Review of ProSwitcher, app switcher for iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by superninjagoat, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. superninjagoat macrumors 6502

    superninjagoat

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    ProSwitcher is an application manager for jailbroken iPhones that brings Palm-Pre-style app switching to the iPhone. And it's pretty.

    Full review

    note: I'm not the developer, but an actual user who wrote the review. :)
     
  2. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Nice review. I am enjoying Proswitcher very very much. I have been using
    it since the first beta and it has become a must have program for me. I've had no crashes or memory leaks. All is good:)
     
  3. ckong macrumors regular

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    I have both ProSwitcher 1.0 (with libactivator 0.9.3) and Kirikae svn.152 installed. I've got ProSwitcher to activate with a downward swipe, and Kirikae with the double-home-tap activation. No problems and they seem to play nice together.

    A few caveats:

    1. The downward swipe option for activation was removed from libactivator for now (apparently at the request of BigBoss to make it more compatible with SBSettings). Hopefully, it'll appear again soon. Until then, there's still plenty of other options to activate. (My downward swipe still works since I activated it using a Beta, but ironcally, I don't have an option to remove it anymore.)

    2. ProSwitcher 1.0 does not work inside a Categories/CategoriesSB folder. Once inside, the PS icon does nothing and bounces back to the Springboard. To make matters worse, trying to then remove PS from inside a folder wipes out the contents of the folder itself, forcing you to re-spring and add the folder's icons back manually (not sure if this is a Categories bug or not). In any event, do yourself a favor and do not put it in a folder for now. You can either hide the PS icon (with SBSettings or Poof) or just put it on a page on the Springboard.

    ProSwitcher is an amazing piece of work. Hard to believe it's free. Many thanks to Ryan Petrich and the ProSwitcher team! Now I can App switch in style! :cool:
     
  4. superninjagoat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I used both together for a couple of days, but found myself simply not using Kirikae. But they did work together nicely when I had them both installed.

    I hadn't noticed the folders problem, although now that you mention it … I had moved it into the dock of SBSettings. I guess I'll be removing that (and fixing blanks).

    I do see that it only affects launching the program from the program icon. Launching by gesture or hardware button seems unaffected.

    I'll update my review with the information. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Didn't know this existed. Just installed it and I love it already. I set it too activate by Home button shortly pressed. Works flawless. :D
     
  6. superninjagoat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You're quite welcome. I love good tech.
     

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