1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    Last year, we gave you a look at a jailbreak tweak called Boxy by iOS developer william_vab that allowed you to change the layout of your Home Screen application icons.

    The developer of Boxy has released Boxy 2, a new iOS 7-compatible version of the tweak with new options. Boxy 2, just like the original Boxy, will allow you to configure a custom Home Screen application icon layout. It's great for themers and widget users, and it works for many other personal applications as well.

    Boxy adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can manually configure your Home Screen application icon layout the way that you like it:

    From here, you will be able to enable or disable the tweak on demand, enable or disable Quick Settings, configure padding and inset of your application icons, configure presets, enable or disable application icon labels, enable or disable page control, enable or disable a custom layout, and configure the number of application icons in each row and column on your Home Screen. You will find a way to save your current layout, and restore a previously-saved one. There is also an Apply Settings button that you can use to save your changes when you make changes in the preferences pane.

    If you have Quick Settings enabled, you will be able to swipe up on the Home Screen to reveal the tweak's Quick Settings:

    From the Quick Settings, you can easily enable preset configurations. Changing to these presets does not require a respring and take effect immediately. Also, you can use the gear button to instantly be taken to the tweak's preferences pane in the Settings application, and you can use the action button to export the current layout. The Done button will close Quick Settings and save your changes, and the Cancel button will close Quick Settings without saving your changes.

    You can check out a video demonstration of Boxy 2 below:

    If you'd like to give the new Boxy 2 a try, it's available in Cydia's ModMyi repository right now for $1.99.

    Name: Boxy 2
    Price: $1.99
    Version: 1.0.1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: william_vab
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    2014-05-27 08:47 PM