The year 2012 saw a number of quality releases for jailbroken devices over on the Cydia store for iOS. We would like to take a look back over what has actually been an extremely successful year for developers of jailbreak tweaks and apps in terms of innovation and the release of quality packages onto the Cydia platform.
As we bid farewell to the past year, here’s our top pick for what we believe have been 2012’s twenty best released tweaks and apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch).
Overflow – Provides a dynamic Cover Flow like effect to docked applications.
Dashboard X – An innovative and unique widgets system for iOS.
MissionControl – Enhanced multitasking with support for Activator gestures.
Go Desk – Desktop rendering package for iOS supporting interactive wallpapers.
Emblem – OS X Mountain Lion inspired notifications on an iOS device.
Dash – Yet another re-imagining of the iOS multitasking interface.
MissionBoard – A near perfect card style app switcher replacement for iOS.
CameraTweak – Enhanced camera functionality with multiple options.
Chrome related packages (Chrome Download Manager, ChromeCustomization, BrowserChooser) – Multiple tweaks to improve the Chrome browsing experience on iOS.
Octopus Keyboard – An intelligent BlackBerry 10 inspired prediction based keyboard.
Bulletin – A package to dramatically enhance Notification Center.
Deck HD – A centralized action bar for the iPad home screen.
Attacher – Send and receive any file attachment through gestures.
Quasar – Run multiple applications at once in their own iPad window.
Stride – Unlocking iOS device through the use of pre-defined custom gestures.
SwipeSelection – The ability to edit text and move cursor through the use of gestures
Imperium – The background switcher revamped with multiple features added.
It definitely pays to have a look back at some of the exceptional pieces of mobile tweaks and apps that have been released over the last twelve months in an attempt to dramatically improve iOS as an mobile operating system. As we bid farewell to 2012 we most definitely look back fondly on the comings and goings in the jailbreak world, but most of all we look forward to seeing what quality packages and innovations 2013 has in store for us. Here’s to a great 2013!
If you think we have missed your favorite tweak or app in the list above, please let us know on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you.
You can follow us on Twitter, add us to your circle on Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple and the web.