Dock - Paid Tweak

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    I just found this the other day, have been playing with it and now it's time to recommend it!

    The app is called Dock and I think it was just updated recently to run on the iPad.

    It allows you to (1) load as many icons (apps) you wish on a shortcut-like dock that accessible anywhere on the iPad. You can open/close apps, background apps, close backgrounded apps and switch between apps. I've stopped using Mutlifl0w, an appswitcher, because I like the looks and appearance of this Dock better.

    The only thing about it is that you can tell it's a fresh make for the iPad because it only opens on one long side of the iPad (the right side if the iPad is in portrait with the home button on the bottom). I've written the developers and they say their plan is to make it so the Dock rotates with the iPad. We'll see...

    But, it's perfectly usable as it is and, as I said, I prefer it for switching between apps.

    I've attached a link to YouTube where I've made/uploaded a video showing what this does. Here's the link: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOYorrf3Fek"]Cydia Tweak: Dock (on iPad)[/ame]. I would have just made screenshots, but the Dock closes with a home screen button press ... no pictures possible. Thus, the video.

    You can download a free 3-day trial from Cydia (obviously, it's only for jailbroken iPads). Then, if you like it, it's $4.99 (USD).

    I am unsure if it'll work on iOSs higher than 4.2.1, but with a free trial, you'll not lose anything if it doesn't.

    I like this for app switching and prefer it. But, and as always, YMMV.

    Marilyn
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    Kewl...installed, thanx...
    Would be better if when in landscape mode that the icons also rotated...but I'm sure in a future update.
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    Nice, thanks for the heads up.
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    Ohhhh....and I can confirm this working on 4.3.2…...

    Just curious why it doesn't show cydia in the "dock"
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    It does. I am just waiting for amazon to get back up so I can buy it!
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    You buy this one out with Cydia. It's the only thing I've been able to buy in the last 72 hours!
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    Heres a screenie for anyone that's interested, taken whilst in the App Store.

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    Screenie? :)
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    Ooooh. Pardon me. "screen shot". ;)
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    It was just really random. :D
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    Can anyone else confirm when dragging icons off the dock to close that are already closed....crashes the springboard?
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    Yes, don't know if it is every time, but often... Still testing
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    Can you explain more about your crashing?

    Cause I'm not getting one.

    I got a crash the first time I tried to load an app that uses/loads Mobile Substrate ... in my case, Overboard. Dock said something like "eeeek"! (yeah, that's technical, right?) and crashed hard. I had to hard reboot, which came back in safe mode and then, after taking Overboard off the shortcut list, I successfully respring. So, I came to the conclusion - careful what apps are put on Dock's shortcut list.

    But that's the only time it's crashed for me. Realize, I'm not defending it - just trying to help get to the cause(es) of the problem.

    I have uninstalled MultiFl0w and I don't have Backgrounder. So, this is my only appswitcher (well, other than Apple's, which still works fine with the doubleclick of the home button). Maybe that makes a difference?

    Marilyn
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    When I pull a shortcut off the dock to close that is not in the native task bar switcher....the springboard crashes....then again this could be just happening on 4.3.2.
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    Me too. Puts me into safe mode. Have tried as many combinations of settings as possible, no difference though.
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    And that could be it. Because, using Dock, I can - close an app while it's open by either tapping the icon on the Dock or dragging it to the middle ... switch to another app while (a) in another app or (b) while at the homescreen ... drag a shortcut app off the Dock to the middle of the iPad to stop backgrounding ... remove an app from the shortcut list by dragging it all the way over to the other side from the Dock. All this (which is everything Dock advertises) with no crashes.

    We know it's a new build for the iPad (Dec 2010). They probably haven't updated it/prepared for 4.3.1 or .2. ...

    Is there anyone else out there running 4.2.1 that was interested enough in this Dock to get it? If so - do you have any issues?

    Marilyn
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    I'm on 4.3.2 and tried that and no problems.
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    Quick question, is that Dock visible all the time or does it appear when you need it?
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    It will appear when you do the action you set it to respond to. I have it set to appear with a home button double click.
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    Perfect, thanks!
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