So, which Cydia apps DON'T we need anymore with 3.0?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dranakin, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. dranakin macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2005
    Just off the top of my head:

    Clippy (C&P)
    Quikgold (I've read that Spotlight fills that gap with fast app launching - I never did fast dialing, e-mailing from QG)
    iLog (to delete individual texts)
    *Tethering apps
    Searcher (but I've read that Spotlight doesn't search e-mail body text? What's the use then?)

    *We'll see how these will be implemented with later apps/AT&T support

    Thoughts about these/others?
  2. foob macrumors 6502


    Feb 17, 2009
    I would say the MMS apps have a bleak future, but any app can stay around if they evolve better features than the built-in apps. Of course, it may be hard to charge for some of them after 3.0 does it for free.

    I never used Clippy but I use hClipboard, another copy and paste app, and hope it stays around. It saves the clipboard contents so you can repaste it later, up to ten items, plus it has another ten at the push of a certain key. It can copy, paste and save secure text as well. I have some of my login info and other often used text (home ip address, for example) saved so it's always ready to paste. I assume 3.0 doesn't work like that and it would really suck to lose that app.

    Everyone says there's no need for cut and paste apps but upgrading to 3.0 would severely downgrade my cut and paste ability, so I hope the developers of JB apps don't automatically give up on things 3.0 is supposed to do.
  3. bush1974 macrumors member

    May 1, 2009
    What about BiteSMS, I love the quick-reply box that pops up no matter what app I'm using. Does 3.0 have the quick-reply feature? If so, then that may become redundant.
  4. shanghei macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    If you have Categories searchlight doesnt search within that, just keep that in mind before you uninstal quickgold.
  5. verks macrumors member


    Sep 18, 2007
    I find that Tlert to be better than Bite and could never live without it. Elert is also great.
  6. bush1974 macrumors member

    May 1, 2009
    Tlert? Never heard of it! Is it free and why is it better than BiteSMS?
  7. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    spotlight wont search Categories?? how sure are you of this??
  8. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I've heard the same thing, so I'm inclined to believe it (user updated to 3.0 without moving apps out of categories and they didn't show up on Springboard, and Spotlight didn't find them).
  9. linuxidiot macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    I use sbsettings to hide apps and use Quickgold to access them.

    FYI: if you do not un-hide your apps before updating Searchlight does not find those apps you had hidden :-\ So far I can only access 4 apps that I did not have hidden before upgrading the OS.

    When I go into App Store to re-download them, it says I already have the app installed :(
  10. eezing macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2008
    So I guess that just leaves.... Backgrounder?
  11. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006

    BiteSMS still makes a lot of sense for people without messaging plans.. for example there are no such plans in Spain and we get charged .15 euro for each SMS. With Bitesms I can send them for .06 each.

    Plus, for international texts, we pay the same 6 cents while the cost to send it thru the operator is 60 cents, 10 times more.
  12. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    I just started using Categories, so quick question, will the App Store notify me of new updates if they are in folders?
  13. ThePeacemaker02 macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    Hopefully someone makes it so I can just use the messaging app for my 2g iPhone, then I won't need swirly MMS.
  14. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    Does the trick that you could use before- go to Settings > General > Restrictions, enable restrictions and then disable them- not work under 3.0? That's how I got mine to show up again when I had to restore my phone to a non-JB state for a while and had forgotten about unhiding the apps (and what I was planning on doing after restoring on my inbound 3GS because I was lazy and didn't want to unhide everything on my 3G :p). Hopefully it still works or I'll be in trouble too :eek:
  15. jackryan57 macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2008
    That, and PYSL!!
  16. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    My iPod isn't JB so I can't say for sure, but I'm fairly confident that the App Store uses your iTunes account details and would therefore "see" all of your purchased apps.
  17. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    I did under 2.2.1. I would guess 3.0 will still work that way.

    By the way, the updates come as a result of the apps stored in your applications folder, not because they are a certain place on your iPhone.

    That's why you can dl app updates without the phone being plugged in.
  18. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    Notifications for updates in Categories will still show up, I've had mine in Categories for ages and I get all the notifications just fine. Though once the app is updated until you respring it shows up on the Springboard (in addition to, I believe, in the Category folder...); after respringing it goes back to normal.
  19. E3BK macrumors 68030


    Mar 15, 2008
    I don't know about all the apps I don't need, but I just want SBSettings & backgrounder back.
  20. dranakin thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2005
    Spotlight won't work with apps hidden in folders (categories)? UGH. I was really hoping to use less Cydia apps, as my available memory (listed by SBSettings) hovers around 14MB.
  21. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    I'm not a themes guy but I do like the 5 wide springboard. I also want my SBSettings back...very productive little app.
  22. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Reminder or Status Notifier

    these two are a must, especially the last one, no more private number calls bothering me! I even have it in my voicemail that if they are calling using *67, or turned on the caller ID block, their call won't even reach my phone.

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