Most of the iOS users have a habit of trying out new apps, and those of us who use a lot of apps realize some time later that our Home screen has got utterly cluttered. Having a lot of apps on the Home screen makes it difficult to get to the right app quickly, which annoys a lot of users. But thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called AppSort, the app icons on the Home screen can now be sorted out easily.
Image : AppSort Tweak
Sorting through the apps manually can take a lot of time and can be very frustrating, but AppSort does it for you in just some seconds. Let’s look at the features of this awesome tweak.
- AppSort quickly organizes the app icons on the Home screen and sorts them out in proper order so that you don’t have to do it manually. As a result, the Home screen looks much cleaner and tidier.
- The tweak is very easy to use. Once you invoke it through an Activator gesture, you need to tap on the sorting option in the menu that comes up. Rest is done by the tweak within seconds.
- The tweak does not work with the Dock icons, but the rest of the Home screen app icons get organized properly in the order that you want. You can have the apps sorted in alphabetical order or on the basis of color brightness, hue, reds, badges, usage, or randomly. Though the list might seem limited, anyone who is able to work with the Lua scripting language can easily make more sorting criteria for the tweak. For everyone else, these categories are more than enough.
- The AppSort tweak’s preferences pane in the Settings app allow you to set the Activator gesture for invoking the tweak. In the preferences, you will also find documentation about creating scripts using the Lua language.
What we did miss in the tweak is a way to return to a recent layout. All the sorting you do is permanent until your move the apps manually to how they were before or until you select a new method to sort the app icons. So the developer should take care of this feature in the next update.
AppSort helps you organize your Home screen icons quickly based on the criteria you select. So this tweak is very useful for those who use a lot of apps and find themselves struggling through the large amount of icons on the Home screen. You can download AppSort free from the BigBoss repo in Cydia.