WhitelistSwitcher lets you to hide unwanted apps from the App Switcher

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WhitelistSwitcher lets you to hide unwanted apps from the App Switcher

  • 2015-02-13 12:37:52
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News / Mobile phones WhitelistSwitcher lets you to hide unwanted apps from the App Switcher

It is convenient to be able to access the most recently used apps in the multitasking app switcher, but have you stopped using it because there are way too many apps over time. If so, you’d probably be interested in a new jailbreak tweak known as WhitelistSwitcher by Cydia developer Ruslan Ardashev.

The tweak allows you to whitelist the apps that you’d like to show up in the App Switcher, which means that you can hide the unwanted ones from the App Switcher even if they were launched recently.

Once you’ve installed it, you can start whitelisting apps from the tweak’s dedicated preference pane in the stock Settings app. The pane comes with a kill switch toggle allowing you to enable or disable the tweak on demand without requiring a respring. To choose the apps that you’d like to appear in the App Switcher, tap on the ‘Allowed Applications’ option and you’ll view a list of all the apps that are installed on your device.

You can select the apps that want to whitelist and allow them to show up in the App Switcher. Those that haven’t been selected will not be shown in the App Switcher.

If you unselect all the applications, then the only thing that will appear in the App Switcher is the Home screen card.

WhitelistSwitcher works perfectly as advertised and will come in handy if you’d like to clean your messy App Switcher or hide private applications. One of the annoying bugs of the tweak is that the open application will be shown in the background after you launch the App Switcher. You can also interact with the app which is kind of interesting, although I’m not sure if this was done intentionally by the developer, but it definitely doesn’t look good.

If you’re interested to give this tweak a try, it can be purchased from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $0.99. Let us know what you think about the tweak in the comments section below.

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