by searching for “LastApp” on Cydia.Like this post? Share it!