If you’ve used Auxo on the iPhone then there are no surprises. Auxo replaces the app icons in the app switcher with a card-like screenshot previews of the current state of the app along with the logo of the app. It displays 6 apps in the landscape and portrait mode in the app switcher.
Not surprisingly, the screenshot previews on the iPad is a lot bigger, so hopefully we won’t have debates whether the Auxo implementation makes it faster or slower to identify an app in the app switcher. In my opinion, it boils down to personal preference. I prefer the way it is implemented in Auxo and thanks to the larger screenshot previews on the iPad, it further enhances the experience (especially in the landscape mode).
It allows you to remove apps from the app switcher by swiping down on the app and kill multiple apps by using multiple fingers. If you try to close the app such as the Music app that’s playing music then it will inform you that the app is currently in use and prompt you if you really want to close it.
It also comes with the redesigned music controls page in the app switcher with improved music playback controls, access to the full-sized album artwork when you tap on the thumbnail of album artwork and more details about the song that’s now playing.
When you swipe from left to right on the music controls in the app switcher, it gives you quick access to some of the frequently used system toggles such as orientation lock, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Location Services, Airplane mode etc, arranged in a single row.
You can make the toggles page as the first page in the app switcher instead of the music controls page by launching the Settings app and navigating to Auxo.
You can also make it the first page when You can also reorder, hide or add toggles to the toggles page via the Settings app (Settings -> Auxo -> Toggle Options).
So what’s the difference between the iPhone and iPad version of Auxo. As we mentioned briefly, Auxo for iPad works even in landscape mode unlike the iPhone version. I however noticed that in landscape mode, it displayed the screenshot previews in portrait mode at times.
Overall, Auxo for iPad is an awesome replacement for the iOS app switcher, and slightly better that the iPad version due to the bigger screenshot previews and support in landscape mode.
Auxo for the iPad is available for $1.99. However, if you’ve purchased the iPad version then you can grab it for just $0.99.
As always, let us know what you think of the iPad version in the comments.
➤ Download link (link works only on a jailbroken iPad)