Gestr: The coolest way to launch apps on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad

Mathew Huusko V, developer of Gestr, the Mac app that lets you open applications or bookmarks with gestures, has recently released a jailbreak tweak by the same name for iOS devices on Cydia.

It brings a whole new way to launch apps/multitask on the iOS device.

Here’s how it works:

  • To get started, you first need to assign an Activator action so that you can launch Gestr from anywhere in iOS.
  • To assign a gesture to an app, all you need to do is launch an app, then launch Gestr using the Activator action, tap on Assign in the top right corner, then draw a gesture to assign it to that app. I would suggest using the first letter of the app as the gesture to open an app as it is easier to remember.
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  • Once you’ve assigned a gesture to an app, all you need to do is use the Activator action to launch Gestr, and then draw the gesture on the screen to launch the app.

The tweak is quite stringent when it comes to how and where you redraw the gesture to launch an app.

Check out the video below to get a better idea:

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Gestr is available on Cydia for $1.49. It is compatible with iOS 6 and iOS 7.

Gestr may not be as efficient to use on an iOS device as the Mac app due to the limitations of iOS, but it is certainly an interesting way to multitask on your iOS device. Let me know what you think of Gestr in the comments below.

In case you’re interested, you can download the Mac app for free from Gestr’s website.

Theme used in the video: Ayeris