Apple introduced Folders for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with the debut of iOS 4. However, after using iPhone folders for a while, I noticed that it seemed to have lacked something. It’s only possible to store up to a measly 12 apps in an iPhone folder and there’s no way to identify a folder besides its name.
So here are three jailbreak tweaks that can make for a wonderful, organized folder experience on your beloved iOS device.
Add folders in folders on your iPhone with FolderEnhancer
This first tweak christened ‘FolderEnhancer‘ literally lives up to its name, by enhancing Apple’s implementations of Folders in iOS 4 and later. Not only does it change the way your folders behave, it also tampers with folders’ layout and appearance and for the better. Using FolderEnhancer, not only can your folders operate faster but you can also create folders in folders. Having the ability to add folders in folders is useful when you have a broad category of apps, like photography. Using folders in folders, you can separate the main iPhone folder into subfolders. This tweak will also allow you to create folders directly on the dock, and supports Iconoclasm for complex app icon layouts within a folder. You may also choose to hide a folder’s name.
FolderEnhancer supports iOS 4.3.3 and is available over at BigBoss repository in Cydia for a price tag of $2.49. It also works on jailbroken iPads.
Add more apps to your iPhone folder with Infinifolders
Coming from the developer of the infamous Infinidock and Infiniboard, Infinifolders answers one of the most basic limitations of iPhone folders running on iOS 4.x: the maximum limit of only 12 apps per folder. It seems as if the guys over at Cupertino assumed that no user would need more than 12 apps of a particular category, but in the real world, we would most certainly have multiple iPhone folders of the same category. Infinifolders addresses this problem by removing the 12 app limit and introduces scrolling within the folder so that you can add as many apps as you like into an iPhone folder.
Infinifolders is available on Cydia for $0.99, and is a great solution if you’re looking to just remove the annoying limit without spending too much. Please note that FolderEnhancer can also do this for you, and for this reason, you cannot have both these tweaks installed at the same time.
Add custom icons to your iPhone folders with FolderIcons
This tweak brings back memories from the famous jailbreak tweak ‘Categories’, in that it allows one to use custom icons for iPhone folders and other jailbroken iOS devices. This makes differentiation between folders of various categories pretty easy, and is aesthetically more pleasing as well.
Setting icons is as easy as navigating to FolderIcons‘ settings within iOS’ native Settings app and choosing your preferred icon from the available options. New icons can be SSH’d into the device, instructions for which are present within the app itself.
A sample of what icons could look like can be seen in the screenshot below, which was obtained from the internet.
FolderIcons is available on BigBoss repo with the most amazing price tag of free, so make sure you give it a try.
Interested in finding out more about Cydia repos? Check out Best Of Cydia: 10 Must-Add Sources for Cydia Apps
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