Quasar is a new jailbreak tweak – by Pedro Franceschi – that lets you run apps in windows on the iPad. It’s a window manager tweak that appears to offer something much more like real multitasking on the iPad.
Quasar is a tweak that allows you to run your apps in windows in your iPad. Just like in a window-based operating system, you can resize, move, close or full-screen windows.
There’s a video demo of the tweak (which I could not get to embed properly) which looks quite impressive.
Quasar is available now in the Cydia jailbreak app store, priced at $9.99.
It’s been a long while since anything left me even mildly tempted to jailbreak my iPad – and as good as this tweak looks, I’m still not there yet. Though I have to admit I’m thinking about possibly testing it on the iPad 2 that my wife uses.
If any of you have tried this out, please tell us what you think of it in the comments.
I spotted this via everythingiCafe
iUsers is a new jailbreak app for the iPad, that offers to let you create separate user accounts, so if you share an iPad, different users can login with different accounts. I’ve been testing it out this morning and unfortunately it does not look at all safe to use if you have a large number of apps
Prior to installing this app, I had over 200 apps installed – which occupied approximately 10GB of space for their program files and data – and around 17GB of free space on my 64GB iPad 2. After using the app to create a user account for myself (as an admin) and one other for my labrador (non-admin) here’s some of the unpleasant results I’ve seen:
— As you may be able to see in the screencap above, my iPad 2 has gone from 17GB free to less than zero space free. It is marked as ‘Over Capacity’ by nearly 5GB, with a whopping 22GB of ‘Other’ content and the size of my Apps storage roughly doubled. And of course as you would expect with any computing device operating with zero space free, the iPad 2 is behaving like a drunken, belligerent, erratic device – with numerous issues. I believe this is due to this portion of how the app works, per its developer Pedro Franceshi:
The system works by making copies of files Filesystem iOS, and some internal modifications of the system to maintain internal data and native applications downloaded from the App Store.