TenIconSwitcher: Expand Your iPad’s App Switcher Tray To Display 10 Icons [Cydia]


Many people think that the iPhone and iPad versions of iOS should have been more distinct than they currently are. This is owing to the fact that a lot of areas of the iPad don’t really look highly polished or tablet-optimized. Take a look at the App Switcher tray as an example. Apple did put the landscape mode for App Switcher in the iPad, but it is apparent that the space on each page of the tray could have been used more optimally. The icons in the App Switcher have got too much space between them, and that might seem like an annoying waste to some people. If you are one of these people, or just want to squeeze in some extra icons on each page of your jailbroken iPad’s task management tray, there’s now a tweak for that. TenIconSwitcher for iPad increases the number of apps on each page of the App Switcher tray from 7 to 10, and that, too, both in landscape and portrait orientations.

TenIconSwitcher for iPad

TenIconSwitcher for iPad is available from the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store as a free download. Once you have installed it to your iPad, the tweak will ask for a respring, after which your device’s App Switcher is altered automatically. There are no Springboard icons or Settings menu accompanying the tweak, and you have to do absolutely nothing in order to expand the tray’s capacity. However, as the tweak affects the App Switcher directly, all the apps previously present in the tray will be removed from there automatically after the installation of TenIconSwitcher.

The App Switcher tray’s new makeover looks better in landscape mode, as things get a bit too cluttered when you hold your iPad vertically. However, even when the iPad is in portrait mode, the App Switcher tray remains completely usable and the changes suffered by it are not too drastic. In any case, using TenIconSwitcher, you will be able to navigate between apps more efficiently and conveniently, and if you don’t like it, simply uninstall the tweak, as it won’t cost you anything. TenIconSwitcher can become even better if the developer adds a dedicated menu for it in the Settings app, allowing users to choose the number of apps they want to keep in each screen of the multitasking tray in your iPad (although, of course the “Ten” in the tweak’s name will have to be replaced in that case).