Notification Center is one area of iOS where you can’t help feeling that it has a lot of untapped potential. Fortunately, the developers over at the Cydia store think the same, as is evident from the number of tweaks which are designed for the iOS 5 Notification Center. A few months back we did a list of widgets for NC, and even after that, a lot of such tweaks have been released. WeeToolbox is the latest addition to Cydia widgets for Notification Center, and it combines a lot of functions for which you previously needed many different tweaks. WeeToolbox is a widget for providing you with shortcuts for composing Twitter updates, turning on the flashlight, making phone calls, launching camera and transferring any copied text to the cloud.
WeeToolbox is available in the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store, and once you have downloaded this free Notification Center widget for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you will be taken back to the main page of the tweak. Exit the Cydia store, and respring your device. That done, go to the stock Settings app, and in the menu for Notifications you will find the tweak’s own menu. WeeToolbox is disabled by default, and you have to toggle it on from this menu. After the toolbox has been switched on, go to the Notification Center, and you will see that the widget is now visible in the NC.
There are 5 buttons which WeeToolbox adds to NC. The first one opens a text box which lets you compose a tweet quickly. The tweet window presented by the tweak is pretty similar to the one that is natively used in iOS 5’s Twitter integration. The second button is for making a phone call. When you tap the call button, you get two options’ Dial or Select Contact, making life a whole lot easier than before. The flashlight button switches on the camera LED with a single tap, and just might be the most useful button in WeeToolbox. The paste button in the widget sends all your clipboard text to Pastie.com, and give you its URL so that you can use it anywhere you want efficiently. This can be used as a nice link-shortening option. The last button is for launching the stock camera app in your iDevice.
WeeToolbox is a very handy tweak, and it can become even more useful with the addition of a few more buttons. You can grab it for free in the Cydia store.