Overflow Brings Apple’s Cover Flow Effect To Your iOS Dock [Jailbreak]

Overflow Brings Apple’s Cover Flow Effect To Your iOS Dock [Jailbreak]

Jailbreakers can bring Apple’s Cover Flow effect to their iOS docks with a new tweak called Overflow. Created by App Store and jailbreak developer Adam Bell, Overflow works with tweaks like Infinidock and Springtomize to let you easily scroll through docked apps like album covers in the Music app.

To use Overflow, you’ll need to have a tweak installed that lets you add more than 4 apps to your dock. For iOS 5, chpwn’s Infinidock ($0.99) works great. Springtomize 2 ($2.99) also lets you customize your dock in the same way. There’s even a “CoverFlow Effect” option in Springtomize for the iOS dock, but I found during testing that Overflow is more Apple-like with its animations.

Overflow Brings Apple’s Cover Flow Effect To Your iOS Dock [Jailbreak]

Once you have 6 or more icons in your dock, Overflow becomes a really nice way to scroll through your apps. Names are hidden until a certain app is selected in the middle of the dock. The whole experience feels exactly like Cover Flow in iTunes and Apple’s Music app. If you’re having trouble getting Overflow to work when you install it, try toggling the tweak on and off in the Settings app.

Overflow is available in Cydia for $0.99.

[In case you missed it, make sure to check out Cult of Mac’s top jailbreak tweaks of 2011!]

  • EthanHill

    I had a similar problem. I plugged my 4th Gen Touch into its cable to
    do the update, it all went fine, then when it came to restoring the
    contents, it wouldn’t do it.

  • Aj Tk427

    would be nice if you could scroll to the icons on either end.  For example if I show 5 icons on the dock via InfiniDock with Overflow.  I cannot scroll to the last 2 icons on either end.
    It would be more consistent with the design, even though as is you can still select the icon.

    Still like it overall

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