Anyone that uses iPhone or iPad should be avidly familiar with the App Switcher because it’s the primary way to switch from one app to another without going to the Home Screen. By default, Apple has given you a convenient App Switcher for your multitasking-centric workflows, but it hasn’t changed in a long time and feels somewhat ancient. Suppose you have a jailbroken iPhone and are interested in a modern and more exciting App Switcher interface. In that case, you should try a free jailbreak tweak named Icarus by iOS developer MTAC. It provides you with several different App Switcher interfaces with animations that you won’t find anywhere else.

As depicted in the screenshot examples above, you can use Icarus to arrange the App Switcher cards differently.

If they seem like something intriguing to you, it includes a lot of such extra animations. But in general, Icarus not only provides fantastic animations but also gives users App Switcher features such as switch and confirmation pop-ups before closing all apps and a new Home Screen widget.

Icarus Features

You can customize everything you need in Icarus in the dedicated preference window in the Settings app.

  • Turn Icarus tweak on or off on demand
  • Choose a preferred App Switcher style
    • Linear
    • Rotary
    • Reverse Rotary
    • Cylinder
    • Reverse Cylinder
    • CoverFlow
    • Reverse CoverFlow
    • Right Fade
    • Left Fade
    • Wheel
    • Reverse Wheel
Icarus Tweak Settings
  • Change miscellaneous options
    • Using live app snapshots as the preview cards
    • Hiding/showing the app icons
    • Hiding/showing the icon row at the bottom
    • Fade the icon row
    • Hide the active app indicator
    • Enable or disable a kill apps button, music controls, haptic feedback
    • Enable/disable confirmation before closing all apps
    • Use a Home Screen widget
    • And more.
  • Apply changes
Icarus Tweak - More Settings

Icarus tweak is more than a tweak for making the App Switcher look cooler. But it also offers functions such as preventions against accidentally closing all apps, music controls, and a dedicated Home Screen widget.

Icarus tweak Repo and download

Those interested in trying Icarus out can download it for free from MTAC’s repository via their favorite package manager app. The tweak also supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices.

Jailbreakers who haven’t already taken advantage of MTAC’s repository can add using the following URL:

So, do you have an intention to try out the Icarus tweak for your App Switcher enhancement needs? Make sure to mention why or why not in the comments section below.

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