As well as filling the many shortcomings of Apple’s iOS, Cydia, and the jailbreak community, offer quite a few useful tweaks which, despite not necessarily being needed, wind up being great little additions nonetheless.
Today’s tweak certainly falls under this category, and although when I first installed it, I had very little optimism, it’s one I’ve very quickly become accustomed to.
Named InfoPage, it allows you to add a little bit of extra information on your home screen, just below the status bar. As well as a custom note, such as “My iPhone,” you can show free RAM, IP address, page number, or the date. Rather than overlapping your icons, it pushes them all down, thus making it look more like a native feature – as with all good tweaks.
If the status bar were your device’s heading, the line of text offered by InfoPage could be seen as the sub-heading, and since I’ve already managed to squeeze the date into my iPhone’s status bar (thanks, in no small part, to Springtomize 2), I’m using InfoPage to keep me in the loop with how much free RAM my device has.
There’s no icon for InfoPage, since all changes are made within the Settings app. It’s a simple, well polished tweak as it is, but I would certainly like to see more options in future. System information would certainly be a nice one, and although this can be typed in manually, it’s always nice when things work without the need for user intervention. Also, it would be good if it offered alternative text and colors / transparency, so as to suit certain setups and themes a lot better.
Of course, in order to get started with InfoPage, you will need a jailbroken iOS device. Then, simply open Cydia, scroll through to the ModMyi repository (should be in your list of sources by default), and scroll down to InfoPage.
It’s absolutely free of charge, and whilst it’s by no means an absolute necessity, it adds a nice finishing touch to any home screen.
Of course, you will need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak.
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