The Home screen dock in iOS has remained the same for several years, and still doesn’t have the ability to contain more than 4 apps. If you’d like to bring a new look to the Home screen dock, then you should check out a new jailbreak tweak called Harbor.
Harbor has been available in Cydia for quite some time, but the latest version of this tweak now supports iOS 10. It brings a macOS-styled dock to iOS 10, allowing you to add as many apps as you’d like to the dock as well as enjoy new animations.
As you add more apps to the dock, the icons start to shrink in size to make place for the new app. While you can add as many apps as you want, there comes a point where the size of the icons are too small and uncomfortable to the eyes.
Apart from this, you can scroll through each app by placing your finger on the dock and sliding across the app icons. As you do so, you’ll notice an animation effect similar to the one seen in macOS. Additionally, as you are sliding your finger across the dock, you can release it on a particular app to launch it right away.
Apps that are open in the background will have a black state dot underneath them to indicate that they are active while those with a pending notification will start to bounce.
Harbor comes with a dedicated preferences pane in Settings where you can customize and configure the tweak the way you like. The following settings are offered:
- Enable or disable the tweak
- Adjust the animation duration, dock margin, wave height & width and the icon padding
- Choose the bounce frequency and behavior
- Show or hide the app state indicator
- Show the app name as you slide across the dock
- Enable sliding up to activate edit mode
Harbor brings an entirely new look and feel to your Home screen dock and lives up to its promise of bringing a macOS styled dock to iOS 10. If you’re looking to change the style of the Home screen dock, then you should definitely try Harbor.
Harbor is available for $0.99 in Cydia’s BigBoss repo and supports iOS 10. Let us know how it goes once you give it a try.