Swipe for Mail: Gesture Control For Navigating Between Mails [Cydia]

One of the things people jailbreak their iOS devices for, is Activator, and the gesture controlled convenience it brings to your iPhone. However, even a Cydia tweak as useful as Activator can never be deemed complete, and there is always some room for improvement. Swipe for Mail is one such small tweak which brings gesture control to a widely used area of iOS, namely, the stock Mail app. The tweak might appear to be a bit too insignificant at first, but once you begin using it, Swipe for Mail sure proves itself to be really useful. If you have the tweak, you will be able to move through your email using simple swipe gestures.

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The tweak is available in the ModMyi repo of the Cydia store, and you can download it for free, After you have installed Swipe for Mail, you won’t see any new icons in the stock Settings app, or on the Springboard of your iPad or iPhone, this is for the reason that the tweak takes control of the Mail app as soon as you install it. You can still use the older way of navigating through your mails, that is through the up and down button in the top bar, but using Swipe for Mail is cooler and more efficient, as all you need to do is swipe right to go to the next mail in the folder, while swiping to the left will take you to the previous mail. You will notice that upon each swipe actually the up and down buttons change their colors, as if they have been tapped, which shows that not much has changed about the Mail app.

You might have noticed that the functionality offered by the Swipe for Mail tweak is pretty similar to multitasking gesture tweaks like Zephyr, but on a much smaller scale. This tweak has the advantage over those others because it does not disturb the whole operating system, and works on just a specific app where it is sure to be more useful. Swipe for Mail brings a small but useful feature to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, so do give it a try if you like using gestures on iOS. If you don’t like it, you can always uninstall it without suffering any loss as the tweak is completely free, and will not mess with any of the existing buttons in the Mail app.