Top 10 Cydia Apps
“what other tweaks / apps should I get from cydia”
So I have decided to give you guys and girls out there a run down on MyGreatiPhone.com’s best Cydia Apps.
Please note that these are in no particular order.
Number 1 – WinterBoard
The first app that springs to mind when I think of Cydia, is an app that makes most people jailbreak.
Saurik made this so that people out there could once again start to theme their iPhones. Winterboard is free so if you want to change the look of your iDevice then go and grab it.
Number 2 – Lockinfo
Lockinfo adds all the stuff to the lockscreen that should have been stock on the iPhone. Through Lockinfo I am able to view emails, SMS, notifications, rss feeds and my twitter all in a nice little organised display.
Lockinfo costs $4.99 and is available through the modmyi repo.
Keeps your eyes open for new things coming to Lockinfo soon.
Number 3 & 4 – iFile & Safari Download Manager
iFile is a a file manager with capabilites to email, edit, delete, copy, cut, paste, rename, view, compress, uncompress, install and transfer files.
Put that with Safari Download Manager which manages your downloads within iPhone Safari Browser. SDM supports almost every downloadable extension.
So lets think about this your out and about, your looking for a new theme on the web and find one you like. The trouble is that its in a .rar file well SDM will download it for you and the iFile will unrar it and allow you to move it to the right directory on your phone. Hay presto new theme. iFile costs $4.00 and is available from the bigboss repo while Safari Download Manager is $2.00 and is from the same repo.
Number 5 – SBSettings
Now SBSetting is not a one hit wonder app, it does many many things. It allows you to free up available memory, toggle things on & off such as wi-fi, bluetooth and 3G. The tweak also allows users to respring their iPhone aswell as reboot.
A couple of extra things SBSettings can do is hide icons or move them into its own little dock.
This tweak is free and is available from the bigboss repo
Number 6 – OpenSSH
Open SSH is a background utility that allows users to connect their iDevices over wi-fi to the Mac or PC. To use OpenSSH you will need a client programme on your machine such as WinSCP for windows. This will then allow you to log into your iDevice and look through the directories.
OpenSSH is a great tool for theme developers as it allows them to install their theme to test it out before they release it to the public.
OpenSSH is free and is a great way to mod files on your idevice.
Please be aware though that you can do potential damage with OpenSSH if you are unsure what you are doing with it.
Below are some videos to show you how to use OpenSSH
Number 7 & 8 – Proswitcher & Backgrounder
The app comes from the Palm Pre WebOS idea and looks similar.
The app uses a libary called libactivator and allows users to pick a gesture to start Proswitcher running. This could be anything from a double tap of the status bar to pinching the icons on the Springboard
The only thing with Backgrounder is that it can be memory intensive as apps are not designed to be run in the background (something that Apple should have really thought about).
If however, you have a 3GS iPhone, you should not really see a problem.
Number 9 – qTweeter
With just a swipe down from the status bar the app appears. You can post vids, pics and geotag straight from this little tweak and the best bit about it is that you can open it while any other app is open also.
qTweeter costs $4.99.
Number 10 – Quickreply
When activated a pop-up appears with the message and whom it is from and then gives you 3 options, Close, View and Reply.
The close option will do just that and close the bubble, View will close your current app and open the Messages app and Reply will show you the message and a keyboard overlaying your current app.
QuickReply costs $2.99 and is available from the BigBoss repo.
So there you have it people MyGreatiPhone.com’s top 10 Cydia apps. Now not all of us use every single one of these but we all use some of them. There are loads more tweaks and apps in cydia that are great but we feel that we can not live with out these ones.
So unlock your iPhone now, scroll over to Cydia and have a look for yourselves, I bet you download at least one of these if you don’t use them already.
We have recently updated this list and a newer version can be found at ‘The Best Cydia Apps’