Folders in iOS are a good way of keeping relevant apps on your Home screen organized in one place. For years, Apple has preserved the way users can interact with folders and view the apps within it. If you wish to experience a new way of interacting with the Home screen folders, you might be interested in a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed as Exsto.
Exsto turns your Home screen folders menu into a radial-styled view, which dynamically resizes based on the number of apps located within it. The tweak still lets you view the original style of the folder but also allows you to access its stylish radial menu with a tap and hold gesture.
When you long press a folder on your Home screen, Exsto is launched which displays a radial menu of containing apps. Without lifting your finger off the screen, you can drag it to any app in the menu and release it to launch that app. The menu is adjusted dynamically based on the number of apps contained within the selected folder so if you have more apps, Exsto will automatically space the apps closer to each other so that the radial menu can display all the apps at once.
Exsto’s main goal is to let you launch apps in a folder quickly so with the new radial menu and drag gesture, you will experience a faster way of opening apps.
One interesting feature of Exsto is that it adds a nice red glow to an app which has a pending notification so that you will not forget to check it.
The tweak also comes with a dedicated preferences pane in Settings where you can toggle it on or off, enabled or disable the red notification glow, limit the number of apps that are shown in the radial menu and adjust the opening delay of the menu and its distance from the center of the folder.
If you’re bored of the original style and animation of iOS folder then you can bring a refreshing look to it with Exsto, Not only this but the tweak also allows you to quickly launch apps using the drag gesture.
If you’d like to get your hands on this tweak, Exsto is available on Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $0.99 and supports both iOS 8 and iOS 9 devices.