Here’s an interesting tweak I recently stumbled upon Cydia that allows users to customize the icon layout. Whether you’re using an iPad, an iPhone or iPod touch, its ability to change the grid of your Home Screen will provide you an easier access to your favorite apps and save more pages.
What the heck?
Adrian Hamelink developed CustomGrid 2, an awesome jailbreak tweak that lets you change the layout of your Home Screen completely. You can deploy its features once it is installed on your iOS device where you can configure the options under the Settings app and requires an iOS 6 or higher firmware.
Basically, CustomGrid 2 allows you to set a custom number of rows and columns, hide the page dots and app labels and choose the spacing of the icons.
How does it work?
Let’s assumed the tweak was already installed. An alert box will prompt you with an IconSupport warning. Dismiss it and go directly to Settings app to configure its options and change the number of rows and columns.
Interestingly, this tweak fits any theme, so you have a full control on how many rows and columns you wish to have on your Home Screen.
The following can be customize using this tweak:
- Hide the Page Dots
The SpringBoard and Folder can be customized according to your preferred number of rows and columns. You can create changes on the vertical and horizontal spacing, invert for landscape, and hide the app labels to make your Home Screen uncluttered.
When it comes to the Dock and Switcher, users can add more columns, deploy spacing options and hide labels. Lastly, if you want to make your SpringBoard neat as possible, you can toggle-on the Hide Page Dots option.
How’s the tweak?
Here’s what I found cumbersome while testing it – each customization requires a respring. And when the Home Screen is in the landscape mode, there’s a slight glitch on app labels as shown below. I think this is due to the spacing option I chose (Evenly Spaced) though I toggled on the Invert Landscape option.
I enabled the hide labels options to make it more consistent and uncluttered. Overall, I really like this tweak. I just hope the developer could fix the landscape glitches, so I could give it a 5-star rating.
CustomGrid 2 is available on Cydia for $0.99 only.
Let me know if it works well with you.
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