Apple’s iOS is a very popular, generally stable mobile OS, but in terms of functionality, is still rather limited. The jailbreak scene has ensured that, at least for those willing to release the Cupertino’s shackles, said constraints can be removed, and one of the areas in which jailbreakers have reaped the biggest benefits is in messaging. The likes of BiteSMS have changed the face of messaging on iOS, and now, another entrant purports to make the process of managing SMS just that little bit more pleasurable. It’s called Anemo, and you can catch the details after the leap!
Anemo doesn’t only make replying to messages a helluva lot easier than ever before, but does so in a rather elegant, beautiful fashion. The best tweaks are those that seem native, as if they were built by Apple and always meant to be there, and Anemo has this in spades.
When you receive a banner notification for a new message, you simply tap the Messages icon on the left-hand side, and a slick quick-reply interface then reveals itself. Not only can you reply to the message on the spot, there and then, but you can also view the message in its entirety, so you don’t need to jump away from what you’re currently doing in order to send a message back.
As a BiteSMS user of many years, the app’s in-built quick-reply feature has been a stand-out, but Anemo’s interface simply trumps anything we’ve ever stumbled across in this category.
There are no options to configure with Anemo; simply download, install, and enjoy an instantly-improved Messages app. It does cost $2.99, but with the developer planning to add a bunch of exciting features like a Quick Compose sheet and lock screen / Notification Center support, it’s definitely worth every single cent.
Some tweaks are built simply for fun, others to make parts of iOS look pretty, but while Anemo arguably does indeed make for a nice little aesthetic, it also means you won’t need to be hopping back and forth to the Messages app every time you want to write a swift reply, thus being greatly useful.
As aforementioned, Anemo costs $2.99, and can be found over at the BigBoss repository.