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Useful Cydia Apps

Discussion in 'iPhone Jailbreaking, Unlocking & Customisation' started by shade_of_meta, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. shade_of_meta

    shade_of_meta Active Member

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    The following is a list of free and commercial Cydia apps in alphabetical order with a short description of what each does,

    If you see something useful missing from the list, please comment below and it will be added asap.

    Commercial apps have corresponding price in red

    Any app with a (number) after the description requires an additional Cydia repo, see end of list for details.


    20 Second Lock Screen - Increase lock screen timeout to 20 seconds
    3G Unrestrictor - Make apps think there is a Wi-Fi connection while on 3G $2.00
    5-Row Keyboard iOS4 - Changes the keyboard layout to 5 rows, with the addition of the numbers keys added above the letter keys
    Action Menu - Adds useful functions to the copy/paste menu that pops up when you hold your finger down on text, including the invaluable ability to define a list of favourite items to quickly paste (e.g. your eMail address!)
    Activator - Activate Apps From Lockscreen, Home Screen or In-App via gestures and buttons
    Additional Fetch iOS4 - A tweak to increase or decrease the time between "fetching" your emails. Check every 1 minute or check every 3, 6, 12 and 24 hours. (see below for iOS3 version)
    Additional Fetch Intervals - See above
    AnyRing - Allows you to customise your SMS ring tones $4.00
    AppBackup - Backs up app data which can be restored to iPod/iPhone after a fresh install. Ensures you don't lose game saves etc.
    AppStore Update Size - Shows the download size of the updates on the App Store.
    asVibra 2 for 4.0 - When phone is in silent mode this allows you to choose one of 3 distinct vibration patterns (1)
    Autolock SBSettings - Toggle to lock phone via SBSettings
    BackBoard - Saves your theme settings and layout and allows quick changing between multiple themes
    BackToDeb - Allows you to backup your installed Deb files and save them to a safe place, to reinstall later. (7)
    Barrel - Lets you change the way the screens move - instead of sliding the icons across the page, you can have cube inside and out, page slide down and up, curl and roll away or vertical scrolling and page fade $2.99
    Bigify - Lets you resize icons , make them transparent and even change the angle
    BigU movies - Great app for streaming the latest movies at DVD quality $19.99 (lifetime)
    biteSMS - Replaces stock Apple SMS app, tonnes of useful features $8.99
    Browser Changer - Change default launch browser from Safari
    Bytafont - Allows you to change your default font. See iphoneruler.net for list of available fonts in Cydia
    CallClear - Allows you to clear any call, one by one, from your recent calls history
    CallLock - For people with proximity sensor issue. Enable to automatically lock the iPhone 4 during calls
    ClearPin - Allows you to choose when the phone asks for your password. For example you can set it so it never asks you for the password when you are on your home wifi network, it seems to work well.
    Cleverpin - Great app you can set up so it never asks for a pin when connected to a pre defined network, listening to music, charging your phone or in airplane mode.
    Clear 4.0 folders - Make folders transparent
    Color Keyboard - Allows you to change the keyboard theme without the need for iAcces. Has a few themes at the moment (black/pink/rounded keys/complex sample & background image) $1.99
    CyDelete - Delete Cydia apps the same way you delete App Store apps
    Cyntact - Show profile pictures in contacts lists $1.00
    DebUpdater - sbsettings toggle refreshes Cydia changes without the need to open it.
    DeepEnd - Gives springboard a 3D effect by moving wallpaper depending on phone orientation (4)
    FaceBreak - Allows FaceTime over 3G $1.49
    Fakeclockup - Speeds up or slows down the IOS animations (3)
    FakeLocation - Allows you to alter your location to anywhere in the world i.e. make Google Maps (or other App) think you're in China, Australia etc.
    Fake Operator - Allows you to change the text displayed for your carrier
    Firewall IP - Firewall to block apps from phoning home, contacting the internet, block adverts in apps and websites etc
    Five Icon Dock - Increase dock items from stock 4 to 5
    Five Icon Switcher - Increase multitasking switcher items from stock 4 to 5
    Five-Column SpringBoard - Increase springboard columns from 4 to 5
    FolderCloser - Auto-close folders after app launch
    FolderEnhancer - Great tweak for making folders in folders $0.99
    Full Charge Alert - Alerts you by sound, vibration and pop up, when your phone is 100% charged
    Gawk - GNU awk - A text processing language typically for command line use (2)
    Gridlock - Place icons anywhere on springboard grid $0.99
    HDRenabler - Enables HDR photography on iPod Touch 4G camera
    HD Photographer - increases the resolution of photos on iPod Touch 4G from 0.7MP to 1MP $0.99
    i4 Invisible Unlock Tap & Answer - Hides unlock prompt, allows full wallpaper to be visible
    iAdKiller - Prevents iAds from displaying on your phone
    iBlacklist - Allow or block calls, SMS and MMS from any number $12.00
    IconRenamer - Allows you to rename text under app icons
    iControl - Manage usage of Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and 2G radios to maximise battery life - fully customisable. $4.99
    iFile - File manager and viewer
    iGotYa - Allows phone to take a picture of your thiefs face (i4 only) when the unlock code is entered wrong and eMail it to an account of your choice, it also geotags the phones location. €4.99
    iLock - Unlock phone by pattern or sequence rather than swipe $1.99
    infiniboard - Scroll the springboard pages vertically $1.99
    Infinifolders - Add more than 12 apps to a folder $1.99
    iprotect - Allows password protection to be added to apps (or sim)
    iScheduler An automation scheduling tool - see here for full instructions
    iSHpoop - Allows backup of Blobs\SHSH's directly onto iPhone ready for eMailing to your computer
    iStreamNet - Watch free TV shows directly in your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
    iWipe Cache - Clears springboard cache (useful when upgrading WinterBoard theme)
    iProtect - Similar to Locktopus but uses a keypad instead of a keyboard!
    LiveClock - Animates stock clock icon, can be enabled with or without second hand
    LockInfo - Customise lock screen with calendar, alerts, feeds and weather $4.99
    Locktopus - Password protection for individual apps $2.00
    Lockscreen Clock Hide - Hide Apple clock on lock screen
    Mail Enhancer - Customise eMail notifications by adding pop ups, vibrations, speech announcements and sound to incoming messages. Custom signatures can also be added to different accounts.
    Mail Rules - Allows you to set rules / conditions and a wide variety of actions for any incoming eMail $1.99
    MakeItMine - Custom carrier & date fields
    MultiCleaner - Close the current or all apps down with a swipe or click
    Multifl0w - Expose-like multitasking interface $2.99
    MultiIconMover - Move multiple icons to new page or folder at same time
    Music Controls - Adds remote Bluetooth music controls and swipe gestures to iPod feature $4.99
    My3G - Make apps think they are on wi-fi instead of 3G $3.99
    Navigate From Maps - Look up address in Google maps and then navigate to using Navigon or TomTom $1.99
    NoAccessorySplash - Removes the pop-up accessory warning when using a non-Apple dock or accessory.
    NoAppStorePass - Disables the app store password request each time you install a new app or update a current one (5)
    NoCyfresh - sbsettings toggle prevents Cydia from refreshing everytime you open it - you can manually refresh whenever you require.
    NoLockScreen - Disables lockscreen, phone opens straight to springboard
    NoSpot - Disables Spotlight search
    Notifier - Places an icon in the right of your status bar when you have a text, email, missed call etc.
    No Page Dots - Remove page dots from springboard
    OpenSSH - Gain access to phone subsystem, useful for editing and uploading manually
    OpenNotifier - like Notifier before it, adds icons to your status bar to notify you of missed calls, texts, eMails etc... but with the added bonus that it can be set to alert you for ANY app that supports push
    PDF Patch - Protects against PDF exploit in iOS 4.0.1 (not required if using iOS > 4.01)
    PhoneCloser - Prevents the phone app from opening after receiving a call on your iPhone
    PictureMe - Allows you to set the camera to take multiple shots or use a countdown timer
    PkgBackup - Backup Cydia package settings $4.99
    PlayAwake - Use iPod music as alarm clock sound $1.99
    Poof - Hide any unused icons
    Popup Blocker - Blocks various system popup messages $0.99
    PreventSleep - SBSettings toggle to keep Wi-Fi awake even if device goes into standby mode
    Qtweeter - Great app for simply posting a tweet from within any app. Works by dragging down from the top of the screen which brings down a tweet composition screen. Post your update and it hides itself. You can post images, add contacts, all the usual stuff. BUT you must have https set to OFF in your Twitter settings.
    RecognizeMe - Instead of using a 4 digit code on your lockscreen you can use facial recognition $3.99
    Remove Background - Remove all apps from task switcher
    Remove Background SBSettings - Toggle that activates Remove Background
    Remove Recents - Remove recently opened apps from task switcher
    Rename II - Rename both App Store and Cydia apps (2)
    Safari Tab Closer - Hold on the tabs button to get options for closing all tabs or closing tabs then exiting.
    SBSettings - Quick access to toggle common features
    Shrink - Adjust springboard's icon sizes $1.00
    Signal - See signal strength from towers around your location $4.99
    SleepFX - Similar to TV Tube Sleep but includes 7 additional animations $4.99
    SnapTap - Allows taking of pictures & videos using volume keys in stock camera app $0.99
    SpringFlash - Activator based LED flashlight
    Springtomize - Multi customise deb. i.e 5 icons on SB, fake carrier info, remove status bar icons, resize icons, 5 icons per line, plus lots more.
    Status Bar Battery icon hide - Remove battery icon from status bar
    StayOpened Keeps the app store open while downloading apps so you can keep browsing
    Stealth Cam - Use volume buttons to operate camera
    If the sleep button is pressed when the camera App running, the camera can be fired with the screen being blank.
    Springflash SBSettings - SpringFlash toggle for SBSettings
    Syncronicity - Allows phone use whilst syncing with iTunes. $2.00
    TCP Optimizer - Speeds up the loading of YouTube vids and webpages (6)
    Tether Me - Quickly and reliably enables the tethering options for all iPhones $1.99
    Transparent StatusBar - Changes status bar from solid to transparent
    TV Tube Sleep - Puts your iPhone to sleep in the style of an old TV tube $0.99
    UDIDFaker - Allows you to alter the phone unique unit ID number to a randomly generated number, useful if you don't want an app to identify your phone whilst online
    UnTrackerd - Prevents Apple's built in iPhone tracking
    Weather Icon - Adds live weather icon to task bar & standard weather app
    Wi-Fi Sync - Sync phone using Wi-Fi $9.99
    WiFiFoFum - Check out WiFi Hotspots in your area via Google Maps. It shows business and residential, unsecured and secured. (Use with FakeLocation to see the hotpsots at a vacation destination)
    WinterBoard - Theme manager, allows you to customise your springboard
    YourTube 2 - Download and view YouTube videos offline $5.99 - *mixed reviews of app not working*!


    Additional sources :

    (1) http://sendowski.de/iphone
    (2) http://cydia.myrepospace.com/
    (3) http://hitoriblog.com/apt/
    (4) http://rpetri.ch/repo
    (5) http://repo.modyouri.com
    (6) http://cydia.pushfix.info
    (7) http://repo.biteyourapple.net

    See Cydia section for instructions on how to add additional sources.
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  2. localboy27

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    Good idea

    Folderenhancer - great tweak for making folders in folders
    Check out the video in cydia.
  3. chukwe

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    That's a good idea. They might be other Cydia app we've never heard before that can be of help to users
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    Safari Tab Closer - hold on the tabs button to get options for closing all tabs or closing tabs then exiting. Use it all the time.
  5. Strawbs

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    I'll thank you, even if nobody else does. ;)

    can I ask that every time you update\edit the list you also post a "Bump" so subscribers are notified by e-mail, and if you could post the paid for apps in Blue would make it quicker and easier for subscribers to know whether they should bother searching for the app or not. :thumbsup:
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  6. shade_of_meta

    shade_of_meta Active Member

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    I've changed commercial apps to show the price in red beside them!

    I was hoping it might see a sticky if maintained well enough so I don't want to bump it constantly at this stage as its WIP!
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    This is gonna be handy for when I update to 4.1
    I'd never remember everything I had installed.
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    :smashin:

    loving FolderCloser... sometime it's the invisible tweaks that are the best. :)
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  9. Theydon Bois

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    I would sticky, but we have an unwritten rule of three stickies, so have a bump and a thanks for your hard work. :smashin:
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    absolutely fantastic

    FolderEnhancer - great tweak for making folders in folders $0.99
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    Post 2 lol
  12. shade_of_meta

    shade_of_meta Active Member

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    ah no worries :smashin:

    C'mon guys....I certainly don't use everything so go through your installed packages and give us a quick description of ones I haven't listed so this can be of some use to current and future jailbreakers!
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    I only have a couple not already listed.

    Music Controls - Adds remote Bluetooth music controls and swipe gestures to iPod feature. (4.1 now adds remote BT music) £comercial£

    Weather Icon - Adds live weather icon to task bar & standard weather app.
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    Can someone explain, if I jailbreak in the future, when adding back Cydia, will it give me the option of d/l my app like Rock could do from backup or is this feature not yet been implemented?
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    download

    cyder2 http://blog.alltechrelated.com/files/Cyder2-0.1-RC2.zip

    that will back up all the stuff itunes dont :smashin:
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    Nice one thanks for the link
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    So you what, sync with it and it saves all apps? Then after a jailbreak, you synch with itunes, but then you sync with Cyder to get all your apps back?
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    five icon dock isnt working for me?
    ive installed it. uninstalled it and reinstalled. but nothing

    5 springboard and switcher work though????
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    Five icon dock works for me after limera1n jb on iphone 4 4.1
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    yeah im on ip4 4.1 aswell :S weird
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    Infidock works well instead of 5 icon dock. :thumbsup:
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    forgot about infinidock
    thanks
    it works now :)
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    Why not add the Warranty info into the FAQ, since it's one of the most frequently asked questions about JB'ing?
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    Nice idea, and done. :smashin:
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    SnapTap - allows taking pictures & videos using the volume keys in the standard camera app, instead of tapping the screen. $0.99
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    anyone know a good dockflow for iphone 4 along with the repo?
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    NoAccessorySplash - removes the pop-up accessory warning when using a non-apple dock or accessory. :smashin:
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    Tether Me - quickly and reliably enables the tethering options for all iPhones
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    Some might be dupes:

    Activator - Activate Apps From Lockscreen, Home Screen or In-App via gestures and buttons.
    Cyntact - Show profile pictures in contacts lists (paid)
    Gridlock - Place your icons anywhere on the grid (paid)
    Poof - Hide any unused icons
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