If you have used Android phones before or if you have friends who use Android, you will accept that the app launchers in Android are just awesome. Those app launchers make iOS users envy Android users with their great OS-changing-features and a completely renovated look. The app launchers change the outer UI to something more minimalistic and aesthetic.
Image : Fern App Switcher for iOS
Well, if you wish your iOS device could get one such app launcher, here’s something for you. All the jailbroken iOS devices can now be customized using a new app launcher tweak named Fern. The tweak has already been attracting a lot of attention among jailbreakers for its simplistic design and compatibility with iOS 8 – iOS 9. Interested ? Let’s go through the features of this tweak.
- Fern is a very easy to use tweak. It is extremely simple and you can even assign an Activator gesture to it so that you can launch it instantly.
- The Fern launcher comes with an App view and a Favorites view. You can use the preferences panel of the tweak in order to customize both the preferences.
- All you need to do is install the Fern tweak, go to Fern’s preferences in the stock Settings app, and then assign an Activator gesture.
- Now you just have to perform the gesture and the launcher will open up. You can just perform a simple swipe to switch between the Favorites and App views.
- You can add apps to the Favorites view very easily. Just go to the Apps view, tap and hold on that specific app, and it will be moved. You need to follow the same procedure to delete apps from the Favorites view.
- The looks of the launcher are also customizable. You can enable or disable the background blur for the launcher, change its background darkness, set to list or grid layout in the Apps view, etc.
- The apps that you don’t want to see in the Fern launcher can be hidden.
The Fern tweak is a great app launcher for iOS, and the overall looks and features of the tweak show the time and effort taken by the developer to create it. You can buy the Fern tweak from Cydia for $1.99, which is really a low price tag for such a nice tweak. All in all, Fern is simple, easy, very stable, and compatible with iOS 9. Go get it and share your experiences in the comments below.