Whenever you receive a notification for a particular app, it is denoted by an app badge. The badge can look unsightly for many users. If you are one of them and want to replace the app badges with something better, then there’s a nice tweak for you if you are using a jailbroken iOS device.
Image : Google Notifications on App Icons
A new jailbreak tweak called Goodges lets you change the app icon badges and bring app icon labels instead. So the tweak basically displays a label on the app icon whenever there is a notification pending for it, instead of the ugly old red app badge. Let’s see what features the tweak has to offer.
- If the app icon badges look ugly to you, then the Goodges tweak helps you get rid of them. When you enable the tweak, you are notified of pending notifications for specific apps using labels and not those traditional badges that fill up your Home screen and make it look littered.
- After you have installed Goodges, you can find its preferences pane in the stock Settings app, and the tweak can be configured from there. The settings of the tweak are very nicely laid out and enable you to modify the looks of the app label notifications.
- There’s a Label section in the preferences pane that allows you to bold the text, choose the color of a label notification, capitalize the first letter of the label, and much more.
- There is a Highlighting section in the preferences that allows you to highlight labels. This way the pending notification labels become more noticeable.
- The naming of the label notification can be changed for each app. The default label for most notifications reads 1 notification. You can change the later to display anything else you wish, like 1 DM for Direct Messages in the Tweetbot app. You can change the label to 1 update for apps like App Store and Cydia so that the pending notifications display 3 updates, 4 updates, etc.
- The best thing about the Goodges tweak is that it is highly customizable and allows you to control how the notification labels look. This helps you avoid the bad looking red badges while personalizing the notification labels.
So for those who do not quite like the typical red colored icon badge notification, the Goodges tweak is a must try. The tweak is available on Cydia for free. Download now and let us know how it worked for you.