Griddy brings a grid-style App Switcher to your jailbroken iPhone

Just a few days ago, we covered an article about an upcoming jailbreak tweak called Griddy that brings a new way of interacting with the App Switcher. In fact, it appears to have been inspired by Gridswitcher tweak which is no longer supported on iOS 9. The good news is that Griddy has been released in Cydia and is now available for download.

Griddy is essentially an App Switcher replacement for iOS that gives the App Switcher a grid-like view rather than a stack-of-cards view. With the grid-like interface, what you’re getting is much less wasted space and a larger work area where you can complete tasks.

Rather than having to swipe from app to app in the current App Switcher, Griddy gives you a lot more to work with in a smaller space, which is why it can be better for productivity. Like your current App Switcher, Griddy intelligently keeps all of your most-recently used apps at the top of the App Switcher and sorts them by time of use.
Griddy is fully customizable and comes with a handful of options that you can configure to make it look and behave to your liking. You can choose whether the apps in the grid have app icons or not, or whether they have app previews or not, and you can even configure how the tweak behaves individually in landscape more or portrait mode. There is a ton of options to configure, and we’ll go over all of them with you.
From the main preferences pane under Settings > Griddy > Configuration, you get all of the options shown above. We’ll outline how these options work below:

  • Enable or disable the tweak on demand to troubleshoot or change things up
  • View a guide that explains the various gestures while using Griddy
  • Respring your device to officially save changes made to the Griddy preferences pane
  • Configure the tweak’s options for portrait mode
  • Configure the tweak’s options for landscape mode
  • Enable or disable Griddy’s animations and choose the duration
  • Configure a custom grid scale so you can control how much you see on one screen
  • Choose if app icons or app previews are shown or not
  • Configure a custom scale for the app icons if they’re shown
  • Choose where the app icons are placed
  • Customize the background blur intensity
The app icons can be positioned in any of the following places on top of the app previews:
  • Center
  • Top
  • Bottom
  • Left
  • Right
  • Top left
  • Top right
  • Bottom left
  • Bottom right
The blur intensity for the background can be configured in increments of 10% from anywhere between 0% and 100%.

The developer is asking for $1.99 for Griddy in Cydia’s BigBoss repository and whether or not that price is worth it depends solely on whether or not you like the design of Griddy and whether or not you see a need to change the default style of the App Switcher on your jailbroken device. For some, the grid-style App Switcher provides more space to perform actions, and may be a better alternative for performing tasks.


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