When it comes to jailbreak tweaks, there are ones like FullForce, FolderEnhancer, Winterboard themes et al that significantly alter or enhance your user experience, and then there are one-trick pony tweaks that subtly change one very specific part of your operating system to get one thing done right. Developed by CocoaNuts – the folks who developed the RageBoard keyboard add-on – QuickPhoto is a recently launched jailbreak tweak that’s a good example of the latter. It allows you to add photos and videos from local albums to your message compose box directly, much like the Emoji keyboard that you can enable from Settings > General > Keyboard. Check out our hands-on look at it after the jump.
After installation, QuickPhoto can be accessed from the keyboard by tapping the Globe icon placed to the left of the Space bar. It loads up photos from your Camera Roll, which can be included in your currently composed message in one tap. Note that if you have multiple custom keyboards installed, you may have to turn on QuickPhoto from Settings > Keylord.
QuickPhoto is available for $3.99 as part of a special 3-day offer. If you are wondering why this is worth shelling out this much money for when you can easily add photos by tapping on the Camera icon, just think of the amount of steps required to just add a photo using the Camera icon. In our testing, we found that QuickPhoto more than halved the number of taps required to add an existing photo. iOS’ built-in solution requires five taps: Camera Icon > Choose Existing > Camera Roll > Photo you wish to share > Confirm; QuickPhoto requires just two: Globe Icon > Photo you wish to share. If you like this kind of time-saving hacks and share photos often from your iDevice, you’ll love QuickPhoto.
QuickPhoto works with Messages, Messages+, biteSMS, Mail, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Tweetbot, Twitter and WhatsApp, with support for more apps like Viber, Skype, and other instant messengers expected in the future.
QuickPhoto requires iOS 6 or later, and worked perfectly as advertised in our testing on a jailbroken iPad 2 running iOS 6.1.2. If you have yet to jailbreak yours, we’ve got the procedure laid out for you in our jailbreak guide, that’ll take just a few clicks and a tap.
You can grab QuickPhoto from the BigBoss repo of Cydia Store for $3.99 during the next three days, after which the price is subject to change.
If you don’t like paying for tweaks, or you just don’t have the means to pay for jailbreak tweaks, check out our list of free iOS 6 jailbreak tweaks.